Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Nevada 38 Tulane 27; Green Wave Postgame Notes

TEAM NOTES

  • Tulane’s trip to the 24th annual Famous Idaho Potato Bowl was its 14th bowl appearance in program history, and also the Green Wave’s third consecutive.
  • With the loss, Tulane dropped to 6-8 all-time in bowl games. 
  • Tulane entered its matchup with Nevada with wins in four of its last five games.
  • The Green Wave faced Nevada for just the second time in program history. Tulane won the only other matchup between the two teams back in 1992 and now holds a 1-1 record against the Wolf Pack.
  • Tulane Director of Athletics Troy Dannen carried the Wave of Change flag and team physician Dr. Greg Stewart carried the No. 18 flag in honor of former Tulane student-athlete Devon Walker. 
  • With the loss, Tulane head coach Willie Fritz fell to 222-107-1 all-time. Fritz is 2-1 all-time in bowl games at Tulane. 


OFFENSIVE NOTES

  • Offensive starters for the Green Wave were QB Michael Pratt, WR Jaetavian Toles, WR Jha’Quan Jackson, WR Phat Watts, RB Stephon Huderson, TE Tyrick James, OL Sincere Haynesworth, OL Ben Knutson, OL Corey Dublin, OL Joey Claybrook and OL Tim Shafter. 
  • Dublin’s start was his 49th career start. 
  • Pratt finished the game with a pair of touchdown passes and one rushing touchdown. The freshman signal caller has now thrown for multiple touchdown passes in eight games.  
  • In 10 appearances this season, Pratt has thrown 20 touchdowns. Pratt’s 20 passing touchdowns are the most by a Tulane quarterback since Ryan Griffin also threw 20 as a senior in 2012.
  • Pratt has now rushed and passed for a touchdown in six games this season. 
  • He also has throw for a touchdown in every game he has appeared in for the Green Wave. 
  • Wide receiver Jha’Quan Jackson had a career-high 69 yards receiving. 
  • Jackson’s two receiving touchdowns tied a career-high and gave him a team-leading eight touchdowns on the year. 
  • Redshirt sophomore running back Cam Carroll rushed for his 12th touchdown of the year. He now has 13 touchdowns on the year. Carroll has rushed for a touchdown in seven of the Green Wave’s 12 games this season. 
  • Carroll finished the game with a team-best 120 yards rushing. This marked the third time this season Carroll has surpassed 100 yards rushing. 
  • As a team, Tulane surpassed 100 yards rushing also rushed for over 100 yards for the 64th time in its last 65 games. 

DEFENSIVE NOTES

SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES

  • Ryan Wright finished the game with three punts for 109 yards (36.3 average). Wright entered the game leading the American Athletic Conference in punting average.

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