Tulane football team on field at 2019 Homecoming game

How do we know Green Wave football is on the rise?

Last year, it took the entire season of 12 games to become bowl eligible. This year, Tulane clinched bowl eligibility with a Nov. 1 homecoming victory against Tulsa — it’s ninth game of the season.

Above photo: Green Wave quarterback Justin McMillan leads the Tulane football team to a 38-26 Homecoming win over Tulsa on Nov. 1. McMillan completed 12 of his 16 passes for 184 yards. (by Parker Waters)

“To be bowl eligible with three games left just shows where we are heading,” quarterback Justin McMillan said after the game. “We are trying to build a program here.”
It is the first time since 1997–98 that the Wave is bowl eligible in consecutive seasons and the first time since 1979–80 that Tulane is likely to play in a bowl in consecutive seasons.

“Consistently playing in bowl games and competing for conference titles is the new standard for Tulane football.”

TROY DANNEN, athletics director

“Consistently playing in bowl games and competing for conference titles is the new standard for Tulane football,” said Troy Dannen, athletics director. “Coach Fritz, his staff and our student-athletes have raised the bar for excellence for which our program is measured, and we could not be more proud of their efforts.”

For more information, visit tulane.it/green-wave-bowl-eligible-2019

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