Scores

Final

Tulane 12

(4-8, 3-5 American)

East Carolina 35

(7-5, 6-2 American)

1:00 PM ET, November 24, 2007

Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, NC

1 2 3 4 T
TULN 6 0 0 612
ECU 7 14 0 1435

Top Performers

Passing: R. Kass (ECU) - 177 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: C. Johnson (ECU) - 27 CAR, 155 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: C. Johnson (ECU) - 4 REC, 85 YDS, 1 TD

East Carolina 35, Tulane 12

Associated Press

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Chris Johnson ran for two touchdowns and caught a scoring pass as East Carolina beat Tulane 35-12 in a Conference USA game Saturday.

Tulane's Matt Forte ran for 120 yards on 25 carries to finish the season with 2,127 yards. His season total is the seventh-best in major college football history.

Kevin Smith from Central Florida went over 2,000 yards rushing Saturday and took the national lead from Forte with 2,164.

East Carolina (7-5, 6-2 Conference USA), which has won six of the last seven against Tulane, has never lost at home in the series. The Pirates kept alive their slim hopes for a berth in the conference championship game, but those hopes were dashed when Central Florida defeated UTEP.

Johnson, who scored on runs of five and seven yards, finished with 155 yards on 27 carries. He also caught four passes for 85 yards, including a 33-yard touchdown pass.

Kass was 12 of 18 for 177 yards and had touchdown passes to Johnson, Dominique Lindsay and Jamar Bryant.

Kicker Ben Hartman set an East Carolina school record by running his streak of successful point-after-touchdown kicks to 54.

Tulane (4-8, 3-5 Conference USA) could muster only a pair of first-quarter field goals by Ross Thevenot and a late rushing touchdown by Forte.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TULN
ECU
1st Downs1722
Total Yards336441
Passing228222
Rushing108219
Penalties5-507-40
3rd Down Conversions5-167-13
4th Down Conversions1-20-1
Turnovers22
Possession31:1228:48

Passing Leaders

TulaneC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Scelfo12/201336.700
East CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kass12/181779.830

Rushing Leaders

TulaneCARYDSAVGTDLG
Forte251204.8126
Scelfo362.006
East CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson271555.7236
Lindsay6223.7010

Receiving Leaders

TulaneRECYDSAVGTDLG
Williams67212.0021
King35217.3044
East CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson48521.3133
Rogers25226.0039

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTULNECU
FG08:12Ross Thevenot 40 Yd
Drive: 11 plays, 49 yds, 4:48
30
TD04:38Dominique Lindsay 6 Yd Pass From Rob Kass (Ben Hartman Kick)
Drive: 7 plays, 71 yds, 3:34
37
FG01:20Ross Thevenot 35 Yd
Drive: 4 plays, 5 yds, 1:36
67
SECOND QUARTERTULNECU
TD12:52Chris Johnson 5 Yd Run (Ben Hartman Kick)
Drive: 8 plays, 65 yds, 3:28
614
TD00:43Jamar Bryant 25 Yd Pass From Rob Kass (Ben Hartman Kick)
Drive: 3 plays, 49 yds, :25
621
FOURTH QUARTERTULNECU
TD14:55Chris Johnson 7 Yd Run (Ben Hartman Kick)
Drive: 10 plays, 56 yds, 3:03
628
TD03:47Matt Forte 3 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed)
Drive: 9 plays, 80 yds, 4:51
1228
TD02:53Chris Johnson 33 Yd Pass From Rob Kass (Ben Hartman Kick)
Drive: 2 plays, 40 yds, :54
1235