UTSA vs Green Wave Face in American Athletic Showdown
In an exciting American Athletic battle, the UTSA Roadrunners will hit the road to take on the No. 23-ranked Tulane Green Wave at Benson Field in Yulman Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana. The game is scheduled for Friday, November 24, 2023, at 3:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on ABC, with coverage also available on the CBS Sports App. Watch live stream.
UTSA, boasting an 8-3 record, is coming off a successful two-game homestand. In their last match, they secured a convincing 49-21 victory against South Florida. Quarterback Frank Harris showcased his dual-threat ability, rushing for 112 yards and three touchdowns, while also throwing for an impressive 411 yards and three touchdowns. Harris has consistently delivered, maintaining a passer rating of 70 or better in the last nine games.
Wide receiver Joshua Cephus was a crucial contributor, accumulating 163 receiving yards and a touchdown. The Roadrunners, with four consecutive home wins, have been dominant offensively, averaging 41.3 points per game during this stretch.
On the other side, the Tulane Green Wave, with a stellar 10-1 record, enter the game with nine straight wins. In their previous outing, they defeated FAU 24-8, with quarterback Michael Pratt throwing for 252 yards and three touchdowns. Pratt, like Harris, has shown consistency with a passer rating of 70 or better in the last nine games.
Wide receiver Chris Brazzell II added to the offensive firepower with 103 receiving yards and a touchdown. Tulane’s defense was instrumental in their success, limiting FAU to 234 total yards and sacking the quarterback five times, led by Darius Hodges with two sacks.
Tulane, currently favored by 3.5 points according to the latest odds, has been performing well against the spread, winning and covering in their recent matches. The opening line had the Green Wave as 2.5-point favorites.
Offensively, both teams have been strong on the ground, with UTSA averaging 174.6 rushing yards per game and Tulane close behind at 161.8 per game. This sets the stage for an intriguing battle in the trenches during Friday’s matchup.
With an over/under set at 52 points, fans can expect an exciting and potentially high-scoring contest. Be sure to check back for a comprehensive breakdown and analysis of the game after the action unfolds. As the experts predict, this game promises to be a thrilling clash between two formidable teams in the American Athletic Conference.