Griffin completed 21 of 34 for 314 yards and three touchdowns for the Green Wave (4-6, 2-4 Conference USA). Grant also caught a 40-yard touchdown from running back Orleans Darkwa, who carried 26 times for 113 yards and threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Cody Sparks on his only other attempt.
The Owls (2-8, 1-5), trailing 38-21 at halftime, replaced Nick Fanuzzi, who had thrown three interceptions, with Taylor Cook. Cook directed Rice to four touchdowns, including a 29-yard pass to Patrick Randolph with 2:02 remaining.
After Tulane regained the lead on Griffin's pass to Grant, Rice drove to a first down at the Green Wave 14. After two plays gained 3 yards, two incompletions turned the ball over on downs.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher hopes quarterback Sean Maguire is ready to go full speed by the middle of June.
Graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb has officially joined California, giving the Golden Bears an experienced option to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jared Goff.
First-year football coach Dino Babers, hired by former Syracuse AD Mark Coyle, is on the committee that will search for Coyle's replacement.
Hugh Freeze has some major holes to fill on offense with the departures of Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell, but there is Chady Kelly and good depth.
After transferring in from Montana State, Dakota Prukop has a checklist he's working from as he prepares to compete for the Oregon job.
The destination for Week 6 of the Big 12 Ultimate Road Trip is unanimous, as all three conference reporters would head to the Red River Rivalry.