Tulane Green Wave outlast Louisiana-Lafayette 41-39 in 4OT

Tulane’s offense has struggled all season long, and tonight was no different. In regulation, the Green Wave had five drives that started in the red zone and only managed four field goals for their troubles.

In regulation, Tulane ran 69 offensive plays and gained 227 yards en route to scoring 16 points. In their first two overtime possessions, they ran two plays, gained 50 yards and scored 14 points. So maybe the Green Wave should just skip straight to overtime from now on?

Glen Cuiellette started under center for Tulane and it wasn’t pretty. His throws were frequently everywhere but at the intended target, and he never really found a rhythm finishing regulation 6-for-17 for 95 yards with a touchdown and an interception.The run game never really got untracked, and the offense as a whole couldn’t get their shit together often enough to make progress.

Exhibit A: an additional 44 yards (!!) of offense would have left the Wave with 35 points at the end of regulation instead of 16. That’s an insane performance from the defense, and an insane letdown by the offense.

Fortunately for Tulane, this game just kept on going, and the defense kept getting opportunities to shut down the Cajun offense. Not that it was insanely hard, given Anthony Jennings’ underwhelming performance throughout the early going this season. The Wave capitalized on reaching

The Wave capitalized on reaching a fourth overtime and the need for ULL to go for two points. They then capitalized on Jennings’ inability to understand the situation, as he threw to the flat instead of to the end zone and the stout Green Wave defense was there to seal the win.

Tulane is now 2-2, and I guess they’ll probably be favored next week at UMass? It’s really hard to tell, since their defense is otherworldly but their offense is an abject fucking failure.

The Cajuns, who also are somehow 2-2, will now head to New Mexico State to play a game that is very likely to make me wish Aggievision was still terrible so I had an extra reason to get drunk enough to forget it happened.

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