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Tulane Football Plays Host to Cincinnati for Homecoming

 

GAME 9: TULANE GREEN WAVE (3-5, 1-3 AAC | WEST) vs. CINCINNATI BEARCATS (2-6, 0-4 AAC | EAST)
 When:  Saturday, Nov. 4 | 3 p.m. CT
 Where:  New Orleans, La. | Yulman Stadium (30,000)
 Watch:  ESPN3
 Commentators:  Shawn Kenney (PBP), Wayne Gandy (Analyst)
 Radio:  Sports 1280 AM New Orleans | TuneIn Radio | SiriusXM Ch. 203
 Radio Commentators:  Todd Graffagnini (PBP), Steve Barrios (Analyst), Gus Kattengel (Sidelines)
 Stats:  Live Stats
 Notes:  Tulane | Cincinnati | American
 Social:  @GreenWaveFB

NEW ORLEANS – Tulane football hosts Cincinnati for Homecoming 2017 Saturday afternoon at Yulman Stadium. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. on ESPN3.

HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN
The game will be carried live on ESPN3, 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. The radio call of this week’s game will also be available on SiriusXM Channel 203.

WAVE ’17
Wave ’17 – Tulane’s Homecoming, reunion and family weekend – takes place Nov. 2-5 on the uptown campus, centered around the football game Saturdayafternoon. Beginning Thursday, there are a number of alumni reunions and family events along with a number of home athletics events – women’s and men’s basketball doubleheader on Thursday, volleyball on Friday and volleyball and women’s basketball on Sunday. The Homecoming court will be presented on the field at halftime of the football game.

ABOUT TULANE
•    Tulane seeks its first homecoming win at Yulman Stadium, having lost to Memphis in 2014 (38-7 on Nov. 15), UConn in 2015 (7-3 on Nov. 5) and SMU in 2016 (35-31 on Oct. 29).
•    A win over Cincinnati would give the Green Wave a win on homecoming for the first time since a 24-21 victory over North Texas on Oct. 5, 2013.
•    Of Tulane’s 32 touchdowns scored so far this season, 15 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 46 plays on offense and special teams of 20 yards or longer.
•    Tulane enters the game ranked fourth in The American and 15th nationally in rushing offense at 248.0 yards per game.
•    Tulane has rushed for 100 or more yards in 23 straight games, dating back to the final three games of the 2015 season.
•    The Green Wave now forced a turnover in nine consecutive games, dating back to the final game of last season at UConn on Nov. 26, 2016.
•    Tulane is tied for fifth in the nation with nine other teams with six turnovers lost.
•    The Green Wave also leads The American in passing defense (204.0) and passes had intercepted (3), which is tied for seventh in the nation.
•    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 BEARCATS
•    Cincinnati is one of 30 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision teams with 100 wins since 2005. The Bearcats’ .667 winning percentage since 2007 ranks among the top 20 teams in the FBS, winning at least nine games seven times in the last 11 years.
•    The Bearcats have dropped five straight games with the losses coming to teams that have a combined 2017 record of 29-5.
•    Cincinnati has dropped five straight games overall and eight consecutive American Athletic Conference games, dating to last year.
•    The Bearcats started conference play against four of the top offenses in The American that have a combined record of 25-5 while its last four foes of 2017 currently sit at 11-20.

SERIES NOTES
•    Tulane and Cincinnati are meeting for the 16th time on the gridiron with the Green Wave leading the all-time series 11-4.
•    The two teams last met in New Orleans on Oct. 31, 2014 during Tulane’s inaugural season playing in Yulman Stadium and inaugural season in the American Athletic Conference. Cincinnati won that game 38-14.
•    Tulane’s last home win over the Bearcats was a 35-17 victory in a Conference USA matchup on Oct. 2, 2002. That season, the Green Wave went 8-5, capping the season with a 36-28 win over Hawai’i in the Hawai’i Bowl.
•    Seven of Tulane’s wins in the series have come in New Orleans.
•    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.

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