NCAA point spread stats show that Tulane went 4-8 straight up and 5-6 against the NCAA football point spread stats in head coach Bob Toledo’s first season.
Head coach Bob Toledo looks to have Tulane on the right track according to NCAA point spread experts. With a few breaks it is not out of the question according to NCAA point spread experts that Tulane could reach a bowl game. It was a great year for Tulane running back Matt Forte, who rushed for 2,127 yards and 23 touchdowns according to NCAA point spread stats. Here is a look at more NCAA football point spread numbers from the 2007 Tulane Green Wave.
A big disappointment for Tulane was the loss to Army when they blew the lead in the final second and lost in overtime. The team also lost close games to UAB and Memphis according to NCAA point spread stats. The 2008 Tulane team will have to replace Forte which will not be easy according to NCAA point spread experts. Nine starters return on defense according to NCAA football point spread stats. Seven starters are back on defense according to NCAA football point spread stats. The defense does lose defensive tackles Antonio Harris and Avery Williams according to NCAA point spread stats.
It is hard to believe that a defense that ranked 87th in the country in total yards allowed according to NCAA point spread stats would be one of the better in the conference but it was. Many of the Conference USA defenses were very bad but Tulane was respectable. The defense was 91st in points allowed according to NCAA point spread stats. The offense wasn’t that bad either. They were 61st in total yards according to NCAA point spread stats. They were 81st though in points scored according to NCAA point spread numbers. The key in 2008 will be for Tulane to continue to run the ball effectively without Forte. That may be possible with the returning starters they have on offense. It would also help if they get more production out of quarterback Anthony Scelfo who really has done nothing throughout his career.