College football lookahead is the essential grab bag of numbers, trends, reads and concepts each Monday throughout the season. Join us inside this week as we explain why we're buying a pair of Group of 5 teams, examine some ugly ATS trends for Clemson, Northwestern, UTEP and Florida State, and break down a Pac-12 matchup of two teams that seem headed in opposite directions.
Which teams we're buying and selling, and why.
Buy: Tulane Green Wave
Tulane was 4-8 in Willie Fritz's first season, then 5-7 last year, narrowly missing a bowl berth due to a three-point loss to close out the season at SMU. The Green Wave run a gun option offense that Fritz and coordinator Doug Ruse brought from Georgia Southern, and it's lagged behind a decent defense so far in Fritz's tenure. The culprit has been mediocre quarterback play, and after incumbent starter Jonathan Banks lost two fumbles late in a loss to SMU, Fritz announced he was turning to LSU transfer Justin McMillan, who