History repeats itself in Tulane’s overtime win over East Carolina
GREENVILLE, N.C. — The overtime game between Tulane and East Carolina on Saturday night was the Pirates’ first since losing to the Green Wave 36-33 at the Superdome after three extra sessions in 2013.
History repeated at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, with the Wave escaping 31-24 to stop a four-game skid in dramatic fashion.
Tulane seems to like these extra sessions under coach Willie Fritz. The Wave beat Louisiana-Lafayette in four overtimes at Yulman Stadium last year.
Banks with winning TD, Tulane beats E. Carolina 31-24 in OT
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Dontrell Hilliard ran for a career-high 189 yards and Jonathan Banks scored the winning touchdown in overtime as Tulane beat East Carolina 31-24 on Saturday night.
Banks ran it in from 16 yards out to give the Green Wave (4-6, 2-4 American Athletic Conference) the edge in overtime. He finished with 110 yards passing and 96 yards and two scores rushing.
Tulane next up to test No. 24 Memphis’ run defense
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis has been relying heavily on its prolific offense to cover up some issues on run defense, and the 24th-ranked Tigers about to be tested yet again.
No. 24 Memphis looking to extend winning streak vs. Tulane
Tulane (3-4, 1-2 American) at No. 24 Memphis (6-1, 3-1), Friday, 8 p.m. ET (CBSSN)
Line: Memphis by 10 ½.
Series record: Memphis leads 21-11-1
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Memphis is chasing its best season yet after already becoming bowl eligible last week. The Tigers last opened this strong in 2015 by winning their first seven games, and they now are bowl eligible for a fourth straight season, a first in school history.
MIAMI — Patience is a virtue. Hindsight is 20/20.
When Tulane looks at tape of Saturday night’s 23-10 loss to Florida International at Riccardo Silva Stadium, those clichés might come to mind.
Following junior quarterback Jonathan Banks’ first interception of the year, the Golden Panthers (4-2) capitalized by extending their lead to 13-3 in the third quarter. That’s when the Green Wave turned to what it does best: Run the football.
Borregales kicks 3 FGs, FIU beats Tulane 23-10
MIAMI (AP) — Jose Borregales kicked three field goals, Thomas Owens had six receptions for 152 yards and FIU beat Tulane 23-10 Saturday night.
Borregales, a freshman, connected from 22, 42 and 39 yards and has made 6 of 7 attempts this season. Alex McGough passed for 220 with one touchdown and added 42 yards rushing on three carries, but threw two interceptions.
Tulane running back Dontrell Hilliard admitted the Hurricane Nate-forced 10 a.m. kickoff Saturday was the earliest start he had experienced since his peewee football days.
He added that morning shifts did not bother him one bit, as indicated clearly by his career-high 175 yards and four touchdowns on 19 carries in the Green Wave’s 62-28 shellacking of Tulsa.
Tulane blows out Tulsa 62-28 for Fritz’s 200th career win
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dontrell Hilliard rushed for 175 yards and a career-high four touchdowns, Jonathan Banks threw for a score and ran for another, and Tulane routed Tulsa 62-28 on Saturday for coach Willie Fritz's 200th career win.
The Green Wave (3-2, 1-1 American Athletic) scored on all seven first-half possessions, including TDs set up by an interception and fumble recovery. Tulane outgained the Golden Hurricane 435-128 total yards by halftime.
Tulane gets commitment from Mississippi running back Cameron Carroll
Tulane picked up its second running back for the 2018 recruiting class when Cameron Carroll of Flowood (Mississippi) Northwest Rankin tweeted his commitment Monday morning.
Carroll, who had offers from Southern Miss and South Alabama, is a 5-foot-11, 220-pound New Orleans native with 928 yards on 122 carries through six games. His family moved to Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina.
Tulane makes strides in win over Army, but mistakes, inconsistentcy hurt them also
After an erratic performance against Army, the Tulane football team has plenty of work ahead of it during its open week and beyond.
Thanks to quarterback Jonathan Banks’ dramatic plays on the final drive, though, the Green Wave figures to enjoy every minutes of that process.
Banks’ late TD run lifts Tulane over Army 21-17
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — On Tulane's first offensive play, Dontrell Hilliard ran 75 yards for a touchdown, which came 11 seconds into the game.
On the Green Wave's last offensive play, Jonathan Banks ran 4 yards for a touchdown with 23 seconds left in the game.
In between, Tulane's offense didn't do a whole lot — but it did enough to take a 21-17 victory against Army on Saturday.
No. 2 Oklahoma looks to maintain momentum vs. Tulane
Tulane (1-1) at No. 2 Oklahoma (2-0), Saturday 6 p.m. ET (Pay-per-view).
Line: Oklahoma by 34½.
Series record: First meeting.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Oklahoma is coming off one of its biggest nonconference wins in school history, a 31-16 win at Ohio State. The Sooners are on a nation-leading 12-game winning streak.
Tulane at No. 2 Oklahoma
5 p.m. Saturday, PPV
Five things to know about Tulane
Tulane’s QB status for Saturday is unknown. Quarterback Jonathan Banks was injured last week against Navy and hasn’t practiced as of Wednesday. If he can’t go, expect to see sophomore Johnathan Brantley.
The Green Wave run an option-based attack. Tulane often goes out of shotgun sets, but its offense features plenty of triple-option principals.
Jonathan Banks’ 4 TDs spark Tulane past Grambling, 43-14
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jonathan Banks completed just 10 of 15 passes for Tulane, but three of them resulted in touchdowns as the Green Wave washed past Grambling, 43-14 in the season opener for both schools Saturday.
Tulsa beats Tulane 50-27
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Dane Evans threw three touchdowns as Tulsa beat Tulane 50-27 on Saturday.
Evans had 236 yards passing for the Golden Hurricane (5-2, 2-1 American Athletic Conference). James Flanders ran for 190 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries. Josh Atkinson had 142 yards and a score receiving.
Tulane tallies 7 rushing TDs, squashes Southern 66-21
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dontrell Hilliard scored three rushing touchdowns, Josh Rounds and Lazedrick Thompson added two each, and Tulane totaled 437 yards on the ground in a 66-21 victory over Southern on Saturday.
Hilliard scored twice on short runs within the first five minutes, and Parry Nickerson's 96-yard interception return gave Tulane (1-1) a 21-0 lead with 6:33 left in the first quarter.