Greg Ward Jr. ran for three touchdowns and threw a scoring pass to help No. 24 Houston beat Tulane 42-7 on Friday night.
With 3 Wins and 0 Losses, Houston Cougars gained 532.6 total yards on an average including 322.8 passing yards (with 37.8 passing attempts having completion percentage of 64.6) and 209.8 rushing yards per game. We knew Tanner was out and we needed to give Devin a few momentum and get him going like we did against East Carolina a couple of years ago.
KEY MATCHUP OF THE GAME: Tulane defensive line vs. Houston QB Greg Ward, Jr.
Houston Cougars (3-0) travel at the Yulman Stadium, New Orleans, LA to take on the Tulane Green Wave (1-2) in a College Football battle on October 16th, 21:00.
UH will be looking for a measure of revenge after a homecoming loss suffered to Tulane last season, where a comeback bid was silenced in the final minutes of play by an interception.
Tulane safety Darion Monroe agreed with Herman’s assessment of Ward after failing to stop the quarterback time and again. Tulane Green Wave, on the other hand, ranks No. 118 in rushing offense at home with 115.0 yards.
Tulane: LB Nico Marley – Marley has been in on a team-leading 36 tackles the Wave, with 29 solo and 7 assisted. “Their front four, they are the best front four that we will play all year, which coincides nicely with our lack of offensive line depth”. Tulane Green Wave recorded 238.3 passing yards and 100.3 rushing yards while allowed 219.7 passing yards and 246.0 russhing yards with turnover differential of 0.0. Tulane had more penalties than first downs and fell to 2-4. It was Ward’s fifth game this season with multiple touchdown runs. He’s just one shy of the school record.
Tulane running back Dontrell Hilliard celebrates a three yard touchdown run in the second quarter.
Ayers did a little bit of everything for the Cougars also, pulling in six catches for 93 yards while racking up 175 punt return yards and a return touchdown, as well as a rushing touchdown, his first of the season.