For 38 years, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome has been home to Green Wave Football. This year, Tulane will celebrate its last season in the Superdome by highlighting the top Tulane moments and players that have graced the turf for almost four decades.
Fans, we want you to submit and vote on your favorite "Doment" and "All-Dome Team" this year to commemorate 38 years in the Dome. Voting for the top "Doments" will be open for the first three weeks of August and the top six will be revealed at each of Tulane's six home games. The "All-Dome Team" will be open to votes throughout the entire season and unveiled during the last home game versus UTEP.
Sept. 20, 1975, Tulane beats Ole Miss 14-3 in Superdome's first college football game
In 1981, One of Tulane's great defensive teams beat LSU, 48-7 in front of a capacity crowd in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
In 1987, The Green Wave beat Virginia Tech, 57-38--a team that won the Peach Bowl the previous season-- in front of a vocal homecoming crowd.
Doment #3: For the second time in 1980, sophomore kicker Vince Manalla won a football game for Tulane with a field goal that sailed true with no time left on the clock. With Manalla's 22 yard field goal, Tulane beat Kentucky 24-22 and was the victory declared "Miracle of All Saint's Day" was history.
November 23, 2002, In one of its most dominant performances of the season, Tulane picked up its seventh victory with a convincing 31-10 upset over favored Southern Miss on Senior Day. This win helped secure the Green Wave a spot in the 2002 Hawaii Bowl.
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November 26, 1998 Scoring touchdowns on nine of its first 10 possessions, Tulane celebrated Thanksgiving Day in fashion as Tulane closed out the 1998 regular season with a 63-30 win over Louisiana Tech. The win capped an 11-0 run (Tulane's first since 1931) which earned the Wave a spot in the Liberty Bowl.
Other Great Doments9/20/1975 - Tulane beats Ole Miss 14-3 in Dome's first college football game
10/15/1977 - Game tied at 13-13 with less than a minute to play, Ed Murray's 50-yard field goal is wide right. Cincinnati comes out throwing by the move backfires as Phil Townsend picks off a pass and returns it to the Bearcat 29. Four plays later, Murray makes up for his earlier miss with a 37-yard boot to account for the final score.
11/10/1979 - Playing on regional television for the first time in five years (and the first time in the Superdome), Tulane clinched a bowl bid with a 49-15 win over Ole Miss.
11/24/1979 - Tulane scored early and often en route to an 11-point win over its arch-rivals LSU, the Green Wave's first over the Tigers in the Superdome.
11/1/1980 - Kentucky takes a 1-point lead with :10 left. Nicky Hall completes a pass and Kentucky commits 2 passing interference penalties allowing Vince Manalla to kick game-winning Field Goal with no time left on the clock.
9/20/1980 - With the score tied at 14-all after three quarters of action, Nickie Hall capped three scoring drives with touchdown passes to lift the Green Wave to a 21-point win over Rice. Hall tied a then-Tulane record with five touchdown passes, four of which went to Robert Griffin (which also tied a school record at that time).
11/28/1981 - One of Tulane's great defensive teams beat LSU, 48-7, third straight game allowing one touchdown.
10/2/1983 - Tulane rallied from deficits of 13-0 and 25-24 as Bart Baldwin nailed a 43-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Green Wave to a 27-25 win over Navy.
9/13/1986 - Even though the Green Wave came up on the wrong side of a 48-31 decision to TCU, the crowd of 34,187 witnessed history as Tulane quarterback Terrence Jones set a Tulane and Superdome record with 484 yards of total offense (388 passing, 96 rushing) while accounting for four touchdowns (3 passing, 1 rushing).
10/24/1987 - Facing a team that won the Peach Bowl the previous season, Tulane scored the first 20 points of its homecoming showdown with Virginia Tech to win, 57-38.
11/14/1987 - Marc Zeno grabs 12 passes for 238 yards against USL to set new NCAA career receiving yards record.
9/6/1997 - Green Wave fans got a taste of things to come as Tulane opened the Tommy Bowden era with a 31-17 Conference USA win over Cincinnati in the first game under its new head coach.
10/13/1998 - The Green Wave offensive rolled up 706 yards of total offense and lit up the scoreboard for 72 points as Tulane defeated then-Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette), 72-20. Tulane's point total was the most since World War II (and the most scored against an opponent in the Superdome) and the all-purpose yardage is the second most in school history.
10/17/1998 - Tim Carter broke up a pass at the endzone on the final play of the game as Tulane held on to defeat Louisville, 28-22, to remain unbeaten.
