GAMEDAY College Football

Tulane 45, South Florida 17

Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - Freshman Michael Pratt passed for a career-high 311 yards and three touchdowns and freshman Tyjae Spears ran for career-best 111 yards and two scores to lead Tulane past South Florida 45-17.

South Florida (2-9, 1-6 American Athletic Conference) accounted for the first and last touchdowns of the game but in between it was all Green Wave (2-9, 1-6 American Athletic Conference). Spears knotted the score at 7 with a 69-yard TD run on Tulane's second play of the game. Pratt followed with scoring strikes to Cameron Carroll - covering 9 yards - and a 30-yarder to Tyrick James. Spears closed out the first quarter with a 6-yard TD run and Tulane led 28-7.

Pratt threw a 48-yard scoring strike to Jaetavian Toles in the second quarter, Carroll ran it in from 8 yards out in third and Merek Glover kicked a 36-yard field in the fourth to cap the run for Tulane.

Kel Joiner Jr. ran for 95 yards and a first-quarter TD for the Bulls. Cade Fortin had a 9-yard scoring run in the fourth on his only carry of the game.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter USFTulane
USF TD 12:35 Kelley Joiner 24 yd run (Spencer Shrader kick) 7 0
Tulane TD 11:57 Tyjae Spears 69 yd run (Merek Glover kick) 7 7
Tulane TD 9:29 Cameron Carroll 9 yd pass from Michael Pratt (Merek Glover kick) 7 14
Tulane TD 8:17 Tyrick James 30 yd pass from Michael Pratt (Merek Glover kick) 7 21
Tulane TD 0:38 Tyjae Spears 6 yd run (Merek Glover kick) 7 28
Second Quarter USFTulane
Tulane TD 9:57 Jaetavian Toles 48 yd pass from Michael Pratt (Merek Glover kick) 7 35
Third Quarter USFTulane
Tulane TD 3:37 Cameron Carroll 8 yd run (Merek Glover kick) 7 42
Fourth Quarter USFTulane
Tulane FG 11:19 Merek Glover 36 yd FG 7 45
USF TD 5:37 Cade Fortin 9 yd run (Spencer Shrader kick) 14 45
Team Stats
  South Florida Tulane
First downs 18 19
  Rushing 13 9
  Passing 5 10
  Penalty 0 0
3rd Down Efficiency 7-18, 39% 5-11, 45%
4th down efficiency 2-2, 100% 0-0, -%
Rushes-Yards 40-123 35-190
Passing Yards 174 311
Return Yards 116 35
Completions-Attempts-Int 20-36-1 19-24-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 5--42 1--7
Punts 7 3
Punts-Average 37.7 46.3
Fumbles Lost 4-1 2-0
Penalties - Yards 5-42 0-0
Time of Possession 31:16 28:16
South Florida Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
T. McClain 15 27 132 0 1
C. Fortin 5 9 42 0 0
Tulane Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
M. Pratt 19 24 311 3 1
South Florida Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
K. Joiner 15 95 6.3 1
B. Battie 5 21 4.2 0
J. Mangham 7 18 2.6 0
C. Fortin 1 9 9.0 1
M. Hamilton 1 1 1.0 0
T. McClain 11 -21 -1.9 0
Tulane Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
T. Spears 13 111 8.5 2
I. Celestine 6 31 5.2 0
M. Pratt 6 21 3.5 0
C. Carroll 6 17 2.8 1
J. Jackson 1 12 12.0 0
M. Courtney 2 -1 -0.5 0
South Florida Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
B. Battie 3 35 11.7 0
J. Horn Jr. 3 28 9.3 0
O. Dollison 5 27 5.4 0
M. Brinkman 2 26 13.0 0
D. Gregory 2 22 11.0 0
T. Mangum 1 20 20.0 0
C. Carter 3 11 3.7 0
R. Copeland 1 5 5.0 0
Tulane Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
S. Wyatt 4 89 22.3 0
J. Toles 3 62 20.7 1
J. Jackson 3 54 18.0 0
W. Wallace 1 31 31.0 0
T. James 1 30 30.0 1
P. Watts 2 16 8.0 0
D. Watts 2 15 7.5 0
C. Carroll 2 7 3.5 1
T. Spears 1 7 7.0 0
South Florida Interceptions
Player Int Yards
C. Williams 1 0
Tulane Interceptions
Player Int Yards
M. Clark 1 33
South Florida Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
A. Stokes 7 264 37.7
Tulane Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
R. Wright 3 139 46.3
South Florida Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Tulane Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Jackson 2 2 1.0
South Florida Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
B. Battie 3 83 27.7
J. Horn Jr. 2 18 9.0
M. Brinkman 2 15 7.5
Tulane Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
W. Wallace 1 0 0
South Florida Missed FG
Player Length
S. Shrader 51
Tulane Missed FG
Player Length
M. Glover 32




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