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2012 Tulane Green Wave football team

 

2012 Tulane Green Wave football team

2012 Tulane Green Wave football
Conference Conference USA West
2012 record 2–10 (2–6 C-USA)
Head coach Curtis Johnson (1st year)
Offensive coordinator Eric Price
Co-defensive coordinator Jon Sumrall
Co-defensive coordinator Lionel Washington
Home stadium Mercedes-Benz Superdome
(Capacity: 73,208)
2012 Conference USA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
UCF xy   7 1         10 4  
East Carolina x   7 1         8 5  
Marshall   4 4         5 7  
Memphis   4 4         4 8  
UAB   2 6         3 9  
Southern Miss   0 8         0 12  
West
Tulsa xy   7 1         10 3  
SMU   5 3         7 6  
Rice   4 4         7 6  
Houston   4 4         5 7  
UTEP   2 6         3 9  
Tulane   2 6         2 10  
Championship: Tulsa 33, UCF 27
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 Tulane Green Wave football team represented Tulane University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was led by first-year head coach Curtis Johnson. The Green Wave played home games in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and competed in the West Division of Conference USA. This was their final season in Conference USA as the prepared to move to the American Athletic Conference. They finished the season 2–10, 2–6 in C-USA play to finish in a tie for fifth place in the West Division.

Contents

  • Pre-season 1
    • Recruits 1.1
    • Award watch lists 1.2
      • Cairo Santos 1.2.1
      • Orleans Darkwa 1.2.2
      • Trent Mackey 1.2.3
  • Roster 2
  • Schedule 3
  • Game Notes 4
    • Rutgers 4.1
    • Tulsa 4.2
    • Ole Miss 4.3
    • Louisiana–Monroe 4.4
    • Louisiana–Lafayette 4.5
    • SMU 4.6
    • UTEP 4.7
    • UAB 4.8
    • Rice 4.9
    • Memphis 4.10
    • East Carolina 4.11
    • Houston 4.12
  • Statistics 5
    • Team 5.1
      • Score by quarters 5.1.1
    • Offense 5.2
      • Rushing 5.2.1
      • Passing 5.2.2
      • Receiving 5.2.3
    • Defense 5.3
    • Special teams 5.4
  • After the season 6
    • Awards 6.1
      • Cairo Santos 6.1.1
  • References 7

Pre-season

Recruits

Award watch lists

Cairo Santos

Orleans Darkwa

Trent Mackey

Roster

Schedule

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 7:00 PM Rutgers* Mercedes-Benz SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA CBSSN L 12–24   26,059
September 8 11:00 AM at Tulsa Chapman StadiumTulsa, OK FSN L 10–45   17,880
September 22 11:00 AM Ole Miss* Mercedes-Benz Superdome • New Orleans, LA FSN L 0–39   28,913
September 29 3:30 PM Louisiana–Monroe* Mercedes-Benz Superdome • New Orleans, LA CST L 10–63   18,063
October 6 4:00 PM at Louisiana–Lafayette* Cajun FieldLafayette, LA Cox 4/ESPN3 L 13–41   29,758
October 13 12:00 PM SMU Mercedes-Benz Superdome • New Orleans, LA CSS W 27–26   11,519
October 20 7:00 PM at UTEP Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, TX L 20–24   23,234
October 27 2:30 PM UAB Mercedes-Benz Superdome • New Orleans, LA W 55–45   12,531
November 3 2:30 PM Ricedagger Mercedes-Benz Superdome • New Orleans, LA L 47–49   15,467
November 10 6:00 PM at Memphis Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN L 23–37   18,796
November 17 2:30 PM East Carolina Mercedes-Benz Superdome • New Orleans, LA CST L 23–28   14,041
November 24 2:30 PM at Houston Robertson StadiumHouston, TX FSN L 17–40   25,402
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.
[3][4]

Game Notes

Rutgers

Rutgers at Tulane[5]
1 2 3 4 Total
Rutgers 0 10 0 14 24
Tulane 0 3 0 9 12
  • Location: New Orleans, LA
  • Game start: 7:00 PM CDT
  • Game attendance: 26,059
  • Game weather: Indoors
  • Television network: CBS Sports Network
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–3 2010 Tulane, 17–14


Tulsa

Tulane at Tulsa[6]
1 2 3 4 Total
Tulane 3 0 0 7 10
Tulsa 14 21 0 10 45
  • Location: Tulsa, OK
  • Game start: 11:00 AM CDT
  • Game attendance: 17,880
  • Television network: FSN
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–7 2011 Tulsa, 31–3

