Nov 7, 2020; Greenville, North Carolina, USA; Tulane Green Wave wide receiver Duece Watts (2) makes a first half touchdown catch against the East Carolina Pirates at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

News Articles

Pratt leads Tulane to 38-21 victory over East Carolina

Michael Pratt threw three touchdown passes to lead visiting Tulane to a 38-21 victory over East Carolina in an American Athletic Conference game Saturday afternoon in Greenville, N.C.

Pratt completed 22 of 34 for 216 yards as the Green Wave (4-4, 2-4) won their second straight after a three-game losing streak. The freshman has 12 touchdown passes in five starts.

Two of his touchdown passes went to Duece Watts, who also caught two touchdown passes in a 38-3 victory against Temple a week earlier. Cameron Carroll added 129 rushing yards and two touchdowns.

Holton Ahlers passed for 351 yards and three touchdowns for the Pirates (1-5, 1-4). Blake Proehl had 13 catches for 182 yards and two touchdowns.

Freshman Rahjai Harris’ streak of three consecutive 100-yard rushing games ended as he finished with 27 yards on 13 carries.

Tulane’s defense, which had allowed more than 1,700 yards during its three-game losing streak, limited East Carolina to 386 total yards, including 35 rushing. The Pirates converted just 4 of 19 on third and fourth downs.

Carroll, who had his second-highest rushing total of the season, ran 48 yards for a touchdown that gave the Green Wave a 28-7 lead midway through the third quarter.

Merek Glover’s 42-yard field goal increased the lead to 31-7 at the end of the third quarter.

Ja’Quan McMillian’s interception of Pratt, the only turnover in the game, set up Ahler’s 30-yard touchdown pass to Blake Proehl. Ahler connected with Tyler Snead for a two-point conversion that cut the Green Wave’s lead to 31-15 with 10:37 remaining.

Carroll added a 28-yard score, his 10th rushing touchdown of the season, before Ahler and Proehl connected on a 75-yard touchdown pass.

Tulane scored first as Pratt threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Watts in the first quarter.

Ahlers’ 10-yard touchdown pass to Snead pulled East Carolina even at the end of the first quarter.

Pratt broke the tie when he threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Tyrick James and he teamed with Watts on a 5-yarder with 38 seconds left in the second quarter to give the Green Wave a 21-7 halftime lead.

–Field Level Media

Field Level Media
Sport Writer & Editor
FLM has a North American focus while tying into regional and hyper-local resources – providing the ability to distribute compelling content through the writing of professional journalists. As the U.S. sports content provider to dozens of digital and print media publishers through strategic partnerships with the likes of Reuters and Nielsen Sports, FLM covers the nuts and bolts with a breaking news desk and game event coverage.

