2013 Tulane Green Wave football team

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2013 Tulane Green Wave football
Tulane Green Wave Wordmark.jpg
Conference Conference USA
West Division
2013 record 7–6 (5–3 C-USA)
Head coach Curtis Johnson (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator Eric Price
Co-defensive coordinator Jon Sumrall
Co-defensive coordinator Lionel Washington
Home stadium Mercedes-Benz Superdome
(Capacity: 73,208)
Seasons
« 2012 2014 »
2013 Conference USA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Marshall x   7 1         10 4  
East Carolina   6 2         10 3  
Middle Tennessee   6 2         8 5  
Florida Atlantic   4 4         6 6  
UAB   1 7         2 10  
Southern Miss   1 7         1 11  
FIU   1 7         1 11  
West Division
Rice x   7 1         10 4  
UTSA   6 2         7 5  
North Texas   6 2         9 4  
Tulane   5 3         7 6  
Louisiana Tech   3 5         4 8  
Tulsa   2 6         3 9  
UTEP   1 7         2 10  
Championship: Rice 41, Marshall 24
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2013 Tulane Green Wave football team represented Tulane University in the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by second year head coach Curtis Johnson and played home games at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. They were a member of Conference USA in the West Division. This was the Green Wave's last season playing in the Superdome and Conference USA as they will open the new, on-campus Yulman Stadium in the fall of 2014, and move to the American Athletic Conference in July 2014. They finished the season 7–6, 5–3 in C-USA play to finish in fourth place in the West Division. They were invited to the New Orleans Bowl where they lost to Louisiana–Lafayette.

In the 2013 season, Tulane reached 500 program wins, had its first winning record since 2002, and went to its first bowl game since the 2002 Hawaiʻi Bowl.

Pre-season[edit]

Recruits[edit]

Award watch lists[edit]

C-USA All-Conference Preseason Awards[edit]

  • Cairo Santos – Special Teams Player of the Year
  • Ryan Grant – First Team, Offense
  • Lorenzo Doss – First Team, Defense
  • Cairo Santos – First Team, Special Teams

Roster[edit]

