1. TULANE WIN TOTAL PREDICTION: WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN
Tulane should be better and stronger than the 2018 version, but it won’t have a whole lot to show for it.
It’ll get an amazing year out of the defense, and the offensive side should be more balanced and talented, but there are still just enough issues – and just enough tough games – to keep from making bowl eligibility easy.
The D will be good enough to come up with an upset or two, and there will be times – like the wins over USF and Memphis last season – when everything clicks against a good team, but …
Set The Regular Season Win Total At … 6
The early date at Auburn is the only almost-certain loss, but facing UCF is a problem and going to Army will be tough. Throw in the dates against Houston and FIU at home, and Memphis, Temple, SMU and Navy on the road, and there are just enough landmines to not take any game lightly.
Even so, assume wins over Missouri State, UConn and Tulsa, throw in at least three more wins out of the remaining pack of good battles, and the program will be bowing in back-to-back years for the first time since the 1979-1980 seasons.