Tulane Green Wave football, 1970–79

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Contents: 1970 - 1971 - 1972 - 1973 - 1974 - 1975 - 1976 - 1977 - 1978 - 1979


1970[edit]

1970 Tulane Green Wave football
Liberty Bowl vs. Colorado, Won 17–3
Conference Independent
Ranking
AP #17
1970 record 8–4
Head coach Jim Pittman
Home stadium Tulane Stadium
(Capacity: 80,985)[1]
Seasons
« 1969 1971 »

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 12 at Texas Tech* Clifford B. & Audrey Jones StadiumLubbock, TX L 14–21  
September 19 #19 Georgia* Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA W 17–14  
September 26 at Illinois* Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL W 23–9  
October 3 at Cincinnati* Nippert StadiumCincinnati, OH W 6–3  
October 10 at #8 Air Force* Falcon StadiumAir Force Academy, CO L 3–24  
October 17 North Carolina* Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 24–17  
October 24 at Georgia Tech* Grant FieldAtlanta, GA L 6–20  
October 31 at Vanderbilt* Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 10–7  
November 7 Miami* Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 31–16  
November 21 North Carolina State* Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 31–0  
November 28 #6 LSU* Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA (Battle for the Flag) L 14–26  
December 12 vs. Colorado* Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) W 17–3  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP.

1971[edit]

1971 Tulane Green Wave football
Conference Independent
1971 record 3–8
Head coach Bennie Ellender
Home stadium Tulane Stadium
(Capacity: 80,985)
Seasons
« 1970 1972 »

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 11 Texas Tech* Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA W 15–9  
September 18 at #11 Georgia* Sanford StadiumAthens, GA L 7–17  
September 25 at Rice* Rice StadiumHouston, TX L 11–14  
October 2 William & Mary* Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA L 3–14  
October 9 at #18 North Carolina* Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC W 37–29  
October 16 Pittsburgh* Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 33–8  
October 23 Georgia Tech* Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA L 16–24  
October 30 Vanderbilt* Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA L 9–13  
November 6 Ohio* Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA L 7–30  
November 13 at #8 Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN L 7–21  
November 27 at #10 LSU* Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Battle for the Flag) L 7–36  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP.

1972[edit]

1972 Tulane Green Wave football
Conference Independent
1972 record 6–5
Head coach Bennie Ellender
Home stadium Tulane Stadium
(Capacity: 80,985)
Seasons
« 1971 1973 »

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 15 at Boston College* Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA W 10–0  
September 23 #16 Georgia* Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA W 24–13  
September 30 at #8 Michigan* #18 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 7–41  
October 7 Pittsburgh* Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 38–6  
October 14 at Miami* Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL L 21–24  
October 21 at West Virginia* Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV L 19–31  
October 28 at Georgia Tech* Grant FieldAtlanta, GA L 7–21  
November 4 Kentucky* Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 18–7  
November 11 Ohio* Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 44–6  
November 18 at Vanderbilt* Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 21–7  
December 2 #11 LSU* Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA (Battle for the Flag) L 3–9  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP.

1973[edit]

1973 Tulane Green Wave football
Conference Independent
Ranking
AP #20
1973 record 9–3
Head coach Bennie Ellender
Home stadium Tulane Stadium
(Capacity: 80,985)
Seasons
« 1972 1974 »

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 22 Boston College* Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA W 21–16  
September 29 VMI* Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 42–0  
October 6 at Pittsburgh* Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA W 24–6  
October 13 at Duke* #18 Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, NC W 24–17  
October 20 North Carolina* #17 Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 16–0  
October 27 Georgia Tech* #15 Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 23–14  
November 3 at Kentucky* #14 Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY L 7–34  
November 10 Navy* Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 17–15  
November 17 Vanderbilt* Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 24–3  
November 24 at Maryland* #17 Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD L 9–42  
December 1 #8 LSU* Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA (Battle for the Flag) W 14–0  
December 29 vs. #14 Houston* #17 Houston AstrodomeHouston, TX (Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl) L 7–47  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP.

1974[edit]

1974 Tulane Green Wave football
Conference Independent
1974 record 5–6
Head coach Bennie Ellender
Home stadium Tulane Stadium
(Capacity: 80,985)
Seasons
« 1973 1975 »

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 14 Southwestern Louisiana* Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA W 17–16  
September 21 at Army* Michie StadiumWest Point, NY W 31–14  
September 28 West Virginia* Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 17–14  
October 12 at Air Force* Falcon StadiumAir Force Academy, CO W 10–3  
October 19 The Citadel* #20 Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 30–3  
October 26 at Georgia Tech* #18 Grant FieldAtlanta, GA L 7–27  
November 2 Kentucky* Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA L 7–30  
November 9 at Boston College* Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA L 3–27  
November 16 at Vanderbilt* Dudley FieldNashville, TN L 22–30  
November 23 at LSU* Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Battle for the Flag) L 22–24  
November 30 Ole Miss* Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA L 10–26  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP.

