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Thankfully Tulane half-@ssed the Southern Miss game so they will be well rested for the short week

I honestly think we match up well with Houston this year. They have a lot of injuries and a very porous defense. Tulane bounces back and gets another road win

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Prediction thread gun jumped again.
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It’s how the universe works :lol:
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Since it’s been thrown around on here, hypothetically, would your prediction change if Pratt didn’t start? I’m still considering what my actual prediction will be, but I started thinking of the scenario in which Pratt doesn’t start and if that diminishes our chances. I think we are going to rely a lot on our defense this season so it may not matter who starts, but if another QB starts, defenses may focus on stopping the run which will slow our offense down.
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Winning in Houston is not unprecedented but it is rare. The betting has been hammering the under. I’ll say

UH 20 Tulane 17.
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waverider wrote: Wed Sep 28, 2022 7:06 pm Since it’s been thrown around on here, hypothetically, would your prediction change if Pratt didn’t start? I’m still considering what my actual prediction will be, but I started thinking of the scenario in which Pratt doesn’t start and if that diminishes our chances. I think we are going to rely a lot on our defense this season so it may not matter who starts, but if another QB starts, defenses may focus on stopping the run which will slow our offense down.
Considering that Fritz made pretty much zero mention of personnel on The Current today (other than mentioning a specific position (not a player name) that completely missed blocks on special teams).... I'm gonna put the chances of Pratt not starting at about 0.01%.

The Current interview today was the least informative this year, IMO. Just general comments and coach-speak. Couple that with there being no postgame press conference this past week (first time that happened), and we pretty much know nothing about what's going on with the team, where people's heads are, etc.
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waverider wrote: Wed Sep 28, 2022 7:06 pm Since it’s been thrown around on here, hypothetically, would your prediction change if Pratt didn’t start? I’m still considering what my actual prediction will be, but I started thinking of the scenario in which Pratt doesn’t start and if that diminishes our chances. I think we are going to rely a lot on our defense this season so it may not matter who starts, but if another QB starts, defenses may focus on stopping the run which will slow our offense down.
I’m confident he’ll start. If he doesn’t I’d say HTown 44 TU 17
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No one has scored more than 2 offensive TDs on Tulane and only one team has more than 1
the trend continues

Tulane 24
Houston 13

another under game, another bountiful source of opponent ennui with which to make my cup RUNNETH over.
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PeteRasche wrote: Wed Sep 28, 2022 8:05 pm
waverider wrote: Wed Sep 28, 2022 7:06 pm Since it’s been thrown around on here, hypothetically, would your prediction change if Pratt didn’t start? I’m still considering what my actual prediction will be, but I started thinking of the scenario in which Pratt doesn’t start and if that diminishes our chances. I think we are going to rely a lot on our defense this season so it may not matter who starts, but if another QB starts, defenses may focus on stopping the run which will slow our offense down.
Considering that Fritz made pretty much zero mention of personnel on The Current today (other than mentioning a specific position (not a player name) that completely missed blocks on special teams).... I'm gonna put the chances of Pratt not starting at about 0.01%.

The Current interview today was the least informative this year, IMO. Just general comments and coach-speak. Couple that with there being no postgame press conference this past week (first time that happened), and we pretty much know nothing about what's going on with the team, where people's heads are, etc.
I was surprised at the lack of highlights and interviews as well. Maybe just their way of flushing last week’s game.

Last week there was a lot talk of where the players’ heads were and look how that worked.

I brought up the Pratt thing because someone mentioned that it might be time to give Ibieta or Horton a chance so I wanted to see if, or how, that changes most people’s thoughts on this week’s game if he didn’t start.
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I’d be more surprised by a Houston blowout than a Tulane one. I guess it will be low scoring and underish. It will look like Ellender ball

KSU recovered and beat OU in the road. For a breakout season, Tulane needs to do the same. May it happen
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Coach Fritz hopped on one leg on his way to the locker room at half. Not sure what happened but he clearly had a knee or foot injury. That may have played a roll in their not being a post game interview. He started off to the locker room with a noticeable limp with a pained look on his face then hopped all the way to the tunnel. Not sure if anyone else saw this.
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I noticed the limp as well. It looked very painful. Surprised we haven't heard any more about it. The Athletic's betting guy, Stuart Mandel is picking Tulane as his upset special this week. He says KSU victory didn't look so good until they couldn't be stopped by Oklahoma. He is picking us 28-24. I will go along with him
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Wavery wrote: Thu Sep 29, 2022 8:44 am Coach Fritz hopped on one leg on his way to the locker room at half. Not sure what happened but he clearly had a knee or foot injury. That may have played a roll in their not being a post game interview. He started off to the locker room with a noticeable limp with a pained look on his face then hopped all the way to the tunnel. Not sure if anyone else saw this.
He said something popped in his calf.
No matter, he should have done an interview.
Agree with Pete that it was an underwhelming Current. But I was pleased to hear that WF took some of the blame:
- the coaches didn't call the plays we should have
- he didn't "head coach" the way he should have
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We have no pass rush.

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1401973 wrote: Thu Sep 29, 2022 9:11 am
He said something popped in his calf.
No matter, he should have done an interview.
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Since this is when (the day before) is normally start the prediction thread in weeks we won, I will bring the Earth’s rotation back into orbit by making my prediction at the same time.

I know Houston has a bunch of defenders hurt and they are going with white alternate helmets and we know how well those work.

This will be the best passing attack we have faced this year so the question, and our fate, is with the defense’s ability to make plays. Our offense on and off the field will have to be better than it was last week if we want to keep up and win.

I’d rather be happy than right!
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In the hypothetical world where Pratt doesn’t start:
Houston 34
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I'm guessing it's his soleus muscle. It is very painful.
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Wave 21 - Houston 17 -- as I said, a shootout
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waverider wrote: Thu Sep 29, 2022 12:29 pm Since this is when (the day before) is normally start the prediction thread in weeks we won, I will bring the Earth’s rotation back into orbit by making my prediction at the same time.

I know Houston has a bunch of defenders hurt and they are going with white alternate helmets and we know how well those work.

This will be the best passing attack we have faced this year so the question, and our fate, is with the defense’s ability to make plays. Our offense on and off the field will have to be better than it was last week if we want to keep up and win.

I’d rather be happy than right!
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Tulane 27

In the hypothetical world where Pratt doesn’t start:
Houston 34
Tulane 17
I for one question Pratt's play, but I am not calling for him not to start. I want to see if he can throw accurately into coverage instead of tucking and running, or checking down. Perhaps the staff won't let that happen. I get the impression that the better we get the more conservative we get. Then we lose. Take more chances get better. Rinse and repeat.
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