NEW ORLEANS — Michael Pratt threw for two touchdowns and ran for another and Tulane controlled Temple 38-3. Pratt threw for 205 yards with 114 of it going to Deuce Watts.
Pratt found Watts from 31 yards out with 5:36 left in the third quarter to put Tulane ahead 17-3.
On Temple’s following drive, Willie Langham intercepted Trad Beatty and returned it 14 yards to the Owl’s 30-yard line. That set up a brief 5-play drive that ended with Pratt connecting to Watts from 5-yards out for a 24-3 advantage with 1:43 left in the third.
"We needed to get back on track and get the W," said head coach Willie Fritz. "Anytime you hold anybody to three points, I don't care if the quarterback is out or not, that's a good job."