- Staff Reporter
The Green Wave hits the road this week to take on Army on Saturday. Kickoff has been set for 11 a.m. and the game will be aired live on the CBS Sports Network. Tulane’s matchup with Army will mark the 22nd all-time meeting between the two teams. Tulane will be in search of its first road win of the year. The Green Wave will travel to West Point for the first time since 2015. Tulane is receiving votes in the Associated Press poll for the second straight week and the Coaches Poll for the fifth straight week. From 1998-2004, Tulane and Army met on an annual basis when both schools were members of Conference USA.
FIRST AND 10
- Tulane will be in search of its best start to a season since 1998.
- The Green Wave will be in search of their third straight win. Tulane has not won three straight games in back-to-back seasons since the 2003 and 2004 campaigns.
- Tulane will look to move to 4-1 for just the sixth time since 1960 and only the second time since 1980.
- Senior quarterback Justin McMillan is 8-2 as a starter for the Green Wave.
- Senior wide receiver Darnell Mooney has caught at least one pass in 23 consecutive games.
- Tulane finished with 511 yards of total offense in its last outing against Houston. The Green Wave have surpassed 400 yards of total offense 20 times since the start of the 2016 season. Tulane owns a 16-4 record in those games.
- Tulane, Houston and UCF are the only three teams in the American Athletic Conference to boast three rushers with 200 yards or more rushing in the 2019 season (Bradwell – 255, McMillan – 245 and Dauphine – 202).
- Tulane has rushed for at least 100 yards in 44 consecutive games dating back to the end of the 2015 season. The Green Wave had 325 rushing yards in their last game against Houston.
- The Green Wave enters their matchup with Army having rushed for over 250 yards in four of the last five games (337 vs. UL-Lafayette -2018, 350 vs. FIU, 298 vs. Missouri State and 325 vs. Houston).
- Tulane’s defensive unit has held three of its four opponents under their season average in total yards (FIU, Auburn and Missouri State).
- The Black Knights enter their matchup with Tulane following a 52-point outburst back on Sept. 21 to propel Army to a 52-21 win over Morgan State at home back on Sept. 21.
- The Cadets logged 483 yards of total offense – 403 of those yards came on the ground. It was the most rushing yards in a single game by Army at Michie Stadium since putting up 449 in its 2018 home opener against Liberty.
- The Cadets enter the game with a 3-1 mark and rank fourth in the nation in rushing yards per game, averaging 293.5 yards per game.
- The Black Knights have made a habit of going for it on fourth down. According to ESPN, since 2004, the Black Knights had the highest success rate ever with 31 fourth downs made on 36 attempts.
- Army also features a strong defensive unit that has held opponents to just 287.8 yards per game (ranked 20th nationally) and just 16.3 points per game (19th nationally).
- Head coach Jeff Monken is in his sixth season at the helm of Army football and has a 37-29 record with 32 wins over a five-year span.
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Article sourced from provided press release.