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.

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