2013 Tulane Green Wave football team

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.

2013 Tulane Green Wave football
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ConferenceConference USA
DivisionWest Division
2013 record7–6 (5–3 C-USA)
Head coachCurtis Johnson (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorEric Price
Co-defensive coordinatorJon Sumrall
Co-defensive coordinatorLionel Washington
Home stadiumMercedes-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

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-seasonEdit

RecruitsEdit

Award watch listsEdit

C-USA All-Conference Preseason AwardsEdit

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

RosterEdit

2013 Tulane Green Wave football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 1 Devin Powell   Fr
WR 3 Ryan Grant   Sr
WR 8 Devon Breaux   Fr
WR 9 Kedrick Banks   Fr
QB 11 Nick Montana Jr
QB 12 Tanner Lee Fr
WR 15 Marc Edwards   So
QB 16 Jordy Joseph Jr
RB 24 Danté Butler Jr
RB 25 Josh Rounds So
RB 26 Orleans Darkwa Sr
RB 28 Rob Kelley Sr
RB 29 Alex O'Neill Fr
RB 32 Sherman Badie Fr
RB 33 Lazedrick Thompson   Fr
WR 36 Devin Boutte Jr
WR 42 Carlos Wilson Sr
RB 43 Marshall Wadleigh Fr
WR 44 Alec Macias So
C 50 Brandon Godfrey Fr
OL 60 Preston Paine Jr
OT 61 Colton Hanson   Fr
C 64 Mike Henry   Sr
C 65 Zach Morgan   Sr
OT 66 Nathan Shienle   Fr
OG 67 Bob Bradley So
OL 68 Arturo Uzdavinis   So
OT 70 Sean Donnelly   Jr
OG 71 Jason Stewart Fr
OG 72 Rio Mares   Sr
OG 73 Alex Paul So
OG 74 Adam Skidmore   Jr
OT 75 Chris Taylor Fr
OT 76 Nate Skold   So
OT 78 Todd Jacquet So
OT 79 Kenneth Santa Marina Fr
WR 80 Justyn Shackleford Jr
TE 81 Sydie London So
WR 82 Xavier Rush Jr
WR 83 Fudge Van Hooser   Fr
WR 84 JoJo Dobbs Sr
WR 85 Larry Dace So
TE 88 Matt Marfisi   Jr
WR 89 Thomas Vaughan So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
S 2 Darion Monroe So
CB 4 Taurean Nixon Jr
S 5 Brandon LeBeau Jr
CB 6 Lorenzo Doss So
S 7 Edward Williams Fr
CB 10 Leonard Davis Fr
CB 13 Derrick Strozier   Sr
CB 14 Jordan Batiste So
LB 20 Nico Marley Fr
S 21 Kyle Davis Sr
S 22 Jordan Sullen Sr
CB 23 Richard Allen Fr
S 27 Richard Carthon So
S 30 Tristan Cooper Fr
LB 34 Jarrod Franklin Fr
S 35 Sam Scofield Jr
S 37 LJ Parker   Sr
S 38 Anthony Bronzo Jr
WR 39 William Townsend Fr
FB 40 Taylor Bullock   Jr
DE 41 Aaron Bryant   So
LB 43 Tyler Gilbert Jr
CB 44 Luke Jackson Fr
LB 45 Matthew Bailey Jr
LB 46 Sergio Medina Fr
LB 47 Cameron DeJean   Jr
LB 48 Royce LaFrance So
DE 51 Max Herman Fr
LB 52 Eric Thomas Fr
LB 53 Andre Robinson   Jr
DT 54 Quinlan Carroll Fr
DT 56 Dominique Robertson Sr
LB 57 Zach Davis Sr
LB 58 Brandon Schmidt Jr
LB 59 David Laborde So
DT 77 Tanzel Smart Fr
DT 87 Ade Aruna Fr
DE 90 Jeremy Peeples Sr
DE 91 Eldrick Washington Fr
DT 92 Julius Warmsley Sr
DT 93 Kenny Welcome   Jr
DE 94 Chris Davenport Sr
DT 96 Corey Redwine   So
DT 98 Eric Bell Fr
DT 99 Calvin Thomas So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 19 Cairo Santos Sr
P 31 Peter Picerelli So
P, K 62 Steven Broccoli So
K, P 63 Casey Spinelli Fr
P 69 Jonathan Ginsburgh Sr
P, K 95 Logan Hilton So
DS 97 Michael 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
  •   Redshirt

