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TULANE 28, EAST CAROLINA 18

11/22/2003

NEW ORLEANS (Ticker) -- J.P. Losman threw four touchdown
passes to lift Tulane to a 28-18 victory over Conference USA foe
East Carolina.

Losman overcame five sacks and an interception to complete
14-of-20 passes for 227 yards as Tulane (5-7, 3-5) bounced back
from last week's loss to Southern Mississippi.

East Carolina (1-10, 1-6) took a 7-0 lead with 2:56 left in the
first quarter on Marvin Townes' 11-yard TD run. But Losman's
second TD toss, a 27-yard strike Roydell Williams with 10:29
left in the second period, put Tulane ahead for good, 14-7.

Townes added a 36-yard TD run with 3:32 left in the third
quarter to cut Tulane's lead to 21-18. Townes rushed for 185
yards on 28 carries for the Pirates, who lost their fourth
straight game.

East Carolina ran for 249 yards but wasn't nearly as successful
throwing the ball as James Pinkney completed 13-of-27 passes for
just 126 yards and two interceptions.

Jovon Jackson run for 91 yards on 21 carries for the Green Wave,
who rushed for 135 yards.

Losman capped the scoring with a 16-yard TD pass to Nick
Narcisse with 9:44 remaining.