Tulane Green Wave football, 1980–89

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During the 1980s Tulane Green Wave, the American football team representing Tulane University in New Orleans, had as successive head coaches Vince Gibson, Wally English, Mack Brown and Greg Davis. The team had more losses than wins in most seasons in that decade, the only exceptions being 1980, 1981 and 1987.

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 No. 8 SMU* Texas StadiumIrving, TX L 7–51  
September 18 Rice* Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA W 30–6  
October 2 at Vanderbilt* Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, 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 No. 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 No. 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 24 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 No. 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 No. 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 No. 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 No. 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 No. 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 No. 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 No. 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 No. 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 No. 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 No. 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 No. 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 • New Orleans, LA W 27–22  
November 26 at No. 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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