Roster
Last update: October 10, 2013

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 297:00 PMJackson State*W 34–720,992
September 72:30 PMSouth Alabama*
  • Mercedes-Benz Superdome
  • New Orleans, LA
CSTL 39–4119,414
September 126:30 PMat Louisiana TechFS1W 24–1522,035
September 2111:30 AMat Syracuse*ACCNL 17–5236,128
September 286:00 PMat Louisiana–Monroe*ESPN3W 31–1420,476
October 52:30 PMNorth Texas 
  • Mercedes-Benz Superdome
  • New Orleans, LA
FCSW 24–2120,734
October 122:30 PMEast Carolina
  • Mercedes-Benz Superdome
  • New Orleans, LA
WHNO*W 36–33 3OT15,157
October 262:30 PMTulsa
  • Mercedes-Benz Superdome
  • New Orleans, LA
CSTW 14–722,414
November 24:00 PMat Florida AtlanticL 17–3416,406
November 91:00 PMat UTSAWHNOL 7–1024,606
November 232:30 PMUTEP
  • Mercedes-Benz Superdome
  • New Orleans, LA
CSTW 45–319,771
November 302:00 PMat RiceFCSL 13–1720,048
December 218:00 PMLouisiana–Lafayette*
ESPNL 21–2454,728
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • All times are in Central time

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

Game summariesEdit

Jackson StateEdit

Jackson State at Tulane[5]
1 234Total
JSU 0 007 7
Tulane 13 777 34
  • Location: New Orleans, LA
  • Game start: 7:00 PM CDT
  • Game attendance: 20,992
  • Game weather: Indoors
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting

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

South AlabamaEdit

South Alabama at Tulane[6]
1 234Total
S. Alabama 21 1073 41
Tulane 7 12146 39
  • Location: New Orleans, LA
  • Game start: 2:30 PM CDT
  • Game attendance: 19,414
  • Television network: CST
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting

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

Louisiana TechEdit

Tulane at Louisiana Tech[7]
1 234Total
Tulane 7 0107 24
LA Tech 6 306 15
  • Location: Ruston, LA
  • Game start: 6:30 PM CDT
  • Game attendance: 22,035
  • Television network: FS1
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–0 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.

SyracuseEdit

Tulane at Syracuse[8]
1 234Total
Tulane 10 700 17
Syracuse 21 2173 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-MonroeEdit

Tulane at Louisiana-Monroe[9]
1 234Total
Tulane 3 7210 31
ULM 0 077 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 TexasEdit

North Texas at Tulane[10]
(Homecoming Game)
1 234Total
UNT 0 0714 21
Tulane 0 7143 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
First Meeting

This was the first meeting in football between Tulane and North Texas. Tulane won as time expired on the clock with a 27-yard 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 CarolinaEdit

East Carolina at Tulane[12]
1 234OT2OT3OTTotal
ECU 3 3013770 33
Tulane 3 3103773 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]

TulsaEdit

Tulsa at Tulane[14]
1 234Total
Tulsa 0 700 7
Tulane 0 770 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
1–8 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 AtlanticEdit

Tulane at Florida Atlantic[18]
1 234Total
Tulane 7 1000 17
FAU 7 01017 34
  • Location: Boca Raton, FL
  • Game start: 5:00 PM EDT
  • Game attendance: 16,406
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting

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

UTSAEdit

Tulane at UTSA[19]
1 234Total
Tulane 0 700 7
UTSA 0 073 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
First Meeting

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]

UTEPEdit

UTEP at Tulane[20]
1 234Total
UTEP 0 300 3
Tulane 14 2470 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.[23]

RiceEdit

Tulane at Rice[24]
1 234Total
Tulane 3 073 13
Rice 7 1000 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.[25] 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.[26]

Louisiana–Lafayette–New Orleans BowlEdit

Tulane at Louisiana–Lafayette
(New Orleans Bowl
1 234Total
Tulane 0 1470 21
ULL 14 703 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 seasonEdit

AwardsEdit

C-USA All-Conference AwardsEdit

[27][28]

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