Dummies’ Guide: Tulane Football vs. Maine


Andrew Lemoine, Staff Reporter

Our Dummies’ Guide will help you better understand the context of upcoming games, as well as sound smarter in front of your friends.

Tulane Football will take on Maine at 7 p.m. Saturday at Yulman Stadium. Here are fourteen points to know for Saturday’s game.

  1. The first 3,000 fans will receive a free white t-shirt at Saturday’s Game vs. Maine for a campus stadium “White Out.” Tulane Athletics has asked for all fans to rep their white attire. 

  2. Tulane (0-2, 0-0 American Athletic Conference) looks for its first win of the season, as the Wave fell to Duke and Georgia Tech in the previous two games.
  3. Maine (0-1, 0-0 Colonial Athletic Association) belongs to the Football Championship Subdivision, Tulane’s only 2015 opponent from the lower subdivision. 

  4. Tulane, a member of the Football Bowl Subdivision, has a 12-0 record all time vs. schools in the FCS. 

  5. The Black Bear mascot embodies the University of Maine.

  6. Maine’s mascot is named Bananas…Yep…Bananas the Black Bear, which makes about as much sense as the nickname the Green Wave.

  7. Tulane’s defense ranks No. 3 in the nation in fumbles recovered, tied with a handful of teams, including Alabama.

  8. The Wave have forced at least one turnover in 37 of the last 39 games.

  9. Opponents have blocked a Tulane punt in both games this season, which makes Tulane one of 13 teams in the country to allow a blocked punt. 

  10. Tulane’s offense has converted 28 percent of its 3rd downs this season, compared to opponents’ 57 percent.

  11. Saturday vs. Georgia Tech, Tulane’s offense passed for 177 yards, almost the equivalent of a walk from the steps of Gibson Hall to Cudd Hall, 39 more feet than the walk from The Boot to The Palms.

  12. Senior safety Darion Monroe will play for the Wave on Saturday, after serving his suspension at the Georgia Tech game for violating team rules.

  13. During last week’s game vs Boston College, Maine gained 97 total yards on offense. That amounts to less than the distance from Sharp Hall to the Lavin-Bernick Center.
  14. Follow @hullsports on twitter for Tulane Athletics news and updates.

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