Scores

Final

Tulane 31

(3-2, 2-1 away)

UL Monroe 14

(2-3, 1-1 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 28, 2013

Malone Stadium, Monroe, LA

1 2 3 4 T
TULN 3 7 21 031
ULM 0 0 7 714

Top Performers

Passing: B. Brown (ULM) - 133 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: O. Darkwa (TULN) - 17 CAR, 118 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: A. Holley (ULM) - 2 REC, 53 YDS, 1 TD

Tulane defeats Louisiana-Monroe 31-14

Associated Press

MONROE, La. -- 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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Team Stat Comparison

 
TULN
ULM
1st Downs1715
Total Yards318293
Passing65267
Rushing25326
Penalties9-957-69
3rd Down Conversions5-169-19
4th Down Conversions0-00-1
Turnovers15
Possession36:2423:36

Passing Leaders

TulaneC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Montana7/20653.311
Louisiana-MonroeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Browning12/271345.000

Rushing Leaders

TulaneCARYDSAVGTDLG
Darkwa171186.9154
Kelley16764.8112
Louisiana-MonroeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Edwards6152.505
Donald393.005

Receiving Leaders

TulaneRECYDSAVGTDLG
Grant24321.5126
Shackleford4205.006
Louisiana-MonroeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Holley25326.5128
Cook35117.0025

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTULNULM
FG07:59Cairo Santos 56 Yd 30
SECOND QUARTERTULNULM
TD02:07Rob Kelley 7 Yd Run (Cairo Santos Kick) 100
THIRD QUARTERTULNULM
TD13:06Orleans Darkwa 1 Yd Run (Cairo Santos Kick) 170
TD11:27Dominique Robertson 33 Yd Fumble Return (Cairo Santos Kick) 240
TD08:28Rashon Ceaser 88 Yd Punt Return (Justin Manton Kick) 247
TD05:28Ryan Grant 26 Yd Pass From Nick Montana (Cairo Santos Kick) 317
FOURTH QUARTERTULNULM
TD07:45Ajalen Holley 25 Yd Pass From Brayle Brown (Justin Manton Kick) 3114