Oct. 4, 2008
Final Stats |
Tulane (2-3) falls to an unranked opponent for the first time this season (No. 13 Alabama, No. 14 East Carolina). The Green Wave are now 0-2 on the season when playing outdoors.
Tulane played its first game at Tad Gormley Stadium since Oct. 23, 2004, a 59-55 win over UAB.
Tulane falls to 3-2 all-time at Tad Gormley Stadium, losing for the first time since Oct. 11, 2003 against Houston.
The attendance of 23,749 was the fourth-largest for a Tulane game at Tad Gormley Stadium. The Green Wave have averaged 25,390 in five games at Tad Gormley all-time.
Tulane now leads the all-time series 8-7-1. Army has won back to back games over Tulane for the first time since 2001-2002, and defeated the Green Wave in New Orleans for just the second time, and since 2002.
The Green Wave allowed a season-high 291 yards rushing. The first time Tulane has allowed over 100 yards rushing this season. Army's Collin Mooney became the first opposing player to rush for over 100 yards against the Green Wave tis season.
Tulane, which entered as the nation's leading team in sacks (4.00 per game), recorded no sacks against the option offense, which attempted only five passes.
The Green Wave held Army to three-of-nine on third down. Tulane entered the game second in the country in third-down percentage defense (21%, 9-of-43), and are now at holding opponents to 24.%, (13 of 55).
Tulane's blocked extra-point was the first PAT block for the Green Wave since Oct. 25, 2003 against Memphis when Anthony Cannon blocked the PAT and Jeremy Foreman returned it all the way for two points.
Army's blocked punt and blocked field goal were the third and fourth blocked kicks Tulane has allowed this season. The Green Wave allowed a blocked punt in the season opener against No. 13 Alabama, and a field goal block against No. 14 East Carolina.
Casey Robottom's 18-yard punt return was his season long and tied for the longest by a Green Wave punt returner this season (Dominique Dade vs UL-Monroe). Dade then trumped that with a 23-yard punt return in the third quarter.
Tulane wore green pants with a green jersey top for the first time since the final home game of 2006 against UCF.
Tulane's captains for the game: senior center Michael Parenton, senior defensive end Reggie Scott, senior wide receiver Michael Batiste, and senior linebacker Jordan Ellis.