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    Tulane Discussion & Prediction

    Here's their Game 1 Box Score - a 31-28 loss to Tulsa

    Tulane Green Wave vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane - Box Score - August 28, 2014 - ESPN

    A couple of things stick out immediately:

    Tulsa - 438 yds passing on 53 attempts, 154 yds rushing on 36 attempts.


    I did not watch any of this game but looks like Tulsa lit 'em up through the air but didn't do much on the ground. I wonder if Johnson opens it up more to attack the Tulane pass D or if he stubbornly tries to shove the TO down the Green Wave's throat? Clearly, Tulane is vulnerable thru the air. No way Tulsa has better athletes than we do.

    Offensively, Tulane had 44 passes, 262 yards & 30 rushes for 254 yds. Looking at Play By Play, they clearly are winging it around early and often. Our D will be tested at the line and in the secondary and you gotta think Tulane's got better athletes than tiny Wofford, who didn't really pose a challenge in the air. I don't think any of us has a real idea of our secondary's capability against a decent QB with decent WRs. Hopefully we still won't after this game!

    I dunno - this one might be closer than I expected a month ago. I think we have enough talent and make enough defensive stops in the 2nd to win a relative nailbiter. If Tulsa can put up 38, so can we.

    GT 41
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    Quote Originally Posted by RamblinWreck92 View Post
    Here's their Game 1 Box Score - a 31-28 loss to Tulsa

    Tulane Green Wave vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane - Box Score - August 28, 2014 - ESPN

    A couple of things stick out immediately:

    Tulsa - 438 yds passing on 53 attempts, 154 yds rushing on 36 attempts.


    I did not watch any of this game but looks like Tulsa lit 'em up through the air but didn't do much on the ground. I wonder if Johnson opens it up more to attack the Tulane pass D or if he stubbornly tries to shove the TO down the Green Wave's throat? Clearly, Tulane is vulnerable thru the air. No way Tulsa has better athletes than we do.

    Offensively, Tulane had 44 passes, 262 yards & 30 rushes for 254 yds. Looking at Play By Play, they clearly are winging it around early and often. Our D will be tested at the line and in the secondary and you gotta think Tulane's got better athletes than tiny Wofford, who didn't really pose a challenge in the air. I don't think any of us has a real idea of our secondary's capability against a decent QB with decent WRs. Hopefully we still won't after this game!

    I dunno - this one might be closer than I expected a month ago. I think we have enough talent and make enough defensive stops in the 2nd to win a relative nailbiter. If Tulsa can put up 38, so can we.

    GT 41
    Tulane 27
    FINAL
    Tulane remained over 100 in the FBS Massey Ratings--#102 to be exact. Still early, but Tulane appears to be a pretty weak team. I have my fingers crossed that the Wofford game was some kind of aberration. We stepped it up in the second half, and JT took a lot of pressure off with some nice passing. CPJ will try to run on Tulane, we all know that. On the road, hostile environment, he will want to limit Tulane's possession, eat clock, etc. I actually hope we can win this game without passing too much. Limiting turnovers is key, and our offense needs more confidence and more reps in the triple option. If we are going to have any success over the entire season, we have to get better running the ball.
    Agree, Tulane has better players than Wofford, but Wofford's coach know what he is doing. Tulane's coach is still learning.
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    I don't think you will see a lot of triple option in this game. Young QB with his first start on the road, that is a recipe for turnovers. I expect to see a lot of straight hand-offs, QB keepers and "smoke routes." Lot of safe stuff to keep it simple and let GT's size and talent control the game while minimizing mistakes.

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    Sorry guys but wake me up when the season starts. It's hard to get excited for these games....how the mighty have fallen, I remember the Notre dame early season games etc. i know it's a broken record but the cpj express is losing steam and fans fast.

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    it appears that tulane liked to run it in that game as much as they liked to pass, so I don't know about what they will do against us. Frankly, I think that this will be a blowout. Wofford was a game that we looked over that we shouldn't because their players were better than expected as well as their QB, and they ran the option therefore having more experience than the average team. Tulane on the other hand does not appear to have any talent that I see, is unfamiliar with the option, and I think our team is hungry to show their true talent.

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    After reading the in-game recap from the moderator of another board during the Tulane game, I came away thinking this might be trap for us going on the road. And after reviewing our performance Saturday I believe that, even though Wofford gave us fits, we should handle Tulane on the road about like we handled Wofford Saturday. There wasn't a whole lot to take from Saturday's game. We still lack muscle from some of our starters and obviously we lack meaningful depth but Justin Thomas should be able to hold his own and hopefully grow week by week. He's got an adequate enough of an arm to be effective in our type of passing game. He doesn't put enough of his shoulder into his throws for the longer darts that sometimes need to be thrown down field and cross-field to the flats but accurately zips it to the slants and the other shorter stuff. A program like ours needs these tuneups, good thing or bad, but hopefully PJ's seemingly improved recruiting pays off in the years to come. This year though seems to be riding a razor's edge with both lines of scrimmage (and depth) and could end up with another 7 win season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTMD View Post
    Sorry guys but wake me up when the season starts. It's hard to get excited for these games....how the mighty have fallen, I remember the Notre dame early season games etc. i know it's a broken record but the cpj express is losing steam and fans fast.
    Yeah I remember beating a crummy ND team 33-0 too.

 

 

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