Griffin's 5 TDs propel Tulane past UAB 55-45 - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports, Social

Griffin's 5 TDs propel Tulane past UAB 55-45

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Ryan Griffin threw for 466 yards and five touchdowns Saturday as Tulane defeated Alabama-Birmingham 55-45 in Conference USA play.

Griffin, who missed three weeks because of a shoulder injury, has topped 300 passing yards in Tulane's last three games. He has completed 79 of 118 passes, for 10 touchdowns and one interception during that span.

Griffin's 15-yard touchdown pass to Xavier Rush broke a 7-7 first-quarter tie and the Green Wave (2-6, 2-2) quickly extended that lead to 21-7 behind Griffin's 61-yarder to Ryan Grant.

Grant hauled in his second touchdown catch of the day, this time an 8-yarder, to give Tulane a 31-10 halftime lead.

Grant finished with 184 receiving yards on six catches while Rush caught eight passes for 126 yards.

UAB (1-7, 0-4) cut the deficit to 45-38 in the fourth quarter but Cairo Santos converted his second field goal of the game to seal the victory.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • SportsMore>>

  • Payton on Saints win: 'It was good to get one'

    Payton on Saints win: 'It was good to get one'

    Alvin Kamara scored his first MFL touchdown on 25-yard score. (Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Alvin Kamara scored his first MFL touchdown on 25-yard score. (Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    If the Saints went winless after three games, their playoff hopes were almost down to zero. So the Black and Gold responded with a huge win on the road, keeping postseason thoughts clearly in focus after a 34-13 win. "There is that sense of urgency. Often times in our league those are important things to know. I think we had a good week of practice. We had some good things early on happen. The first drive was good, and defensively a turnover resulted in a touchdown. Look there's...

    more>>

    If the Saints went winless after three games, their playoff hopes were almost down to zero. So the Black and Gold responded with a huge win on the road, keeping postseason thoughts clearly in focus after a 34-13 win. "There is that sense of urgency. Often times in our league those are important things to know. I think we had a good week of practice. We had some good things early on happen. The first drive was good, and defensively a turnover resulted in a touchdown. Look there's...

    more>>
  • Brees weighs in on Trump comments, and national anthem protest

    Brees weighs in on Trump comments, and national anthem protest

    Drew Brees and the Saints registered their first win of the season. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Drew Brees and the Saints registered their first win of the season. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
    Drew Brees put up his best numbers of the 2017 season, in a 34-13 Saints win over the Panthers.  Brees was 22-of-29 passing, for 220 yards, and three touchdowns on the afternoon.  After the contest Brees weighed in on President Trump's comments. "I disagree on what the President said, and how he said it. I think it's very unbecoming of the President of the United States to talk to the great people like that. Obviously he's disappointing a lot of people,"...more>>
    Drew Brees put up his best numbers of the 2017 season, in a 34-13 Saints win over the Panthers.  Brees was 22-of-29 passing, for 220 yards, and three touchdowns on the afternoon.  After the contest Brees weighed in on President Trump's comments. "I disagree on what the President said, and how he said it. I think it's very unbecoming of the President of the United States to talk to the great people like that. Obviously he's disappointing a lot of people,"...more>>
  • Brees throws 3 TD passes, Saints win first game of the season

    Brees throws 3 TD passes, Saints win first game of the season

    Michael Thomas hauled in a 5-yard touchdown catch from Drew Brees.  (Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Michael Thomas hauled in a 5-yard touchdown catch from Drew Brees. (Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    If the Saints wanted to keep their playoff hopes alive, yes I know it's only two games into the season, they needed a win in Carolina today. Thanks to three Drew Brees touchdown passes, the Black and Gold did just that, beating the Panthers 34-13. Brees was 22-of-29 passing, for 220 yards on the afternoon. His counterpart, Cam Newton, struggled in Charlotte going 17-of-26 passing, with a 167 yards and three interceptions. Trailing 3-0 early in the contest, Brees and the Saints went ...

    more>>

    If the Saints wanted to keep their playoff hopes alive, yes I know it's only two games into the season, they needed a win in Carolina today. Thanks to three Drew Brees touchdown passes, the Black and Gold did just that, beating the Panthers 34-13. Brees was 22-of-29 passing, for 220 yards on the afternoon. His counterpart, Cam Newton, struggled in Charlotte going 17-of-26 passing, with a 167 yards and three interceptions. Trailing 3-0 early in the contest, Brees and the Saints went ...

    more>>
Powered by Frankly