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Pratt leads Tulane while Army self destructs

November 15, 2020 GMT
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Tulane running back Amare Jones (11) goes for 50 yards against the Army during an NCAA college football game in New Orleans, La., Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. (A. J. Sisco/The Advocate via AP)
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Tulane running back Amare Jones (11) goes for 50 yards against the Army during an NCAA college football game in New Orleans, La., Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. (A. J. Sisco/The Advocate via AP)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Michael Pratt threw for 197 yards and two touchdowns, Amare Jones scored a rushing touchdown and Tulane broke open a close game with a 38-12 win over Army on Saturday.

The Green Wave (5-4) built a two-score lead in the first quarter when Pratt threw a 4-yard touchdown to Tyrick James and Jones had a 50-yard scoring run just before the end of the quarter.

Army (6-2) got back in it when Christian Anderson threw a 10-yard scoring pass to Tyrell Robinson, and Andersen’s 19-yard touchdown run brought the Black Knights within 14-12 following a blocked point-after attempt and a failed two-point conversion.

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Pratt found Jha’Quan Jackson for a 21-yard touchdown pass early in third for a nine-point lead, which triggered the beginning of the end for Army.

On their final five drives of the game, Army threw an interception, turned the balled over on downs on two straight drives, coughed it up on a fumble that led to to a scoring play for Tulane, and then threw another interception.

Anderson led Army with 77 yards rushing on 17 attempts. The loss ended the Black Knights’ four-game win streak.

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