Tulane Came Ready to Fight
Tulane traveled north to Monroe on Saturday, ready to fight. Both teams came off big losses in week 4 and a winning record for each was on the line. Tulane’s Defense showed up in a big way, unlike their appearance against Syracuse a week prior. Tulane recovered two fumbles, returned a third for a touchdown and the offensive line allowed only one tackle of QB Montana. With almost 270 rushing yards, the Green Wave marched over the Monroe Warhawks 31-14, improving to 3-2.
Monroe’s offense was unable to protect QB Kolton Browning, allowing 5 sacks and hurrying the QB 11 times more. Browning left the game early with an unspecified injury. The Defensive successes carried over into the second half when Tulane’s offense carried the ball on a 75 yard drive. That score was completed entirely on their ground game, which proved as effective as their passing game.
Tulane dominated through the middle of the 3rd quarter. The Green Wave held the lead at one time 24-0. Monroe finally found the end zone in the 3rd quarter and only once more. Tulane answered quickly at the close of the third, making it 31-7 starting the final quarter. As a result, Monroe moved to 2-3 as they begin their Sunbelt Conference play next week.
How Did Other Sun Belt Teams Do This Weekend?
In other Sun Belt play… this weekend Texas State, Louisiana Lafayette and Western Kentucky all found wins this week. However, it was a tough weekend for Conference USA Football with only Tulane and Eastern Carolina picking up wins.
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