2013 Tulane Green Wave football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 1 Powell, DevinDevin Powell Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 3 Grant, RyanRyan Grant Redshirt.svg Sr
WR 8 Breaux, DevonDevon Breaux Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 9 Banks, KedrickKedrick Banks Redshirt.svg Fr
QB 11 Montana, NickNick Montana Jr
QB 12 Lee, TannerTanner Lee Fr
WR 15 Edwards, MarcMarc Edwards Redshirt.svg So
QB 16 Joseph, JordyJordy Joseph Jr
RB 24 Butler, DantéDanté Butler Jr
RB 25 Rounds, JoshJosh Rounds So
RB 26 Darkwa, OrleansOrleans Darkwa Sr
RB 28 Kelley, RobRob Kelley Jr
RB 29 O'Neill, AlexAlex O'Neill Fr
RB 32 Badie, ShermanSherman Badie Fr
RB 33 Thompson, LazedrickLazedrick Thompson Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 36 Boutte, DevinDevin Boutte Jr
WR 42 Wilson, CarlosCarlos Wilson Sr
RB 43 Wadleigh, MarshallMarshall Wadleigh Fr
WR 44 Macias, AlecAlec Macias So
C 50 Godfrey, BrandonBrandon Godfrey Fr
OL 60 Paine, PrestonPreston Paine Jr
OT 61 Hanson, ColtonColton Hanson Redshirt.svg Fr
C 64 Henry, MikeMike Henry Redshirt.svg Sr
C 65 Morgan, ZachZach Morgan Redshirt.svg Sr
OT 66 Shienle, NathanNathan Shienle Redshirt.svg Fr
OG 67 Bradley, BobBob Bradley So
OL 68 Uzdavinis, ArturoArturo Uzdavinis Redshirt.svg So
OT 70 Donnelly, SeanSean Donnelly Redshirt.svg Jr
OG 71 Stewart, JasonJason Stewart Fr
OG 72 Mares, RioRio Mares Redshirt.svg Sr
OG 73 Paul, AlexAlex Paul So
OG 74 Skidmore, AdamAdam Skidmore Redshirt.svg Jr
OT 75 Taylor, ChrisChris Taylor Fr
OT 76 Skold, NateNate Skold Redshirt.svg So
OT 78 Jacquet, ToddTodd Jacquet So
OT 79 Santa Marina, KennethKenneth Santa Marina Fr
WR 80 Shackleford, JustynJustyn Shackleford Jr
TE 81 London, SydieSydie London So
WR 82 Rush, XavierXavier Rush Jr
WR 83 Van Hooser, FudgeFudge Van Hooser Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 84 Dobbs, JoJoJoJo Dobbs Sr
WR 85 Dace, LarryLarry Dace So
TE 88 Marfisi, MattMatt Marfisi Redshirt.svg Jr
WR 89 Vaughan, ThomasThomas Vaughan So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
S 2 Monroe, DarionDarion Monroe So
CB 4 Nixon, TaureanTaurean Nixon Jr
S 5 LeBeau, BrandonBrandon LeBeau Jr
CB 6 Doss, LorenzoLorenzo Doss So
S 7 Williams, EdwardEdward Williams Fr
CB 10 Davis, LeonardLeonard Davis Fr
CB 13 Strozier, DerrickDerrick Strozier Redshirt.svg Sr
CB 14 Batiste, JordanJordan Batiste So
LB 20 Marley, NicoNico Marley Fr
S 21 Davis, KyleKyle Davis Sr
S 22 Sullen, JordanJordan Sullen Sr
CB 23 Allen, RichardRichard Allen Fr
S 27 Carthon, RichardRichard Carthon So
S 30 Cooper, TristanTristan Cooper Fr
LB 34 Franklin, JarrodJarrod Franklin Fr
S 35 Scofield, SamSam Scofield Jr
S 37 Parker, LJLJ Parker Redshirt.svg Sr
S 38 Bronzo, AnthonyAnthony Bronzo Jr
WR 39 Townsend, WilliamWilliam Townsend Fr
FB 40 Bullock, TaylorTaylor Bullock Redshirt.svg Jr
DE 41 Bryant, AaronAaron Bryant Redshirt.svg So
LB 43 Gilbert, TylerTyler Gilbert Jr
CB 44 Jackson, LukeLuke Jackson Fr
LB 45 Bailey, MatthewMatthew Bailey Jr
LB 46 Medina, SergioSergio Medina Fr
LB 47 DeJean, CameronCameron DeJean Redshirt.svg Jr
LB 48 LaFrance, RoyceRoyce LaFrance So
DE 51 Herman, MaxMax Herman Fr
LB 52 Thomas, EricEric Thomas Fr
LB 53 Robinson, AndreAndre Robinson Redshirt.svg Jr
DT 54 Carroll, QuinlanQuinlan Carroll Fr
DT 56 Robertson, DominiqueDominique Robertson Sr
LB 57 Davis, ZachZach Davis Sr
LB 58 Schmidt, BrandonBrandon Schmidt Jr
LB 59 Laborde, DavidDavid Laborde So
DT 77 Smart, TanzelTanzel Smart Fr
DT 87 Aruna, AdeAde Aruna Fr
DE 90 Peeples, JeremyJeremy Peeples Sr
DE 91 Washington, EldrickEldrick Washington Fr
DT 92 Warmsley, JuliusJulius Warmsley Sr
DT 93 Welcome, KennyKenny Welcome Redshirt.svg Jr
DE 94 Davenport, ChrisChris Davenport Sr
DT 96 Redwine, CoreyCorey Redwine Redshirt.svg So
DT 98 Bell, EricEric Bell Fr
DT 99 Thomas, CalvinCalvin Thomas So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 19 Santos, CairoCairo Santos Sr
P 31 Picerelli, PeterPeter Picerelli So
P, K 62 Broccoli, StevenSteven Broccoli So
K, P 63 Spinelli, CaseyCasey Spinelli Fr
P 69 Ginsburgh, JonathanJonathan Ginsburgh Sr
P, K 95 Hilton, LoganLogan Hilton So
DS 97 Lizanich, MichaelMichael Lizanich Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Eric Price – Offensive Coordinator
  • Jon Sumrall – Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line
  • Lionel WashingtonCo-Defensive Coordinator/Secondary
  • David Johnson – Tight Ends/Running Backs
  • Barry Lamb – Linebackers/Special Teams
  • John McDonell – Offensive Line
  • Mike NeuQuarterbacks
  • Jason Rollins – Secondary
  • Keith Williams – Wide Receivers
  • Doug Lichtenberger – Assistant AD for Football Operations/Recruiting
  • Kwahn Drake – Graduate Assistant Coach, Defense
  • Chad Jenkins – Graduate Assistant Coach, Defense
  • Mike McCarthy – Graduate Assistant Coach, Offense
  • Casey Robottom – Graduate Assistant Coach, Offense

