Scores

Final

SE Louisiana 33

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Tulane 47

(1-0, 1-0 home)

1:30 PM ET, September 3, 2011

Superior Dome, Marquette, MI

1 2 3 4 T
SELA 7 14 3 933
TULN 17 14 9 747

Top Performers

Passing: R. Griffin (TULN) - 267 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: Z. Jones (SELA) - 17 CAR, 65 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: B. Collins (SELA) - 9 REC, 94 YDS

Tulane 47, SE Louisiana 33

Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- Ryan Griffin passed for three touchdowns, all in the first half, as Tulane defeated Southeastern Louisiana 47-33 Saturday in the opener for both teams.

After leading 31-21 at halftime, the Green Wave broke it open in the third quarter. Matthew Bailey blocked Beau Mothe's punt and it rolled out of the end zone for a Tulane safety.

After receiving the Lions' free kick, Tulane drove 59 yards in six plays for a 40-21 lead. Griffin found Joe Kemp on a 43-yard pass to set up a 2-yard run by Orleans Darkwa.

Griffin, who completed 14 of 24 for 267 yards, connected for scores of 55 yards to Wilson Van Hooser and 2 yards to Trent Mackey in the first quarter, and 27 yards to Ryan Grant in the second.

Robert Kelly, who scored Tulane's final touchdown on an 11-yard fourth-quarter run, returned seven kickoffs for 213 yards, a school record.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SELA
TULN
1st Downs2618
Total Yards419393
Passing295267
Rushing124126
Penalties9-639-77
3rd Down Conversions8-174-11
4th Down Conversions0-20-0
Turnovers10
Possession27:0332:57

Passing Leaders

Southeastern LouisianaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Young20/352497.101
TulaneC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Griffin14/2426711.130

Rushing Leaders

Southeastern LouisianaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jones17653.8210
Fairley13564.3125
TulaneCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams12726.0130
Darkwa10343.4111

Receiving Leaders

Southeastern LouisianaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Collins99410.4039
Pearson46115.3025
TulaneRECYDSAVGTDLG
Kemp48320.8043
Van Hooser26432.0155

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSELATULN
FG13:22Cairo Santos 36 Yd 03
TD10:15Zeke Jones 1 Yd Run (Seth Sebastian Kick) 73
TD08:50Wilson Van Hooser 55 Yd Pass From Ryan Griffin (Cairo Santos Kick) 710
TD02:15Trent Mackey 3 Yd Pass From Ryan Griffin (Cairo Santos Kick) 717
SECOND QUARTERSELATULN
TD14:46Zeke Jones 5 Yd Run (Seth Sebastian Kick) 1417
TD08:09Ryan Grant 27 Yd Pass From Ryan Griffin (Cairo Santos Kick) 1424
TD05:25Sam Fairley 1 Yd Run (Seth Sebastian Kick) 2124
TD01:55Albert Williams 30 Yd Run (Cairo Santos Kick) 2131
THIRD QUARTERSELATULN
SF08:55Ball Through End Zone 2133
TD05:58Orleans Darkwa 2 Yd Run (Cairo Santos Kick) 2140
FG02:46Seth Sebastian 30 Yd 2440
FOURTH QUARTERSELATULN
TD13:53Robert Kelley 11 Yd Run (Cairo Santos Kick) 2447
FG10:23Seth Sebastian 38 Yd 2747
TD06:34Brian Young 1 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 3347