East Carolina at Tulane

Tulane holds off East Carolina in 36-33 OT win


NEW ORLEANS (AP) Cairo Santos kicked five field goals, including a 42-yard game winner in overtime, to give Tulane a 36-33 win over East Carolina in a Conference USA matchup Saturday.

Both teams matched each other with two OT touchdowns but East Carolina's third possession drive stalled and Harvey missed a 42-yard field goal, giving Tulane the opening it needed to send Santos in for the game-winning score when it took over the ball.

The Green Wave (5-2, 3-0) relied on Santos, and a 98-yard interception return for a touchdown by Derrick Strozier, to keep the game close as East Carolina (4-2, 2-1) racked up 543 total yards of offense, including 480 yards passing and a touchdown by Shane Carden. East Carolina had a chance to take the lead with 3 seconds remaining in regulation but Warren Harvey missed a 42-yard field goal, sending the game into overtime.

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Scoring Summary
ECUWarren Harvey 21 yd FG
TULANECairo Santos 42 yd FG
TULANECairo Santos 28 yd FG
ECUWarren Harvey 30 yd FG
TULANECairo Santos 42 yd FG
TULANEDerrick Strozier 99 yd interception return (Cairo Santos kick)
ECUWarren Harvey 22 yd FG
TULANECairo Santos 43 yd FG
ECUWarren Harvey 26 yd FG
ECUVintavious Cooper 2 yd run (Warren Harvey kick)
ECUReese Wiggins 25 yd pass from Shane Carden (Warren Harvey kick)
TULANERyan Grant 25 yd pass from Devin Powell (Cairo Santos kick)
TULANERyan Grant 6 yd pass from Devin Powell (Cairo Santos kick)
ECUVintavious Cooper 2 yd run (Warren Harvey kick)
TULANECairo Santos 42 yd FG
Team Stats
First Downs3115
Third Down Efficiency4-165-17
Fourth Down Efficiency0-00-0
Plays-Net Yards90-54368-310
Passing Yds480225
Kick Return Yds2838
Punt Return Yds279
Time of Poss.29:4330:17
Individual Stats
ECU: Vintavious Cooper 22-87, Chris Hairston 4-1, Shane Carden 9--25
TULANE: Orleans Darkwa 12-56, Lazedrick Thompson 5-22, Devin Boutte 1-12, Josh Rounds 3-2, Dante Butler 1-1, Team 1--1, Devin Powell 5--7
ECU: Shane Carden 41-55-480-1
TULANE: Devin Powell 23-39-224-1, Jordy Joseph 1-1-1-0
ECU: Justin Hardy 17-230, Lance Ray 7-22, Vintavious Cooper 6-84, Isaiah Jones 5-53, Reese Wiggins 3-50, Bryce Williams 2-34, Chris Hairston 1-7
TULANE: Justyn Shackleford 7-60, Ryan Grant 6-90, Sydie London 3-21, Kedrick Banks 3-18, Xavier Rush 3-13, Matt Marfisi 1-13, Devon Breaux 1-10
East Carolina4th American Athletic East1-73-9
Tulane6th American Athletic West1-74-8

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