A pair of third quarter field goals by SMU's Thomas Morstead cut the lead to 31-13 with 5:20 left in the quarter. Mitchell then threw an 18 yard touchdown pass Emmanuel Sanders early in the fourth quarter to make the score 31-20. Ross Thevenot hit a 43 yard field goal to give the Green Wave a 14-point cushion with 4:01 left in the game. SMU's final drive was aided by three 15-yard penalties and culminated with a 13 yard scoring pass from Mitchell to a diving Terrance Wilkerson in the endzone.
Tulane's offense was paced by running back Andre Anderson who turned in a career-high 219 yards on 36 carries and one touchdown. Anderson also had 38 yards receiving, giving the junior 257 all-purpose yards on the night. Quarterback Kevin Moore was very efficient, completing 19 of 24 pass attempts for 254 yards and 3 touchdowns with one interception. Jeremy Williams led all Green Wave receivers with 6 catches for 124 yards and two scores. Cornerback Dominique Dade and safety Corey Sonnier led Tulane with 4 tackles apiece.
Tulane returns to action Saturday, October 4th, against Army at Tad Gormley Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.