11/26/1998 - Scoring touchdowns on nine of its first 10 possessions, Tulane celebrated Thanksgiving Day in fashion as Tulane closed out the 1998 regular season with a 63-30 win over Louisiana Tech. The win capped an 11-0 run (Tulane's first since 1931) which earned the Wave a spot in the Liberty Bowl.
9/11/1999 - Patrick Ramsey became the first Tulane player to throw for at least 400 yards and JaJuan Dawson hauled in a school-record 16 passes as Tulane defeated SMU, 53-19. Ramsey completed 32-of-49 passes for three touchdowns.
11/23/2002 - Tulane capped the 2002 regular season with a convincing 31-10 win over heavily favored Southern Miss. Following the win, the Green Wave earned a bid to the inaugural ConAgra Foods Hawai'i Bowl.
9/13/2003 - Barrett Pepper kicked a 32-yard field goal with six seconds left to cap a 17-point fourth-quarter comeback as Tulane defeated Mississippi State, 31-28.
11/23/2002 - Tulane beats USM 31-10 to earn Hawaii Bowl bid as Mwelde Moore becomes second Tulane player with consecutive 1000-yard rushing seasons.
11/6/2004 - Facing a team that entered the game 7-1 and was receiving votes in the national polls, Tulane rode the right arm of Lester Ricard to defeat Navy, 42-10
11/13/2004 - Matt Forté ran for a Tulane freshman record 216 yards on 34 carries as the Green Wave rolled past Army, 45-31.
9/22/2007 - Matt Forté established a dome record with 303 rushing yards and five touchdowns as Tulane defeated Southeastern Louisiana, 35-27.
11/7/2009 - The Green Wave trailed 38-31 with 1:13 left in regulation before Griffin marched the team 86 yards on nine plays, capping the drive with an 11-yard touchdown pass to André Anderson with one second on the clock to send the game to overtime.
11/13/2010 - Ryan Griffin threw for 314 yards and three touchdowns, including a 73-yard scoring strike to Ryan Grant for the go-ahead touchdown with 1:46 remaining in the game, as Tulane claimed a 54-49 win over Rice.
11/3/2012 - Ryan Griffin sets the Tulane Passing Yards record (476) against Rice.
11/3/2012 - Cairo Santos sets the longest field goal record (57-yards) versus Rice.
|QB Shaun King 1995-98|
|RB Matt Forté 2004-07|
|Mewelde Moore 2000-03|
|WR JaJuan Dawson 1996-99|
Marc Zeno 1984-87
|TE Rodney Holman 1978-81|
|OT Eric Laakso 1975-77|
| Bernard Robertson 1997-2000|
OG Jim Boyle 1981-83
| Andrew Nierman 2007-10|
|C Dee Methvin 1976-78|
|DE Floyd Dorsey 1999-2002|
|Antonio Harris 2004-07|
|DT Dennis O'Sullivan 1995-98|
Wilfred Simon 1977-80
LB Anthony Cannon 2002-05
Burnell Dent 1982-85
| Frank Robinson 1977-80|
CB Michael Jordan 1995-98
| Lionel Washington 1979-82|
DB Martin Mitchell 1973-76
|Mike Staid 1991-94|
|P Chip Clark 1990-93|
|K Seth Marler 1999-2002|
|PR John Wilson 1997-2000|
|KR Jeff Liggon 1993-96|
|QB Terrence Jones 1985-88|
|RB Marvin Christian 1977-79|
Jerald Sowell 1993-96
|WR Robert Griffin 1980,82-83|
Roydell Williams 2000-01,03-04
|TE Larry Route 1983-86|
|OT Andre Lockley 1984-87|
Darin Shoulders 1987-90
|OG Jerry Godfrey 1996-99|
Chuck Pitcock 1977-80
|C Don Maggs* 1981-83|
|DE Kenan Blackmon 1999-2002|
Dezman Moses 2010-11
|DT Brian Douglas 1978-81|
Clint Wenzel 1980-83
|LB Richard Harvey 1985-88|
Jerry Phillips 1997-2000
Brian Williams 1994-97
|CB Lynaris Elpheage 2000-02|
Mitchell Price 1987-89
|DB Tra Boger 2001-03,05|
Treg Songy 1981-84
|P Casey Roussel 1999-2001|
|K Cairo Santos 2010-13|
|PR Reggie Reginelli 1979-82|
|KR Michael Pierce 1986-89|
*named in place of a center due to a tie in voting at the tackle position