Scores

Final

UTEP 3

(2-9, 1-5 away)

Tulane 45

(7-4, 5-1 home)

3:30 PM ET, November 23, 2013

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA

1 2 3 4 T
UTEP 0 3 0 03
TULN 14 24 7 045

Top Performers

Passing: N. Montana (TULN) - 171 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: O. Darkwa (TULN) - 17 CAR, 137 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: R. Grant (SOU) - 8 REC, 104 YDS, 2 TD

Montana leads Tulane to 45-3 win over UTEP

Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- Nick Montana threw for 171 yards and three touchdowns to lead Tulane to a 45-3 win over University of Texas at El Paso Saturday.

This was the final game for Tulane at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, which had been home to Green Wave football since 1975.

Tulane (7-4, 5-2 Conference USA) now has the most wins in a season since finishing 8-5 in the 2002 season.

Tulane took an early lead as Orleans Darkwa, who had 137 yards rushing for the day, ran in from the 20 for the score.

The Green Wave stretched that to 28-0 in the second quarter. UTEP (2-9, 1-6) scored on a Jay Mattox 32-yard field goal. Less than a minute later Montana hit Mark Edwards on a 4-yard scoring strike as Tulane took a 35-3 lead into the half.

Tulane's Ryan Grant pulled in eight passes for 104 yards and two touchdowns.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UTEP
TULN
1st Downs1326
Total Yards232482
Passing183205
Rushing49277
Penalties6-474-35
3rd Down Conversions8-1710-14
4th Down Conversions0-00-1
Turnovers30
Possession29:0730:53

Passing Leaders

UTEPC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Leftwich13/241285.301
TulaneC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Montana12/191719.030

Rushing Leaders

UTEPCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jeffery14473.4012
Golden6132.203
TulaneCARYDSAVGTDLG
Darkwa171378.1140
Rounds16764.8020

Receiving Leaders

UTEPRECYDSAVGTDLG
Tomlinson47117.8028
Patterson34715.7032
TulaneRECYDSAVGTDLG
Grant810413.0227
Kelley35418.0127

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUTEPTULN
TD12:25Orleans Darkwa 20 Yd Run (Cairo Santos Kick) 07
TD02:09Ryan Grant 7 Yd Pass From Devin Powell (Cairo Santos Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERUTEPTULN
TD12:54Rob Kelley 17 Yd Pass From Nick Montana (Cairo Santos Kick) 021
TD11:39Rob Kelley 8 Yd Run (Cairo Santos Kick) 028
FG03:28Jay Mattox 32 Yd 328
TD02:09Marc Edwards 4 Yd Pass From Nick Montana (Cairo Santos Kick) 335
FG00:00Cairo Santos 39 Yd 338
THIRD QUARTERUTEPTULN
TD08:57Ryan Grant 10 Yd Pass From Nick Montana (Cairo Santos Kick) 345