Tulane Gets Past Warhawks

Tulane (1-2) cruised past Louisiana-Monroe (1-3) 24-10 to capture the Green Wave's first victory of the 2008 season. The Green Wave defense limited the Warhawks to 182 yards of total offense while giving up only 9 first downs. Offensively, Tulane racked up 454 yards of total offense and held the ball for 35:48.

Tulane took a 7-0 lead on its opening drive. Jeremy Williams took the opening kickoff 44 yards to give the Green Wave excellent field position at their own 48 yard line. Andre Anderson then capped the 4 play, 52 yard drive with a 9 yard scoring run. Freshman Albert Williams extended the Green Wave lead to 14-0, scoring on a 37 yard reverse with 0:55 remaining in the first quarter. Ross Thevenot ended the first half with a 24-yard field goal to give Tulane a 17-0 advantage at the break.

In the second half, ULM's Radi Jabour hit his first field goal of the season, a 47-yarder, with 8:44 remaining in the third quarter to make the score 17-3. Tulane answered early in the fourth quarter when Kevin Moore hit Jeremy Williams with a 19 yard scoring strike. Tulane led 24-3. Darrell McNeal scored from 4 yards out on the Warhawks final drive to narrow the final score to 24-10. Tulane's offense was able to hold on to the ball for the final 5:36 keeping ULM's offense off the field.

Andre Anderson turned in a Forte-like performance, carrying the ball 38 times for a career-high 157 yards and one touchdown. He also had 2 catches for 20 yards. Kevin Moore completed 19 of 32 pass attempts for 272 yards and one touchdown with one interception. Jeremy Williams led the Green Wave with 6 receptions for 49 yards and one touchdown. Brian King had 5 catches for 95 yards.

Defensively, Corey Sonnier led Tulane with a career-best 10 tackles. Defensive end Logan Kelley recorded 2 of Tulane's 4 sacks.

Tulane returns to action Thursday night at the Louisiana Superdome against the SMU Mustangs. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

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