ULM heads south for their final non-conference game of the 2012 season,
facing off against the Tulane Green Wave. While the Green Wave
have struggled early on this season, they own a 14-0 record against teams
outside LSU in the state, and a head-to-head 2-0 lead over ULM. First year
Head Coach Curtis Johnson, former colleague at Miami with ULM Head Coach Todd
Berry, is still looking for his first win.
What to watch for:
The Warhawks will sport #18 stickers on their helmet in honor of injured
Tulane player Devon Walker.
Who will be taking snaps for Tulane - Starter Ryan Griffin has been out
with a shoulder injury, last week's starter Devin Powell has practiced, but
has a toe injury, former baseball standout-turned quarterback DJ Ponder has
taken some practice snaps, but has no game experience since high school.
The Green Wave have not scored in their last 14 offensive possessions,
dating back to their 4th quarter touchdown in week two versus Tulsa.
Tulane has scored just six first half points this season, and none in
the third quarter.
Green Wave receiver Ryan Grant has caught a pass in 11 straight games,
dating back to 2010.
Odds makers put the Warhawks as 17.5-18 point favorites. This is the first time
ULM has been favored this season.
ULM is currently 8-12 against CUSA schools. The last win over
a CUSA school - 1998 vs. UAB (20-14)
The game will be the third meeting between Tulane and ULM, the Green
Wave have won both meetings.
ULM is one of just 56 teams in FBS that yet to play a conference
Tulane ranks 36th nationally, surrendering just 197 yards per game
through the air.
Louisiana-Lafayette will host the Green Wave next week.
ULM has scored first in four straight games, dating back to 2011