The Green Wave (2-1, 1-1 Conference USA) outgained the Blazers 540 yards to 193 while holding possession of the ball for almost 42 minutes. Tulane returned two of its three interceptions for touchdowns.
After Darkwa scored on a 4-yard run in the first quarter, UAB's Nick Adams returned the kickoff 92 yards to tie it at 7. Darkwa capped the Green Wave's next drive with a 2-yard touchdown.
Tulane evened the series at 4-4, having lost to the Blazers (0-2, 0-1) in their previous two meetings in 2007 and 2008. UAB lost to Florida 39-0 in its season opener.
Kansas State will add experienced safety Dante Barnett to what it appears to be a very solid returning core in the secondary.
Known for its high-flying offense, defense often defines Oregon's trajectory, and after a rough 2015 it needs Henry Mondeaux and Co. take arrive.
Former NFL executive,player Merton Hanks has been named senior associate commissioner of Conference USA. He will be responsible for managing all of the league's operations for football, baseball.
The latest defensive triplets to be featured are Colorado's, as the Buffaloes are ranked ninth and could go even higher if their defense improves more.
Ohio State hits the road on Sept. 17 to take on Oklahoma, which returns QB Baker Mayfield and RB Samaje Perine after averaging 43.5 points in 2015.
The San Francisco 49ers made DeForest Buckner a first-round pick this year and will pair him with another former Oregon star in Arik Armstead.