Prediction time: Tulane

At the start of the season, this was a game that I definitely thought Army would win. Now, I’m not as sure after Tulane’s 17-14 win at Rutgers last week. Yes, it’s not the same Rutgers team of years past. But Tulane’s defense impressed me. The Wave’s defense is super quick. Defensive end Dezman Moses and defensive tackle Justin Adams lived in Rutgers’ backfield. Middle linebacker Trent Mackey reminds me a smaller version of Ray Lewis.

Tulane’s offense isn’t going to light up the scoreboard. Tulane, which is favored by one point, doesn’t have a running back with the speed of Temple’s Matt Brown or a receiver with big-play ability like Temple’s Michael Campbell. But it is efficient enough if it plays error-free to pull out a win.

Sal Interdonato (Times Herald-Record Army football beat writer): Army 24, Tulane 20. If Army’s defense comes to play, Army should win. If it struggles and can’t get some early three-and-outs, Tulane can win this game.

John DeSanto (Times Herald-Record senior editor for multimedia and photography) : Army 20, Tulane 13.Tulane’s football team is not the pushover they’ve been in the past and the 17-14 win over Rutgers last week has the Green Wave pointed in the right direction. But Army’s improvement has been just as dramatic. The Black Knights’ effort against Temple last week made a lot of folks sit up and pay attention. This is a key game for the Cadets in their push for a bowl berth but it’s being played deep down South in the Superdome so thay makes it tougher. But I say Army’s defense saves the day.”

Predictions for around the college football universe
Mike Huguenin (Rivals.com college football editor):
Army 26, Tulane 21. Huguenin says on rivals.com, “ Tulane is coming off an upset win at Rutgers and is trying to start 3-2 for the first time since 2003. Army already has won two road games this season and hasn’t won three road games in a season since 1967.”
Whatifsports.com: Tulane 23, Army 22

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