It was evident from the get go that the Tulane Green Wave wanted to make a statement early and they did so. Tulane took the opening kickoff and marched right down the field to take a 7-0 lead on the visiting Warhawks. Cody Sparks found an opening in the middle of the Warhawk defense and set the Wave up at the ULM 20 yard line. Tulane running back Andre Anderson finished the drive with a 8 yard touchdown run.
That would be a recurring theme all game for Anderson as he was a workhorse carrying the ball 38 times for 165 yards and kept the chains moving for the green wave.
For the Warhawks it was tough finding any kind of offense success as they managed just 59 total yards in the first half and only 2 rushing yards. Those numbers were a bit skewed as ULM kept having center to quarterback exchange issues. Those miscues proved costly for ULM as Tulane turned those mistakes into great field position.
Tulane freshman Albert Williams increased the Tulane lead to 14 when he took the hand off and raced 37 yards for the score. The Wave would tack on a Ross Thevenot 24 yard field goal to take a 17-0 halftime lead.
ULM would put its best drive together in the 3rd quarter and cap it with a Radi Jabour 47 yard field goal that cut the lead back to 14.
ULM would score a touchdown late when receiver Darrell McNeal took the direct snap and scored from four yards out. Tulane was able to run out the final 5 minutes of the game on the legs of Anderson.
The Tulane defense recorded four quarterback sacks and one interception while holding ULM to 182 total yards of offense and just 9 first downs. The Warhawks were 1 of 10 on 3rd down.
Frank Goodin was the offensive star for the Warhawks carrying the ball 14 times for 87 yards with a long of 23.