Green Wave falls to Wake Forest in first game of season, 7-3

Clara Harrington, Sports Editor

In its first game of the season, the Green Wave fell to Wake Forest with a final score of 7-3.

Tulane started the game off strong when junior placekicker Andrew DiRocco followed an offensive drive with 41-yard field goal. Although three punts were made by starting punter sophomore Zachary Block, Tulane was unable to raise its lead over Wake Forest. The first quarter ended with the Green Wave leading the game 3-0.

In the third play of second quarter, Wake Forest quarterback sophomore Kendall Hinton made a one-yard run, scoring the only touchdown of the game.

The team was unable to recover from Wake Forest’s touchdown in the second half of the game, despite head coach Willie Fritz’s offensive plans stressing ball control and possession to curb turnovers. However, Tulane continued to make defensive plays that held the score constant for the remainder of the game.

With 4:22 left on the clock, Tulane was inside of Wake Forest’s red zone and managed to maintain possession before Cuiellette was taken down on fourth down with 50 seconds left in the game. Tulane finished with a total of 280 yards and 47 carries to 23 pass attempts.

The game was one of firsts; it was both Fritz’s first game as head coach for the Green Wave as well as redshirt sophomore Glen Cuiellette’s first game as starting quarterback.

Tulane will take on Southern University for its first home game of the season on Saturday, Sept. 10.

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