Contents: 1970 - 1971 - 1972 - 1973 - 1974 - 1975 - 1976 - 1977 - 1978 - 1979


1970[edit | edit source]

1970 Tulane Green Wave football
Liberty Bowl vs. Colorado, Won 17–3
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
APNo. 17
1970 record8–4
Head coachJim Pittman
Home stadiumTulane Stadium
(Capacity: 80,985)[1]
Seasons
← 1969
1971 →

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 12* at Texas Tech Clifford B. & Audrey Jones StadiumLubbock, TX L 14–21  
September 19* #19 Georgia Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA W 17–14  
September 26* at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL W 23–9  
October 3* at Cincinnati Nippert StadiumCincinnati, OH W 6–3  
October 10* at #8 Air Force Falcon StadiumAir Force Academy, CO L 3–24  
October 17* North Carolina Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 24–17  
October 24* at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA L 6–20  
October 31* at Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 10–7  
November 7* Miami Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 31–16  
November 21* North Carolina State Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 31–0  
November 28* #6 LSU Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA (Battle for the Flag) L 14–26  
December 12* vs. Colorado Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) W 17–3  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP.

1971[edit | edit source]

1971 Tulane Green Wave football
ConferenceIndependent
1971 record3–8
Head coachBennie Ellender
Home stadiumTulane Stadium
(Capacity: 80,985)
Seasons
← 1970
1972 →

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 11* Texas Tech Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA W 15–9  
September 18* at #11 Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA L 7–17  
September 25* at Rice Rice StadiumHouston, TX L 11–14  
October 2* William & Mary Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA L 3–14  
October 9* at #18 North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC W 37–29  
October 16* Pittsburgh Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 33–8  
October 23* Georgia Tech Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA L 16–24  
October 30* Vanderbilt Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA L 9–13  
November 6* Ohio Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA L 7–30  
November 13* at #8 Notre Dame Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN L 7–21  
November 27* at #10 LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Battle for the Flag) L 7–36  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP.

1972[edit | edit source]

1972 Tulane Green Wave football
ConferenceIndependent
1972 record6–5
Head coachBennie Ellender
Home stadiumTulane Stadium
(Capacity: 80,985)
Seasons
← 1971
1973 →

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 15* at Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA W 10–0  
September 23* #16 Georgia Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA W 24–13  
September 30* at #8 Michigan #18 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 7–41  
October 7* Pittsburgh Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 38–6  
October 14* at Miami Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL L 21–24  
October 21* at West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV L 19–31  
October 28* at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA L 7–21  
November 4* Kentucky Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 18–7  
November 11* Ohio Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 44–6  
November 18* at Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 21–7  
December 2* #11 LSU Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA (Battle for the Flag) L 3–9  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP.

1973[edit | edit source]

1973 Tulane Green Wave football
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
APNo. 20
1973 record9–3
Head coachBennie Ellender
Home stadiumTulane Stadium
(Capacity: 80,985)
Seasons
← 1972
1974 →

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 22* Boston College Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA W 21–16  
September 29* VMI Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 42–0  
October 6* at Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA W 24–6  
October 13* at Duke #18 Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, NC W 24–17  
October 20* North Carolina #17 Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 16–0  
October 27* Georgia Tech #15 Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 23–14  
November 3* at Kentucky #14 Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY L 7–34  
November 10* Navy Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 17–15  
November 17* Vanderbilt Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 24–3  
November 24* at Maryland #17 Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD L 9–42  
December 1* #8 LSU Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA (Battle for the Flag) W 14–0  
December 29* vs. #14 Houston #17 Houston AstrodomeHouston, TX (Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl) L 7–47  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP.

1974[edit | edit source]

1974 Tulane Green Wave football
ConferenceIndependent
1974 record5–6
Head coachBennie Ellender
Home stadiumTulane Stadium
(Capacity: 80,985)
Seasons
← 1973
1975 →

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 14* Southwestern Louisiana Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA W 17–16  
September 21* at Army Michie StadiumWest Point, NY W 31–14  
September 28* West Virginia Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 17–14  
October 12* at Air Force Falcon StadiumAir Force Academy, CO W 10–3  
October 19* The Citadel #20 Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 30–3  
October 26* at Georgia Tech #18 Grant FieldAtlanta, GA L 7–27  
November 2* Kentucky Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA L 7–30  
November 9* at Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA L 3–27  
November 16* at Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN L 22–30  
November 23* at LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Battle for the Flag) L 22–24  
November 30* Ole Miss Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA L 10–26  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP.

