Sept. 5, 2009
Tulsa 37, Tulane 13
Friday, Sept. 4, 2009 Louisiana Superdome New Orleans, La.
The contest marks the sixth all-time meeting between Tulsa and Tulane, with the Golden Hurricane leading the series, 4-1.
Tulane has not been shutout in a game in the last 77 games, a streak dating back to Sept. 28, 2002 at No. 3 Texas (49-0).
Andrè Anderson surpassed the 1,000 career rushing yard mark in the first quarter on a five-yard run in the first quarter; Anderson rushed for 49 yards on 19 carries in the contest.
With his sack in the second quarter, Logan Kelley moved into a three-way tie eighth place among Tulane's career quarterback-sack leaders with 11 career sacks.
Eleven true freshmen saw action in the season opener: DJ Banks, Ryan Grant, Jordan Garrett, Payten Jason, Shakiel Smith, Kevin Burris, Devin Figaro, Ryan Travis, Brock Sanders and Devin Walker. Also making their Tulane debuts are redshirt freshmen Darryl Farley and John Edwards, along with former walk-on senior Adam Podet.
True freshman Ryan Grant caught his first collegiate pass with a three-yard gain in the second quarter.
Joe Kemp completed a career-long 68-yard pass to Jeremy Williams in the third quarter; the play is Tulane's longest in three seasons, when Williams again caught a 67-yard strike from Scott Elliott against Mississippi State in the 2007 season opener on September 8.
True freshman Payten Jason returned a 38-yard kick, his longest of three in the contest.
The contest marked the sixth-career 100+ yard game for senior Jeremy Williams, moving him into a tie for seventh place all-time at Tulane with Robert Griffin 1980-83.
Kemp completed 11 straight passed in the contest, finishing the night 16-of-26 with 278 yards in the air.
Attendance at the Superdome was 27,638.