Sept. 26, 2009
Tulane 42, McNeese State 32
Tulane Game 3
New Orleans, La.
Tulane snaps a 10-game losing streak, dating back to a 34-27 win over SMU on Sept 25, 2008.
Tulane is now 110-31 against teams which do not currently sponsor FBS Football.
Tulane is now 6-0 vs FCS opponents dating back to a 20-21 loss to Wichita State on Oct 4, 1986
Tulane and McNeese State met for the first time in their respective histories. McNeese State has had football for 66 seasons, 1940, 1945-present, while Tulane has fielded a football team continuously since 1893.
Tulane set season highs in points (42), rushing yards (205), passing yards (222), total offense (427) and forced fumbles (4).
The Green Wave scored their most points in a game since a 45-31 win at Rice on Nov. 17, 2007; and its most at home since a 42-28 win over Army on Oct. 28, 2006.
Senior WR Jeremy Williams' career-high 222 yards receiving was the third-most in a game in Tulane history, and the seventh 200-yard game by a Tulane player. Jerome McIntosh holds the record with 271 vs Vanderbilt, Nov 18, 1981 (11 catches, 1 TD).
Williams recorded his seventh 100-yard receiving game of his career, which moves him into sixth place on Tulane's all-time list. Williams reached 100 yards receiving just 7:11 into the second quarter.
Williams' 10 receptions move him into 12th place on Tulane's career receptions list with 123 in his career.
Williams now has 2,111 career yards receiving, seventh all time in Tulane history.
Williams' two touchdown receptions from Joe Kemp were his first this season, and give him 14 for his career, which is tied or 10th at Tulane.
Williams now has had at least one catch in his last 16 games.
Senior RB André Anderson's four rushing touchdowns were a career high and Tulane's first rushing touchdowns of the season.He now has 13 rushing touchdowns in his career.
Anderson's four touchdowns were the most since Matt Forte's five at Rice on Nov. 17, 2007.
Anderson's 199 yards were the third most of his career and the 14th most in a game by a Tulane rusher. Anderson has two 200-yard games previously (255 vs UTEP, Nov. 11, 2008 and 219 vs SMU on Sept. 25, 2008).
Anderson now has 1,277 career rushing yards, 31 away from entering Tulane's top 15 career rushing list.
Anderson's 63-yard touchdown run was his longest of the season, triple his previous longest rush this season.
Tulane boasted a 100 yard rusher (Anderson, 199 yards) and a 100-yard receiver (Williams, 222 yards) in the same game for the first time since Nov. 10, 2007 against UTEP (Matt Forté, 171 yards rushing; Williams, 133 yards receiving).
Tulane has never had a 200-yard rusher and 200-yard receiver in the same game as Anderson fell one yard short
Tulane's touchdown run by André Anderson on its first drive gave the Green Wave its first lead of the season (7-3, at 9:58 of the first quarter).
Williams and Anderson combined for 431 all-purpose yards.
Alex Wacha recorded two forced fumbles, the first two of his career.
Tulane forced four fumbles for the first time since forcing five against Mississippi State on Sept. 13, 2003 in a 31-28 in the Superdome.
The Tulane defense has allowed a field goal on the first drive of each of its opponents this season.
Tulane scored on its opening dive for the first time in 11 games (a touchdown against Louisiana-Monroe on Sept 20, 2008).
Freshman Stephen Barnett posted his career long kick return of 25 yards on Tulane's first drive.
With a start at center today against McNeese State, junior Andrew Nierman has now started all 27 games so far in his collegiate career. Also extending double-digit start streaks for Tulane were junior OT Pete Hendrickson and senior DE Adam Kwentua with 13 straight each.
Freshman Austen Jacks made his collegiate debut on the game's opening kickoff coverage and recorded his first career sack in the first quarter, a loss of five yards.
Senior S Corey Sonnier and senior DE Reggie Scott made their season debuts, off the bench. Both had served two-game suspensions by the team. Junior TE Cody Sparks made his season debut in the second quarter.
McNEESE STATE NOTES
The Cowboy's captains for today's game were senior LB Deron Minor, senior LB Matt Kreamer, senior DT Dustan Beckwith and senior CB Tyson Sibley.