Tulane overcame Caleb Williams’ 5 landing passes to stun USC within the Cotton Bowl Classic for one of many greatest wins for this system in latest reminiscence, 46-45.
And the Green Wave did it in dramatic trend.
After a Denis Lynch subject purpose put USC up 45-30 with 4:30 left to go, Tulane quarterback Michael Pratt began the subsequent drive with a 59-yard cross to Deuce Watts to get to the USC 4-yard line. Tyjae Spears then ran the ball 4 yards for a landing to chop the Trojans’ result in 45-37.
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Tulane kicked the ball off and Mario Williams fumbled the ball out of bounds at their very own 1-yard line. Working again Austin Jones did not get any constructive yardage and on his second try he was swallowed ultimately zone for a security. USC led 45-39 with 3:20 left within the recreation.
The Inexperienced Wave acquired the ball again and Pratt led the group to a 12-play, 66-yard drive and ended it with a landing cross to Alex Bauman, which was initially dominated an incomplete cross however replay overturned the decision and dominated it a landing. Tulane followers at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, went wild.
Tulane would stave off any probability of a USC comeback and win the sport.
Pratt was 8-of-17 for 234 yards and two landing passes. He had an 87-yard landing to Jha’Quan Jackson earlier within the recreation. Pratt had 83 yards on the bottom as nicely.
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Spears dominated on the bottom. He ran for 205 yards on 17 carries and scored 4 touchdowns.
Jackson set the bar along with his lone catch amongst receivers however Bauman had three catches for 46 yards.
USC looked like an offense that was going to dominate. Being up 15 factors with beneath 5 minutes to play looks like a positive factor however a nasty flip of occasions switched up every part.
Williams completed 37-of-52 with 462 passing yards, 5 landing passes and an interception.
Brenden Rice led USC with six catches for 174 yards and two touchdowns. Tahj Washington had 5 catches for 109 yards. Michael Jackson III, Terrell Bynum and Kyron Hudson had landing catches as nicely.
USC has not received a bowl recreation since 2016 when Clay Helton took over the USC gig full-time.
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Tulane has now received three out of its final 4 bowl appearances. The group rotated from a 2-10 season final yr to a 12-2 season and essentially the most since 1998 once they completed undefeated beneath Tommy Bowden and Chris Scelfo.