- Staff Reporter
The Green Wave travels to Auburn on Saturday for their first road test of the season as they head to Jordan-Hare Stadium. The game will be aired live on the ESPN2. This is first time Tulane has visited Auburn since 2006, but the two teams used to meet on an annual basis back when Tulane was a member of the SEC. Tulane holds the all-time series lead by a 17-14-6 count. The two teams played to a tie in their first all-time meeting back in 1902 at Tulane, and the Green Wave’s last win over Auburn came back on Oct. 29, 1955.
Tulane will be in search of their first win over a ranked opponent since 1984 and to win its first road opener since 2016. Tulane’s senior quarterback Justin McMillan improved to 6-1 as a starter last week, as the Green Wave defeated FIU 42-14. Junior defensive lineman Patrick Johnson recorded one sack against FIU. He has now earned at least half a sack in 10 of his last 11 games dating back to last season. The Green Wave had 350 rushing yards against FIU. Tulane’s 42-point outburst against FIU marked the second straight game in which the Green Wave have surpassed 40 points. The last time Tulane posted back-to-back 40-point games was in 2012. The last time Tulane scored 40 points in three straight games was during its perfect season in 1998. The Green Wave enters their matchup with Auburn having rushed for over 300 yards in back-to-back games (337 vs. UL-Lafayette and 350 vs. FIU).
Seven Green Wave student-athletes made their way to Tulane from the state of Alabama. PJ Hall (Hoover), Darius Hodges (Montgomery), Willie Langham (McAdory), KJ Vault (Hoover), Darius Hodges (Montgomery), Coby Neenan (Dothan) and Alfred Thomas (Montgomery) will all return to their home state this weekend. Tulane defensive coordinator Jack Curtis (Birmingham) and offensive line coach Cody Kennedy (Florence) also hail from Alabama.
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