Nov. 10, 2012
NOTES FOLLOWING TULANE FOOTBALL'S LOSS AT MEMPHIS
Memphis 37, Tulane 23
Tulane Game 10
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Junior place kicker and Lou Groza semifinalist Cairo Santos remained perfect on the year with three field goals (45, 43, 30). For the season, Santos is a perfect 17-of-17 with an 11-of-11 clip from 40-plus yards and a 2-of-2 effort from beyond 50. For his career, he has now scored 210 points after connecting on 41-of-51 field goals (.804) and 87-of-90 PATs (.967).
Santos' three made field goals in one game is the junior Lou Groza Award semifinalist's career best. Tonight marked his seventh multi-field goal game of the season.
Santos moved into fifth place in Tulane history tonight in points scored kicking (surpassing Tony Wood (1981-84) with 200) and ninth in total points (moving ahead of Tony Wood (1981-84} with 200) while remaining first in field goal percentage, sixth in field goals made and PAT percentage, seventh in field goals attempted and fifth in PATs made and PAT attempts.
Junior WR Ryan Grant extended his consecutive games with a catch streak to 18 on Saturday against the Tigers. The last time Grant - who missed the final 12 games of the 2011 season due to injury - failed to catch a pass in a game he played in came on Oct. 9, 2010, against Army.
Grant pulled in a career-high 11 receptions in tonight's game. His 11 catches resulted in 113 yards and one touchdown. His previous high was eight receptions back on Nov. 27, 2010 at Marshall. His 11 catches also placed him tied for 10th in receptions in a game in Tulane history.
Grant had a game-high 113 yards on 11 catches, marking his fourth consecutive 100-yard receiving day, his sixth of the season and the eighth of his career.
For his career, Grant has now caught 96 passes for 1,528 yards (15.9 avg.) and 12 touchdowns. He currently ranks tied for fifth in Tulane career history in yards per catch (15.9), tied for sixth in 100-yard games and is 13th in touchdown receptions.
Redshirt freshman Devin Boutte pulled down his first career reception in the first quarter of Saturday's game at Memphis. It was a six-yard pass from Ryan Griffin.
Senior CB Ryan Travis recorded his first sack of the season and the third of his career. It is his first since Nov. 20, 2010 against UCF.
Freshman CB Lorenzo Doss pulled down his fourth interception of his career and season in the second quarter of tonight's game at Memphis.
Freshman CB Darion Monroe collected his second fumble recovery of the season and career in the second quarter. The fumble was caused by sophomore S Sam Scofield. Monroe scampered 38 yards on the return. The return was the longest by a Tulane player since Isreal Route's 42-yard return against UCF on Nov. 18, 2006.
Monroe then picked up his second fumbles recovery of the game late in the fourth quarter and scampered 54 yards for a touchdown. It was Tulane's first fumble return for a touchdown since Austen Jacks did so against SMU in 2010.
Junior LB Zach Davis recorded 11 tackles on Saturday night in Memphis, one shy of his career-high 12 collected against ULM earlier this season. His 10 stops tonight marks his second career double figure game in tackles.
Eight Tulane players extended their double-digit starting streaks on Saturday at Memphis -senior DE Austen Jacks (35), senior CB Ryan Travis (35), senior OT Eric Jones (25), junior WR Ryan Grant (10), junior C Mike Henry (10), sophomore OG Adam Skidmore (10), sophomore OT Sean Donnelly (10) and freshman CB Darion Monroe (10)
Tulane's game captains for Saturday's contest at Memphis were junior RB Orleans Darkwa representing the offense, senior DE Austen Jacks representing the defense and junior PK Cairo Santos representing the special teams.
Football Drops Homecoming Contest To C-USA Foe Memphis, 33-17
Junior linebacker Trent Mackey hit the 100-tackle plateau for the season and the sophomore duo of Orleans Darkwa and Wilson Van Hooser both posted 100-yard receiving days, but it was not enough as the Tulane University football team dropped its Homecoming contest to Conference USA foe Memphis, 33-17, Saturday afternoon in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.