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Green Wave Come up Short Against First Place Tulsa

TULANEGREENWAVE.COM Kevin Moore runs away from pressure from Tulsa's Mike Bryan. (AP Photo/David Crenshaw)
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Kevin Moore runs away from pressure from Tulsa's Mike Bryan. (AP Photo/David Crenshaw)
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Nov. 22, 2008

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Tarrion Adams ran for a school record 323 yards and a touchdown as Tulsa ended a two-game losing streak by beating Tulane 56-7 on Saturday.

The Golden Hurricane (9-2, 6-1 Conference USA) piled up a season-high 489 rushing yards, and Adams, a senior playing his final home game, surpassed the 312 yards Mark Brus rushed for in a 1990 game at New Mexico State.

Tulsa entered the game tied with Houston in Conference USA's West Division, but faced the prospect of losing a tiebreaker unless the Cougars, who beat the Golden Hurricane 70-30 last week, drop one of their final two games.

Tulsa controlled the game against Tulane from the beginning, spreading out the injury-depleted Green Wave defense, then running Adams and Jamad Williams between the tackles.

Tulane quarterback Kevin Moore was sacked four times, but managed to complete 15 of 30 passes for 144 yards for the Green Wave (2-9, 1-6 CUSA), who were held to 232 total yards.