NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - For the first time since 1998, Tulane is bowl eligible in back-to-back years after beating Tulsa, 38-26. Tulane’s victory on homecoming improves their record to 6-3 overall.
The big crowd at Yulman Stadium was evident on the national broadcast, and played a part in giving Tulane a winning atmosphere on Saturday.
“I was really excited about our crowd. I thought we had a good crowd today. I guess it was the third largest crowd they’ve ever had in Yulman Stadium, and they got pretty loud at times. I appreciate everyone who came out. I’ve said it hundreds of times, this is a great stadium. Every seat is a perfect seat. I don’t why anyone wouldn’t come out on a day like today. It was a beautiful day out with two great teams going at it, competing with each other. Thank you for all the fans who came out today, we appreciate you all," said Tulane head coach Willie Fritz.
Wave QB Justin McMillan accounted for four touchdowns in the contest. He went 12/16 passing for 184 yards, and one TD pass. He rushed for 73 yards, and found the end zone three times on the ground.
Tulane trailed 13-10 in the second quarter, but rattled off 14 points in a row, and never trailed again. McMillan scored on a 1-yard TD run, and Willie Langham returned a fumble 13 yards for a score.
Tulane finishes out the season with Temple, UCF, and SMU. The Wave is 3-2 in The American Conference.