Tulane announces 2020 football schedule

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Homecoming game set for Oct. 17 against SMU

NEW ORLEANS – Tulane University announced its 2020 football schedule in conjunction with the American Athletic Conference office on Tuesday. The Green Wave’s upcoming slate features six home games including a Thursday night matchup at Houston on an ESPN Network.

The Green Wave’s home schedule inside Yulman Stadium includes non-conference matchups against Southeastern Louisiana (Sept. 3) and Army (Nov. 14). Tulane also will welcome league opponents Navy (Sept. 19), SMU (Oct. 17), Temple (Oct. 31) and Memphis (Nov. 28).

Tulane enters the 2020 season after it posted a 5-1 record at home. The Green Wave’s 5-1 mark at home last season was Tulane’s best record inside Yulman Stadium since the team moved into its new venue in 2014.

Over the past three seasons, Tulane has posted a 13-5 mark at home.

The Green Wave’s six road games will include trips to Northwestern (Sept. 12), Mississippi State (Sept. 26), Houston (Oct. 8), UCF (Oct. 24), ECU (Nov. 7) and Tulsa (Nov. 21).

Tulane enters the 2020 season following a strong 2019 campaign that saw the Green Wave close out the year with a win over Southern Mississippi in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl. Tulane’s postseason victory over the Golden Eagles marked the first time in program history in which the Green Wave had won a bowl game in back-to-back seasons.

Tulane finished with a 7-6 record to secure its eighth winning season in the last 38 years and its second straight winning season. In the last 60 years, Tulane football has had just four back-to-back winning seasons.

The Green Wave return 23 players who have started in at least one game from last year’s team. Earlier this month, the Green Wave secured the second-best recruiting class in the American Athletic Conference.

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Thursday, Sept. 3 vs. Southeastern Louisiana
Saturday, Sept. 12 at Northwestern
Saturday, Sept. 19 vs. Navy*
Saturday, Sept. 26 at Mississippi State
Thursday, Oct. 8 at Houston*
Saturday, Oct. 17 vs. SMU (Homecoming)*
Saturday, Oct. 24 at UCF*
Saturday, Oct. 31 vs. Temple*
Saturday, Nov. 7 at ECU*
Saturday, Nov. 14 vs. Army
Saturday, Nov. 21 at Tulsa*
Saturday, Nov. 28 vs. Memphis*

Home games listed in bold | * – Conference Matchups

Thursday, Sept. 3: vs. Southeastern Louisiana
All-Time Series: Tulane leads 7-0
Last Meeting: Tulane won 35-20 on Sept. 13, 2014
Of Note: Tulane’s matchup with Southeastern Louisiana will mark the sixth time this century that the two teams have met. Prior to 2000, the two teams played just twice (1949 and 1951)

Saturday, Sept. 12: at Northwestern
All-Time Series: Tulane leads 3-1
Last Meeting: Tulane won 20-13 on Oct. 6, 1956
Of Note: Tulane’s matchup with Northwestern will mark the first of two meetings that the two teams have set for the next five years. The Wildcats are set to visit Tulane in 2025

Saturday, Sept. 19: vs. Navy
All-Time Series: Tulane leads 12-11-1
Last Meeting: Tulane lost 41-38 on Oct. 26, 2019
Of Note: Each of the last four meetings have been decided by four points or less

Saturday, Sept. 26: at Mississippi State
All-Time Series: Mississippi State leads 30-26-2
Last Meeting: Tulane lost 38-17 on Sept. 8, 2007
Of Note: The two teams met on a regular basis during Tulane’s membership in the SEC. The two teams also met five consecutive years from 2003-2007

Thursday, Oct. 8: at Houston
All-Time Series: Houston leads 17-7
Last Meeting: Tulane won 38-31 on Sept. 19, 2019
Of Note: Tulane won last year’s matchup in thrilling fashion, as it drove 71 yards in just two plays to secure the win in front of a nationally-televised audience. This will mark the third straight year Tulane has played on Thursday night against Houston.

Saturday, Oct. 17: vs. SMU
All-Time Series: Series tied 13-13
Last Meeting: Tulane lost 37-20 on Nov. 30, 2019
Of Note: Tulane will look to snap its five-game losing streak to SMU on homecoming

Saturday, Oct. 24: at UCF
All-Time Series: UCF leads 7-2
Last Meeting: Tulane lost 34-31 on Nov. 23, 2019
Of Note: Tulane will be in search of its first win over UCF since 2015

Saturday, Oct. 31: vs. Temple
All-Time Series: Temple leads 4-1
Last Meeting: Tulane lost 29-21 on Nov. 16
Of Note: Tulane will be in search of its first win over Temple since 1934

Saturday, Nov. 7: at ECU
All-Time Series: ECU leads 11-5
Last Meeting: Tulane defeated ECU 24-18 at home on Nov. 10, 2018
Of Note: Tulane will be in search of its third straight win over ECU. Tulane has never defeated ECU on three straight occasions

Saturday, Nov. 14: vs. Army
All-Time Series: Tulane leads 12-9-1
Last Meeting: Tulane defeated Army 42-33 on Oct. 5, 2019
Of Note: Tulane has defeated Army in each of the last three meetings. In 2019, Tulane ended Army’s 15-game home winning streak

Saturday, Nov. 21: at Tulsa
All-Time Series: Tulsa leads 11-5
Last Meeting: Tulane defeated Tulsa 38-26 on Nov. 2, 2019
Of Note: Tulane has won each of the last three meetings against Tulsa. Tulane has never won back-to-back games at Tulsa.

Saturday, Nov. 28: vs. Memphis
All-Time Series: Memphis leads 23-12-1
Last Meeting: Memphis defeated Tulane 47-17 on Oct. 19, 2019
Of Note: Tulane defeated Memphis in the Tigers last trip to Yulman Stadium back in 2018 by a 40-24 count, which snapped an 11-game losing streak to Memphis.

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