Tulane travels Saturday to face Oklahoma
|WEEK 3: TULANE GREEN WAVE (1-1, 0-1 AAC | WEST) at #2/3 OKLAHOMA SOONERS (2-0, 0-0 Big 12)|
|When:||Saturday, Sept. 16 | 5 p.m. CT|
|Where:||Norman, Okla. | Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium (83,489)|
|Watch:||Pay-Per-View/Fox Sports Oklahoma/SoonerSports.tv|
|Commentators:||Brendan Burke (PBP), Dave Anderson (Analyst), Christian Steckel (Sidelines)|
|Radio:||Fox Sports AM 1280 New Orleans | TuneIn Radio|
|Radio Commentators:||Todd Graffagnini (PBP), Steve Barrios (Analyst), Gus Kattengel (Sidelines)|
|Notes:||Tulane | Oklahoma | American|
NEW ORLEANS – Tulane football hits the road for the second time in as many weeks to take on No. 2/3 Oklahoma at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla.
HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN
The game will be televised on Pay-Per-View by Fox Sports Oklahoma and SoonerSports.tv. The television broadcast can be purchased through Cox Cable locally, and AT&T UVerse, DirecTV and DISH nationally. Pricing will vary by distributor. Full information about how to purchase the television broadcast can be found here. The game will also be 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 facing its first top three ranked opponent since taking on second-ranked LSU on Sept. 29, 2007 (L, 34-9) and third-ranked Texas on Sept. 28, 2002 (L, 49-0).
• A win over Oklahoma would give Tulane its first victory over a ranked opponent since a 31-28 triumph at No. 12 LSU on Nov. 27, 1982.
• The Green Wave own 19 all-time victories over Top 25-ranked teams, but have not recorded a win over a team ranked in the top five in program history (0-35-1). The tie was a 6-6 tie to No. 5 Alabama on Sept. 24, 1960.
• Tulane owns two wins all-time over a sixth-ranked team – Ole Miss (W, 10-3) on Oct. 20, 1956 and Navy (W, 14-6) on Oct. 18, 1958.
• The Green Wave have scored 21 or more points in three straight games, dating back to the 2016 season finale at UConn.
• Tulane is one of 11 NCAA Football Subdivision programs that have not committed a turnover through the first three weeks of the 2017 season, joining Alabama, Air Force, LSU, Kansas State, Miami (Fla.), Stanford, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt and Virginia.
• Tulane has rushed for 100 or more yards in 17 straight games, dating back to the final three games of the 2015 season.
• Second-year head coach Willie Fritz enters the season 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).
ABOUT THE SOONERS
• Oklahoma was named the Football Writers Association of America National Team of the Week for games of the weekend of Sept. 9 on the heels of the Sooners’ 31- 16 win at then-No. 2 Ohio State.
• Since losing 45-24 to No. 3 Ohio State on Sept. 17, 2016, Oklahoma has rattled off 12 straight victories, good for the nation’s longest streak and the 10th longest in school history.
• Tulane and Oklahoma are meeting for first time on the gridiron.
• Tulane owns a 15-38-1 record against the current members of the Big 12 Conference – Baylor (3-3), Iowa State (1-3), Kansas (0-1), Kansas State (1-0), Texas (1-17-1), TCU (4-8), Texas Tech (3-2) and West Virginia (2-4).
• Tulane’s last game against a Big 12 foe was a 63-18 loss at No. 14 Texas on Sept. 27, 2003.
• Ironically, the last victory against a Big 12 team was actually a Conference USA matchup between Tulane and TCU with the Green Wave upsetting the No. 25 Horned Frogs 38-35 on Sept. 1, 2003.
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