Scores

Final

Jackson State 7

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Tulane 34

(1-0, 1-0 home)

8:00 PM ET, August 29, 2013

MERCEDES-BENZ SUPERDOME, NEW ORLEANS, LA

1 2 3 4 T
JKST 0 0 0 77
TULN 13 7 7 734

Top Performers

Passing: N. Montana (TULN) - 144 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: O. Darkwa (TULN) - 13 CAR, 50 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: Z. Pendleton (JKST) - 3 REC, 95 YDS

Tulane 34, Jackson St. 7

Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- The Tulane defense shined in the season opener Thursday night, coming up with four pass interceptions and two fumble recoveries in a 34-7 rout over Jackson State in the season opener for both schools.

The Green Wave defense held the Tigers to just 112 yards rushing. Jackson State didn't score until the fourth quarter when Evan Ingram scored on a 9-yard draw play.

Tulane's Nick Montana passed for 144 yards and two touchdowns and Orleans Darkwa rushed for 50 yards and two TDs for the Green Wave.

Montana, the son of NFL quarterback Joe Montana, connected with Justyn Shackleford for a 14-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter and another touchdown to Devon Breaux in the fourth.

Tulane had seven runners combine for 158 yards, led by Darkwa's 50 yards. Tommy Gooden led the Tigers with 57 yards rushing and LaMontez Ivy threw for 133 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
JKST
TULN
1st Downs1816
Total Yards356308
Passing244150
Rushing112158
Penalties9-784-27
3rd Down Conversions9-205-12
4th Down Conversions2-20-0
Turnovers60
Possession33:5626:04

Passing Leaders

Jackson StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Ivy9/171337.802
TulaneC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Montana6/1414410.320

Rushing Leaders

Jackson StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gooden20572.9015
Ingram7243.419
TulaneCARYDSAVGTDLG
Darkwa13503.829
Kelley6416.8013

Receiving Leaders

Jackson StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Pendleton39531.7045
Singleton37424.7031
TulaneRECYDSAVGTDLG
Grant38227.3049
Butler12828.0028

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERJKSTTULN
FG10:12Cairo Santos 22 Yd 03
TD05:26Orleans Darkwa 5 Yd Run (Cairo Santos Kick) 010
FG02:15Cairo Santos 34 Yd 013
SECOND QUARTERJKSTTULN
TD05:41Justyn Shackleford 14 Yd Pass From Nick Montana (Cairo Santos Kick) 020
THIRD QUARTERJKSTTULN
TD03:30Orleans Darkwa 1 Yd Run (Cairo Santos Kick) 027
FOURTH QUARTERJKSTTULN
TD09:38Devon Breaux 11 Yd Pass From Nick Montana (Cairo Santos Kick) 034
TD04:34Evan Ingram 9 Yd Run (Ryan Deising Kick) 734