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.