Green Wave become bowl eligible for first time since 2002; improve to 6-2 overall and 4-0 in C-USA
Santos ties record with five field goals, including a 42-yard game winner as the Wave improve to 3-0 in C-USA
Green Wave earn Homecoming victory to improve to 4-2 on the year and 2-0 in Conference USA play
Green Wave score 17-straight second-half points to improve to 2-1 on the young season
Tulane vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013
Tulane vs. ULL - R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl - Mercendes-Benz Superdome - Dec. 21, 2013
Tulane vs. UTEP - Nov. 23, 2013 - Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Tulane vs. Tulsa - Oct. 26, 2013 - Mercedes-Benz Superdome
The Green Wave lost 33-17 to the Memphis Tigers on October 22nd, 2011 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Career Notes: Four-year letterman ran for 2,953 yards and 39 touchdowns on 663 carries (4.5 avg.), hauled in 77 passes for 595 yards (7.7 avg.), returned eight kickoffs for 150 yards (18.8 avg.), completed 3-of-5 passes for 77 yards (15.4 avg.) and a pair of touchdowns, and plunged in for one two-point conversion during his career...played in 46 games with 35 starts...in Tulane history, completed his career ranking tied for first in rushing touchdowns (39), second in total touchdowns (39), third in rushing attempts (663), fourth in rushing yards (2,953) and 100-yard rushing games (10), sixth in points scored (236), eighth in rushing yards per game (64.2) and 10th in both all-purpose yards (3,698) and yards per carry (4.45)...holds No. 2, No. 3 and a tie for the No. 4 spots in single-season history in rushing touchdowns (13 in 2011, 12 in 2013 and 11 in 2010), ranks sixth and tied for 10th in rushing attempts (210 in 2011 and 188 in 2013), and sits eighth and ninth in rushing yards (925 in 2010 and 924 in 2011)...following his senior season, signed a free-agent deal with the Miami Dolphins.
2013: Started all 13 games at running back as a senior...named honorable-mention All-Conference USA after leading the team in rushing attempts (188), rushing yards (863), rushing touchdowns (12) while finishing second in all-purpose yards (920), yards of total offense (863) and points scored (72), tied for eighth in receptions (8) and 10th in receiving yards (57)...ranked third in C-USA in rushing touchdowns, ninth in rushing yards, 12th in rushing yards per game (66.4), 17th in points scored per game (5.5) and 24th in yards of total offense per game (66.4)...sat 38th in the NCAA in rushing touchdowns and 76th in rushing yards...named MVP of the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl after running for 83 yards and a bowl-record three touchdowns on 16 carries vs Louisiana-Lafayette (12/21)...ran for 100-plus yards on three occasions: 118 and a touchdown on 17 carries at ULM (9/28), 103 and a score on 20 carries at UTSA (11/9), and a season-best 137 yards and a touchdown on 17 totes vs UTEP (11/23)...had 68 rushing yards and a score on 20 carries to go with a 16-yard reception at Louisiana Tech (9/12)...posted 66 yards on 13 carries against Tulsa (10/26)...added 56 yards on 12 carries vs East Carolina (10/12)...ran 13 times for 50 yards and two touchdowns vs Jackson State (8/29)...scored twice and hauled in a pair of passes for a season-best 21 yards vs South Alabama (9/7)...off the field, was a member of the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane's 3.0 Club.
2012: Played in nine games with five starts as a junior...led the team in rushing touchdowns (3) while finishing tied for the first in rushing attempts (81), second in rushing yards (241), fourth in yards of total offense (241), sixth in all-purpose yards (319), seventh in receptions (15) and tied for seventh in receiving yards (78)...ranked 24th in Conference USA in rushing yards per game (26.78)...posted season highs with 20 rushing attempts for 74 yards - including a season-long 32-yarder - while adding 20 receiving yards on three grabs to tally a season-best 94 all-purpose yards vs UAB (10/27)...grabbed a season-best six passes and 35 receiving yards to go with 23 rushing yards at Houston (11/24)...added a rushing touchdown vs Rice (11/3)...missed three games and was limited in others due to an ankle injury suffered in the preseason...off the field, was a member of Tulane's 3.0 Club.
