Tulane took their first lead of the season early in the fourth quarter on a 28-yard field goal by Ross Thevenot. Trailing 24-21, East Carolina quarterback Patrick Pickney took over on the game-winning drive which culminated with a 24 yard touchdown pass to Jamar Bryant giving ECU the 28-24 victory.
Offensively, Tulane kept pace with East Carolina as the Pirates held a slight edge in total offense 316 to 312. However, Tulane held the advantage in virtually every other statistical category, save the final score. Tulane led in time of possession 34:01 to 25:59. The Green Wave also forced 4 turnovers while committing two. Tulane's defense was once again quite effective, holding the Pirates to 56 yards rushing and 1.9 yards per rush. When Pickney threw the ball, he was under constant pressure as the Green Wave defense recorded 5 sacks.
Individually, Andre Anderson turned in a blue-collar performance rushing for 82 yards on 33 carries (2.5 yards per carry) and two touchdowns. He also hauled in 5 passes for 29 yards. Kevin Moore completed 21 of 37 pass attempts for 236 yards and one touchdown. Moore was intercepted twice. Jeremy Williams was the Green Wave leading receiver with 8 catches for 138 yards and one score. Defensively, linebacker Devin Holland and cornerback Phillip Davis tied for the team lead with 6 tackles.
Tulane returns to action, Saturday, September 20th against Louisiana-Monroe at the Louisiana Superdome. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.