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Breaking down the Navy-Tulane football matchup

Navy and Tulane have proven very evenly matched with the last four meetings being decided by a touchdown or less. Only six combined points have separated the schools since 2017 with Navy sandwiching home wins of 23-21 and 41-38 around a 29-28 loss at Yulman Stadium in New Orleans.

Tulane executed a two-point conversion pass to pull out the victory in 2018, while freshman kicker Bijan Nichols booted a 48-yard field goal as time expired to lift Navy last season.

“We have great respect for Tulane. All of our games have been really close, back-and-forth,” Niumatalolo said.