Scores

Final

SMU 31

(5-4, 4-1 American)

Tulane 17

(3-5, 1-3 American)

3:30 PM ET, October 30, 2010

Superior Dome, Marquette, MI

1 2 3 4 T
SMU 0 3 7 2131
TULN 0 7 10 017

Top Performers

Passing: K. Padron (EWU) - 354 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: Z. Line (SMU) - 23 CAR, 177 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: A. Robinson (SMU) - 5 REC, 182 YDS, 1 TD

SMU 31, Tulane 17

Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- Kyle Padron threw an 82-yard touchdown pass to Aldrick Robinson to break a fourth-quarter tie, then scored on a 3-yard run to seal Southern Methodist's 31-17 Conference USA victory over Tulane Saturday.

Padron passed for 354 yards, completing 18 of 32 attempts. But none resulted in a score until he connected with Robinson on a second-and-10 play at the SMU 18 with 8:32 left. The Mustangs (5-4, 4-1), who went into their 21-point fourth quarter trailing by a touchdown, took a 24-17 lead as a result.

The Green Wave (3-5, 1-3) appeared poised to tie, driving to the SMU 5 before the Mustangs' Chris Banjo intercepted Ryan Griffin's fourth-and-goal pass for a touchback.

On the ensuing possession, Padron and Robinson connected again on a 56-yard pass that helped SMU put the game away. Five plays later, Padron scored for the final two-touchdown margin.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SMU
TULN
1st Downs2122
Total Yards542391
Passing358121
Rushing184270
Penalties5-494-25
3rd Down Conversions5-114-15
4th Down Conversions0-01-3
Turnovers32
Possession28:2931:31

Passing Leaders

SMUC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Padron18/3235411.110
TulaneC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Griffin11/241215.011

Rushing Leaders

SMUCARYDSAVGTDLG
Line231777.7234
Padron6152.5110
TulaneCARYDSAVGTDLG
Darkwa291936.7026
Jason14604.3013

Receiving Leaders

SMURECYDSAVGTDLG
Robinson518236.4182
Beasley913515.0027
TulaneRECYDSAVGTDLG
Robottom34916.3037
Sparks33712.3115

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERSMUTULN
TD11:01Cody Sparks 9 Yd Pass From Ryan Griffin (Cairo Santos Kick) 07
FG08:01Matt Szymanski 25 Yd 37
THIRD QUARTERSMUTULN
FG07:06Cairo Santos 25 Yd 310
TD02:24Austen Jacks 23 Yd Fumble Return (Cairo Santos Kick) 317
TD00:00Zach Line 5 Yd Run (Marcelo Sada Kick) 1017
FOURTH QUARTERSMUTULN
TD11:17Zach Line 7 Yd Run (Marcelo Sada Kick) 1717
TD08:32Aldrick Robinson 82 Yd Pass From Kyle Padron (Marcelo Sada Kick) 2417
TD01:55Kyle Padron 3 Yd Run (Marcelo Sada Kick) 3117