Whitmer briefly was replaced in the second quarter by Tim Boyle, but he was intercepted by Lorenzo Doss. Huskies running back Arkeel Newsome lost two fumbles, both recovered by safety Darion Monroe, who also forced one of the fumbles. Montana was Tulane's starter a season ago as a junior, helping the Green Wave to a 7-6 record and its first bowl bid in more than a decade. Still, he was also erratic while playing with an injured throwing shoulder that season. In August, he lost his job to redshirt freshman Tanner Lee. - AP Sports
11/24/2013 - 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. - AP Sports