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: October 10, 2013

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 29 7:00 PM Jackson State* Mercedes-Benz SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA W 34–7   20,992
September 7 2:30 PM South Alabama* Mercedes-Benz Superdome • New Orleans, LA CST L 39–41   19,414
September 12 6:30 PM at Louisiana Tech Joe Aillet StadiumRuston, LA FS1 W 24–15   22,035
September 21 11:30 AM at Syracuse* Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY ACCN L 17–52   36,128
September 28 6:00 PM at Louisiana–Monroe* Malone StadiumMonroe, LA ESPN3 W 31–14   20,476
October 5 2:30 PM North Texasdagger Mercedes-Benz Superdome • New Orleans, LA FCS W 24–21   20,734
October 12 2:30 PM East Carolina Mercedes-Benz Superdome • New Orleans, LA WHNO* W 36–33 3OT  15,157
October 26 2:30 PM Tulsa Mercedes-Benz Superdome • New Orleans, LA CST W 14–7   22,414
November 2 4:00 PM at Florida Atlantic FAU StadiumBoca Raton, FL L 17–34   16,406
November 9 1:00 PM at UTSA AlamodomeSan Antonio, TX WHNO L 7–10   24,606
November 23 2:30 PM UTEP Mercedes-Benz Superdome • New Orleans, LA CST W 45–3   19,771
November 30 2:00 PM at Rice Rice StadiumHouston, TX FCS L 13–17   20,048
December 21 8:00 PM vs. Louisiana–Lafayette* Mercedes-Benz Superdome • New Orleans, LA (New Orleans Bowl) ESPN L 21–24   54,728
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

x- *(Tape Delayed broadcast ) Source [4]

Game Notes[edit]

Jackson State[edit]

Jackson State at Tulane[5]
1 2 3 4 Total
JSU 0 0 0 7 7
Tulane 13 7 7 7 34
  • Location: New Orleans, LA
  • Game start: 7:00 PM CDT
  • Game attendance: 20,992
  • Game weather: Indoors
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0

This was the first meeting in football between Tulane and Jackson State.


South Alabama[edit]

South Alabama at Tulane[6]
1 2 3 4 Total
S. Alabama 21 10 7 3 41
Tulane 7 12 14 6 39
  • Location: New Orleans, LA
  • Game start: 2:30 PM CDT
  • Game attendance: 19,414
  • Television network: CST
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0

This was the first meeting in football between Tulane and South Alabama.


Louisiana Tech[edit]

Tulane at Louisiana Tech[7]
1 2 3 4 Total
Tulane 7 0 10 7 24
LA Tech 6 3 0 6 15
  • Location: Ruston, LA
  • Game start: 6:30 PM CDT
  • Game attendance: 22,035
  • Television network: FS1
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–0 1998 Tulane, 63–30

Tulane last played Louisiana Tech during its undefeated 1998 season, winning 63–30 at home. Tulane has never lost to Louisiana Tech in football.


