Tulane returns to Ohio to take on Cincinnati seeking 2-0 conference start

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Tulane vs Cincinnati Football 2017

-The Green Wave will make their second trip to the state of Ohio in the last three weeks and will take on Cincinnati at Nippert Stadium. The game will be aired live on ESPNU and will kick off at noon. 

-The Green Wave will look to keep their momentum going following a convincing 40-24 victory over the American Athletic Conference West Division favorite Memphis in their league opener last week. 

-The Tulane-Cincinnati matchup is the 17th all-time meeting between the two schools. 


-The Green Wave will look to move to 2-0 in AAC play for the first time since joining the league in 2014.

-Tulane will be in search of its first win against the Cincinnati since 2002. The Green Wave have not defeated the Bearcats on the road since their undefeated 1998 campaign.

-Tulane’s rushing attack has gained 100 yards or more on the ground  in each of the last 32 games. 

-The Green Wave enter Saturday afternoon’s matchup after putting up a season-best 496 yards of total offense last week against Memphis.

-Tulane’s 2018 slate is ranked as the 13th-toughest schedule at the FBS level and the second-toughest in The American. 

-Junior wide receiver Darnell Mooney (95.8) and senior wide receiver Terren Encalade (69.0) are currently ranked second and 10th in The American, respectively, in receiving yards per game. 

-Encalade enters Tulane’s matchup with Cincinnati with five career 100-yard receiving games. His next 100-yard receiving effort would push him into ninth all-time at Tulane.

-Junior running backs Darius Bradwell and Corey Dauphine rank ninth and 10th in The American in rushing yards per game, averaging 76.2 and 75.2 yards per game, respectively. 

-Senior quarterback Jonathan Banks leads The American and ranks sixth nationally in passing yards per completion, averaging 16.12 yards per completion.

-Senior linebacker Zachery Harris leads the Green Wave with 33 tackles. His 7.8 tackles per game rank ninth in The American. 

-Tulane is a perfect 8 for 8 in scoring on trips to the red zone this season. The Green Wave’s perfect percentage leads The American and is tied for the nation’s best. 

-The Green Wave will look to win a league road opener for the first time since joining The American in 2014. 

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