Recap: Tulane vs. Cincinnati
New Orleans, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - Munchie Legaux threw for three touchdowns and Rod Moore and Mike Boone each rushed for over 100 yards as the Cincinnati Bearcats rolled past the Tulane Green Wave, 38-14, in an American Athletic Conference clash at Yulman Stadium.
After Gunner Kiel was intercepted on his first pass of the game, Legaux came in for Cincinnati (5-3, 3-1 AAC). He had 211 yards on 16-of-24 passing to go with his three scores, although he was intercepted once. Moore finished with 124 yards on 15 carries and Boone tallied 113 yards and a touchdown on 15 attempts of his own. Max Morrison posted 57 yards and a score on a team-high five receptions.
Tanner Lee finished with 205 yards and a touchdown on 24-of-35 passing for Tulane (2-6,1-3). Dontrell Hilliard rushed for 123 yards on only 11 carries. Teddy Veal recorded 73 yards on seven catches.
Cincinnati took a 3-0 lead on a 30-yard field goal from Andrew Gantz with 7:11 to play in the first quarter.
Legaux threw a five-yard touchdown pass to Morrison in the final minute of the first quarter and then tossed a 54-yarder to Casey Gladney before two minutes came off the clock in the second.
Midway through the second quarter, Veal mishandled a punt return. The loose ball ended up in the end zone, where Cincinnati's Eric Wilson recovered it for a touchdown.
Tulane finally got on the scoreboard with a 19-yard touchdown run from Lazedrick Thompson early in the third quarter.
A 10-yard touchdown pass from Lee to Charles Jones further cut into the Bearcats' lead.
Legaux made sure the Bearcats didn't go scoreless in the third quarter, throwing an 18-yard touchdown pass to Shaq Washington with 29 seconds remaining the period.
Boone finished off the Bearcats' victory with a 24-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter
The Green Wave scored on only two of their four red zone trips. Cincinnati had a nearly 100-yard advantage in total offense (479-380).Game Notes