Syracuse[edit]

Tulane at Syracuse[8]
1 2 3 4 Total
Tulane 10 7 0 0 17
Syracuse 21 21 7 3 52
  • Location: Syracuse, NY
  • Game start: 12:30 PM EDT
  • Game attendance: 36,128
  • Game weather: Indoors
  • Television network: ACCN
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–8 2011 Syracuse, 37–34


Louisiana-Monroe[edit]

Tulane at Louisiana-Monroe[9]
1 2 3 4 Total
Tulane 3 7 21 0 31
ULM 0 0 7 7 14
  • Location: Monroe, LA
  • Game start: 6:00 PM CDT
  • Game attendance: 20,476
  • Television network: ESPN3
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–1 2012 UL-Monroe, 63–10

Orleans Darkwa led the team with 118 rushing yards, and the defense held their opponent scoreless in the first half for the second time in the season. Tulane forced 5 turnovers in the game and outgained ULM in rushing yards by 253 to 26.

North Texas[edit]

North Texas at Tulane[10]
(Homecoming Game)
1 2 3 4 Total
UNT 0 0 7 14 21
Tulane 0 7 14 3 24
  • Location: New Orleans, LA
  • Game start: 2:30 PM CDT
  • Game attendance: 20,734
  • Game weather: Indoors
  • Television network: FCS
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0

This was the first meeting in football between Tulane and North Texas. Tulane won as time expired on the clock with a 27-yeard field goal from Lou Groza Award-winner Cairo Santos. It was Tulane's first homecoming victory since the 2006 season and gave the Green Wave its best season start since 2003 and best conference start since 1998. The victory was also Tulane football's 500th win all-time. The defense held their opponent scoreless in the first half for the third time in the season and had two interceptions. Special teams blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown for the first time in school history.[11]


East Carolina[edit]

East Carolina at Tulane[12]
1 2 3 4 OT 2OT 3OT Total
ECU 3 3 0 13 7 7 0 33
Tulane 3 3 10 3 7 7 3 36
  • Location: New Orleans, LA
  • Game start: 2:30 PM CDT
  • Game attendance: 15,157
  • Game weather: Indoors
  • Television network: WHNO
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–10 2012 East Carolina, 28–23

Devin Powell played quarterback for Tulane, as starting quarterback Nick Montana was out with a shoulder injury. Cairo Santos kicked 5 field goals, including a 42-yard kick to win the game in triple overtime. Derrick Strozier intercepted an East Carolina pass and returned it 99 yards for a touchdown, while wearing one shoe.[13] The game was the longest in school history and Tulane's first win over East Carolina since 2003. Following the victory, Tulane players won all three Conference USA weekly awards: Offensive Player of the Week (Devin Powell), Defensive Player of the Week (Derrick Strozier), and Special Teams Player of the Week (Cairo Santos).[13]

Tulsa[edit]

Tulsa at Tulane[14]
1 2 3 4 Total
Tulsa 0 7 0 0 7
Tulane 0 7 7 0 14
  • Location: New Orleans, LA
  • Game start: 2:30 PM CDT
  • Game attendance: 22,414
  • Game weather: Indoors
  • Television network: CST
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–8 2012 Tulsa, 45–10

Tulane came away with a 14–7 victory, beating Tulsa for the first time since their initial meeting in 1968, a 25–15 Green Wave victory in Tulane Stadium. In the two teams' last 8 meetings, the Green Wave lost by an average score of 43–12.[15] Tulane forced 4 turnovers and 8 penalties from a Tulsa team that was the least penalized in college football coming into the game. The Golden Hurricane managed only 7 points in a game for the first time since their season opener against Bowling Green.[16] Devin Powell played quarterback in place of Nick Montana, who was still on the bench with a separated shoulder. With the win, Tulane became bowl-eligible for the first time since 2002.[17]


Florida Atlantic[edit]

Tulane at Florida Atlantic[18]
1 2 3 4 Total
Tulane 7 10 0 0 17
FAU 7 0 10 17 34
  • Location: Boca Raton, FL
  • Game start: 5:00 PM EDT
  • Game attendance: 16,406
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1

This was the first meeting in football between Tulane and Florida Atlantic.


