Tulane trying to use controversial ending against SMU last season as motivation in 2018

Tulane trying to use controversial ending against SMU last season as motivation in 2018
Tulane missed out on a bowl after losing to SMU last season. (Source: Nola.com)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Tulane missed out on a bowl game last season after a controversial call went against the Wave at SMU. Jonathan Banks appeared to get in the end zone for the win, but refs called him down inside the one as time expired. This week they go against the Mustangs with the memory of 2017 still lingering.

“Of course, that’s been the talk all offseason. Even during conditioning, make sure you finish to the line, and things like that. Because you never know when that one inch can cost you. So we’ve been looking forward to this game. Obviosly there’s a lot more buildup with the bye week. So guys are really excited to play,” said senior Rod Teamer.

“Oh yeah, we owe everyone. We had our mind on this this season, it’s back now. We’re going to go out there and play our game. We don’t want the same result, we want to win every week. But we had it on our mind, of course,” said receiver Darnell Mooney.

Coach Willie Fritz is letting the past be the past, and put the focus on a much-needed win.

“I think they’re going to be jacked up and ready because we’re playing at home and been off a couple weeks. We need a win. That’s the big thing. We need a win,” said Willie Fritz.

Tulane’s bowl hopes are still alive with a 2-4 record. Tulane is a 7-point favorite over SMU this weekend.

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