While the team trailed 35–3, senior Devon Walker fractured his cervical spine after colliding head-on with a teammate during a tackle.[7]


Ole Miss

Ole Miss at Tulane[8]
1 2 3 4 Total
Ole Miss 26 0 10 3 39
Tulane 0 0 0 0 0
  • Location: New Orleans, LA
  • Game start: 11:00 AM CDT
  • Game attendance: 28,913
  • Game weather: Indoors
  • Television network: FSN
Overall record Last meeting Result
28–42 2010 Ole Miss, 27–16


Louisiana–Monroe

Louisiana–Monroe at Tulane[9]
1 2 3 4 Total
UL-Monroe 21 14 21 7 63
Tulane 0 3 0 7 10
  • Location: New Orleans, LA
  • Game start: 2:30 PM CDT
  • Game attendance: 18,063
  • Game weather: Indoors
  • Television network: CST
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 2008 Tulane, 24–10


Louisiana–Lafayette

Tulane at Louisiana-Lafayette[10]
1 2 3 4 Total
Tulane 0 10 0 3 13
UL-Lafayette 3 21 14 3 41
  • Location: Lafayette, LA
  • Game start: 4:00 PM CDT
  • Game attendance: 29,758
  • Television network: Cox4, ESPN3
Overall record Last meeting Result
20–4 2000 Tulane, 38–37


SMU

SMU at Tulane[11]
1 2 3 4 Total
SMU 3 3 3 17 26
Tulane 10 10 0 7 27
  • Location: New Orleans, LA
  • Game start: 12:00 PM CDT
  • Game attendance: 11,519
  • Game weather: Indoors
  • Television network: CSS
Overall record Last meeting Result
12–8 2011 SMU, 45–24


UTEP

Tulane at UTEP[12]
1 2 3 4 Total
Tulane 7 10 0 3 20
UTEP 7 17 0 0 24
  • Location: El Paso, TX
  • Game start: 7:00 PM MDT
  • Game attendance: 23,234
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–4 2011 UTEP, 44–7


UAB

UAB at Tulane[13]
1 2 3 4 Total
UAB 7 10 14 14 45
Tulane 14 17 7 17 55
  • Location: New Orleans, LA
  • Game start: 2:30 PM CDT
  • Game attendance: 12,531
  • Game weather: Indoors
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–4 2011 Tulane, 49–10


Rice

Rice at Tulane
(Homecoming game)[14]
1 2 3 4 Total
Rice 14 14 7 14 49
Tulane 7 3 28 9 47
  • Location: New Orleans, LA
  • Game start: 2:30 PM CDT
  • Game attendance: 15,467
  • Game weather: Indoors
Overall record Last meeting Result
15–18–1 2011 Rice, 19–7


Memphis

Tulane at Memphis[15]
1 2 3 4 Total
Tulane 10 3 3 7 23
Memphis 6 10 7 14 37
  • Location: Memphis, TN
  • Game start: 6:00 PM CST
  • Game attendance: 18,796
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–17–1 2011 Memphis, 33–17


East Carolina

East Carolina at Tulane[16]
1 2 3 4 Total
E Carolina 0 14 7 7 28
Tulane 7 6 3 7 23
  • Location: New Orleans, LA
  • Game start: 2:30 PM CST
  • Game attendance: 14,041
  • Game weather: Indoors
  • Television network: CST
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–9 2011 East Carolina, 34–13


Houston

Tulane at Houston[17]
1 2 3 4 Total
Tulane 0 7 10 0 17
Houston 17 3 7 13 40
  • Location: Houston, TX
  • Game start: 3:30 PM CST
  • Game attendance: 25,402
  • Television network: FSN
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–13 2011 Houston, 73–17


Statistics

As of November 17, 2012[4]

Team

Team Opp
Scoring 240 421
  Points per Game 21.8 38.3
First Downs 194 277
  Rushing 39 136
  Passing 130 118
  Penalty 25 23
Total Offense 3445 5200
  Avg per Play 4.7 6.3
  Avg per Game 313.2 472.7
Fumbles-Lost 18–11 17–9
Penalties-Yards 70–600 60–577
  Avg per Game 5.8–54.5 5.0–52.5
Team Opp
Punts-Yards 63–2580 41–1670
Avg per Punt 41.0 40.7
Time of Possession/Game 29:21 30:39
3rd Down Conversions 62/164 71/152
4th Down Conversions 4/17 6/14
Touchdowns Scored 26 55
Field Goals-Attempts 20–20 13–19
PAT-Attempts 24–25 52–53
Attendance 126,593 89,668
  Games/Avg per Game 7/18,085 5/22,417

