Tulane Loses 27-26 Heartbreaker to Marshall
Tra Boger runs back an interception against Marshall during the third quarter.
Tra Boger runs back an interception against Marshall during the third quarter.

Oct. 29, 2005

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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Ahmad Bradshaw's 3-yard touchdown run with 2:10 left in the fourth quarter lifted Marshall to a 27-26 comeback victory over Tulane on Saturday night that extended the Green Wave's losing streak to four games.

Chubb Small had a 92-yard kickoff return to open the second half for Marshall (4-4, 3-2 Conference USA).

Tulane (2-5, 1-4), displaced from New Orleans for the season by Hurricane Katrina and technically the home team, led 26-14 after Tra Boger's 66-yard interception return in the third quarter.

Bernard Morris was inserted at quarterback for Marshall in the third quarter and led the Thundering Heard on two scoring drives for the victory. Morris finished the first drive with a 3-yard run with 8:38 remaining in the game to pull Marshall to 26-21.

Marshall also led early on after Jeff Mullins' 16-yard TD reception from Jimmy Skinner. Tulane scored 20 points in the second quarter to storm ahead, beginning with Bruce Youmans' 51-yard interception return. Lester Ricard later found Preston Brown for a 34-yard touchdown pass and Jovon Jackson scored on a 2-yard run to make it 20-7 at halftime.



Ricard was 7-of-17 passing for 97 yards. Skinner was 15-of-29 for 117 yards and three interceptions before being pulled in the final quarter.

Bradshaw finished with 91 yards rushing, including his eventual gamewinning score that capped a 10-play, 79-yard drive.


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