FORT WORTH, Texas — Justin McMillan threw three touchdown passes in the second half as Tulane rallied for a 30-13 win over Southern Mississippi in the Armed Forces Bowl.
The game Saturday was the first meeting since 2010 for the former conference rivals whose campuses are only about 115 miles apart.
They both traveled more than 500 miles for the game. Southern Miss had a quick 13-0 lead after Jack Abraham threw a touchdown and ran for another on the first two drives.
But the quarterback didn't play in the second half after taking a hard shot just before the break. McMillan had only 22 yards passing at halftime, but was 9-of-10 for 193 yards after the break.