- Nick Montana passed for a touchdown, Tulane's defense produced three turnovers and a safety, and the Green Wave defeated Connecticut 12-3 on Saturday night. With his Hall-of-Fame father, Joe Montana, watching from inside Tulane's new on-campus stadium, the Green Wave quarterback completed 19 of 26 passes for 135 yards in his first start this season. Tulane (2-4, 1-1 American Athletic Conference) gained 167 yards on the ground, led by Sherman Badie's 77 yards on 14 carries. Chandler Whitmer was 17 of 24 for 141 yards for UConn (1-5, 0-3), which lost its fourth straight, and the Huskies took an early 3-0 lead on Bobby Puyol's career-long 44-yard field goal.
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