ECU first played Tulane on Nov. 2, 1991 in Greenville, North Carolina, winning the game 38-28. Saturday will mark the 17th installment of the series and fourth since ECU joined the American Athletic Conference in 2014.

Below are some interesting notes and pieces of information ahead of ECU’s game against the Green Wave on Saturday. You can also find a preview of the game here.

  • ECU leads the overall series against Tulane 11-5 and is 8-1 all-time against the Green Wave in Greenville
  • ECU has won six of the last nine and 10 of the last 14 games versus Tulane
  • Tulane has won three of the last four games against ECU
  • Tulane — won the last meeting between the two programs on Nov. 10, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Tulane is looking for its third road win of 2020 — would be the most since 1998
  • ECU is looking for its second American Athletic Conference win of the season — would be the most since 2017
    • Looking for ninth win over Tulane in last 10 meetings at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium
  • ECU is 50-40 in conference home games since 1997 — last win was Nov. 17, 2018 against UConn
    • Lost last six conference home games
  • Tulane quarterback Michael Pratt became the first true freshman signal-caller in program history to earn a win as a starter since 1985 — did so against Temple
    • Pratt is the seventh freshman quarterback to start a game for Tulane since 1975
  • Tulane has scored 30-plus points in five-straight games — averaging 40.6 points per game during that time span
  • ECU is averaging 212 rushing yards and 429.8 total yards per game in four AAC contests thus far in 2020
  • ECU has won 39 of its last 44 games when leading at the half — 12-3 since 2015
  • Tulane has rushed for 100-plus yards in 59 of its last 60 games
    • Over 200-plus yards in 13 of last 20 games since the start of 2019
  • Tulane head coach Willie Fritz is 219-105-1 all-time in his career — in 28th year as a coach
    • Fritz owns the fourth-most wins by an active Division I FBS head coach behind Nick Saban, Mack Brown and Brian Kelly
    • Fritz is in his fifth year at Tulane and is 26-31 overall
  • ECU has scored three combined third quarter points in the last four games against Tulane
  • ECU is 20-16 all-time versus programs from Louisiana
  • ECU — 191-108 (.639) all-time at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium
  • Tulane will enter Saturday inside the top-ten nationally in tackles for loss per game at 8.9
  • Tulane returned 14 starters from last year’s 7-6 bowl-winning team
    • Green Wave — features nine players with at least 20 career starts
  • Tulane’s defensive line starters (De’Andre Williams, Patrick Johnson, Cam Sample and Jeffery Johnson) have a combined 124 career starts
  • ECU has forced at least one turnover in 15 of its last 16 games — 10 turnovers forced in last four games
  • ECU owns a combined average time of possession advantage of 6:12 through first five games
  • ECU — Saturday will be the 300th football game in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium all-time
  • Tulane was picked to finish sixth in the AAC Preseason Media Poll
  • Tulane’s returning running backs combined for 1,312 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2019
  • Tulane is 8-20 on the road under Willie Fritz
  • ECU is 140-130-5 all-time in November
    • Lost 14 of last 18 games in the month of November
    • Lost 17 of last 23 games since 2013 in November
  • ECU — A win would make its record 2-4 for the third time in five years (2016 and 2018)
  • ECU — A loss would make its record 1-5 for the first time since 2017
  • Tulane — held Temple to 222 yards of offense and zero touchdowns last weekend
    • First time holding an AAC opponent without a touchdown under Willie Fritz (2016)
  • Tulane has allowed 47 plays of 20-plus yards in 2020, including 38 pass plays (10 for touchdowns)
  • ECU — with 100 yards rushing on Saturday, freshman running back Rahjai Harris would become the first Pirate RB since Leonard Henry in 2001 to rush for 100-plus yards in four-straight games
  • ECU is 6-17 all-time against the AAC in November
  • ECU is 3-5 on Nov. 7 dating back to 1953 — last win was Nov. 7, 1987 (lost two straight)

ECU and Tulane will kick-off on Saturday at noon inside Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. The game will be streamed on ESPN+.

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