RECAP: Ten Points on Tulane vs. Rutgers

Matt Coleman, Staff Reporter

Final Score: 31-6 Rutgers

1.  Coming into the game, Tulane ranked No. 4 in the country in penalties committed, with 43 through its first four games. The Wave added another seven penalties on Saturday.

2. In career start No. 33 for Rutgers senior quarterback Gary Nova, he went a perfect 9/9 in the first half, throwing for 195 yards and three touchdowns. Nova’s 3 of his 4 touchdown passes came on Rutgers’ first three possessions, including a 93-yard strike to wide receiver Andrew Turzilli in the second quarter.

3. Speaking of No. 33, Tulane’s roster features 33 underclassmen.

4. One of the 33 underclassmen includes redshirt freshman quarterback Tanner Lee, who went 7/9 passing before leaving the game with a separated shoulder in the first half.

5. Replacing Lee was redshirt sophomore Devin Powell, who connected on his first three passes of the game. He finished 6/15 with 53 passing yards. Senior Nick Montana replaced Powell in the fourth quarter.

6. Rutgers sophomore running backs Desmon Peoples and Justin Goodwin ran for 83 and 82 yards, respectively, as a replacement to starting running back Paul James, who tore his ACL last week against Navy. Tulane running back Sherman Badie also suffered an injured late in the fourth quarter against the Scarlett Knights.

7. The Green Wave roughly matched Rutgers in terms of total yards in the first half, racking up 244 compared to Rutgers’ 245. Tulane, meanwhile, trailed 21-6 at halftime.

8. The Wave gained 60 total yards in the second half and did not score.

9. Nova threw for 291 passing yards and averaged 13.9 yards per pass for Rutgers compared to Tulane’s 5.2 yards per pass. Scarlett Knights wide receiver Leonte Carroo accounted for 140 of the 291 yards, along with three touchdown catches.

10. A third quarter interception by Tulane defensive back Lorenzo Doss was the only turnover of the game. The Wave have committed 13 turnovers this season, but the Wave did not turn the ball over against Rutgers.

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