Tulane beats Tulsa

CREATED Oct. 27, 2013

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  • Tulane Green Wave quarterback Devin Powell, left, rolls away from Tulsa Golden Hurricane defensive end Chris Hummingbird in the second half of an NCAA college football game in New Orleans, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. Tulane won 14-4. (AP Photo/Bill Haber) Image by AP

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Devin Powell threw two touchdowns and the Tulane's defense held Tulsa scoreless in the second half on its way to a 14-7 win on Saturday.

Tulane's (6-2, 4-0 C-USA) defense forced four turnovers, including three interceptions of Dane Evans. The Green Wave is off to their best start since 1998 and is bowl eligible for the first time since 2002.

Trey Watts scored Tulsa's (2-5, 1-2) lone touchdown on the first play of the second quarter to give the Golden Hurricane a 7-0 lead. Tulsa had won eight-straight games against Tulane.

Evans, a freshman, made his first career start with Cody Green out with an injury. Evans was 13 of 30 for 139 yards.

Powell's first touchdown came on a 19-yard strike to Justyn Shackleford and Ryan Grant caught the winning TD from 33 yards out.