|Date of game: 10/11/2014
Recap: Tulane vs. Connecticut
New Orleans, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - Nick Montana threw for 135 yards and a score as the Tulane Green Wave survived against Connecticut, 12-3, in an American Athletic Conference clash at Yulman Stadium.
Montana converted 19-of-26 for the Green Wave (2-4, 1-1 AAC) as they snapped a two-game slide. Sherman Badie and Lazedrick Thompson ran for 77 and 73 yards, respectively, as the hosts survived despite converting only 3-of-13 on third down.
The Huskies (1-5, 0-3) generated only 217 yards of total offense on the night, with quarterback Chandler Whitmer hitting 17-of-24 for 141 yards, but he was also sacked four times.
UConn scored the first points of the meeting on a 44-yard field goal by Bobby Puyol at the 7:02 mark of the opening frame, but from there the Huskies were barely heard from again.
A seven-yard TD catch by Charles Jones three minutes later put Tulane on top for good.
Coming out of the break with the four-point advantage, the Green Wave added to their lead with a safety registered by Tyler Gilbert in the third quarter. Early in the final frame kicker Andrew DiRocco used a 38-yard field goal to put even more distance between Tulane and the visitors.
UConn entered the week ranked 121st in the nation in total offense (264.0 ypg) and 122nd in scoring (14.8 ppg). The team is still winless against FBS opponents this season, its only victory coming against Stony Brook by a scant three points (19-16) at home on Sept. 6.
The triumph for the Green Wave was the program's first against another team from the FBS since it crushed UTEP inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 45-3, back on Nov. 23, 2013.Game Notes