Senior Bubba Terranova tallied 120 receiving yards, including a career-long 74-yard TD catch, for the Green Wave.
Oct. 1, 2005
BATON ROUGE, La. - Lester Ricard threw for 324 yards and two touchdowns as Tulane, displaced by Hurricane Katrina and playing in LSU's Tiger Stadium, defeated Division I-AA Southeastern Louisiana 28-21 Saturday.
The Green Wave (2-1) was the home team, but Tulane didn't wear its home green jerseys because the players evacuated New Orleans with only their white jerseys. The game was supposed to be the Green Wave's homecoming game, but the university dropped those festivities when the game was moved. A crowd of 16,826 occupied the 92,000-seat stadium while LSU was winning at Mississippi State, 37-7.
With the Green Wave up 7-0, Kevin Jackson's interception gave the Lions a first down at the Tulane 22 late in the third quarter. Six plays later Southeastern (1-2) tied the score on a 6-yard touchdown pass from Trey Willie to Blake Alfortish. The tie didn't last long as Israel Route returned the ensuing kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown. Steven Smith blocked the extra point, leaving the Green Wave with a 20-14 lead.
Ricard's 74-yard touchdown pass to Bubba Terranova and a two-point conversion gave the Green Wave a 28-14 lead with 3:47 left in the game and Southeastern scored on the final play of the game when Willie threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Felton Huggins.