Tulane travels to face ECU Saturday
NEW ORLEANS – Tulane football hits the road to take on ECU at Bagwell Field at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium at 6 p.m. CT Saturday in Greenville, N.C.
HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN
The game will be carried live on CBS Sports Network, and on the Tulane IMG Sports Network, which can be heard anywhere via TuneIn Radio, or in New Orleans on Sports 1280 AM New Orleans and through iHeart Radio.
• Tulane looks to stop its four-game losing streak and get the Green Wave’s first road victory since last year’s season finale at UConn (W, 38-13) on Nov. 26, 2016.
• A win over ECU would give Tulane two conference wins in a season for the second time in four seasons as a member of the American Athletic Conference.
• Of Tulane’s 33 touchdowns scored so far this season, 16 have been with plays that went 20 yards or longer. The Green Wave’s six longest plays have resulted in touchdowns – three rushing (75, 72, 58) and three passing (73, 62, 62). In total, Tulane has converted 51 plays on offense and special teams of 20 yards or longer.
• The Green Wave enter the game ranked fourth in The American and 21st nationally in rushing offense at 235.1 yards per game.
• Tulane has rushed for 100 or more yards in 24 straight games, dating back to the final three games of the 2015 season.
• The Green Wave rank fifth in The American tied for 15th in the nation in turnover margin at +7 (13 gained, six lost).
• Tulane’s six turnovers lost are tied for second in the nation with North Carolina State and Wake Forest and stand just one behind Alabama’s five turnovers lost.
• Of head coach Willie Fritz’ 200 on-field victories, 63 have come on the NCAA Division I level (Football Bowl Subdivision and Football Championship Subdivision).
ABOUT THE PIRATES
• ECU owns a 2-5 regular season mark (1-2 at home, 1-3 on the road) against West division foes in the American Athletic Conference since the league began divisional play in 2015.
• The Pirates have won nine of their last 12 home night games (6 p.m. or later).
• In its five conference games this year, ECU is averaging 26.0 points, 107.0 rushing yards, 322.6 passing yards and 429.6 total offensive yards per game. By comparison, the Pirates posted 21.0 points, 91.8 rushing yards, 289.8 passing yards and 381.5 total offensive yards per game in their four non-conference matchups.
• Of ECU’s 17 turnovers this year, 10 (nearly 60 percent) have come against non-conference opponents.
• ECU quarterbacks own two of the top three single-game passing performances in The American this season – Gardner Minshew’s 463 vs. Houston on Nov. 4 and Thomas Sirk’s 426 yards vs. UConn on Sept. 24.
• Minshew established both school and conference single-game records in completions (52) and attempts (68) against Houston. His 463-yard passing total stands third in the school’s all-time annals and eighth in conference history.
• Tulane and ECU are meeting for the 15th time on the gridiron with the Pirates leading the all-time series 11-3.
• The Green Wave are winless in eight previous matchups in Greenville, N.C.
• Tulane’s last win over ECU was a 36-33 overtime victory in New Orleans on Oct. 12, 2013. The two teams have split the six meetings in New Orleans.
• Twelve of the 14 previous matchups were as members of Conference USA. Tulane and ECU were both independents when the two teams met for the first time in 1991.
• Tulane is looking for its sixth conference win as member of The American with its previous wins coming vs. UConn and at Houston in 2014, vs. UCF in 2015, at UConn in 2016 and vs. Tulsa in 2017.
|GAME 10: TULANE GREEN WAVE (3-6, 1-4 AAC | WEST) at ECU PIRATES (2-7, 1-4 AAC | EAST)|
|When:||Saturday, Nov. 11 | 6 p.m. CT|
|Where:||Greenville, N.C. | Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium (50,000)|
|Watch:||CBS Sports Network|
|Commentators:||Dave Ryan (PBP), Corey Chavous (Analyst), Melanie Collins (Sidelines)|
|Radio:||Sports 1280 AM New Orleans | TuneIn Radio|
|Radio Commentators:||Todd Graffagnini (PBP), Terrence Jones (Analyst)|
|Notes:||Tulane | ECU | American|
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