Score by quarters

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Tulane 58 65 41 76 0 240
Opponents 101 134 83 103 0 421

Offense

Rushing

Name GP-GS Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G
Rob Kelley 11–4 80 292 11 281 3.5 0 15 25.5
Orleans Darkwa 8–5 70 247 29 218 3.1 3 32 27.2
Dante Butler 11–1 34 122 7 115 3.4 0 15 10.5
Josh Rounds 9–0 17 44 4 40 2.4 0 7 4.4
Derrick Strozier 9–1 4 13 1 12 3.0 0 6 1.3
Stephen Barnett 11–3 1 2 0 2 2.0 0 2 0.2
DJ Ponder 2–2 5 0 36 -36 -7.2 0 0 -18.0
Devin Powell 2–1 14 23 67 -44 -3.1 0 10 -22.0
TEAM 4–0 5 0 56 -56 -11.2 0 0 -14.0
Ryan Griffin 8–8 29 28 128 -100 -3.4 0 6 -12.5
Total 11 259 771 339 432 1.7 3 32 39.3

Passing

Name GP-GS Effic Att-Cmp-Int Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G
Ryan Griffin 8-8 139.66 209–328–7 63.7 2425 18 79 303.1
DJ Ponder 2-2 71.77 35–83–5 42.2 333 2 71 166.5
Devin Powell 2-1 85.47 30–57–3 52.6 255 1 66 127.5
Ryan Grant 11-11 0.00 0–1–0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0
Peter Picerelli 11-0 -200.00 0–1–1 0.0 0 0 0 0.0
Total 11 120.08 274–470–16 58.3 3013 21 79 273.9

Receiving

Name GP-GS No. Yds Avg TD Long Avg/G
Ryan Grant 11–11 63 1041 16.5 6 68 94.6
Rob Kelley 11–4 46 340 7.4 4 31 30.9
Xavier Rush 11–1 37 439 11.9 4 62 39.9
Justyn Shackleford 9–8 28 431 15.4 2 71 47.9
Marc Edwards 11–2 19 236 12.4 1 79 21.5
Josh Rounds 9–0 14 78 5.6 0 21 8.7
Dante Butler 11–1 12 63 5.2 0 14 5.7
Derrick Strozier 9–1 11 60 5.5 0 13 10.0
Wilson Van Hooser 11–1 10 176 17.6 4 35 16.0
Orleans Darkwa 8–5 9 43 4.8 0 13 5.4
Matt Marfisi 11–8 8 20 2.5 0 6 1.8
Sydie London 10–3 6 38 6.3 0 11 3.8
Evan Tatford 10–4 6 20 3.3 0 10 2.0
Brent Comardelle 10–0 3 27 9.0 0 10 2.7
Devin Boutte 7–0 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.9
Stephen Barnett 11–3 1 -5 -5.0 0 0 -0.5
Total 11 274 3013 11.0 21 79 273.9

