Dummies’ Guide: Tulane Football vs. Memphis

Andrew Lemoine, Staff Reporter

1. Tulane Football (2-4, 1-3 American Athletic Conference) will travel to No. 16 Memphis (7-0, 3-0 AAC) this weekend. Kickoff will be at 6 p.m. and will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network.

2. Memphis is Tulane’s third ranked opponent this season. This is Tulane sixth game of the season against a team that is nationally ranked or is receiving votes.

3. Memphis is one of 12 remaining undefeated teams in the nation.

4. The Wave last played Memphis in November 2014, losing to the Tigers last 35-7 at homecoming.

5. Tulane’s defense is its strength this season. Last week, the Wave’s “Tsunami” defense held the No. 3 rushing offense in the nation to its lowest rushing yardage of the season.

6. Despite this, Tulane’s loss to Navy was just the third time in 44 games under head coach Curtis Johnson the Wave has failed to record a turnover.

7. The Wave lost the matchup against the Midshipmen 35-14.

8. Tulane’s offense remains the weak link. The Wave outgained the Midshipmen 386-291, but fumbled the ball twice, committed six penalties and gave up an interception, failing to capitalize on its rare trips to the red zone.

9. Last week vs. Tulsa, the Memphis offense gained 704 yards and 35 first downs. 447 of those yards came in the air.

10. Memphis has scored an average of 48.9 per game this season, which ranks No. 3 in the nation. Tulane has averaged 18.7 points per game.

11. The Tiger offense also ranks No. 1 in the nation in red zone offense. Memphis has scored 40 out of 41 trips to the red zone.

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