Tulane looks to finish no-win streak as South Florida slips

Tulane looks to finish no-win streak as South Florida slips

South Florida is trying to avoid falling into the vault of the American Athletic Conference.

Tulane will try to drag the Bulls into the bunker when the two teams meet on Saturday in New Orleans.

USF (2-8, 1-5 AAC) lost its last three matches, but managed to stay in second-to-last place, tied with Temple, ahead of the Green Wave (1-9, 0-6) who lost eight consecutive games.

Green Wave streak player Nick Anderson said, “A lot of people outside of this program and not in our locker room will look at our record and say, ‘Man, take over a 1-9 team. Who are we really?”

The Green Wave lost to four teams ranked in the time they played – Cincinnati, Oklahoma, Ole Miss and SMU.

Tolen had chances to win in his last two games, losing his fourth-quarter lead 10-7 at the UCF two weeks ago and missing a potential 26-yard field goal at the end of the game and falling to Tulsa in overtime at home. Saturday.

“Everyone wants to scream and scream and go off,” coach Willy Fritz said of the impending fouls. “But it won’t do anything.”

The FA fell behind Cincinnati No. 5, 31-7, before scoring 14 in a row and then losing 45-28 at home last Friday.

“We put a lot into that game and really expected to come out and play better in the first half than we did,” coach Jeff Scott said. “We dug a very big hole.”

Scott took solace in his team’s reaction in the second half. He gained just 35 yards in the first half and 309 in the second on his way to scoring the most points this season against a Bearcats defense that entered the game and allowed only 14.9 points per game, the third lowest in the country.

But the Bulls’ defense could not slow down the attack of the Beerkats. USF allowed a total of 128 pips during its losing streak.

“It’s frustrating,” Scott said. “We have to understand that. We have a couple of games to find out. We’re just inconsistent in some of the executions we’ve done defensively.”

Garen Mangham has 15 touchdowns this season, runner-up in school history and just three shy of the school record.

–Field Media Level

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