Tulane football Tulane Green Wave linebacker Matthew Remondet (20) carries the ball in the first quarter during a college football game against the Cincinnati Bearcats, Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati. Ncaaf Tulane Green Wave At Cincinnati Bearcats Nov 25 0033

The Tulane Green Wave football team achieved a historic landmark win on Friday.

Tulane celebrated a feat they hadn’t accomplished in nearly 40 years. On Friday, the Green Wave defeated the Cincinnati Bearcats 27-24 in the final regular season game of the year. In doing so, they won against a ranked opponent for the first time since 1984.

Shehan Jeyarajah of CBS Sports tweeted, “To be the best, you’ve got to beat the best. Impressive performance from Tulane to go on the road and beat two-time defending champion Cincinnati, its first win over a ranked opponent since 1984.”

Tulane had lost their last 61 football games against ranked opponents before Friday. Per Sports-Reference, the last ranked team they claimed a victory over was the Vanderbilt Commodores on October 6, 1984.

Additionally, the Green Wave made more history. The team defeated Cincinnati on the road, which was the first time the Bearcats lost at home in 32 tries.

The Green Wave’s football team tweeted, “We did something historic today as Tulane wins the American Football Regular Season Championship and ends the Bearcats’ 32-game home winning streak!!!!”

This has been a historic season for Tulane football. College Gameday even nearly came to New Orleans this season. Perhaps they should anyway next week for the American Conference Championship Game.

[Shehan Jeyarajah, Tulane Football]

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