Tulane Green Wave football, 1980–89

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Contents: 1980 - 1981 - 1982 - 1983 - 1984 - 1985 - 1986 - 1987 - 1988 - 1989


1980[edit]

1980 Tulane Green Wave football
Hall of Fame Classic vs. Arkansas, Lost 15–34
Conference Independent
1980 record 7–5
Head coach Vince Gibson
Home stadium Louisiana Superdome
(Capacity: 71,330)
Seasons
« 1979 1981 »

The 1980 Tulane Green Wave football team was led by first-year coach Vince Gibson. The Green Wave finished with a 7–5 record, losing to Arkansas 15–34 in the Hall of Fame Classic. In the 78th edition of the Battle for the Flag, Tulane lost 7–24 to LSU.


1981[edit]

1981 Tulane Green Wave football
Conference Independent
1981 record 6–5
Head coach Vince Gibson
Home stadium Louisiana Superdome
(Capacity: 71,330)
Seasons
« 1980 1982 »

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 5 Ole Miss* Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA L 18–19  
September 12 Clemson* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA L 5–13  
September 19 at Southern Miss* M. M. Roberts StadiumHattiesburg, MS (Battle for the Bell) L 3–21  
October 3 at Rice* Rice StadiumHouston, TX L 16–20  
October 10 Vanderbilt* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA W 14–10  
October 17 at Air Force* Falcon StadiumAir Force Academy, CO W 31–13  
October 24 Georgia Tech* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA W 27–10  
October 31 at Cincinnati* Nippert StadiumCincinnati, OH L 13–17  
November 7 Maryland* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA W 14–7  
November 14 at Memphis* Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN W 24–7  
November 28 LSU* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA (Battle for the Flag) W 48–7  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP.

1982[edit]

1982 Tulane Green Wave football
Conference Independent
1982 record 4–7
Head coach Vince Gibson
Home stadium Louisiana Superdome
(Capacity: 71,330)
Seasons
« 1981 1983 »

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 4 Mississippi State* Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA L 21–30  
September 11 at #8 SMU* Texas StadiumIrving, TX L 7–51  
September 18 Rice* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA W 30–6  
October 2 at Vanderbilt* Dudley FieldNashville, TN L 21–24  
October 9 Georgia Tech* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA L 13–19  
October 16 Southern Miss* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA (Battle for the Bell) L 10–22  
October 23 Memphis* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA W 17–10  
October 30 Baylor* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA W 30–15  
November 6 at Ole Miss* Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS L 14–45  
November 20 Florida* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA L 7–21  
November 27 at #7 LSU* Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Battle for the Flag) W 31–28  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP.

1983[edit]

1983 Tulane Green Wave football
Conference Independent
1983 record 2–9*, 2 wins forfeited
Head coach Wally English
Home stadium Louisiana Superdome
(Capacity: 71,330)
Seasons
« 1982 1984 »

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 3 at Mississippi State* Scott FieldStarkville, MS L 9–14  
September 10 Ole Miss* Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA L 27–23 (Forfeit)  
September 17 #9 Florida State* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA L 34–28 (Forfeit)  
September 24 at Kentucky* Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY L 14–26  
October 1 Vanderbilt* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA L 17–30  
October 8 at Memphis* Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN L 25–28  
October 15 Southwestern Louisiana* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA W 17–15  
October 22 at Southern Miss* M. M. Roberts StadiumHattiesburg, MS (Battle for the Bell) W 14–7  
October 29 at Baylor* Baylor StadiumWaco, TX L 18–24  
November 5 Virginia Tech* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA L 10–26  
November 19 LSU* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA (Battle for the Flag) L 7–20  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP.

1984[edit]

1984 Tulane Green Wave football
Conference Independent
1984 record 3–8
Head coach Wally English
Home stadium Louisiana Superdome
(Capacity: 71,330)
Seasons
« 1983 1985 »

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 1 Mississippi State* Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA L 3–30  
September 15 at Florida* Florida FieldGainesville, FL L 21–63  
September 22 Kentucky* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA L 26–30  
September 29 at Ole Miss* Vaught-Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS L 14–19  
October 6 at #19 Vanderbilt* Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN W 27–23  
October 13 Southern Miss* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA (Battle for the Bell) W 35–7  
October 20 at #15 Florida State* Doak S. Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL L 6–27  
November 3 at Virginia Tech* Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA L 6–13  
November 10 at Pittsburgh* Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA L 10–21  
November 17 Memphis* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA W 14–9  
November 24 at #16 LSU* Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Battle for the Flag) L 15–33  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP.

