NEW ORLEANS -- Ryan Griffin threw for 466 yards and five touchdowns Saturday as Tulane defeated Alabama-Birmingham 55-45 in Conference USA play.
Griffin, who missed three weeks because of a shoulder injury, has topped 300 passing yards in Tulane's last three games. He has completed 79 of 118 passes, for 10 touchdowns and one interception during that span.
Grant hauled in his second touchdown catch of the day, this time an 8-yarder, to give Tulane a 31-10 halftime lead.
Grant finished with 184 receiving yards on six catches while Rush caught eight passes for 126 yards.
UAB (1-7, 0-4) cut the deficit to 45-38 in the fourth quarter but Cairo Santos converted his second field goal of the game to seal the victory.
Cody Kessler threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score, and Southern California clinched the Pac-12 South title with a 40-21 victory over No. 22 UCLA on Saturday in the 85th edition of
Northwestern v Illinois Postgame Breakdown
Jacoby Brissett run for 31 yds to the NCaro 9 for a 1ST down
Tyler Jones run for 3 yds for a TD (Lumi Kaba KICK)