Tulane returns home to face Army West Point

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Jonathan Banks
(Photo: Parker Waters)
 When:  Saturday, Sept. 23 | 11 a.m. CT
 Where:  New Orleans, La. | Yulman Stadium (30,000)
 Watch:  CBS Sports Network
 Commentators:  Dave Ryan (PBP), Corey Chavous (Analyst), Cassie McKinney (Sidelines)
a Radio:  Fox Sports AM 1280 New Orleans | TuneIn Radio
 Radio Commentators:  Todd Graffagnini (PBP), Steve Barrios (Analyst), Gus Kattengel (Sidelines)
 Stats:  Live Stats
 Notes:  Tulane | Army West Point | American
 Social:  @GreenWaveFB

NEW ORLEANS – Tulane football returns to the friendly confines of Yulman Stadium to take on Army West Point at 11 a.m. Saturday on CBS Sports Network.

Tickets for the game can be purchased online at TulaneTix.com, by calling 504-861-WAVE (9283), or in person at the Tulane Athletics Ticket Office, located in the James W. Wilson Jr. Center on Ben Weiner Drive.

On-campus tailgating will open at 7 a.m., and will remain open for three hours following the conclusion of the game.

The game will be carried live on CBS Sports Network and broadcast on the Tulane IMG Sport Network, which can be heard anywhere via TuneIn Radio, or in New Orleans on Fox Sports AM 1280 and through iHeart Radio.

•     Tulane is celebrating Military Appreciation Day Saturday, and fans are encouraged to come out to Yulman Stadium and help Tulane Athletics celebrate veterans and active duty military.
•     Joe Kemp, former Tulane football student-athlete and military veteran, is being recognized on the field during the game.
•     Some Wounded Warriors are being recognized on the field during the game.
•     Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, a graduate of Army West Point, is set to be on hand for the pregame coin toss and serve as an honorary game captain.
•     Tulane Army ROTC is slated present the colors for the national anthem and a pregame flyover is scheduled for approximately 10:54 a.m.
•     T-shirts are being handed out at the gates, while supplies last.
•     More than 300 tickets are being distributed to veterans through Vet Tix and the Wounded Warrior Project. These tickets were purchased by fans through the Seats for Soldiers program, including Manny Pearlman and Jordan Dorenfeld, who went above and beyond in their ticket purchases for the program.

•     Tulane looks to grab back-to-back home wins for the first time since wins over Maine (W, 38-7) and UCF (W, 45-31) during the 2015 season.
•     A win over Army West Point would put Olive and Blue at 2-2 to start the season for third-straight year and the fourth time in five seasons.
•     The Green Wave are averaging 29.9 points per game in their last seven home games and have scored 40 or more points in four games over that stretch.
•     Tulane is tied for first in the nation in red zone offense at 100 percent, having scored on all seven opportunities so far this season – six touchdowns and one field goal.
•     The Green Wave are fifth in the nation and leads The American in punt return defense with zero punt return yards allowed.
•    Tulane and Army West Point are two of the 31 NCAA Football Subdivision teams that have committed two or fewer turnovers through the first four weeks of 2017. Both teams have committed two turnovers each – Green Wave (one fumble lost and one interception) and Black Knights (two fumbles lost) – to rank tied for 14th.
•    Tulane has rushed for 100 or more yards in 18 straight games, dating back to the final three games of the 2015 season. The Green Wave have rushed for 190+ yards and two rushing touchdowns in each of its first three games this season.
•    Second-year head coach Willie Fritz sits just two wins away from reaching 200 for his coaching career. Of his 198 wins, 62 have come on the NCAA Division I level (Football Bowl Subdivision and Football Championship Subdivision).

•     Army West Point saw its five-game winning streak come to an end with a 38-7 loss at then-No. 8 Ohio State on Sept. 16.
•     The Black Knights were held under double digits at Ohio State for the first time since a 44-6 loss to Notre Dame on Nov. 12, 2016 at The Alamodome.
•    Senior quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw enters the game ranked third among quarterbacks in school history with seven career 100-yard rushing games. He is tied for 19th all-time in school history with 1,666 career rushing yards after amassing 503 yards over his last four games.

•     Tulane and Army West Point are meeting for the 21st time on the gridiron.
•    Tulane owns a 10-9-1 record with the Green Wave winning two of the last four games in the series.
•    This game marks the 10th game in the series played in New Orleans and first played at Yulman Stadium.
•    Tulane’s last victory at home over the Black Knights was a 42-28 win on Oct. 28, 2008.
•     The last time Tulane and Army West Point met, it was a game with an 11 a.m. CT kickoff that carried live on CBS Sports Network. The Green Wave won that game 34-31 on Nov. 14, 2015 on a last-second field goal by Andrew DiRocco.
•    The two teams played each other every year from 1996-2004 and 2006-11.
•    The first meeting between Tulane and Army West Point took place on Halloween in 1953 and ended in a 0-0 tie.

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