Scores

Final

Tulane 49

(2-1, 1-0 away)

UAB 10

(0-2, 0-1 home)

4:00 PM ET, September 17, 2011

Legion Field (AL), Birmingham, AL

1 2 3 4 T
TULN 14 14 7 1449
UAB 7 0 3 010

Top Performers

Passing: R. Griffin (TULN) - 281 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: O. Darkwa (TULN) - 20 CAR, 64 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Kemp (TULN) - 6 REC, 54 YDS, 1 TD

Tulane 49, UAB 10

Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Ryan Griffin threw for three touchdowns and Orleans Darkwa rushed for two as Tulane routed Alabama-Birmingham 49-10 on Saturday.

The Green Wave (2-1, 1-1 Conference USA) outgained the Blazers 540 yards to 193 while holding possession of the ball for almost 42 minutes. Tulane returned two of its three interceptions for touchdowns.

After Darkwa scored on a 4-yard run in the first quarter, UAB's Nick Adams returned the kickoff 92 yards to tie it at 7. Darkwa capped the Green Wave's next drive with a 2-yard touchdown.

Griffin, who was 22 of 26 for 281 yards, threw touchdown passes of 17 yards to Wilson Van Hooser, 19 yards to Joe Kemp and 1 yard to Matt Marfisi.

Tulane evened the series at 4-4, having lost to the Blazers (0-2, 0-1) in their previous two meetings in 2007 and 2008. UAB lost to Florida 39-0 in its season opener.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TULN
UAB
1st Downs2810
Total Yards540193
Passing278145
Rushing26248
Penalties4-473-25
3rd Down Conversions6-123-10
4th Down Conversions3-40-1
Turnovers03
Possession41:5718:03

Passing Leaders

TulaneC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Griffin22/2628110.830
UABC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Ellis10/251455.802

Rushing Leaders

TulaneCARYDSAVGTDLG
Darkwa20643.2212
Williams11645.8018
UABCARYDSAVGTDLG
Shed7213.006
Franklin3155.007

Receiving Leaders

TulaneRECYDSAVGTDLG
Shackleford26030.0053
Kemp6549.0119
UABRECYDSAVGTDLG
Vinson14848.0048
Williams33110.3016

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTULNUAB
TD05:49Orleans Darkwa 4 Yd Run (Cairo Santos Kick) 70
TD05:36Nick Adams 92 Yd Kickoff Return (Ty Long Kick) 77
TD00:26Orleans Darkwa 2 Yd Run (Cairo Santos Kick) 147
SECOND QUARTERTULNUAB
TD10:44Trent Mackey 39 Yd Interception Return (Cairo Santos Kick) 217
TD05:13Wilson Van Hooser 17 Yd Pass From Ryan Griffin (Cairo Santos Kick) 287
THIRD QUARTERTULNUAB
FG11:23Ty Long 32 Yd 2810
TD05:42Joe Kemp 19 Yd Pass From Ryan Griffin (Cairo Santos Kick) 3510
FOURTH QUARTERTULNUAB
TD10:00Matt Marfisi 1 Yd Pass From Ryan Griffin (Cairo Santos Kick) 4210
TD09:08Derrick Strozier 55 Yd Interception Return (Cairo Santos Kick) 4910