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Southern Methodist vs Tulane Recap - Green Wave Win 27-26

Ryan Griffin's 302-yard performance through the air was the key in Tulane's 27-26 win over Southern Methodist on Saturday at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Tulane won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 18.5-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 49.5.

Orleans Darkwa rushed for 18 yards, while Dante Butler added 13 yards in the win. Marc Edwards and Rob Kelley added 96 and 64 receiving yards respectively.

Zach Line rushed for 177 yards for Southern Methodist, while Garrett Gilbert added 19 yards. Garrett Gilbert threw for 275 yards for the Mustangs, while receivers Jeremy Johnson and Darius Joseph had 106 and 54 yards respectively.

Tulane was outgained by Southern Methodist 471-342 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 29-13 by the Mustangs.

Southern Methodist led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 40:17/19:43 split in that important category.

Tulane heads into a Week 8 battle against Texas El Paso. Southern Methodist, meanwhile, will have their next action against Houston.