Tulane announces 2019 football schedule

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Six home games with non-conference trips to Auburn and Army highlight this year’s slate

NEW ORLEANS – Tulane University released its 2019 football schedule in conjunction with the American Athletic Conference office on Thursday. The Green Wave’s upcoming slate is highlighted by six home games including a primetime matchup with Houston on ESPN in September.

Tulane’s home schedule includes non-conference games against Florida International (Aug. 29) and Missouri State (Sept. 14). The Green Wave also will welcome league opponents Houston (Sept. 19), Connecticut (Oct. 12), Tulsa (Nov. 2) and two-time defending league champion UCF (Nov. 23) to Yulman Stadium.

Over the past two seasons, Tulane has posted an 8-4 record at home.

The Green Wave’s six road games will include trips to Auburn (Sept. 7), Army (Oct. 5), Memphis (Oct. 19), Navy (Oct 26), Temple (Nov. 16) and SMU (Nov. 30) to close out the regular season. Tulane’s matchups with Army and Navy will be aired nationally on CBS Sports Network.

Tulane enters the 2019 season following a strong 2018 campaign that saw the Green Wave finish with a 7-6 record, a mark that included a win over in-state rival Louisiana-Lafayette in the 2018 AutoNation Cure Bowl in Orlando, Florida. The Green Wave finished 2018 with wins in five of their last six games to clinch just their sixth winning season in the last 37 years and a share of The American West Division title.

The Green Wave return 29 players who have started in at least one game from last year’s team.

Fans can purchase 2019 football season tickets in non-premium sections by visiting TulaneTix.com or by calling (504) 861-WAVE (9283). Season ticket deposits for premium sections are also on sale. All deposits are $50 and are non-refundable.

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Thursday, Aug. 29 vs FIU
Saturday, Sept. 7 at Auburn
Saturday, Sept. 14 vs. Missouri State
Thursday, Sept. 19 vs. Houston* (ESPN)

Saturday, Sept. 28 – Bye Week
Saturday, Oct. 5 at Army (CBS Sports Network)
Saturday, Oct. 12 vs Connecticut*
Saturday, Oct. 19 at Memphis*
Saturday, Oct. 26 at Navy* (CBS Sports Network)
Saturday, Nov. 2 vs. Tulsa*
Saturday, Nov. 9 – Bye Week
Saturday, Nov. 16 at Temple*
Saturday, Nov. 23 vs. UCF*
Saturday, Nov. 30 at SMU*

Home games in BOLD | * – League Games

Thursday, Aug. 29: FIU
All-Time Series: FIU leads, 1-0
Last Meeting: Tulane fell at FIU, 23-10 (Oct. 14, 2017)
Of Note: Tulane will open the year on a Thursday night for the second consecutive season. FIU will make its first-ever trip to Yulman Stadium.

Saturday, Sept. 7: at Auburn
All-Time Series: Tulane leads, 17-14-6
Last Meeting: Tulane fell at Auburn, 38-13 (Oct. 21, 2006)
Of Note: Tulane will be in search of its first win at Auburn since Oct. 25, 1952.

Saturday, Sept. 14: Missouri State
All-Time Series: First all-time meeting
Last Meeting: N/A
Of Note: Tulane has never lost to an FCS opponent at Yulman Stadium.

Thursday, Sept. 19: Houston (ESPN)
All-Time Series: Houston leads, 17-6
Last Meeting: Tulane fell at Houston, 48-17 (Nov. 15, 2018)
Of Note: The Green Wave will play host to their first ESPN Thursday Night Football matchup at Yulman Stadium.

Saturday, Oct. 5: at Army (CBS Sports Network)
All-Time Series: Tulane leads, 11-9-1
Last Meeting: Tulane won at home, 21-17 (Sept. 23, 2017)
Of Note: The Green Wave earned a 34-31 win in their last trip to West Point.

Saturday, Oct. 12: Connecticut
All-Time Series: Tulane leads, 2-1
Last Meeting: Tulane defeated Connecticut, 38-13 (Nov. 26, 2016)
Of Note: Tulane’s 38-13 win over Connecticut in 2016 gave head coach Willie Fritz his first win in American Athletic Conference play.

Saturday, Oct. 19: at Memphis
All-Time Series: Memphis leads, 22-12-1
Last Meeting: Tulane won at home, 40-24 (Sept. 28, 2018)
Of Note: The Green Wave will be in search of back-to-back wins over Memphis for the first time since the 1997 and 1998 seasons.

Saturday, Oct. 26: at Navy (CBS Sports Network)
All-Time Series: Tulane leads, 12-10-1
Last Meeting: Tulane won at home, 29-28 (Nov. 24, 2018)
Of Note: Each of the last three matchups have been decided by 7 points or fewer.

Saturday, Nov. 2: Tulsa
All-Time Series: Tulsa leads, 11-4
Last Meeting: Tulane won at Tulsa, 24-17 (Oct. 27, 2018)
Of Note: In the two teams last meeting in New Orleans, Tulane posted a Yulman Stadium-record 653 yards of total offense.

Saturday, Nov. 16: at Temple
All-Time Series: Temple leads 3-1
Last Meeting: Tulane fell at Temple, 31-0 (Nov. 19, 2016)
Of Note: The Green Wave will be in search of their first win over Temple since joining The American.

Saturday, Nov. 23: UCF
All-Time Series: UCF leads, 5-2
Last Meeting: Tulane fell at UCF, 37-6 (Nov. 5, 2016)
Of Note: The Knights have never won at Yulman Stadium.

Saturday, Nov. 30: at SMU
All-Time Series: Tulane leads, 13-12
Last Meeting: Tulane lost at home, 27-23 (Oct. 20, 2018)
Of Note: The last three outcomes have been decided by a total of 11 points.

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