NEW ERA: 2016 Tulane Football Preview and Prediction

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Nov 8, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Cougars quarterback Greg Ward Jr. (1) runs with the ball on a keeper during the second quarter against the Tulane Green Wave at TDECU Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Saturday Nov. 12th, at the University of Houston Cougars (TDECU Stadium, Houston Texas)

Houston is a Problem!

Houston may be ranked in the Top 15 when this game is finally played.

The Cougars are coming off a 13-1  campaign and a Chick-Fil-A Bowl victory over Florida State, capping the greatest year ever in the football programs’s history.

In order to match or even surpass last hear, Cougars head coach Tom Herman will need another big year from QB Greg Ward Jr.

Last year Ward, threw for 2,000 yards and ran for another 1,000 yards. The Cougars will need every yard, given that their RB’s and WR’s are unproven and unknown.

Defensively, the Cougars  secondary loses 4 starters. Outside linebacker Steven Taylor, who had 10 sacks and 18.5 tackles for loss in 2015, leads the defense.

Houston takes off early and never looks back, and coasts to an easy win.

LOSS, 5-5

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