Navy meets Tulane on Saturday in New Orleans. Here is your first look at the Tulane Green Wave.
Tulane Season So Far
|09/12/20||@ South Ala.||W 27-24|
|09/26/20||@ Southern Miss.|
|11/07/20||@ East Caro.|
|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
|09/04/20||RB||Corey Dauphine||Achilles||is out for the season|
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.