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Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:56 pm

The game is at 6 and at the least there will be an internet option to watch it. They are 3-2 with wins over Alcorn State,Rice and Charlotte. We will be favored and we should win this one on the road to put us at 4-2 at the midway point.


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Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:05 pm

Early projection based on Sagarin power ratings says we'll be favored by about two touchdowns.
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Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:11 pm

Anyone making the trip?
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Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:57 pm

GreenLantern wrote:Anyone making the trip?
This is one of the few D1 Universities that I don't even know their nickname! Heck, I know a lot of FCS schools, too, but Florida International University? I was going to guess the Rattlers. But I looked it up: FIU Golden Panthers.

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Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:13 pm

I haven't made a prediction yet, but if we don't win this game big, I'll be surprised. They're 3-2, with wins over FCS Alcorn State, Rice (1-5) and Charlotte (0-5), by a combined total of 14 points. The one team they've played that's better than us, UCF, they lost 61-17. Last week they lost to MTSU by 3 TDs. I don't see any way we don't beat them by a similar margin.
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Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:26 pm

Alcorn could have beaten FIU. For the first time in years, I am confident in picking us to win big and improve to 4-2. If we pull this off, USF could really be in for a trap game in Yulman.
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Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:16 pm

Pound them.
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FIU is coached by Butch Davis. They’ve had 4 coaches in their 16-year history of the program...Don Strock, the former Miami Dolphin QB, Mario Cristobal and Ron Turner. Not much success. Davis, of course, is the former Miami and North Carolina head coach.
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Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:09 am

Loser -- FIU: What's so bad about FIU's 37-17 loss to Middle Tennessee that's worth pointing out, you might ask? You see, the Golden Panthers gave up three touchdowns on the ground to Middle Tennessee rusher Tavares Thomas out of a Wildcat goal line package. The thing is, Thomas is a linebacker with just one rushing attempt before Saturday. That's not great.
https://www.cbssports.com/college-footb ... -of-texas/
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Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:19 am

Ruski wrote:
Loser -- FIU: What's so bad about FIU's 37-17 loss to Middle Tennessee that's worth pointing out, you might ask? You see, the Golden Panthers gave up three touchdowns on the ground to Middle Tennessee rusher Tavares Thomas out of a Wildcat goal line package. The thing is, Thomas is a linebacker with just one rushing attempt before Saturday. That's not great.
https://www.cbssports.com/college-footb ... -of-texas/
Ouch. Bodes well for our run game. Have they played anyone all year with a decent running attack? I guess UCF maybe.
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Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:23 am

Just checked their games. UCF passed all over them. Over 400 yards. Only 3+ ypc. But Charlotte ran 49 times for 349 yards, a 7.1 YPC average. And MTSU just had 5.2 YPC but only ran 34 times for 176 yards.
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Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:28 am

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POUND the Ball !!!! .... DEFEAT their "will to win"......
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Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:28 am

Off topic but if we both win this week USF game will be primetime on ESPN2, otherwise ESPNU
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Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:29 pm

Ok, having read a little bit about FIU, I now say this is a game that if we've truly turned the corner and are about to ride the Fritz Wave, this is another game that should be a blowout. We should be able to move the ball at will and our D should limit them to less than 20. I'll make my prediction, but if it's not a blowout win, it doesn't bode well. FIU should be a game where we get ahead big and cruise to a nice road win. Most important is to get out with a W and healthy.

USF is not going to overlook us since it's a road game in conference. It would be nice to go into that game with momentum of two blowout wins.
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Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:22 pm

Ruski wrote:Off topic but if we both win this week USF game will be primetime on ESPN2, otherwise ESPNU
It will be 6 on ESPN2 or at 6:30 on ESPNU:

http://tulanegreenwave.com/news/2017/10 ... ckoff.aspx

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Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:00 pm

This game doesn’t look like it’s available on TV
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Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:17 pm

It will be available on-line as I noted in the OP. CUSA-tv. You can go to FIU's site to get it.
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winwave wrote:It will be available on-line as I noted in the OP. CUSA-tv. You can go to FIU's site to get it.
Hoping CST may pick it up though. They have TBA so far in that time slot.
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tpstulane wrote:
winwave wrote:It will be available on-line as I noted in the OP. CUSA-tv. You can go to FIU's site to get it.
Hoping CST may pick it up though. They have TBA so far in that time slot.
Would be nice if local media would start showing an interest in Tulane.
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tpstulane wrote:
winwave wrote:It will be available on-line as I noted in the OP. CUSA-tv. You can go to FIU's site to get it.
Hoping CST may pick it up though. They have TBA so far in that time slot.
Would be nice if local media would start showing an interest in Tulane.
Yes. I remember CJ’s 2013 bowl run CST started picking up a bunch of our games.
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tpstulane wrote:
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tpstulane wrote:
winwave wrote:It will be available on-line as I noted in the OP. CUSA-tv. You can go to FIU's site to get it.
Hoping CST may pick it up though. They have TBA so far in that time slot.
Would be nice if local media would start showing an interest in Tulane.
Yes. I remember CJ’s 2013 bowl run CST started picking up a bunch of our games.
I hear ya and I hope tv picks it up. I think the name of their on-line service, cusa-tv, might be misleading. It appears to just be their version of all-access. I don't think it will be on TV anywhere. If it is on TV elsewhere I'm sure CSTwill pick it up. Heck we have even had WHNO pick a game up in the last few years.
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Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:20 am

Fritz won't lose to FIU. Get ready for another beatdown. It's ok guys, don't expect the air to be popped out of our balloons like 2013 when we headed to FAU. Just relax, and get ready to hear about another win.
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Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:07 am

Finnally getting some love from Nola.com
Somewhere between Tulane's eighth and ninth touchdowns Saturday, the thought occurred to me: Is Tulane the best college football team in the state of Louisiana?
http://www.nola.com/tulane/index.ssf/20 ... iver_index
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