Navy First Look: Tulane

Eyes on Tulane logo

Navy meets Tulane on Saturday in New Orleans. Here is your first look at the Tulane Green Wave.

Tulane Season So Far

Date Opponent Result
09/12/20 @ South Ala. W 27-24
09/19/20 Navy
09/26/20 @ Southern Miss.
10/08/20 @ Houston
10/16/20 Southern Methodist
10/24/20 @ UCF
10/31/20 Temple
11/07/20 @ East Caro.
11/14/20 Army
11/21/20 @ Tulsa
11/27/20 Memphis

Key Stats

Navy Team Averages Tulane
3.0 Points 27.0
55.0 Points Allowed 24.0
149.0 Total YDS 394.0
30.0 Pass YDS 191.0
119.0 Rush YDS 203.0
580.0 Total YDS Allowed 419.0
279.0 Pass YDS Allowed 336.0
301.0 Rush YDS Allowed 83.0

Tulane Injuries and Suspensions

Date Pos Player Injury Status
09/04/20 RB Corey Dauphine Achilles is out for the season

Source: Donbest.com

Challenges for Navy

The Mids are coming off a terrible opening loss BYU. Tulane has made great strides under head coach Willie Fritz, who has led the Green Wave to back-to-back bowl wins. In its opening game at South Alabama, Tulane overcame a 24-6 third-quarter deficit to escape Mobile with a 27-24 win.

One eye-catcher was in the rushing defense department. Tulane limited South Alabama to just 83 yards on the ground. A key reason for that strength lies in two very good defensive ends, Patrick Johnson and Cameron Sample. Both had a pair of sacks in the opener. Each stands 6-foot-3. Sample weighs in at 280 and Johnson at 255.

This game will come down to how well the Mids can bounce back from the opening disappointment. Apparently, Navy hadn’t done any full-contact work during preseason practice. That should have changed over the last week. The big question is can Navy correct their tackling deficiencies in just one week? However, the Navy defense wasn’t the only struggling aspect of Navy’s loss to BYU. The Mids must also get the Mid’s offense straight.

Navy can win beat Tulane but they have to show some big improvement in all aspects of the game.

Saturday’s game kicks off at Noon ET. Watch on the ABC Network.

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