UTSA[edit]

Tulane at UTSA[19]
1 2 3 4 Total
Tulane 0 7 0 0 7
UTSA 0 0 7 3 10
  • Location: San Antonio, TX
  • Game start: 1:00 PM CST
  • Game attendance: 24,606
  • Game weather: Indoors
  • Television network: WHNO
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1

This was the first meeting in football between Tulane and UTSA. While the Green Wave compiled more yards and first downs than the Roadrunners, while holding the ball for 15 minutes more, the team committed 14 penalties for 105 yards. UTSA kicked a field goal with 14 seconds remaining on the clock to break the 7–7 tie and win the game. With the loss, Tulane dropped to 6–4.[19]

UTEP[edit]

UTEP at Tulane[20]
1 2 3 4 Total
UTEP 0 3 0 0 3
Tulane 14 24 7 0 45
  • Location: New Orleans, LA
  • Game start: 2:30 PM CST
  • Game attendance: 19,771
  • Game weather: Indoors
  • Television network: CST
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–5 2012 UTEP, 24–20

Tulane dominated UTEP in the program's final scheduled home game in the Superdome, scoring 38 points in the first half alone. Numerous former players from the Superdome era attended the game, and the "All-Dome Team," an all-star team of players from those 38 seasons, was introduced at halftime.[21] The Green Wave's 45–3 victory was the largest margin of victory for Tulane in a C-USA game, and the 3 points allowed were the fewest the program had ever allowed in a C-USA contest. The win brought Tulane's record to 7–4, ensuring its first winning season since 2002.[22] The Green Wave offense totaled 482 yards, with 205 passing and 277 rushing. The defense allowed 232 yards total and forced 3 turnovers. The team also reduced its penalties from the previous game to 4, totaling 35 yards.[20] The win kept Tulane in contention to win the West Division of C-USA, provided it gained a victory at Rice the next week, while UTSA lost to Louisiana Tech at home.[22]

Rice[edit]

Tulane at Rice[23]
1 2 3 4 Total
Tulane 3 0 7 3 13
Rice 7 10 0 0 17
  • Location: Houston, TX
  • Game start: 2:00 PM CST
  • Game attendance: 20,048
  • Television network: FCS
Overall record Last meeting Result
15–20 2012 Rice, 49–47

This was the last conference game between Tulane and Rice. The Green Wave defense continued its above-average season by holding Rice's conference-best offense to 124 rushing yards, less than half its average coming into the game.[24] It also forced two turnovers to place the Wave in position to score a field goal in the first half and a touchdown in the second half. The defensive effort could not make up for Tulane's offense, however, which struggled throughout the game and gained a season-low 123 yards, scoring only 3 points in the first half.[25]

Louisiana–Lafayette–New Orleans Bowl[edit]

Tulane at Louisiana–Lafayette
(New Orleans Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Tulane 0 14 7 0 21
ULL 14 7 0 3 24
  • Location: New Orleans, LA
  • Game start: 8:00 PM CST
  • Game weather: Indoors
  • Referee: David Witvoet (Big Ten)
  • Television network: ESPN
Overall record Last meeting Result
21–5 2012 UL–Lafayette, 41–13

This was Tulane's first bowl game since its 36–28 Hawaiʻi Bowl win over Hawaiʻi in 2002. It was also the first all-Louisiana New Orleans Bowl game.

After the season[edit]

Awards[edit]

C-USA All-Conference Awards[edit]

[26][27]

References[edit]

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