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.
Jul 15, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) goes to the dugout between innings against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
The Tulane Green Wave had a pretty hilarious way of revealing their uniforms for this week’s game.
Tulane poked fun at the recent coverage of Aaron Judge’s chase for the American League home run record in a video posted to social media Wednesday. ESPN has spent the last two weekends interrupting college football telecasts whenever Judge stepped to the plate, and Tulane had some fun with that.
Uniform reveal, but Aaron Judge hit his 62nd homer
At least Tulane used footage of Judge’s 62nd home run in their video. The New York Yankees star did not do nearly as well during the actual cut-ins in each of the last two Saturdays.
ESPN’s decision to show Judge’s plate appearances at the expense of its college football telecasts was met with widespread derision, and some of the network’s own talent seemed displeased with it. Fortunately, Judge hit his milestone home run on Tuesday, and the regular season ends Wednesday anyway, so college games should air without interruption on Saturday.
Tulsa beat Tulane 30-24 in two overtimes on Thursday night in absolutely ridiculous fashion.
The Golden Hurricane were down to third-string quarterback Davis Brin, who passed for 266 yards and two touchdowns. The second touchdown came on a Hail Mary to end regulation and help send the game to overtime. Take a look:
We have our early candidate for flop of the year, and it will take some real effort for the rest of 2020 to outdo it.
Tulane and Southern Miss contested the Armed Forces Bowl on Saturday afternoon, but the highlight came late in the third quarter. With Tulane up 16-13, the Green Wave intercepted a Southern Miss pass and returned it to the USM 5-yard line, setting them up nicely to score.
At the end of the play, an unidentified Tulane player was shoved by Southern Miss player Trivenskey Mosley and executed the flop of all flops.
Nah this is a top 10 flop of all-time! LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! They lowered him like he was at church getting prayed for pic.twitter.com/Q9wTSrhfSO
Tulane beat Houston 38-31 on Thursday night thanks to one of the most creative playcalls you will see.
The Houston Cougars had kicked a field goal with 21 seconds left to tie the game and thought for sure they were going to overtime and that their job was done. Not so fast.
Tulane returned the ensuing kickoff to their 29, and just when you thought they would kneel out the clock and go to OT, the Green Wave pulled off the greatest fake ever. Take a look at this gorgeous play:
When Tulane offensive tackle Sean Donnelly and defensive tackle Tanzel Smart got into a scuffle at practice on Wednesday morning, they probably knew head coach Curtis Johnson was not going to be pleased with them. Typically an angry coach at practice leads to extra sprints or laps around the field, but Johnson decided to handle this particular fight a bit differently.
He made the two 300-pounders hold hands.
“Yeah, we had a little bit of an altercation and they kind of wasted some of my practice time so I took a different approach in disciplining them,” Johnson told Tammy Nunez of The Times-Picayune. “If they want to act like kindergarten kids, then I just want to treat them like kindergarten kids.”
Johnson’s explanation for where he came up with the idea was even better.
“Well, I’ve done it with my daughters,” he said. “But it was pretty effective. (They walked) actually until the coaches needed them so it was about 20 minutes. … I pointed it out to the rest of the team. If they as grown men want to hold hands, that’s fine, that’s what you are going to do if you fight.”