Griffin's return helps Tulane beat SMU 27-26 - FOX 8, WVUE, fox8live.com, weather, app, news, saints

Griffin's return helps Tulane beat SMU 27-26

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Ryan Griffin returned from a shoulder injury to throw for 302 yards and three touchdowns to beat Southern Methodist 27-26 Saturday.

Griffin, who missed the last three games, completed 17 of 32 passes and threw touchdown passes of 31, 79 and 16 yards. His first touchdown gave Tulane a 7-0 lead and his second helped the Green Wave (1-5, 1-1 Conference USA) jump ahead 20-6 at halftime.

SMU's offense picked up after halftime, scoring 20 consecutive points behind two Chase Hover field goals and two Garrett Gilbert touchdowns.

Hover's second field goal, a 19-yarder, gave the Mustangs a 26-20 lead with 1:22 remaining.

Tulane began its next drive on its own 32 but quickly advanced to the SMU (2-4, 1-1) 16 behind two deep passes from Griffin.

Griffin and Kelley then linked up for their second touchdown, a 16-yard strike that put Tulane ahead with 35 seconds left.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • SportsMore>>

  • After Further Review: Fazende's Saints Mock Draft 3.0

    After Further Review: Fazende's Saints Mock Draft 3.0

    Saints general manager Mickey Loomis is set for another draft /FILE (FOX 8 Photo)Saints general manager Mickey Loomis is set for another draft /FILE (FOX 8 Photo)
    Saints general manager Mickey Loomis is set for another draft /FILE (FOX 8 Photo)Saints general manager Mickey Loomis is set for another draft /FILE (FOX 8 Photo)
    The time has come for my third and final mock draft. Free agency is mostly complete and while the Saints still have some needs they will remain committed to their ‘best player’ approach. Here’s my best guess on how things shake out. Round One (27th) Mike Gesicki, Tight End Penn St. First things first, I really wanted cornerback Josh Jackson with this selection. I just don’t think he is going to be around at 27. If he is available, then the Saints sh...more>>
    The time has come for my third and final mock draft. Free agency is mostly complete and while the Saints still have some needs they will remain committed to their ‘best player’ approach. Here’s my best guess on how things shake out. Round One (27th) Mike Gesicki, Tight End Penn St. First things first, I really wanted cornerback Josh Jackson with this selection. I just don’t think he is going to be around at 27. If he is available, then the Saints sh...more>>
  • After Further Review: LSU QB Film Breakdown

    After Further Review: LSU QB Film Breakdown

    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    My trip to the LSU spring game was for the sole purpose of evaluating the quarterbacks. I wanted to get an up close at this competition to see exactly what LSU was working with with each player. 

    more>>

    My trip to the LSU spring game was for the sole purpose of evaluating the quarterbacks. I wanted to get an up close at this competition to see exactly what LSU was working with with each player. 

    more>>
  • Pelicans set to tip off against defending champion Warriors on Saturday night

    Pelicans set to tip off against defending champion Warriors on Saturday night

    (Source: New Orleans Pelicans | Twitter)(Source: New Orleans Pelicans | Twitter)

    The New Orleans Pelicans will tip off Game 1 of the second round of the NBA playoffs in Oakland against Golden State Warriors at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday. 

    more>>

    The New Orleans Pelicans will tip off Game 1 of the second round of the NBA playoffs in Oakland against Golden State Warriors at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday. 

    more>>
Powered by Frankly