NEW ORLEANS, OCT. 24 -- Marvin Allen scored one touchdown on a 76-yard screen pass reception and three on short runs today as Tulane overwhelmed Virginia Tech, 57-38.

It was the most points scored by Tulane since a 64-0 victory over Louisiana College in 1950. Terrence Jones passed for 362 yards and three touchdowns to lead Tulane's offense. He completed 21 of 26 passing attempts.

Marc Zeno caught eight passes for 130 yards, including a seven-yard touchdown pass.

Along with the touchdown passes to Allen and Zeno, Jones hit Jerome McIntosh on a 16-yard scoring pass in the final quarter.

Melvin Adams scored on a four-yard run for Tulane; Michael Pierce on an 89-yard kickoff return and Todd Wiggins on a 20-yard field goal.

Virginia Tech got its first touchdown in the second quarter after Tulane had taken a 28-0 lead, with Erik Chapman hitting big tight end Steve Johnson on a 59-yard scoring play.

Chris Kinzer kicked a 32-yard field goal in the third quarter, and Chapman hit Myron Richardson with a seven-yard touchdown pass later in the third quarter.

Virginia Tech got three fourth-quarter touchdowns after Tulane began substituting liberally, one score on a six-yard run by Ralph Brown and one on a two-yard run by Lamar Smith and a 15-yard touchdown pass from freshman redshirt Chris Baucia (DeMatha High School) to Nick Cullen. Virginia Tech 0 7 10 21 38 Tulane 14 16 13 14 57

T -- Allen 4 run (Wiggins kick)

T -- Adams 4 run (Wiggins kick)

T -- Zeno 7 pass from Jones (Wiggins kick)

T -- Allen 4 run (kick failed)

VT -- Johnson 59 pass from Chapman (Kinzer kick)

T -- FG Wiggins 20

T -- Pierce 89 kickoff return (Wiggins kick)

VT -- FG Kinzer 32

T -- Allen 76 pass from Jones (kick failed)

VT -- Richardson 7 pass from Chapman (Kinzer kick)

T -- Allen 1 run (Wiggins kick)

T -- McIntosh 16 pass from Jones (Wiggins kick)

VT -- Brown 6 run (Kinzer kick)

VT -- Smith 2 run (Kinzer kick)

VT -- Cullen 15 pass from Baucia (Kinzer kick)

A -- 31,280

Va. Tech Tulane First downs 26 25 Rushes-yards 54-248 40-118 Passing yards 208 362 Return yards 1 88 Passing 13-22-2 21-26-0 Punts-average 5-38 3-30 Fumbles-lost 2-1 3-2 Penalties-yards 7-45 2-20 Time

RUSHING -- Virginia Tech: Brown 17-110, Smith 8-43. Tulane: Allen 7-22, Adams 8-33, Hunter 11-41.

PASSING -- Virginia Tech: Chapman 11-20-2, 189 yards, Baucia 2-2-0, 19. Tulane: Jones 21-26-0, 362.

RECEIVING -- Virginia Tech: Johnson 4-95, Richardson 5-78, Cullen 1-15. Tulane: Zeno 8-130, Allen 2-91, McI