Tulane Holds Off Late Rally to Win Cure Bowl 41-24

They didn’t make it easy on themselves but the Green Wave are your 2018 Cure Bowl champions.

This game started and it felt like it was going to be a blowout, it ended up being the most fun game today.

Green Wave was a rip tide for the Ragin Cajuns to start the game. While Louisiana opened the scoring they only put up 26 yards the rest of the half.

Tulane moved the ball with ease, they scored their first touchdown with a 15 yard run by Darius Bradwell. Shortly after that, the Green Wave were in the endzone again after a Cajun defender tried to jump Terren Encalade’s route and missed, Encalade turned it up the field and bolted into the endzone to make it 14-7.

Five minutes later, after two impressive scrambles by Tulane QB Justin McMillan, the Tulane offense was back in the endzone, this time it was Amare Jones from one yard out.

Tulane tacked on a field goal to make the game 24-7 early in the second.

After that Tulane’s offense went cold, and neither team scored until the Ragin Cajuns capitalized on a McMillan interception at the goal line. They returned the pick all the way to the Tulane 37, then with four seconds left in the half, they kicked a field goal to make it 24-10.

The Cajuns came out in the second half and made things interesting from the jump, they held Tulane to a three-and-out and then quickly scored a touchdown to make it 24-17.

The Green Wave would then fumble on the next drive but their defense held the Cajuns to a punt.

The next drive, Tulane nailed a field goal to make it a ten point ball game late in the third quarter.

The first penalty of the game didn’t come until there were 44 seconds left in the third quarter.

Louisiana made the game interesting again, scoring on passing TD from Andre Nunez making it 27-24.

Then a Green Wave touchdown with 3:49 left iced the game away from the Cajuns.

Shortly after, Willie Fritz rubbed salt in the wounds of the Ragin Cajuns by going for it on a fourth down when they were well within field goal range. On the play, Justin McMillan ran it into the endzone to make it 42-24

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