NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tyjae Spears, Amare Jones and Justin McMillan each accounted for a pair of touchdowns in Tulane’s 58-6 rout of Missouri State on Saturday night.
Jones finished with just five carries for 73 yards that included scoring runs of 3 and 57 yards on consecutive drives, and McMillan had a pair of short TD runs to end the second quarter as Tulane (2-1) scored on five of its first six possessions to build a 38-10 halftime lead. McMillan had nine carries for 49 yards and started under center, completing 13 of 16 passes for 122 yards.
Spears caught one pass, an 88-yard touchdown from Keon Howard in the third quarter, and broke loose for a 52-yard touchdown run late in the game.
Tulane senior Darnell Mooney had five catches for 51 yards and surpassed 2,000 career yards receiving.
Peyton Huslig was 14 of 25 for 128 yards passing and connected with D.J. Frost in the second quarter for the Bears (0-2). Huslig threw three interceptions including two to Larry Brooks.
It was the first meeting between the schools.