Sep 26, 2020; Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA; Tulane Green Wavehead coach Willie Fritz yell to his team in the first quarter against the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles at M. M. Roberts Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

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Carroll leads the way as Tulane swamps Southern Miss

Cameron Carroll rushed for three touchdowns and also caught a touchdown pass Saturday as Tulane wiped out a quick 14-0 deficit to rout Southern Mississippi 66-24 in a non-conference game in Hattiesburg, Miss.

The Green Wave (2-1) rushed for 430 yards and put two players over 100 yards. Carroll collected 163 yards on 15 attempts, while Stephon Huderson added 120 yards on 11 tries, including a 47-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter.

Jack Abraham completed 23 of 38 passes for 299 yards with two touchdowns and one interception for the Golden Eagles (0-3). Most of his damage occurred in the first half, before they were swamped by the visitors’ ground game.

Southern Miss needed only 4:29 to establish a two-touchdown lead. Kevin Perkins rushed for a 2-yard score and Abraham hooked up with Jason Brownlee on an 88-yard scoring strike. It was mostly downhill after that for the Golden Eagles.

Tyjae Spears tied the game on consecutive touchdown drives for Tulane on 2- and 15-yard runs, respectively.

After Abraham found Naricuss Driver for a 61-yard score with 12:57 left in the first half, the Green Wave rattled off 24 unanswered points.

Carroll sandwiched Marek Glover’s 41-yard field goal with a 16-yard touchdown catch and a 30-yard scoring run in the last 6:14 of the half for a 31-21 halftime advantage. Carroll ripped off a 52-yard touchdown jaunt on the third quarter’s second play for a 17-point cushion.

Following a Briggs Bourgeois 49-yard field goal that pulled Southern Miss within 38-24, Tulane turned it into a laugher with four more unanswered touchdowns. Quarterback Michael Pratt threw his second scoring strike of the game and added a 1-yard touchdown run.

Pratt relieved an ineffective Keon Howard, who started and was 1 of 3 for 0 yards. Pratt connected on 8 of 18 passes for 142 yards and also chipped in 40 yards on seven rushes.

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