NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Tulane halted their three-game losing streak by beating Memohis, 40-24, in their American Athletic Conference opener. The win was Tulane’s first against Memphis since 2000, breaking an 11-game losing streak.
The Wave racked up 318 yards on the ground against the Tigers. Darius Bradwell had a game-high 143 yards rushing, with two touchdowns. Corey Dauphine also found the end zone twice in the running game.
“Just happy with everything. Complete and total team win, the defense played extremely well. That’s a tough team to hold under 300 yards, I’d be interested to see the last time they had under 300 yards total offense, I think they’re third or fourth in the country in offense, very explosive, and I thought we did some good things in the kicking game. Total team, we made some mistakes though, so we’ll be able to go over those on Monday," said Tulane Head Coach Willie Fritz.
LSU transfer Justin McMillan threw his first touchdown pass with the Wave, connecting with Darnell Mooney for a 51-yard score.
“I mean, he came in and we had to throw the ball and I forget the down distance, third and pretty long I believe, but he did a nice job of hitting Darnell (Mooney), and he made a guy miss, so it was a huge play for us,” said Fritz.
Tulane (2-3) returns to action next Saturday against Cincinnati.