1985[edit]

1985 Tulane Green Wave football
Conference Independent
1985 record 1–10
Head coach Mack Brown
Home stadium Louisiana Superdome
(Capacity: 71,647)
Seasons
« 1984 1986 »

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
August 31 #19 Florida State* Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA L 12–38  
September 14 at TCU* Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX L 13–30  
September 21 at Kentucky* Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY L 11–16  
September 28 Ole Miss* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA L 10–27  
October 5 Vanderbilt* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA L 17–24  
October 12 at Memphis* Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN L 21–38  
October 19 at Mississippi State* Scott FieldStarkville, MS L 27–31  
November 2 at #18 Georgia* Sanford StadiumAthens, GA L 3–58  
November 9 Southwestern Louisiana* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA W 27–17  
November 23 at Southern Miss* M. M. Roberts StadiumHattiesburg, MS (Battle for the Bell) L 6–24  
November 30 #13 LSU* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA (Battle for the Flag) L 19–31  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP.

1986[edit]

1986 Tulane Green Wave football
Conference Independent
1986 record 4–7
Head coach Mack Brown
Home stadium Louisiana Superdome
(Capacity: 71,647)
Seasons
« 1985 1987 »

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 13 TCU* Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA L 31–48  
September 20 at Vanderbilt* Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN W 35–17  
September 27 at Ole Miss* Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS L 10–25  
October 4 Wichita State* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA L 20–21  
October 11 at Florida State* Doak S. Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL L 21–54  
October 18 #13 Mississippi State* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA L 27–34  
October 25 Southern Miss* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA (Battle for the Bell) W 35–20  
November 1 Southwestern Louisiana* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA W 42–39  
November 8 Louisville* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA L 12–23  
November 15 Memphis* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA W 15–6  
November 29 at #5 LSU* Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Battle for the Flag) L 17–37  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP.

1987[edit]

1987 Tulane Green Wave football
Independence Bowl vs. Washington, Lost 12–24
Conference Independent
1987 record 6–6
Head coach Mack Brown
Home stadium Louisiana Superdome
(Capacity: 69,723)
Seasons
« 1986 1988 »

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 5 at Louisville* Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY L 40–42  
September 12 Iowa State* Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA W 25–12  
September 19 at Southern Miss* M. M. Roberts StadiumHattiesburg, MS (Battle for the Bell) L 24–31  
September 26 Ole Miss* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA W 31–24  
October 3 Vanderbilt* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA W 27–17  
October 17 at Memphis* Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN L 36–45  
October 24 Virginia Tech* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA W 57–38  
October 31 at #4 Florida State* Doak S. Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL L 14–73  
November 7 at Mississippi State* Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, MS W 30–19  
November 14 Southwestern Louisiana* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA W 38–10  
November 21 #9 LSU* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA (Battle for the Flag) L 36–41  
December 19 vs. Washington* Independence StadiumShreveport, LA (Independence Bowl) L 12–24  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP.

1988[edit]

1988 Tulane Green Wave football
Conference Independent
1988 record 5–6
Head coach Greg Davis
Home stadium Louisiana Superdome
(Capacity: 69,723)
Seasons
« 1987 1989 »

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 3 Tennessee-Chattanooga* Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA W 33–19  
September 10 at Iowa State* Cyclone StadiumAmes, IA L 13–30  
September 17 Kansas State* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA W 20–16  
September 24 Memphis* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA W 20–19  
October 1 #6 Florida State* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA L 28–48  
October 8 Southern Miss* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA (Battle for the Bell) L 13–38  
October 22 Louisville* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA L 35–38  
October 29 Southwestern Louisiana* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA L 34–51  
November 5 at Ole Miss* Vaught-Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS W 14–9  
November 19 Mississippi State* Louisiana Superdome • {{{site_cityst}}} (New Orleans, LA) W 27–22  
November 26 at #16 LSU* Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Battle for the Flag) L 14–44  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP.

1989[edit]

1989 Tulane Green Wave football
Conference Independent
1989 record 4–8
Head coach Greg Davis
Home stadium Louisiana Superdome
(Capacity: 69,723)
Seasons
« 1988 1990 »

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 2 at Hawaiʻi* Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI L 26–31  
September 9 Rice* Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA W 20–19  
September 16 Southwestern Louisiana* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA W 17–10  
September 23 at Florida State* Doak S. Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL L 9–59  
September 30 Iowa State* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA L 24–25  
October 7 at Southern Miss* M. M. Roberts StadiumHattiesburg, MS (Battle for the Bell) L 21–30  
October 21 Ole Miss* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA L 28–32  
October 28 at Virginia Tech* Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA L 13–30  
November 4 Memphis* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA W 38–34  
November 11 at Mississippi State* Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, MS L 7–27  
November 18 at Vanderbilt* Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN W 37–13  
November 25 LSU* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA (Battle for the Flag) L 7–27  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP.

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