GAMEDAY College Football

Tulane 69, Morgan State 20

Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Freshman Justin Ibieta passed for 166 yards with two touchdowns and he ran for another to lead Tulane past Morgan State 69-20.

The Green Wave (1-1) rebounded from an opening week near-upset of then-No. 2 Oklahoma (40-35) by piling up 584 yards of total offense, forcing five turnovers and nine Morgan State punts.

Tulane punted once during the game, which was played in Birmingham because of damage sustained to the Tulane campus during Hurricane Ida.

Starting quarterback Michael Pratt also threw for a pair of early touchdowns for Tulane. His second, a 43-yarder to Tyrick James, staked Tulane to a 38-0 lead with 10:25 left in the second quarter and Pratt went to the sidelines for the rest of the game.

Twelve Tulane players combined for 294 yards rushing on 49 carries led by Iver Celestine's 77 yards. Ibieta gained 57 with a 23-yard touchdown run.

Morgan State (0-2) scored just before the half on Neil Boudreau's 13-yard pass to Wesley Wolfolk. Boudreau and Wolfolk teamed up again as time expired in the third, and Boudreau added a final touchdown pass to Marcus Thomas as the game ended.

Boudreau finished 17-for-26 passing for 184 yards, three TDs and two interceptions. Wolfolk had 110 yards on six catches.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter MorgStTulane
Tulane TD 10:49 Jaetavian Toles 30 yd pass from Michael Pratt (Merek Glover kick) 0 7
Tulane FG 4:34 Merek Glover 40 yd FG 0 10
Tulane TD 2:00 Tyjae Spears 6 yd run (Merek Glover kick) 0 17
Second Quarter MorgStTulane
Tulane TD 14:09 Michael Pratt 1 yd run (Merek Glover kick) 0 24
Tulane TD 12:51 Kevin Henry 49 yd interception return (Merek Glover kick) 0 31
Tulane TD 10:25 Tyrick James 43 yd pass from Michael Pratt (Merek Glover kick) 0 38
Tulane TD 7:05 Justin Ibieta 23 yd run (Merek Glover kick) 0 45
MorgSt TD 0:52 Wesley Wolfolk 13 yd pass from Neil Boudreau (Kluivert Akubuo-Onwuemeka kick) 7 45
Tulane TD 0:00 Jha'Quan Jackson 7 yd pass from Justin Ibieta (Merek Glover kick) 7 52
Third Quarter MorgStTulane
Tulane TD 12:00 Phat Watts 27 yd pass from Justin Ibieta (Merek Glover kick) 7 59
MorgSt TD 0:00 Wesley Wolfolk 3 yd pass from Neil Boudreau (Kluivert Akubuo-Onwuemeka kick) 14 59
Fourth Quarter MorgStTulane
Tulane TD 12:01 Josh Coltrin 0 yd fumble return (Graham Dable kick) 14 66
Tulane FG 1:39 Bobby Noel 19 yd FG 14 69
MorgSt TD 0:00 Thomas Marcus 2 yd pass from Neil Boudreau 20 69
Team Stats
  Morgan State Tulane
First downs 14 32
  Rushing 3 18
  Passing 8 12
  Penalty 3 2
3rd Down Efficiency 3-13, 23% 10-16, 63%
4th down efficiency 1-1, 100% 1-1, 100%
Rushes-Yards 33-44 49-294
Passing Yards 184 290
Return Yards 40 164
Completions-Attempts-Int 17-29-2 21-34-2
Sacks-Yards Lost 5--35 0-0
Punts 9 1
Punts-Average 35.9 68
Fumbles Lost 3-1 0-0
Penalties - Yards 4-36 6-64
Time of Possession 27:30 30:18
Morgan State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
N. Boudreau 17 26 184 3 2
J. Grissom 0 2 0 0 0
D. Taylor 0 1 0 0 0
Tulane Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Ibieta 13 21 166 2 2
M. Pratt 8 13 124 2 0
Morgan State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Johnson 13 21 1.6 0
N. Boudreau 11 17 1.5 0
D. Adeleke 2 14 7.0 0
D. Hamler 3 1 0.3 0
J. Grissom 3 -4 -1.3 0
W. Wolfolk 1 -5 -5.0 0
Tulane Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
I. Celestine 13 77 5.9 0
J. Ibieta 4 57 14.3 1
D. Brumfield 5 50 10.0 0
C. Carroll 9 35 3.9 0
M. Courtney 5 21 4.2 0
L. Desjardins 3 17 5.7 0
M. Pratt 3 11 3.7 1
C. Schibler 2 10 5.0 0
T. Spears 1 6 6.0 1
K. Horton 2 5 2.5 0
Y. Booker 1 4 4.0 0
J. Coltrin 1 1 1.0 0
Morgan State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
W. Wolfolk 6 110 18.3 2
D. Hamler 3 27 9.0 0
T. Marcus 3 18 6.0 1
M. Thrower 2 15 7.5 0
R. Kimbrough 1 8 8.0 0
I. Gerena 1 7 7.0 0
J. Johnson 1 -1 -1.0 0
Tulane Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Toles 5 64 12.8 1
T. James 2 49 24.5 1
T. Spears 1 44 44.0 0
P. Watts 2 36 18.0 1
D. Watts 2 30 15.0 0
J. Jackson 3 21 7.0 1
K. Jones Jr. 2 17 8.5 0
B. Bohanon 1 12 12.0 0
Y. Booker 2 9 4.5 0
R. Brown 1 8 8.0 0
Morgan State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
L. Richardson 1 0
J. Morton 1 0
Tulane Interceptions
Player Int Yards
K. Henry 1 49
D. Rakestraw 1 12
Morgan State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
N. Boudreau 9 323 35.9
Tulane Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
R. Wright 1 68 68.0
Morgan State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Tulane Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Jackson 3 36 12.0
B. Bohanon 1 8 8.0
Morgan State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Johnson 2 40 20.0
Tulane Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Jackson 3 59 19.7
Morgan State Missed FG
Player Length
Tulane Missed FG
Player Length
G. Dable 25




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