Tulane Green Wave College Football Betting
Last week, the Tulane Green Wave had a shot at its second consecutive American Athletic Conference championship in a home game against the SMU Mustangs. Tulane fell short against a tough SMU team with an improved defense and impending move to the Atlantic Coast Conference. As a result of its loss, the Green Wave will face the Virginia Tech Hokies in the Military Bowl.
College Football Betting Lines
Virginia Tech Hokies -7.5
Tulane Green Wave +7.5
Money Line: Virginia Tech -275, Tulane +226
Tulane Green Wave Weekly Matchup
On Wednesday, December 27, 2023, the Tulane Green Wave of the AAC will face the Virginia Tech Hokies of the ACC in the Military Bowl at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, MD. Kickoff time is 2 p.m. ET, with television coverage on ESPN.
Last game, the Virginia Tech Hokies won 55-17 against the Virginia Cavaliers as 2.5-point road favorites. The game went over the total of 53. Virginia Tech has a record of 6-6 straight up, 7-5 against the spread, and 8-4 over/under the total. Virginia Tech ranks 64th for total offense, 86th for passing, 47th for rushing and 58th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 26th overall, 10th against the pass, 67th against the rush, and 54th for points allowed. Also, Virginia Tech ranks 98th for fewest turnovers lost and 112th for takeaways.
Tulane Green Wave Weekly Recap
Last game, the Tulane Green Wave lost 26-14 against the SMU Mustangs as 3-point home favorites. The game went under the total of 47.5. Tulane has a record of 11-2 straight up, 5-8 against the spread, and 2-11 over/under the total. Tulane ranks 70th for total offense, 70th for passing, 68th for rushing and 69th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 33rd overall, 91st against the pass, 8th against the rush, and 20th for points allowed. Also, Tulane ranks 119th for fewest turnovers lost and 4th for takeaways.
Kevin Jennings threw a touchdown pass in his first college start, SMU's defense dominated, and the Mustangs defeated Tulane 26-14 in the American Athletic Conference championship game in New Orleans. The Mustangs won the conference title in their last season before departing for the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Michael Pratt passed for 238 yards, but Makhi Hughes, the AAC's leading rusher who rushed for at least 100 yards in seven of his last eight games entering Saturday, managed just 44 yards on 11 carries for the Green Wave, who had won 10 straight games. Tulane failed to repeat as AAC champion and likely lost its opportunity to play in a New Year's Six bowl for the second consecutive season.
Tulane was 0-for-7 on third downs before Pratt threw a 42-yard touchdown pass to Yulkeith Brown on third-and-1 to tie the score at 14 midway through the third quarter.
2023 Tulane Green Wave Football Schedule
|vs. South Alabama
|at Southern Miss
|vs. Nicholls State
|vs. North Texas
|at East Carolina
As hard as it may be to believe, the Tulane Green Wave was a member of the SEC. And from 1936 through 1950, they had some success with four top-20 finishes. But by 1965, it became obvious that this esteemed and comparatively small private school in New Orleans could not compete with football factory programs like Alabama Crimson Tide, Georgia Bulldogs, and Tennessee Volunteers. So Tulane went the independent route beginning in 1966.
After dropping out of the SEC, Tulane became a stepping-stone type of program. Coaches like Larry Smith, Mack Brown, and Tommy Bowden would parlay a big season at Tulane into a bigger job at a more prominent program.
From 1940 through 2017, Tulane went to eight bowl games. And there were times when the program’s legitimacy was questioned. But then came Willie Fritz.
Willie Fritz has led Tulane to bowl games in four of the last five seasons. And in 2022, Fritz took Tulane to the Cotton Bowl, where the Green Wave scored an epic upset win over the USC Trojans.
Indeed, these are the glory days of Tulane Green Wave football.
2023 College Football Schedule
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