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2013 Tulane Football Schedule, Prediction

The 2013 Tulane Green Wave football schedule consists of 6 road games and 6 home games. 5 games vs bowl eligible teams from last year dot their schedule and they do miss Marshall from the East, plus they get Tulsa and East Carolina at home. Their full schedule is listed below, but first let's preview the 2013 Tulane Green Wave.

Last year Tulane coach Curtis Johnson Pulled double duty while coaching both the Saints and Green Wave for about a month. This year with no distractions, 16 starters back a strong recruiting class and 23 seniors there is strong reason for optimism.

JUCO transfer Nick Montana (yes that Montana) should take over as the starting QB, but he will be pressed by Devin Powell, who actually took the first snaps in the spring game. The running game returns its top 5 ball carriers from a year ago. And that should help an offense that finished 123rd in the nation in rushing last year. The receiving corps is stocked as Tulane returns pretty much everybody who caught a pass last season. The key unit on offense will be the OL. They struggled last year and even though they have 5 players back with 11 or more starts, they are still ranked in the middle of the pack f Conference USA, according to Phil Steels. group here is going to be the offensive line. The team finished 123rd in the Nation in ypc in 2012, while also allowing 32 sacks. If their offense is going to put up more than 21 ppg like they did last year, it will have to start with the OL.

Tulane allowed 38.4 ppg and 483 ypg last year, which were both 11th in Conference USA. With 7 starters back this year there is a chance for improvement. Tulane was among the country’s worst in run defense last year, giving up 223 yards per game and with 5 starters back in their front 7 they will be expected to produce better results than last year. CB Lorenzo Doss is the leader of the secondary, after grabbing 5 interceptions in just nine games as a freshman last year. Tulane will be expecting big things from CB Jordan Batiste and safety Darion Monroe, who also return from last year. So talen is here on the defense, and if it all comes together then you should see this team allow at least a TD less per game than they did last year.

Last year the Green Wave went just 2-10, but 3 of their lasses were by 5 points or less. This year Tulane should match last years win total after their first 2 games at home vs Jackson State and South Alabama. The first two games will be key to gaining some confidence for the reast of the year. Tulane has plenty of starters back and with a solid recruiting class they should be knocking on the door of a minor bowl game this year. Key Trends: 8-0 ATS as dogs vs an opponent with revenge... 1-7 ATS away vs an opponent off a SU fav loss... 3-12 ATS with revenge vs a better than .500 conference opponent.

2013 Tulane Schedule

9/14 at Louisiana Tech
9/21 at Syracuse
9/28 at Louisiana-Monroe
10/26 TULSA
11/2 at Florida Atlantic
11/9 at UTSA
11/23 UTEP
11/30 at Rice

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