Thin green line: Margin for error slim as Wave tries to stay alive in West Division race

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - SEPTEMBER 19: Tulane Green Wave takes the field before a game against the Houston Cougars at Yulman Stadium on September 19, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

Last season, Tulane won 5 and lost 3 in American Athletic conference play. And, it was good enough to finish in a tie for the West division title with Houston and Memphis.

Not so, this season.

After a 47-17 loss at Memphis, Tulane sits at 2-1 in the league, tied with Memphis, and trailing 3-1 Navy and 3-0 SMU in the Western division. Tuesday, during his weekly press conference, head coach Willie Fritz said this season, the West is even more difficult.

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Despite the loss, Tulane was 26th in votes this week for the Associated Press Top 25, and 27th in votes for the USA Today coaches top 25 poll.

Tulane had a season high three turnovers in the loss to Memphis, all interceptions thrown by quarterback Justin McMillan. In his six previous games, McMillan had thrown 2 interceptions.

Tulane at Navy Saturday kicks off at 2:30 pm central time.


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