Tu­lane crushes South Florida; Cincin­nati, Mem­phis cruise

Hartford Courant (Sunday) - - College Football - By As­so­ci­ated Press

At Tampa, Fla., Dar­ius Brad­well scored a touch­down for the sev­enth straight game and led a 364-yard rush­ing at­tack that car­ried Tu­lane to a sur­pris­ing 41-15 rout of South Florida on Satur­day.

The Green Wave (4-5, 3-2 AAC) won in the state of Florida for the first time since 1977, end­ing a 13-game skid with a dom­i­nat­ing per­for­mance against an op­po­nent sud­denly reel­ing af­ter spend­ing three weeks ranked in the Top 25.

Brad­well ram­bled 73 yards un­touched to put Tu­lane up 34-3 late in the third quar­ter and fin­ished with 134 yards on 15 car­ries. Corey Dauphine rushed for 120 yards and two touch­downs, and grad­u­ate trans­fer Justin McMil­lan ran for his third TD in two starts as the Green Wave quar­ter­back.

South Florida (7-2, 3-2) has dropped two straight for the first time since 2015. USF saw its na­tion-best streak of scor­ing at least 20 points end at 38 games.

Cincin­nati 42, Navy 0: At Cincin­nati, Des­mond Rid­der led three touch­down drives be­fore hurt­ing his right leg, and the Bearcats over­pow­ered Navy’s op­tion-based of­fense while pulling away to a rout.

The Bearcats (8-1, 4-1 Amer­i­can Ath­letic) con­trolled the game with the con­fer­ence’s stingi­est de­fense, lim­it­ing Navy to 57 first-half yards de­spite a quar­ter­back change. The Mid­ship­men (2-7, 1-4) dropped their sixth straight.

Rid­der ran for a touch­down and handed off to Michael War­ren II for two more be­fore twist­ing his right leg while get­ting tack­led late in the first half. He limped off, and Hay­den Moore took over and threw an 11-yard touch­down pass for a 28-0 half­time lead.

Rid­der re­turned for the start of the sec­ond half and threw a 55-yard TD pass on Cincin­nati’s open­ing drive, then was on the side­line the rest of the way. He fin­ished 13 of 17 for 178 yards, and he ran seven times for 66 yards.

Navy switched quar­ter­backs af­ter its 44-22 loss to No. 3 Notre Dame last week, with Zach Abey get­ting his first start of the sea­son. He was sacked all three times he tried to throw in the first half

Mem­phis 59, East Carolina 41: At Greenville, N.C., Dar­rell Hen­der­son rushed for a pair of fourth-quar­ter touch­downs and Mem­phis broke away from a sec­ond-half tie in a game that saw nearly 1,200 yards of of­fense.

Hen­der­son scored touch­downs of 20 and 39 yards in the fi­nal pe­riod on con­sec­u­tive pos­ses­sions to fin­ish with 132 yards on 21 car­ries. He also hauled in a 71-yard pass from Brady White for Mem­phis (5-4, 2-3 Amer­i­can).

The Pi­rates (2-6, 0-5) rolled up 556 yards of to­tal of­fense.


Corey Dauphine, left, of Tu­lane cel­e­brates af­ter scor­ing a touch­down in the sec­ond quar­ter Satur­day against South Florida in Tampa, Fla.

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