2011: Saw action in all 13 games with starts in the final 11 contests as a sophomore...named first-team All-Louisiana and second-team All-Confernce USA while claiming a spot on the Doak Walker Award Watchlist after leading the team in rushing attempts (210), rushing yards (924), rushing touchdowns (13), receptions (37) and points scored (78) while ranking second in all-purpose yards (1229) and total offense (958), and fourth in receiving yards (305)...finished third in C-USA in rushing yards per game (71.1) while sitting tied for fourth in points scored via touchdown per game and tied for 10th in overall points per game (6.0), 10th in all-purpose yards per game (94.5) and 15th in yards of total offense per game (73.7)...ranked 70th nationally in rushing yards per game...posted a pair of 100-yard rushing efforts with a season-high 138 on 16 carries at Army (10/1) and 123 on 21 totes vs Houston (11/10)...had a season-best two rushing touchdowns at UAB (9/17), vs Syracuse (10/8), vs Houston and at Hawai'i (11/26)...posted a season-best 196 all-purpose yards on the strength of seven catches for 112 yards - both career highs - including a season-long 31-yarder, to go along with 84 rushing yards on 18 carries vs Memphis (10/22)...hauled in five passes at Rice (11/19) and added four-grab outings vs Syracuse and vs UTEP (10/15)...also completed 1-of-3 passes for the year with his lone completion being a 34-yarder vs UTEP.
2010: Played in 11 games with six starts as a true freshman...earned third-team Freshman All-America and first-team All-Conference USA honors from Phil Steele Publications, claimed second-team All C-USA and C-USA All-Freshman Team recognition based on a vote of league coaches and media members, and was tabbed second-team All-Louisiana after leading the team in all-purpose yards (1,230), rushing attempts (184), rushing yards (925) and touchdowns (11)...finished second on the team in total offense (968) and points scored (68) - including a two-point conversion vs Army (10/9) - third in kickoff returns (8) and return yardage (150), and sixth in receptions (17) and receiving yards (155)...his rushing total broke the former Tulane freshman record of 890 set by Mewelde Moore in 2000...ranked second in C-USA in rushing yards per game (84.1), eighth in both all-purpose yards per game (110.5) and points scored per game (6.18) and 13th in total offense yards per game (88.0)...sat 44th in the NCAA in rushing yards per game and 60th in all-purpose yards per contest, marks that ranked fourth and sixth, respectively, among freshmen nationally...surpassed the 100-yard rushing barrier five consecutive games, including a career-best 193 yards on 29 carries vs SMU (10/30)...also hit triple digits with 114 yards and two touchdowns at UTEP (10/23), 138 yards and a pair of scores vs Southern Miss (11/6), 113 yards vs Rice (11/13) and 129 yards and a touchdown vs UCF (11/20)...scored a career-best three touchdowns in the season opener vs Southeastern Louisiana (9/2) after running 19 times for 75 yards...capped season by rushing for 65 yards and two touchdowns while hauling in a season-high seven passes for 64 yards at Marshall (11/27)...had three receptions for 39 yards vs Army and added two-catch performances vs both Ole Miss (9/11) and UCF (11/20)...added three kickoff returns for 41 yards in his collegiate debut against Southeastern Louisiana and added three more returns for a career-best 69 yards vs Army.
High School: Three-year letterman at The Ensworth School for head coach Ricky Bowers...named a three-star prospect by ESPN.com and Rivals.com and a one-star recruit by Scout.com...earned a Scout Grade of 75 and rated the No. 111 running back in the country by ESPN.com...ranked the No. 16 prospect in the state of Tennessee and the No. 64 running back in the nation by Rivals.com...helped lead the Tigers to a combined 20-2 record, including a perfect 13-0 mark in conference play, over his final two prep seasons...helped guide Ensworth to the state semifinals as a junior and the quarterfinals as a senior...as a senior, named Nashville Daily News Offensive Back of the Year and The Tennessean Dream Team, earned first-team all-state honors from the Tennessee Sports Writers Association and the Tennessee Football Coaches Association, and was a finalist for Division II Mr. Football after running for 2,243 yards and 24 touchdowns and returning six kickoffs for 200 yards...had three 300-plus yard games in 2009, including a 364-yard, four-touchdown effort against Ryan on Oct. 16...as a junior, ran for 1,952 yards and 21 touchdowns, caught six passes for 246 yards and two scores, and returned three kickoffs for 91 yards and a touchdown.
Personal: Born Orleans Opoku-Darkwa on Feb. 28, 1992, in Nashville, Tenn...son of Orleans and Juliana Darkwa...has one brother, Clarence...completed his degree in sociology in May 2014.
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