Post-Game Notes
Nathan Austin scored his first collegiate touchdowns, as Tulane fell to Houston 42-14 Saturday night.
Nathan Austin scored his first collegiate touchdowns, as Tulane fell to Houston 42-14 Saturday night.

Nov. 8, 2008


  • The contest marks the 14th all-time meeting between Tulane and Houston, with the Cougars leading the series, 10-4.
  • Tulane LB Evan Lee started his 24th consecutive game, the longest active streak for the Green Wave. C Michael Parenton started his 23rd consecutive game, while Andrew Nierman made his 21th consecutive start; senior DE Reggie Scott's streak of consecutive starts ended at 20, due to injury.
  • Tulane has not been shutout in a game in the last 74 games, a streak dating back to Sept. 28, 2002 at No. 3 Texas (49-0).
  • Tulane's captains for the game: senior center Michael Parenton, senior defensive end Reggie Scott, senior quarterback Scott Elliott and junior linebacker Logan Kelley.
  • Senior Michael Batiste has caught at least one pass in nine straight games this season, the only wide receiver to do so.
  • Logan Kelley recorded his sixth sack of the season, a team-high for the Green Wave.
  • David Skehan picked up his fifth career fumble, knocked loose by Corey Sonnier, who tallied his second career forced fumble (his first came at Alabama in the season opener).
  • Nathan Austin recorded his his first career touchdown (11 yards) to put Tulane on the board with 10:03 in the second quarter.



  • Travis Burks intercepted a pass for the second consecutive game with 31 seconds to go in the first half, to give Tulane the ball on the Houston 34-yard line.
  • Redshirt freshman Joe Kemp suffered a broken left collarbone in the second quarter of play.
  • Redshirt freshmen Taylor Echols returned his first collegiate kickoff in the third quarter for 48 yards.
  • Alan Mitchell recorded a career-long 28 yard rush in the third quarter to take Tulane to the Houston 5-yard line. The carry marked his second consecutive game with a rush after carrying the ball twice for 13 yards against LSU last week.
  • Case Keenum became the first quarterback to throw for over 300 yards against Tulane this season; Trevor Vittatoe of UTEP previously held the record for most yards in the air against Tulane this season with 296.
  • The loss in Houston marks the third straight loss in the Cougar's home stadium for Tulane.
  • Tulane remains winless on the road this season.
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