Tulane uses stout D to stuff Tulsa 14-7

Tulane uses stout D to stuff Tulsa 14-7

Credit: Bill Haber / Associated Press

Tulane Green Wave cornerback Jordan Sullen (22) celebrates after intercepting a pass against Tulsa in the first half of an NCAA college football game in New Orleans, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.

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Posted on October 26, 2013 at 7:04 PM

Updated Saturday, Oct 26 at 7:23 PM

Associated Press and Staff Reports

NEW ORLEANS -- Devin Powell threw two touchdowns and the Tulane's defense held Tulsa scoreless in the second half on its way to a 14-7 win on Saturday.  The Green Wave is now bowl eligible for the first time in 11 years.

Tulane's (6-2, 4-0 C-USA) defense forced four turnovers, including three interceptions of Dane Evans. Tulane wasn't sharp on offense either, turning the ball over two times and the Green Wave also missed a 29-yard field goal.

Trey Watts scored Tulsa's (2-5, 1-2) lone touchdown on the first play of the second quarter to give the Golden Hurricane a 7-0 lead. Tulsa had won eight-straight games against Tulane.

Evans, a freshman, made his first career start with Cody Green out with an injury. Evans was 13 of 30 for 139 yards.

Powell's first touchdown came on a 19-yard strike to Justyn Shackleford and Ryan Grant caught the winning TD from 33 yards out.

The Green Wave has won four consecutive games and six games in a season for the first time since 2002.

Tulane is tied with Rice for first in the CUSA West Division at 4-0.

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