Tulane at Louisiana-Monroe

Tulane defeats Louisiana-Monroe 31-14


MONROE, La. (AP) Orleans Darkwa rushed for 118 yards and a touchdown to lead Tulane to a 31-14 victory over Louisiana-Monroe Saturday night.

The game started as a defensive battle, with the Green Wave (3-2, 1-0 Conference USA) leading 10-0 at the half. Darkwa scored on a 1-yard plunge early in the third to extend the lead to 17-0. The Tulane defense added a touchdown when Jordan Batiste sacked Kolton Browning, knocking the ball loose. Dominique Robertson scooped up the fumble, returning it 33 yards for a touchdown. Batiste also had eight tackles and one interception.

Browning, who was 12 of 27 for 134 yards passing for Louisiana-Monroe (2-3), became ULM's career passing leader with 9,051 yards. He was 12 of 27 for 134 yards against Tulane.

The Warhawks got on the board when Rashon Ceaser returned a punt 88 yards to make it 24-7 in the third quarter.

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Scoring Summary
TULANECairo Santos 56 yd FG
TULANERob Kelley 7 yd run (Cairo Santos kick)
TULANEOrleans Darkwa 1 yd run (Cairo Santos kick)
TULANEDominique Robertson 33 yd fumble return (Cairo Santos kick)
LAMONRashon Ceaser 88 yd punt return (Justin Manton kick)
TULANERyan Grant 26 yd pass from Nick Montana (Cairo Santos kick)
LAMONAjalen Holley 25 yd pass from Brayle Brown (Justin Manton kick)
Team Stats
First Downs1715
Third Down Efficiency5-169-19
Fourth Down Efficiency0-00-1
Plays-Net Yards73-31869-293
Passing Yds65267
Kick Return Yds170
Punt Return Yds1110
Time of Poss.36:2423:36
Individual Stats
TULANE: Orleans Darkwa 17-118, Rob Kelley 16-76, Dante Butler 4-26, Nick Montana 4-14, Josh Rounds 7-13, Lazedrick Thompson 5-6
LAMON: Jyruss Edwards 6-15, Centarius Donald 3-9, Kolton Browning 9-1, Brayle Brown 5-1, Monterrell Washington 1-0
TULANE: Nick Montana 7-20-65-1
LAMON: Kolton Browning 12-27-134-0, Brayle Brown 10-18-133-2
TULANE: Justyn Shackleford 4-20, Ryan Grant 2-43, Sydie London 1-2
LAMON: Tavarese Maye 5-45, Rashon Ceaser 4-45, Tony Cook 3-51, Ajalen Holley 2-53, Kenzee Jackson 2-13, Harley Scioneaux 2-9, Centarius Donald 2-6, Cortney Davis 1-44, Monterrell Washington 1-1
Tulane6th American Athletic West1-74-8
Louisiana-Monroe7th Sun Belt 3-54-8

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