Tulane beats Navy, 29-28, becomes bowl eligible with sixth win

Tulane beats Navy, 29-28, becomes bowl eligible with sixth win
Tulane Green Wave head football coach Willie Fritz gets dunked after beating Navy.

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Tulane surrendered 25 unanswered points in the second half, but finally recovered with a Justin McMillan TD pass to cut the deficit to one. Now a tough decision awaited, go for one and the tie, or two in the win. Coach Fritz never hesitated.

Tulane wins on late TD, 2-point conversion, beats Navy to get bowl eligible

“I thought we were doing really well offensively, our defense was kind of tired. I went over and told the AD I was going for two, just wanted make sure I still had that contract. He said I did, so we went ahead with it. So, a lot of things played into it. We still had three timeouts left. If it didn’t work, maybe an onside kick. There were a lot of factors involved,” said Tulane Head Coach Willie Fritz.

“Honestly, looking at the scheme of the game. I kind of had an idea we were going for two. At that point it’s see what we can do. We had to get a win. He made a bold decision by going for two. It worked out well,” said Tulane quarterback Justin McMillan.

It’s been a gradual win process for Fritz at Tulane. Year one, four wins. Year two, five. Now year three, six and bowl eligible.

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