RECAP Ten Points: Tulane vs. East Carolina

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Junior safety Darion Monroe stares down East Carolina quarterback Shane Carden in the Wave’s 34-6 loss against ECU Nov. 22 in Greenville, N.C. Monroe has been a leader of Tulane’s defense this year. 

Matt Coleman, Staff Reporter

Final Score: 34-6 East Carolina

Predicted Score: 28-10 East Carolina 

  1. Tulane was outgained 196 yards to 40 yards in the first quarter. However, the Wave allowed only 36 yards in the second quarter.
  2. East Carolina receiver Justin Hardy set the FBS record for career receptions in the second quarter, surpassing former Oklahoma receiver Ryan Broyles with his No. 350 catch. Hardy finished the game with 9 catches for 104 yards.
  3. Green Wave quarterback Tanner Lee has thrown for over 214 yards in 4 games this year. On Saturday, Pirates quarterback Shane Carden threw for 214 yards in the first half alone, including a touchdown to wide receiver Isaiah Jones. Carden would wind up completing over 70 percent of his throws for 358 yards and 2 total touchdowns.
  4. Lee recorded 301 yards through the air, the first 300+ yard passing game of his career, while connecting with 10 different receivers.
  5. Lee passed for 217 of his 301 yards in the second half after falling behind 17-3 at halftime.
  6. Meanwhile, Tulane had its worst rushing attack this year. Wave running backs Sherman Badie, Danté Butler and Dontrell Hilliard combined for 47 yards on 22 carries, marking the first time since Sept. 6 that the team rushed for under 100 yards.
  7. East Carolina running backs Breon Allen and Marquez Grayson put up 113 total rush yards along with 2 touchdowns.
  8. For the first time in 20 games, Tulane did not force a turnover. The team forced multiple turnovers in 9 of its 11 games but lost the turnover battle against the Pirates 1-0.
  9. The Wave defense held East Carolina to converting on 2 of 11 third down attempts, despite the Pirates ranking No. 1 in the American Athletic Conference in third down conversion percentage at 49.6 percent.

10. With the exception of the third quarter against Houston, Tulane has given up points in every quarter over the last 4 games. In those games, the team has allowed an average of 33.5 points.