Finally. Finally, the Tulane Green Wave came through with not only a victory in American Athletic Conference play, but a (semi) convincing one at Florida Atlantic this past Saturday in covering the spread for the first time in more than a month.
And now? Now their season comes down to this. Not only is there a berth in the AAC championship game on the line against a surging Texas-San Antonio team (8-3, 7-0), but also the Wave (10-1, 7-0) have a chance to keep a firm hold on a shot at a second consecutive New Year’s Six bowl game.
This is just the second time the teams will meet up – and the first since 2013 – as the Road Runners moved from Conference USA to the AAC before this season. Here, we share all the information with the lines, odds, TV information and the series history (in that one game) between them:
Over / Under Total: 52
Most recent (only) meeting: UTSA won, 10-7, in San Antonio, on Nov. 9, 2013, in the only meeting between the two teams.
Series record: In that only other game between the two, Orleans Darkwa rushed for 103 yards and Tulane’s only score, but the Green Wave committed 14 penalties for 111 yards and couldn’t get much going offensively other than Darkwa.
With the score tied at 7 late in the fourth quarter, the game-winner came following a 62-yard pass for UTSA from Eric Soza to Seth Grubb, and Seth Ianno kicked a 34-yard field goal with 14 seconds remaining.