Army thrashes Tulane, 44-13

NEW ORLEANS- Army jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead and then never looked back as the Black Knights won their first game of the 2008 season. Fullback Collin Mooney rushed for 187 yards and 4 touchdowns to lead the Cadets in rushing.

Quarterback Chip Bowden continued to show his heady ability to lead Army's option offense and ran for 64 yards. He also completed 3 of 4 passes for 39 yards and no interceptions.

After Army took a 23-7 lead into halftime Tulane cut the lead to 23-13 on a 49-yard pass by Kevin Moore early in the third quarter. However, the Green Wave failed on a 2-point conversion attempt.

Army answered with two Collin Mooney touchdown runs in the fourth quarter, one from 35-yards and one from 10-yards, to take a 37-13 lead with 5:12 remaining.

As Tulane desperately tried to score late in the game, Cadet linebacker Frank Scappaticci got into the scoring column when he picked off a Green Wave pass and sprinted 35 yards for another Army score.

Army improves to 1-4 with the win. The Black Knights are now 7-8-1 all-time against the Green Wave and have won two straight meetings. Army will next host Eastern Michigan on Saturday.

Army coach Stan Brock, right, shakes hands with Tulane coach Bob Toledo at the end of the NCAA college football game in New Orleans, La., Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008. Army defeated Tulane 44-13. (AP Photo/Bill Haber) Top Stories