ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Alex Bauman knew right away he had scored probably the biggest touchdown in Tulane history, even after the true freshman tight end's contested 6-yard catch at the end of the Cotton Bowl was initially ruled incomplete.
Cotton Bowl: No. 14 Tulane (11-2, No. 16 CFP) vs. No. 8 Southern California (11-2, No. 10 CFP), Monday, 1 p.m. Eastern (ESPN)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: USC by 1 1/2.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — There was plenty of speculation about Michael Pratt’s future and whether the Tulane quarterback who drew interest from Power Five schools ever really considered going into the transfer portal after the Green Wave landed a spot in the Cotton Bowl.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As Tulane receiver Shae Wyatt watched jubilant fans streaming onto the field, he couldn't help but reflect upon how far his team had come since finishing last season 2-10.
“It’s definitely surreal," said Wyatt, whose two touchdown catches were no small part of why a celebratory scene so hard to conceive of a year ago was unfolding around him.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Michael Pratt found Duece Watts with a 30-yard touchdown pass with 5 minutes left to lead No. 19 Tulane to a 27-24 win over No. 24 Cincinnati on Friday, making the Green Wave the hosts for the upcoming American Conference Championship game.
CINCINNATI (AP) — No. 19 Tulane (9-2, 6-1 AAC) at No. 21 Cincinnati (9-2, 6-1 AAC), Friday, Noon EST (ABC)
Line: Cincinnati by 2/12, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Michael Pratt used his feet and his right arm to dissect SMU's defense with ruthless efficiency and send Tulane into a high-stakes regular-season finale with no shortage of confidence.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tyjae Spears ran for 157 yards and a touchdown and Shaadie Clayton-Johnson gained 106 to lead No. 19 Tulane to a 27-13 win over Tulsa on Saturday.
Tulane (8-1, 5-0 American Athletic Conference) had lost the past two meetings with Tulsa (3-6, 1-4) in overtime, but controlled this one with a dominant running game.
No. 19 Tulane (7-1, 4-0 American Athletic Conference, No. 19 CFP) at Tulsa (3-5, 1-3), Saturday, 12 p.m. ET (ESPNU)
Line: Tulane by 7 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulane will try to avoid another last-second loss to Tulsa on Saturday.
In 2020, Tulsa's Zaven Collins — now a starting linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals — intercepted a pass from Michael Pratt and returned it 96 yards for the game-clinching touchdown in the second overtime.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Michael Pratt threw for a touchdown and ran for another score, Tyjae Spears ran for 125 yards and another TD and No. 25 Tulane celebrated its first Top 25 ranking since 1998 with a dominant first half and hung on to beat Memphis 38-28 on Saturday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tulane athletic director Troy Dannen took calls from three bowl game representatives this week. He anticipates a near-capacity crowd at 30,000-seat, on-campus Yulman Stadium when Memphis visits the 25th-ranked Green Wave on Saturday.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Michael Pratt accounted for four touchdowns and Tulane pulled away in the second half for a 45-31 victory over South Florida on Saturday.
Pratt was 23-of-35 passing for 329 yards with two touchdown passes and a pair of short-yardage TD runs.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Michael Pratt threw for 326 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a third while Tulane held East Carolina scoreless in the second half en route to a 24-9 victory on Saturday.
East Carolina (3-3, 2-2 American) took a 9-7 lead when Holton Ahlers found C.J.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zach Wilcke threw a pair of touchdown passes, Eric Scott returned an interception for a score and Southern Mississippi collected its first win of the season, beating previously unbeaten Tulane 27-24 on Saturday night.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Michael Pratt only cared about one stat — the final score.
Pratt overcame two costly interceptions with a 4-yard touchdown pass to Tyrick James with 4:27 left and Tulane upset Kansas State 17-10 on Saturday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Michael Pratt passed for 318 yards and three touchdowns and Tulane romped past FCS-member Alcorn State 52-0 on Saturday.
Tulane (2-0) used Kriston Esnard's 26-yard field and two short touchdown runs by freshman Shaadie Clayton and Lawrence Keys III to take a 17-0 lead after one quarter.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Michael Pratt threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score, Tyjae Spears had three scoring runs in the first half and Tulane cruised to a 42-10 victory over Massachusetts in a season opener on Saturday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Freshman Michael Pratt passed for a career-high 311 yards and three touchdowns and freshman Tyjae Spears ran for career-best 111 yards and two scores to lead Tulane past South Florida 45-17 on Saturday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Shamari Brooks scored on a 15-yard run in overtime and Tulsa overcame four turnovers to defeat Tulane 20-13 on Saturday.
The Golden Hurricane (4-6, 3-3 American Athletic Conference) held the Green Wave (1-9, 0-6) after the touchdown with Tyon Davis knocking down Michael Pratt's pass on fourth-and-10 from the 25.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Mikey Keene's 23-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Johnson with 5:55 remaining sent Central Florida past Tulane 14-10 on Saturday.
Keene finished 19-for-25 passing (76%) for 229 yards.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Clayton Tune passed for 288 yards and three touchdowns, including a go-ahead score late in the third quarter to Jeremy Singleton as Houston rallied past Tulane 40-22 on Thursday night.
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Keaton Mitchell rushed for a career-high 222 yards and two touchdowns, Holton Ahlers threw for 288 yards and a pair of touchdowns and East Carolina defeated Tulane 52-29 on Saturday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dylan Hopkins threw three first-half touchdown passes, including a 65-yard bomb to Tre Shropshire to start the second quarter, and Alabama-Birmingham took a 21-0 lead, then held on to post a 28-21 win over Tulane on Saturday night.
Tulane (1-1) at No. 17 Mississippi (2-0), Saturday at 8 p.m. EDT (ESPN2).
Line: Ole Miss by 14 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Nebraska (2-1) at No. 3 Oklahoma (2-0), Saturday at noon EDT (Fox).
Line: Oklahoma by 22 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Freshman Justin Ibieta passed for 166 yards with two touchdowns and he ran for another to lead Tulane past Morgan State 69-20 on Saturday night.
The Green Wave (1-1) rebounded from an opening week near-upset of then-No.
Western Carolina (0-1) at No. 4 Oklahoma (1-0), Saturday at 7 p.m. EDT (Bally Sports PPV).
Line: No line, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Spencer Rattler passed for 304 yards and a touchdown and No. 2 Oklahoma, playing a road game on its home field, narrowly avoided a shocking upset by holding on for a 40-35 victory over Tulane on Saturday.