Scores

Final

Tulane 24

(2-1, 1-0 American)

Louisiana Tech 15

(1-2, 0-1 C-USA)

Coverage: FOX Sports 1

7:30 PM ET, September 12, 2013

Joe Aillet Stadium, Ruston, LA

1 2 3 4 T
TULN 7 0 10 724
LT 6 3 0 615

Top Performers

Passing: N. Montana (TULN) - 235 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: O. Darkwa (TULN) - 20 CAR, 68 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: R. Grant (TULN) - 7 REC, 79 YDS, 1 TD

Montana leads Tulane over Louisiana Tech 24-15

Associated Press

RUSTON, La. -- Nick Montana threw for 235 yards and two touchdowns to help Tulane rally for a 24-15 win over Louisiana Tech on Thursday night.

The Green Wave (2-1, 1-0 Conference USA) trailed 9-7 at halftime before Lorenzo Doss made an interception to set up a 51-yard field goal by Cairo Santos.

Montana helped Tulane put the game out of reach late in the third quarter, leading a 94-yard, 11-play drive culminating with a 38-yard scoring pass to Xavier Rush. Montana, the son of NFL Hall of Famer Joe Montana, finished 20-for-36 passing.

Orleans Darkwa added a one-yard touchdown run with 6:03 left in the game to make it 24-9 after Louisiana Tech (1-2, 0-1) turned the ball over inside its own 20. Rob Kelley rushed for 87 yards and Darkwa ran for 68 for Tulane.

Ryan Higgins threw a late scoring pass and Kyle Fischer kicked three field goals for the Bulldogs.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TULN
LT
1st Downs1714
Total Yards364289
Passing235165
Rushing129124
Penalties6-556-35
3rd Down Conversions9-224-18
4th Down Conversions1-20-0
Turnovers42
Possession35:2124:39

Passing Leaders

TulaneC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Montana20/362356.521
Louisiana TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Young9/281083.900

Rushing Leaders

TulaneCARYDSAVGTDLG
Kelley9879.7034
Darkwa20683.4113
Louisiana TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
King14886.3047
Martin3196.3024

Receiving Leaders

TulaneRECYDSAVGTDLG
Grant77911.3125
Rush13838.0138
Louisiana TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
King34013.3022
Casey4369.0013

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTULNLT
FG09:49Kyle Fischer 25 Yd 03
FG06:03Kyle Fischer 27 Yd 06
TD03:18Ryan Grant 24 Yd Pass From Nick Montana (Cairo Santos Kick) 76
SECOND QUARTERTULNLT
FG10:41Kyle Fischer 37 Yd 79
THIRD QUARTERTULNLT
FG12:00Cairo Santos 51 Yd 109
TD04:43Xavier Rush 38 Yd Pass From Nick Montana (Cairo Santos Kick) 179
FOURTH QUARTERTULNLT
TD06:03Orleans Darkwa 2 Yd Run (Cairo Santos Kick) 249
TD03:44Trent Taylor 8 Yd Pass From Ryan Higgins (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 2415