July 31, 2012

Week 2: Tulsa preview

Date: Sept. 8

Site: Tulsa, Okla.

Driving distance from New Orleans: 694 miles

Time: 11 a.m.

Starters returning: offense 6, defense 7

Rankings: Phil Steele's 39, Athlon's 74, Lindy's 66

Consensus pick for C-USA finish: second

Series: Tulsa leads 7-1

Best moment for Wave: Tulane beat Tulsa 25-15 at Tulane Stadium in the team's first meeting in 1968. A tiny crowd of 9,665 watched the Wave win for the second and last time that season. It's been all downhill since the Golden Hurricane joined Conference USA in 2005. Tulane has lost all seven league meetings by the composite score of 301-92, never coming closer than 24 points.

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