Jackson State at Tulane

Tulane 34, Jackson St. 7


NEW ORLEANS (AP) - 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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Scoring Summary
TULANECairo Santos 22 yd FG
TULANEOrleans Darkwa 5 yd run (Cairo Santos kick)
TULANECairo Santos 34 yd FG
TULANEJustyn Shackleford 14 yd pass from Nick Montana (Cairo Santos kick)
TULANEOrleans Darkwa 1 yd run (Cairo Santos kick)
TULANEDevon Breaux 11 yd pass from Nick Montana (Cairo Santos kick)
JACKSTEvan Ingram 9 yd run (Ryan Deising kick)
Team Stats
First Downs1816
Third Down Efficiency9-205-12
Fourth Down Efficiency2-20-0
Plays-Net Yards77-35659-308
Passing Yds244150
Kick Return Yds2247
Punt Return Yds810
Time of Poss.33:5725:59
Individual Stats
JACKST: Tommy Gooden 20-57, Evan Ingram 7-24, LaMontiez Ivy 10-22, Jarius Moore 6-8, Elias Wells 2-3, Jairus Moll 1-0, Alexander Montgomery 2--2
TULANE: Orleans Darkwa 13-50, Rob Kelley 6-41, Josh Rounds 8-23, Devin Boutte 1-20, Lazedrick Thompson 7-19, Dante Butler 1-6, Nick Montana 7--1
JACKST: LaMontiez Ivy 9-17-133-2, Evan Ingram 6-12-111-2
TULANE: Nick Montana 6-14-144-0, Devin Powell 1-2-6-0
JACKST: Zachary Pendleton 3-95, Tobias Singleton 3-74, Jairus Moll 2-19, Tommy Gooden 2-16, Lacorey Tucker 2-9, Jarius Moore 1-25, Dylan Douglas 1-4, Daniel Williams 1-2
TULANE: Ryan Grant 3-82, Dante Butler 1-28, Rob Kelley 1-15, Justyn Shackleford 1-14, Devon Breaux 1-11

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