Three numbers to track as the Deacs host Tulane Thursday night at BB&T Field.
That’s the number of college football passes thrown by the trio of scholarship quarterbacks on the Green Wave roster. Tulane sophomore Glen Cuiellette, who was named the starter, saw the field for precisely one snap last season, a victory formation kneel. Johnathan Brantley and Darius Bradwell may also play against the Deacs, but as freshmen, it would be their very first collegiate appearance.
Zero is also the number of times thus far Wake has topped Tulane in football. Paula Amen’s Wake Forest squad lost 6-0 on Oct. 3, 1959 at Tulane, and Jim Caldwell’s Deacs dropped a 35-9 road decision to the Green Wave in 1995. Wake finished 1-10 that season.
That’s the difference in 2015 team passing attempts for Tulane (403) and Willie Fritz’s Georgia Southern (137).
Now that Fritz is at Tulane, has no experienced quarterbacks on his roster but has a four-headed monster at tailback, how many times will the Green Wave actually put the ball in the air? His Eagles just attempted just a little more than 10 passes a game, and if Fritz plays his system and his strengths, it’ll be more of the same this season at Tulane.
That’s the number of seasons on average it’s taken Dave Clawson to win a conference championship at his previous three stops.
It was year four in his first head coaching gig at Fordham, as he won the 2002 Patriot League Championship after going 0-11, 3-8 and 7-4 in his first three years.
Clawson won two conference titles at Richmond, claiming the 2005 Atlantic 10 championship in his second year after a 3-8 first-year mark. The Spiders won the 2007 CAA Championship as well under Clawson’s leadership.
It was Clawson’s fifth and final year at Bowling Green before they won the MAC Championship following 7-6, 2-10, 5-7, 8-5 records his first four seasons.
The Deacs seem primed to improve on back-to-back 3-9 records in the first two years of the Clawson Era.