NEW ORLEANS -- Dontrell Hilliard rushed for 175 yards and a career-high four touchdowns, Jonathan Banks threw for a score and ran for another, and Tulane routed Tulsa 62-28 on Saturday for coach Willie Fritz's 200th career win.
The Green Wave (3-2, 1-1 American Athletic) scored on all seven first-half possessions, including TDs set up by an interception and fumble recovery. Tulane outgained the Golden Hurricane 435-128 total yards by halftime.
Hilliard had 19 carries and scored on runs of 1, 23, 17, and 43 yards. Banks hit Terren Encalade on a 62-yard scoring pass, ran 13 yards for a second-quarter score, and gained 93 yards on 10 carries.
Tulane had 653 total yards with 488 rushing, including TD runs of 2 yards by Stephon Huderson and 8 yards by Darius Bradwell. Banks was 9 of 13 for 165 yards passing.
Luke Skipper was 10 of 14 for 256 yards passing for Tulsa (1-5, 0-2), hitting Justin Hobbs on a 59-yard scoring strike, and scoring on a 1-yard keeper. Shamari Brooks scored on 13- and 12-yard runs and gained 104 yards on 12 carries.
The game was moved to an earlier start to avoid impending Hurricane Nate.
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