Pratt with 4 TDs; Tulane wins 3rd straight, beats USF 45-31

Oct 15, 2022, 5:40 AM | Updated: 5:45 pm
Tulane defensive back Jarius Monroe (11) breaks up a pass intended for South Florida wide receiver ...

Tulane defensive back Jarius Monroe (11) breaks up a pass intended for South Florida wide receiver Xavier Weaver (10) during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

              Trainers help South Florida quarterback Gerry Bohanon after he was injured against Tulane during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
            
              South Florida running back Kelley Joiner (3) can't hang onto a pass after getting hit by Tulane linebacker Dorian Williams (2) during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
            
              South Florida running back Michel Dukes (2) pulls in a reception after getting around Tulane safety Lummie Young IV (23) during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
            
              South Florida wide receiver Xavier Weaver celebrates his touchdown against Tulane during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
            
              South Florida quarterback Katravis Marsh throws a touchdown pass against Tulane during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
            
              Tulane running back Shaadie Clayton (0) gets stopped by South Florida defensive end Tramel Logan (13) during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
            
              Tulane wide receiver Dea Dea McDougle (14) pulls in a touchdown pass against South Florida during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
            
              Tulane defensive back Jarius Monroe (11) breaks up a pass intended for South Florida wide receiver Xavier Weaver (10) during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Michael Pratt accounted for four touchdowns and Tulane pulled away in the second half for a 45-31 victory over South Florida on Saturday.

Pratt was 23-of-35 passing for 329 yards with two touchdown passes and a pair of short-yardage TD runs. Tyjae Spears added 148 yards rushing and two touchdowns for Tulane (6-1, 3-0 American Conference), which has won three straight.

Spears ran up the middle, slipped a tackle and then ran 75 yards into the end zone to give Tulane a 24-17 advantage. Pratt’s touchdown pass and run in the fourth stretched the lead to 45-24 with 9:08 remaining.

Jha’Quan Jackson had seven receptions for 86 yards to lead the Green Wave. Duece Watts and Dea Dea McDougle each had a touchdown catch.

Katravis Marsh and Gerry Bohanon were a combined 14-of-23 passing for 259 yards for South Florida (1-6, 0-3). Marsh threw two touchdown passes and Bohanon tossed one TD pass and ran for another score.

__

More AP college football: https://apnews.com/hub/college-football and https://twitter.com/ap_top25. Sign up for the AP’s college football newsletter: https://tinyurl.com/mrxhe6f2

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

AP

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) drives past Los Angeles Lakers forward Rui Hachimura (28) dur...
Associated Press

Irving has 26, Nets beat Lakers 121-104 as James, Davis sit

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving had 26 points, seven rebounds and six assists to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 121-104 victory Monday night over the Los Angeles Lakers, who played without LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Irving had scored 30 or more in a career-best six straight games but didn’t have to carry […]
20 hours ago
Orlando Magic's Markelle Fultz goes up for a dunk during the second half of an NBA basketball game ...
Associated Press

Banchero, Magic rally from early hole, beat 76ers 119-109

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Paolo Banchero had 29 points and 10 rebounds as the Orlando Magic stormed back from a 21-point first-quarter deficit to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 119-109 on Monday night. Mo Wagner scored 22 points and his younger brother Franz Wagner scored 19 for the Magic, who stopped a three-game skid and ended the […]
20 hours ago
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy leaves the field after the NFC Championship NFL footbal...
Associated Press

AP source: 49ers’ Purdy has torn ligament in right elbow

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy tore a ligament in his throwing elbow, putting his status for the start of next season in question. A person familiar with the injury confirmed the diagnosis of the injury Purdy sustained in the NFC title game. The person spoke on condition of anonymity […]
20 hours ago
FILE - Australia's Sam Kerr (20) scores against Sweden's Nathalie Bjorn (14) during their women's f...
Associated Press

Australia’s Women’s World Cup opener moved to bigger venue

Australia’s Women’s World Cup opener against Ireland has been moved to a larger stadium amid high demand for tickets. Australia’s opener was originally set to be played at Sydney’s new Allianz Stadium, which seats 42,500, but it has been shifted to Stadium Australia, which seats more than 82,000. Stadium Australia, the former Olympic stadium, will […]
20 hours ago
Associated Press

Judge denies LIV plea to expand discovery to Augusta members

A federal judge denied a request by LIV Golf to expand discovery in its antitrust lawsuit against the PGA Tour to include communication with 10 Augusta National members, including former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. LIV Golf had issued subpoenas to five PGA Tour board members and Tim Finchem, the retired PGA Tour commissioner. It […]
20 hours ago
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts reacts after the NFC Championship NFL football game bet...
Associated Press

Eagles’ Super Bowl-bound Hurts still trying to quiet haters

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nick Sirianni and his kids made snow angels in the confetti on the Linc turf. Jalen Hurts puffed on a cigar alone at his locker and scrolled through the congratulatory texts on his phone. Out in the Philly streets, delirious fans refused to let grease slow them down as they slithered toward […]
20 hours ago
Pratt with 4 TDs; Tulane wins 3rd straight, beats USF 45-31