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Tulane Green Waves defeated Memphis in this AAC Showdown 31-21

The Tulane Green Wave traveled to Memphis to take on the Tigers in a highly anticipated American Athletic Conference matchup in a game that did not disappoint.

Tulane started the game strong getting out to a 10-0 lead in the second quarter, but Memphis would answer with two touchdowns of their own to lead 14-10 at the half. Memphis would score once again to start the second half extending their lead to 21-10. Tulane would answer with a sore of their own bringing the game within a single score. After forcing a 3 and out, Tulane would get the ball back and begin a drive for a go-ahead score. facing a 3rd and 12 on the Memphis 38-yard line, Tulane Quarterback Michael Pratt would connect with Yulkeith Brown for a 29-yard gain and a first and goal. Brown would run for a 9-yard touchdown the very next play giving Tulane the lead with a score of 24-21. Three plays into their next drive, Memphis Quarterback Seth Henigan would throw a costly interception that would eventually lead to a Tulane touchdown and the last score of the game. Tulane won 31-21 in the Liberty Bowl for the first time since 1998.

Tulane Green Waves - MVP

Quarterback Michael Pratt finished the game 19 for 31 for 259 yards, 1 touchdown, and 0 interceptions. Pratt was 7 for 9 in the second half and found Yulkieth Brown for 29 yards late in the third quarter during a crucial 3rd down play that would put his team in scoring position for the go-ahead touchdown.

Memphis Tigers - MVP

Seth Henigan may have thrown two interceptions with one of them eliminating his team's chance at a comeback, but other than that he played a really solid football game. Henigan was 24 for 43 for 321 yards, 3 touchdowns, and two interceptions.

Tulane now 5-1(2-0) hosts North Texas next week, while Memphis 4-2 (1-1) travels to Birmingham to take on UAB.


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