Scores

Final

Army 41

(4-2, 3-0 away)

Tulane 23

(2-3, 1-2 home)

3:30 PM ET, October 9, 2010

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA

1 2 3 4 T
ARMY 7 17 7 1041
TULN 7 0 0 1623

Top Performers

Passing: R. Griffin (TULN) - 211 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: J. Hassin (ARMY) - 25 CAR, 144 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: C. Robottom (TULN) - 6 REC, 63 YDS, 2 TD

Army 41, Tulane 23

Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- Army keeps finding ways to show progress.

The Black Knights have outscored last season's team, just halfway through the season. And they reached another milestone on Saturday -- Army's 41-23 win over Tulane was the third road win of the season.

The last Army team to win three away from West Point was in 1967. This year's Black Knights are trying to be the first to play in a bowl game since the 1996 squad.

"We are running the ball well and we are being opportunistic," Army coach Rich Ellerson said. "I think that our guys are playing a little bit better in different phases each week. We are doing a great job on the turnover battle. When you do that, you've got a great chance to win. It's hard to overcome something like four to one."

Jared Hassin rushed for 144 yards and two touchdowns for the Black Knights (4-2).

Army, which ran for 312 yards on 62 carries, pushed its point total to 194. That's 10 more than the Black Knights scored all of last season.

Ryan Griffin threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to D.J. Banks on third-and-goal for Tulane (2-3) and completed a 2-point conversion pass to Casey Robottom to make it 31-15 with 14:16 left in the game.

Alex Carlton's 33-yard field goal pushed the Black Knights' lead back to 19 with 9:46 remaining.

"We just didn't defend the option very well," Tulane coach Bob Toledo said. "When you defend it, you have to start inside out, it starts with the fullback. Our defensive line obviously didn't hold up well. We needed to stop (Hassin) all night. He's obviously the one that won them the football game."

Trent Steelman ran for 85 yards, but his fumble let Tulane tie the game at 7 in the first quarter. Brian Cobbs added a 6-yard scoring run with 1:42 left.

"Defensively, we can finish a lot cleaner than that," Ellerson said. "We need to. We need to continue to grow there."

Griffin completed 20 of 34 passes for 211 yards without an interception for Tulane, which lost three fumbles.

Robottom had two touchdown catches among his six receptions for 63 yards, including a 6-yard one to tie it early before Army got going.

"It started off a little shaky," Steelman said. "This just shows how this team can overcome adversity and the character. We saw on film that Tulane's defense could run and they are big up front. We just came in and tried to take care of business. That's what we did."

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ARMY
TULN
1st Downs2017
Total Yards343298
Passing31235
Rushing31263
Penalties4-357-60
3rd Down Conversions8-146-14
4th Down Conversions1-22-3
Turnovers13
Possession35:4424:16

Passing Leaders

ArmyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Steelman3/5316.210
TulaneC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Griffin20/342116.230

Rushing Leaders

ArmyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hassin251445.8215
Steelman17855.0122
TulaneCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jason10383.8016
Darkwa4225.5011

Receiving Leaders

ArmyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hassin11414.0014
Barr199.009
TulaneRECYDSAVGTDLG
Robottom66310.5220
Kemp6579.5014

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERARMYTULN
TD08:10Jared Hassin 9 Yd Run (Alex Carlton Kick) 70
TD01:23Casey Robottom 6 Yd Pass From Ryan Griffin (Cairo Santos Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERARMYTULN
TD09:37Davyd Brooks 8 Yd Pass From Trent Steelman (Alex Carlton Kick) 147
FG07:29Alex Carlton 35 Yd 177
TD01:59Trent Steelman 1 Yd Run (Alex Carlton Kick) 247
THIRD QUARTERARMYTULN
TD07:11Jared Hassin 7 Yd Run (Alex Carlton Kick) 317
FOURTH QUARTERARMYTULN
TD14:16D.J. Banks 5 Yd Pass From Ryan Griffin (Ryan Griffin Pass To Casey Robottom For Two-Point Conversion) 3115
FG09:46Alex Carlton 33 Yd 3415
TD02:32Casey Robottom 5 Yd Pass From Ryan Griffin (Orleans Darkwa Run For Two-Point Conversion) 3423
TD01:42Brian Cobbs 6 Yd Run (Alex Carlton Kick) 4123