Scores

Final

Tulane 23

(2-8, 2-4 American)

Memphis 37

(2-8, 2-4 American)

7:00 PM ET, November 10, 2012

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN

1 2 3 4 T
TULN 10 3 3 723
MEM 6 10 7 1437

Top Performers

Passing: J. Karam (MEM) - 270 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Steib (MEM) - 15 CAR, 31 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: R. Grant (TULN) - 11 REC, 113 YDS, 1 TD

Memphis 37, Tulane 23

Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Jacob Karam passed for 270 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and Memphis dominated the second half in a 37-23 win over Tulane Saturday.

The Tigers (2-8, 2-4 Conference USA) led 16-13 at halftime, and after allowing Cairo Santos to kick a 30-yard field goal to tie the game early in the third, erupted with three straight touchdowns.

The first was a 52-yard pass from Karam to Tevin Jones to snap the 16-all tie, followed by a 6-yard TD pass from running back Brandon Hayes to Reggie Travis and then a 32-yard interception return for a score by Tank Jakes.

Following Santos' field goal, the Green Wave's second half possessions yielded two turnovers on downs, two fumbles and Jakes' interception return.

Ryan Griffin, who entered with 14 touchdowns and one interception this season for Tulane (2-8, 2-4), threw three picks, one touchdown and amassed 211 yards on 25-of-43 passing.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TULN
MEM
1st Downs2323
Total Yards291386
Passing211276
Rushing80110
Penalties10-976-81
3rd Down Conversions6-133-10
4th Down Conversions0-32-4
Turnovers53
Possession30:5929:01

Passing Leaders

TulaneC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Griffin25/432114.913
MemphisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Karam14/1827015.021

Rushing Leaders

TulaneCARYDSAVGTDLG
Butler8334.108
Darkwa8324.0013
MemphisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hayes16513.2016
Steib15312.119

Receiving Leaders

TulaneRECYDSAVGTDLG
Grant1111310.3125
Rush4266.509
MemphisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Rucker45513.8021
Milleson35217.3123

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTULNMEM
TD11:19Jesse Milleson 15 Yd Pass From Jacob Karam (Pat Failed) 06
TD06:12Ryan Grant 5 Yd Pass From Ryan Griffin (Cairo Santos Kick) 76
FG00:57Cairo Santos 45 Yd 106
SECOND QUARTERTULNMEM
TD12:05Jai Steib 1 Yd Run (Paulo Henriques Kick) 1013
FG08:12Cairo Santos 43 Yd 1313
FG00:00Paulo Henriques 24 Yd 1316
THIRD QUARTERTULNMEM
FG07:57Cairo Santos 30 Yd 1616
TD07:34Tevin Jones 52 Yd Pass From Jacob Karam (Paulo Henriques Kick) 1623
FOURTH QUARTERTULNMEM
TD09:50Reggie Travis 6 Yd Pass From Brandon Hayes (Paulo Henriques Kick) 1630
TD03:31Tank Jakes 32 Yd Interception Return (Paulo Henriques Kick) 1637
TD00:15Darion Monroe 54 Yd Fumble Return (Cairo Santos Kick) 2337