Tulane at Memphis

Memphis 37, Tulane 23


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - 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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Scoring Summary
MEMPJesse Milleson 15 yd pass from Jacob Karam (missed kick)
TULANERyan Grant 5 yd pass from Ryan Griffin (Cairo Santos kick)
TULANECairo Santos 45 yd FG
MEMPJai Steib 1 yd run (Paulo Henriques kick)
TULANECairo Santos 43 yd FG
MEMPPaulo Henriques 24 yd FG
TULANECairo Santos 30 yd FG
MEMPTevin Jones 52 yd pass from Jacob Karam (Paulo Henriques kick)
MEMPReggie Travis 6 yd pass from Brandon Hayes (Paulo Henriques kick)
MEMPBronterrious (Tank) Jakes 32 yd interception return (Paulo Henriques kick)
TULANEDarion Monroe 54 yd fumble return (Cairo Santos kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2323
Third Down Efficiency6-133-10
Fourth Down Efficiency0-32-4
Plays-Net Yards73-29164-386
Passing Yds211276
Kick Return Yds3041
Punt Return Yds00
Time of Poss.30:5929:1
Individual Stats
TULANE: Dante Butler 8-33, Orleans Darkwa 8-32, Rob Kelley 7-26, Josh Rounds 1-2, Ryan Griffin 5--13
MEMP: Brandon Hayes 16-51, Jai Steib 15-31, Jacob Karam 9-21, Carl Harris 2-10, Tevin Jones 1--1, Team 1--2
TULANE: Ryan Griffin 25-43-211-3, Peter Picerelli 0-1-0-1
MEMP: Jacob Karam 14-18-270-1, Brandon Hayes 1-1-6-0, Team 0-1-0-0
TULANE: Ryan Grant 11-113, Xavier Rush 4-26, Justyn Shackelford 2-24, Dante Butler 2-10, Rob Kelley 2-10, Orleans Darkwa 1-13, Marc Edwards 1-9, Devin Boutte 1-6, Josh Rounds 1-0
MEMP: Marcus Rucker 4-55, Jesse Milleson 3-52, Reggie Travis 2-50, Alan Cross 2-46, Keiwone Malone 2-20, Tevin Jones 1-52, Jai Steib 1-1
Tulane6th American Athletic West1-74-8
Memphis3rd American Athletic West5-38-5

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