1975[edit | edit source]

1975 Tulane Green Wave football
ConferenceIndependent
1975 record4–7
Head coachBennie Ellender
Home stadiumLouisiana Superdome
(Capacity: 74,452)
Seasons
← 1974
1976 →

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 13* at Clemson Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 17–13  
September 20* Ole Miss Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA W 14–3  
September 27* Syracuse Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA L 13–31  
October 4* Vanderbilt Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA L 3–6  
October 11* at Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA W 17–7  
October 18* at West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV W 16–14  
October 25* Georgia Tech Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA L 0–23  
November 1* at Kentucky Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY L 10–23  
November 8* Air Force Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA L 12–13  
November 15* North Carolina Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA L 15–17  
November 22* LSU Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA (Battle for the Flag) L 6–42  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP.

1976[edit | edit source]

1976 Tulane Green Wave football
ConferenceIndependent
1976 record2–9
Head coachLarry Smith
Home stadiumLouisiana Superdome
(Capacity: 74,452)
Seasons
← 1975
1977 →

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 11* Cincinnati Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA L 14–21  
September 18* at #20 Ole Miss Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS L 7–34  
September 25* #18 Boston College Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA L 3–27  
October 2* at Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 24–13  
October 9* at Syracuse Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY L 0–3  
October 16* Army Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA W 23–10  
October 23* at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA L 16–28  
October 30* Memphis State Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA L 7–14  
November 6* West Virginia Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA L 28–32  
November 13* Rutgers Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA L 20–29  
November 20* at LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Battle for the Flag) L 7–17  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP.

1977[edit | edit source]

1977 Tulane Green Wave football
ConferenceIndependent
1977 record3–8
Head coachLarry Smith
Home stadiumLouisiana Superdome
(Capacity: 74,452)
Seasons
← 1976
1978 →

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 10* at Memphis Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN L 9–27  
September 17* Stanford Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA L 17–21  
September 24* at SMU Cotton BowlDallas, TX L 23–28  
October 1* Vanderbilt Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA W 36–7  
October 8* at Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA L 28–30  
October 15* Cincinnati Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA W 16–13  
October 22* Georgia Tech Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA L 14–38  
October 29* at #13 Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA L 0–48  
November 5* at Miami Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL W 13–10  
November 12* at Rutgers Rutgers StadiumNew Brunswick, NJ L 8–47  
November 19* LSU Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA (Battle for the Flag) L 17–20  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP.

1978[edit | edit source]

1978 Tulane Green Wave football
ConferenceIndependent
1978 record4–7
Head coachLarry Smith
Home stadiumLouisiana Superdome
(Capacity: 74,452)
Seasons
← 1977
1979 →

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 9* at Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD L 7–31  
September 16* #14 Pittsburgh Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA L 6–24  
September 23* at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA L 17–27  
September 30* at #20 Stanford Stanford StadiumStanford, CA L 14–17  
October 7* at Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 38–3  
October 14* Boston College Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA W 9–3  
October 21* TCU Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA L 7–13  
October 28* Memphis Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA W 41–24  
November 4* Miami Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA W 20–16  
November 11* at Ole Miss Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS L 3–13  
November 28* at LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Battle for the Flag) L 21–40  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP.

1979[edit | edit source]

1979 Tulane Green Wave football
Liberty Bowl vs. Penn State, Lost 6–9
ConferenceIndependent
1979 record9–3
Head coachLarry Smith
Home stadiumLouisiana Superdome
(Capacity: 71,330)
Seasons
← 1978
1980 →

The 1979 Tulane Green Wave football team was led by Larry Smith. The team finished with a 9–3 record and played in the 1979 Liberty Bowl, losing 6–9 to Penn State. In the 77th edition of the Battle for the Flag, Tulane beat LSU 24–13.

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