1975[edit]

1975 Tulane Green Wave football
Conference Independent
1975 record 4–7
Head coach Bennie Ellender
Home stadium Louisiana Superdome
(Capacity: 74,452)
Seasons
« 1974 1976 »

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 13 at Clemson* Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 17–13  
September 20 Ole Miss* Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA W 14–3  
September 27 Syracuse* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA L 13–31  
October 4 Vanderbilt* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA L 3–6  
October 11 at Boston College* Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA W 17–7  
October 18 at West Virginia* Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV W 16–14  
October 25 Georgia Tech* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA L 0–23  
November 1 at Kentucky* Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY L 10–23  
November 8 Air Force* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA L 12–13  
November 15 North Carolina* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA L 15–17  
November 22 LSU* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA (Battle for the Flag) L 6–42  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP.

1976[edit]

1976 Tulane Green Wave football
Conference Independent
1976 record 2–9
Head coach Larry Smith
Home stadium Louisiana Superdome
(Capacity: 74,452)
Seasons
« 1975 1977 »

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 11 Cincinnati* Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA L 14–21  
September 18 at #20 Ole Miss* Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS L 7–34  
September 25 #18 Boston College* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA L 3–27  
October 2 at Vanderbilt* Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 24–13  
October 9 at Syracuse* Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY L 0–3  
October 16 Army* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA W 23–10  
October 23 at Georgia Tech* Grant FieldAtlanta, GA L 16–28  
October 30 Memphis State* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA L 7–14  
November 6 West Virginia* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA L 28–32  
November 13 Rutgers* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA L 20–29  
November 20 at LSU* Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Battle for the Flag) L 7–17  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP.

1977[edit]

1977 Tulane Green Wave football
Conference Independent
1977 record 3–8
Head coach Larry Smith
Home stadium Louisiana Superdome
(Capacity: 74,452)
Seasons
« 1976 1978 »

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 10 at Memphis* Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN L 9–27  
September 17 Stanford* Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA L 17–21  
September 24 at SMU* Cotton BowlDallas, TX L 23–28  
October 1 Vanderbilt* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA W 36–7  
October 8 at Boston College* Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA L 28–30  
October 15 Cincinnati* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA W 16–13  
October 22 Georgia Tech* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA L 14–38  
October 29 at #13 Pittsburgh* Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA L 0–48  
November 5 at Miami* Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL W 13–10  
November 12 at Rutgers* Rutgers StadiumNew Brunswick, NJ L 8–47  
November 19 LSU* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA (Battle for the Flag) L 17–20  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP.

1978[edit]

1978 Tulane Green Wave football
Conference Independent
1978 record 4–7
Head coach Larry Smith
Home stadium Louisiana Superdome
(Capacity: 74,452)
Seasons
« 1977 1979 »

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 9 at Maryland* Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD L 7–31  
September 16 #14 Pittsburgh* Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA L 6–24  
September 23 at Georgia Tech* Grant FieldAtlanta, GA L 17–27  
September 30 at #20 Stanford* Stanford StadiumStanford, CA L 14–17  
October 7 at Vanderbilt* Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 38–3  
October 14 Boston College* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA W 9–3  
October 21 TCU* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA L 7–13  
October 28 Memphis* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA W 41–24  
November 4 Miami* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA W 20–16  
November 11 at Ole Miss* Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS L 3–13  
November 28 at LSU* Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Battle for the Flag) L 21–40  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP.

1979[edit]

1979 Tulane Green Wave football
Liberty Bowl vs. Penn State, Lost 6–9
Conference Independent
1979 record 9–3
Head coach Larry Smith
Home stadium Louisiana Superdome
(Capacity: 71,330)
Seasons
« 1978 1980 »

The 1979 Tulane Green Wave football team was led by Larry Smith. The team finished with a 9–3 record and played in the 1979 Liberty Bowl, losing 6–9 to Penn State. In the 77th edition of the Battle for the Flag, Tulane beat LSU 24–13.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Ryan Whirty (2012-06-26). "The History of Tulane Stadium(s)". Gambit Magazine. Retrieved 2012-09-22. 

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