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Courtesy: SWAC.org

Football Recap - August 29

Courtesy: SWAC.org
Release: 08/29/2013
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Tulane 34, Jackson State 7
NEW ORLEANS, La. - Turnovers and penalties plagued Jackson State University en route to a 34-7 season opening loss to Tulane on Thursday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

JSU (0-1) trailed 20-0 at the break before committing six tunovers and nine penalties for 78 yards to close out the game.

After trailing 34-0 in the fourth quarter, the Tigers scored with 4:57 on the clock courtesy of a nine-yard run by Evan Ingram followed by the PAT from Ryan Deising.

Ingram went 6-of-12 for 111 yards throwing two interceptions after coming in for starter Ivy LaMontiez who left the game with an injury.

LaMontiez completed 9-of-17 for 133 yards and two interceptions.

Zach Pendleton helped the Tigers' offense with three receptions for 95 yards. John McNabb led the defense with 11 tackles, including nine solo, a forced fumble, and two sacks.

Tulane (1-0) posted 108 rushing yards in the first half. Orleans Darkwa scored the first touchdown in the opening minutes, capping a five-play, 70-yard drive with a five-yard scoring run. Darkwa finished with 13 carries for 50 yards and two touchdowns.

Nick Montana, son of NFL Hall of Famer, Joe Montana, finished with 144 passing yards and two touchdowns from 6-of-14 passing.

Ryan Grant halued in three receptions for 82 yards. Justyn Shackleford and Devon Breaux were the targets for Montana's touchdown passes for their only receptions of the game.

JSU could not hold any momentum. The Tigers drove as far down to the Tulane one-yard line on two occasions.

Ivy fumbled three times in two plays. The final fumble was picked up by Sam Scofield for the Green Wave, stopping another JSU drive inside the five with a turnover.

The other fumble was near the goal line to end another drive early in the second quarter.

Tulane's defensive success was led by Kyle Davis, Lorenzo Doss, Jordan Sullen and Jarrod Franklin who each posted interceptions for Tulane. 
Darion Monroe finished with nine tackles and a forced fumble with Julius Warmley recorded a sack for the Green Wave.