| West Division|
Doug Ruse (1st year)
| 4–8 (1–7 The American)|
| American Athletic Conference|
Willie Fritz (1st year)
The 2016 Tulane Green Wave football team represented Tulane University in the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Green Wave played their home games at Yulman Stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana, and competed in the West Division of American Athletic Conference (AAC). They were led by first-year head coach Willie Fritz. They finished the season 4–8, 1–7 in American Athletic play to finish in last place in the West Division.
2016 Tulane Green Wave football team Wikipedia
Tulane announced its 2016 football schedule on February 9, 2016. The 2016 schedule consists of 6 home and away games in the regular season. The Green Wave will host AAC foes Memphis, Navy, SMU, and Temple, and will travel to Central Florida (UCF), Connecticut, Houston, and Tulsa.
The team will play four non–conference games, two of which are home games against Louisiana–Lafayette from the Sun Belt Conference and Southern from the Southwestern Athletic Conference, and two road game against Massachusetts (UMass) and travel to Wake Forest from the Atlantic Coast Conference.^[a]
The game between Tulane and Central Florida on October 7, 2016, was postponed due to Hurricane Matthew. The game was rescheduled for the following month on November 5, 2016, with the kickoff time to be announced.