Ridder, Whyle, help No. 2 Cincinnati top Tulane, 31-12
Cincinnati Tulane Football Cincinnati quarterback Desmond Ridder (9) passes during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Tulane in New Orleans, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) (Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS — (AP) — Desmond Ridder twice connected with tight end Josh Whyle for touchdowns, and No. 2 Cincinnati remained unbeaten with a 31-12 victory Saturday over a struggling but feisty Tulane squad that kept the game competitive deep into the second half. Cincinnati looked primed to pull away when Evan Prater intercepted Horton's screen pass in Tulane territory, but Macon Clark intercepted Ridder several plays later, returning it to midfield. Tulane: Heading into the season, Tulane was expected to contend for a fourth straight bowl bid.wftv.com
Corral accounts for 7 TDs, No. 17 Rebels beat Tulane 61-21
Tulane Mississippi Football Mississippi quarterback Matt Corral (2) passes against Tulane during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Oxford, Miss. — (AP) — Matt Corral passed for 335 yards and three touchdowns, ran for four scores, and No. 17 Mississippi beat Tulane 61-21 on Saturday night, scoring all its points in the first three quarters. Corral ran for two touchdowns in the first quarter as Ole Miss built a 19-7 lead. Mississippi: The Rebels will look to beat Alabama for the first time since 2015.wftv.com
No. 2 Oklahoma's defense struggles against Tulane
The Sooners struggled in the second half and did just enough to hold off Tulane for a 40-35 victory. Tulane outgained the Sooners 230 yards to 118 after the break and outscored them 21-3. “It’s a 60-minute football game. That team across the way is going to fight tooth and nail to find a way to get points and get themselves back in the football game. “You’ve got to go make a play and find a way, and (Tulane) ended up being a yard short.wftv.com
No. 2 Oklahoma holds on for 40-35 win over Tulane
2 Oklahoma beat Tulane 40-35 on Saturday in a game that was relocated from New Orleans because of Hurricane Ida. Oklahoma led by five in the fourth quarter and Tulane had possession, but quarterback Michael Pratt ran for 12 yards on a fourth-and-13 play. Tulane turned the ball over on downs, and Oklahoma ran out the clock. Oklahoma had the Green Wave painted on the 25-yard lines, and Sooners fans cheered when Tulane's players ran onto the field before the game. THE TAKEAWAYTulane: The Green Wave played inspired football and nearly pulled off one of the biggest upsets in school history.wftv.com
Trump blames states as he faces criticism for slow Covid vaccine rollout
President Donald Trump tried on Wednesday to deflect criticism for a slower-than-expected rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine, saying the U.S. has distributed the lifesaving shots but states have to administer them. "The Federal Government has distributed the vaccines to the states," the president said in a tweet. The CDC acknowledged delays in its vaccine data from the states and jurisdictions that collect and report it to federal officials, among other factors. "A large difference between the number of doses distributed and the number of doses administered is expected at this point in the COVID vaccination program due to several factors," the agency said. Biden on Tuesday slammed Trump's effort to rollout the vaccine, saying that the Trump administration's "plan to distribute vaccines is falling behind, far behind."cnbc.com
Gabriel throws 5 more touchdown passes in UCF’s 51-34 win
ORLANDO, Fla. – Dillon Gabriel threw five touchdown passes — three to Marlon Williams — and UCF’s top-ranked offense rolled in a 51-34 victory over Tulane on Saturday. Gabriel was 26-of-40 passing with 422 yards a week after throwing for a school-record 601 yards that included five touchdowns in a 50-49 loss to Memphis. UCF came in averaging over 636 yards offense, tops in the nation. The win snapped a two-game losing streak for UCF, its longest since 2016. Michael Pratt was 14 of 24 for 215 yards passing, three touchdowns and an interception for the Green Wave (2-4, 0-4), who have lost three straight.
No.. 17 SMU beats Tulane 37-34 in OT to improve to 5-0
17 SMU a 37-34 victory over Tulane on Friday night. Crossley intercepted Tulane freshman Michael Pratt’s pass to put the Mustangs (5-0, 3-0 American Athletic) in position to win with the field goal. “It’s good to get a hard-fought win,” SMU coach Sonny Dykes said. But, we were able to win.”SMU is 5-0 for the second straight season, a feat it last accomplished in 1983. He entered the game second nationally in passing yards.