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Best Win/Worst Loss For A Tulane Opponent in Week 3

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Navy and Keenan Reynolds had a big game. UCF shouldn't bother trying any longer.

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Welcome to the third installment of "Maybe Tulane's Loss Didn't Look All That Bad: Or How I Learned To Love Bad Football."

Wait a second. The Green Wave won!? Oh, it was against Maine. Carry on.

As always, let's take a look at the best win and worst loss featuring the Green Wave's opponents in 2015.

Best win: Navy over East Carolina

There were only two victories by Tulane opponents last week and I wasn't about to put Temple in again for beating UMass.

The Midshipmen opened up conference play with a 45-21 win over the Pirates. Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds had himself a game as he rushed for 142 yards and an American Athletic Conference record five touchdowns.

East Carolina had no answer for the Midshipmen's rushing attack. Navy compiled 415 rushing yards and averaged 5.5 yards per attempt.

Honorable Mention: Temple over UMass.

Worst loss: Furman over UCF

We should just rename this category "Who did Central Florida lose to this week?"

This week the Knights were trumped by the Paladins, who were a combined 1-11 in their last 12 games. UCF held a 15-13 edge going into the fourth quarter but a 55-yard field goal by Furman gave the visitors the lead for good.

The Knights were outgained by the Paladins 270-269 and turned the ball over four times (three interceptions).

Dishonorable Mention: Missouri over UConn.