Upcoming Games

Nov 26th, 2:00 PM

Colorado State +5.5 -110

Air Force -5.5 -110

@

Nov 26th, 7:00 PM

New Mexico -6 -110

Utah State +6 -110

@

Nov 27th, 12:00 PM

Iowa State (15) +1.5 -110

Texas (20) -1.5 -110

@

Nov 27th, 12:00 PM

Massachusetts +37.5 -110

Liberty -37.5 -110

@

Nov 27th, 12:30 PM

Southern Miss +20 -110

UAB -20 -110

@

Nov 27th, 1:00 PM

Nebraska +13.5 -110

Iowa -13.5 -110

@

Nov 27th, 3:30 PM

UCF -25 -110

USF +25 -110

@

Nov 27th, 3:30 PM

Notre Dame (2) -5 -110

North Carolina (25) +5 -110

@

Nov 27th, 4:00 PM

Central Michigan -7 -110

Eastern Michigan +7 -110

@

Nov 27th, 4:00 PM

Wyoming -16.5 -110

UNLV +16.5 -110

@

Nov 27th, 4:30 PM

Stanford +1.5 -110

California -1.5 -110

@

Nov 27th, 7:30 PM

Oregon (9) -13.5 -110

Oregon State +13.5 -110

@

Nov 28th, 12:00 PM

Kentucky +23.5 -110

Florida (6) -23.5 -110

@

Nov 28th, 12:00 PM

Arkansas -2 -110

Missouri +2 -110

@

Nov 28th, 12:00 PM

Vanderbilt +20 -110

Missouri -20 -110

@

Nov 28th, 12:00 PM

Texas Tech +11 -110

Oklahoma State (21) -11 -110

@

Nov 28th, 12:00 PM

Ohio State (3) -28 -110

Illinois +28 -110

@

Nov 28th, 12:00 PM

Maryland +11.5 -110

Indiana (12) -11.5 -110

@

Nov 28th, 12:00 PM

SMU -12.5 -110

East Carolina +12.5 -110

@

Nov 28th, 12:00 PM

Tulsa (24) +1 -110

Houston -1 -110

@

Nov 28th, 12:00 PM

Kent State +7.5 -110

Buffalo -7.5 -110

@

Nov 28th, 12:00 PM

Bowling Green +25 -110

Ohio -25 -110

@

Nov 28th, 12:00 PM

NIU +20 -110

Western Michigan -20 -110

@

Nov 28th, 12:00 PM

Ball State +10 -110

Toledo -10 -110

@

Nov 28th, 12:00 PM

Georgia Southern -1.5 -110

Georgia State +1.5 -110

@

Nov 28th, 12:00 PM

NC State -14.5 -110

Syracuse +14.5 -110

@

Nov 28th, 12:00 PM

Penn State +2.5 -110

Michigan -2.5 -110

@

Nov 28th, 1:00 PM

UTEP +11.5 -110

Rice -11.5 -110

@

Nov 28th, 1:00 PM

Miami-OH -14.5 -110

Akron +14.5 -110

@

Nov 28th, 2:00 PM

Minnesota +21.5 -110

Wisconsin (18) -21.5 -110

@

Nov 28th, 3:00 PM

North Texas +3.5 -110

UTSA -3.5 -110

@

Nov 28th, 3:00 PM

South Alabama +6.5 -110

Arkansas State -6.5 -110

@

Nov 28th, 3:00 PM

Coastal Carolina (16) -17 -110

Texas State +17 -110

@

Nov 28th, 3:00 PM

Louisiana-Lafayette (23) -28.5 -110

Louisiana-Monroe +28.5 -110

@

Nov 28th, 3:30 PM

Auburn (22) +24.5 -110

Alabama (1) -24.5 -110

@

Nov 28th, 3:30 PM

Colorado +12 -110

USC (19) -12 -110

@

Nov 28th, 3:30 PM

Florida Atlantic -6.5 -105

Middle Tennessee +6.5 -105

@

Nov 28th, 3:30 PM

Pittsburgh +24 -110

Clemson (4) -24 -110

@

Nov 28th, 3:30 PM

Northwestern (11) -13.5 -110

Michigan State +13.5 -110

@

Nov 28th, 4:00 PM

Mississippi State +9.5 -110

Ole Miss -9.5 -110

@

Nov 28th, 4:00 PM

Louisville +1 -110

Boston College -1 -110

@

Nov 28th, 4:00 PM

Rutgers +12 -110

Purdue -12 -110

@

Nov 28th, 4:00 PM

Cincinnati (7) -36 -110

Temple +36 -110

@

Nov 28th, 4:00 PM

San Jose State +11.5 -110

Boise State -11.5 -110

@

Nov 28th, 7:00 PM

LSU +14 -110

Texas A&M (5) -14 -110

@

Nov 28th, 7:00 PM

Kansas State +5.5 -110

Baylor -5.5 -110

@

Nov 28th, 7:00 PM

Duke 0 -110

Georgia Tech 0 -110

@

Nov 28th, 7:30 PM

Georgia (13) -21.5 -110

South Carolina +21.5 -110

@

Nov 28th, 7:30 PM

Tennessee -12 -110

Vanderbilt +12 -110

@

Nov 28th, 7:30 PM

Oklahoma (14) -11 -110

West Virginia +11 -110

@

Nov 28th, 8:00 PM

Arizona +9 -110

UCLA -9 -110

@

Nov 28th, 8:00 PM

TCU -24 -110

Kansas +24 -110

@

Nov 28th, 8:00 PM

Troy +14 -110

Appalachian State -14 -110

@

Nov 28th, 8:00 PM

Virginia -9 -110

Florida State +9 -110

@

Nov 28th, 11:00 PM

Nevada -7 -110

Hawaii +7 -110

@

Nov 29th, 2:33 PM

Utah +3.5 -110

Arizona State -3.5 -110

@

Dec 1st, 10:30 AM

WKU +1 -110

Charlotte -1 -110

@

Dec 3rd, 9:30 PM

Air Force

Utah State

@