Tulane Sports Information
SANANTONIO, Tx - UTSA kicker Sean Ianno connected on a game-winning, 34-yard field with 14-seconds remaining to give the Roadrunners a 10-7 victory over Tulane in front of 24,606 at the Alamodome.
Tulane was its own worst enemy today, committing a season-high 14 penalties for 111 yards, and giving up two crucial plays in the second half, including a 68-yard rushing touchdown that tied the game in the third quarter and a 62-yard pass play late in the game that set up the game-winning field goal. UTSA improved to 5-5 overall and 4-2 in league play.
'My hat goes off to (UTSA) coach (Larry) Coker and his team,' Tulane head coach Curtis Johnson said. 'They played a very good football game. They played physical. It got a little chippy at times, but that is something that happens. I thought we did a good job for the most part, but we just couldn't overcome all of our penalties and mistakes. Those things are self-inflicting. We just had guys who were eager and anxious. You just can't do that.
Tulane senior running back Orleans Darkwa rushed for a game-high 103 yards and one touchdown, but it was not enough.
'We have two games to play. We have a two-game season now. We will play two good opponents, one at home and one on the road. We have to prepare. We will work hard this week, and get ready to hold senior day against UTEP.'
Despite holding the Roadrunners to just seven points through the first three quarters, the Green Wave had a communication breakdown on defense during UTSA's final drive, allowing Roadrunner wide receiver Seth Grubb to go virtually unnoticed down the right sideline for a 62-yard completion from quarterback Eric Soza with a just a little over a minute remaining in the fourth quarter.