Tulane upsets USC on overturned touchdown call
Tulane upset USC 46-45 in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic on Monday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas thanks to an overturned call on replay.
Tulane had a 3rd-and-goal at the USC 6 with 12 seconds left. Green Wave quarterback Michael Pratt found Alex Bauman in the end zone for what looked like a touchdown, but it was ruled incomplete.
However, the officials reviewed the play and called it a touchdown.
Tulane takes down USC in the Cotton Bowl in a thriller 😱
The game-winning touchdown pass from Michael Pratt to Alex Bauman was originally ruled incomplete before being overturned after review.pic.twitter.com/7ywXHdcTXy
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That touchdown tied the game at 45, and the extra point gave Tulane the lead and effectively the win.
Tulane also converted on a 4th-and-10 on their final possession. Running back Tyjae Spears had a big game with 17 carries for 205 yards and 4 touchdowns. He effectively kept pace with USC’s passing game, which got 5 touchdown passes from Caleb Williams.
The Green Wave pulled off the upset to finish the season at 12-2, while USC dropped to 11-3.