Tulane 51, Navy 30
-- J.P. Losman threw for a season-high 329 yards and five touchdowns today, and Mewelde Moore became Tulane's career rushing leader as the Green Wave defeated Navy, 51-30.
Moore, who gained 87 yards on 17 carries, broke the rushing mark of 3,095 yards set in 1949 by Eddie Price on a 17-yard run late in the first quarter. The play helped set up Moore's one-yard scoring run that gave Tulane a 17-13 lead. Moore now has 3,127 career yards, 816 this season.
Navy (1-7), running a triple option offense unfamiliar to Tulane (6-3), opened with 80-yard scoring drives on its first two possessions.
Tony Lane capped the first drive when he took a pitch and found room outside for a 26-yard run. Quarterback Craig Candeto carried it in from 21 yards on the second drive, giving Navy a 13-10 lead after the extra-point attempt failed.
An interception by Josh Smith, who returned the ball 28 yards to the Tulane 18, set up an 18-yard touchdown run by Kyle Eckel that put Navy ahead 20-17 early in the second quarter.
Lane rushed for 80 yards. Candeto ran for 65 yards and completed 4 of 9 passes for 63 yards.
Tulane scored twice before the half to take a 30-20 halftime lead and went up 37-20 midway through the third quarter. Eric Rolfs's 44-yard field goal cut the Midshipmen's deficit to 37-23.
Before Navy could mount a comeback, Green Wave defensive end Chris Williams scooped up a fumble by Eckel and ran it back 35 yards for a score late in the third quarter. Tulane has scored a defensive touchdown in six games this season, all victories. The six defensive touchdowns set a school season record.