Defense

Name GP-GS Tackles Sacks Pass Defense Fumbles Blkd
Kick
Saf
Solo Ast Total TFL-Yds No-Yds Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF
Darion Monroe 11–11 54 30 84 1.0–2 0–0 0–0 0 0 3–92 0 0 0
Zach Davis 11–8 50 28 78 5.0–16 2.0–11 1–35 3 2 0–0 0 0 0
Darryl Farley 11–9 26 24 50 3.5–14 1.0–9 0–0 2 0 0–0 1 0 0
Ryan Travis 11–11 32 17 49 3.5–17 1.0–11 2–96 7 0 1–0 1 0 0
Shakiel Smith 10–8 33 9 42 1.0–1 0–0 1–39 5 0 1–0 0 0 0
Lorenzo Doss 11–8 31 8 39 0–0 0–0 4–89 2 0 1–0 0 0 0
Austen Jacks 11–11 20 17 37 8.5–51 4.5–39 0–0 0 1 0–0 0 0 0
Jordan Batiste 11–9 29 8 37 1.0–1 0–0 1–0 4 0 0–0 0 0 0
Sam Scofield 9–2 21 10 31 1.0–1 0–0 2–30 1 0 0–0 1 0 0
Dominique Robertson 10–1 23 8 31 2.5–8 1.0–5 0–0 0 0 0–0 1 0 0
Matthew Bailey 11–8 20 7 27 2.0–5 0–0 1–37 4 3 0–0 0 0 0
Kenny Welcome 11–10 13 13 26 3.0–14 1.5–10 0–0 2 0 0–0 2 0 0
Julius Warmsley 10–9 11 14 25 5.0–12 2.0–7 0–0 0 3 0–0 1 2 0
Logan Hamilton 11–0 14 7 21 5.5–13 0–0 0–0 0 0 0–0 0 0 0
Calvin Thomas 11–0 9 11 20 2.0–14 2.0–14 0–0 1 0 0–0 0 0 0
Andre Robinson 11–0 10 9 19 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 0 0–0 0 0 0
Corey Redwine 10–3 12 7 19 1.0–2 0–0 0–0 0 0 0–0 1 0 0
Royce LaFrance 11–1 11 7 18 2.5–4 1.0–1 0–0 1 0 0–0 0 0 0
Aaron Bryant 10–9 10 8 18 2.0–5 1.0–4 0–0 1 2 1–0 0 0 0
Kyle Davis 11–0 9 7 16 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 0 0–0 0 0 0
Cameron DeJean 7–0 6 7 13 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 0 0–0 0 0 0
Devon Walker 2–2 9 2 11 1–2 0–0 0–0 0 0 0–0 0 0 0
Brandon LeBeau 11–0 5 3 8 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 0 0–0 0 0 0
Alex Lauricella 10–0 6 2 8 0–0 0–0 0–0 1 0 1–0 0 0 0
Renaldo Thomas 9–1 2 5 7 0–0 0–0 0–0 1 0 0–0 0 0 0
Taylor Bullock 11–0 6 0 6 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 0 0–0 0 0 0
Richard Carthon 11–0 5 1 6 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 0 0–0 0 0 0
Rob Kelley 11–4 3 2 5 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 0 0–0 0 0 0
Devin Boutte 7–0 4 0 4 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 0 0–0 0 0 0
Wendell Beckwith 5–0 3 1 4 1.0–1 0–0 0–0 0 0 1–0 0 0 0
Kerchal Byrd 9–0 3 1 4 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 0 0–0 0 0 0
Brent Comardelle 10–0 1 2 3 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 0 0–0 0 0 0
Devin Williams 8–0 2 0 2 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 0 0–0 0 0 0
Ryan Griffin 8–8 2 0 2 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 0 0–0 0 0 0
Adam Skidmore 11–11 1 0 1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 0 0–0 0 0 0
Billy Johnson 11–0 1 0 1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 0 0–0 0 0 0
Derrick Strozier 9–1 1 0 1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 0 0–0 1 0 0
Ryan Grant 11–11 1 0 1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 0 0–0 1 0 0
Dante Butler 11–1 1 0 1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 0 0–0 1 0 0
Cairo Santos 11–0 1 0 1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 0 0–0 0 0 0
Brandon Schmidt 2–0 0 1 1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 0 0–0 0 0 0
Peter Picerelli 11–0 1 0 1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 0 0–0 0 0 0
Total 11 502 276 778 52–183 17–111 13–326 35 11 9–92 9 2 0

Special teams

Name Punting Kickoffs
No. Yds Avg Long TB FC i20 50+ Blkd No. Yds Avg TB OB
Peter Picerelli 61 2507 41.1 70 2 11 13 7 0
Jonathan Ginsburgh 2 73 36.5 43 0 1 0 0 0
Cairo Santos 51 3265 64.0 30 2
Ryan Rome 1 60 60.0 0 0
Total 63 2580 41.0 70 2 12 13 7 0 52 3325 63.9 30 2
Name Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Yds Avg TD Long No. Yds Avg TD Long
Derrick Strozier 9 81 9.0 0 19 0 0 0 0 0
Darion Monroe 3 63 21.0 0 57 0 0 0 0 0
Josh Rounds 0 0 0 0 0 22 403 18.3 0 29
Richard Carthon 0 0 0 0 0 8 166 20.8 0 30
Dante Butler 0 0 0 0 0 5 84 16.8 0 25
Rob Kelley 0 0 0 0 0 3 65 21.7 0 30
Total 12 144 12.0 0 57 38 718 18.9 0 30

After the season

Awards

Cairo Santos

References

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