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C-USA: Longhorns hold Tulane scoreless

©Associated Press
September 29, 2002

NEW ORLEANS -- The Longhorns handed the Green Wave its first shutout since 1995 and set up two offensive scores with turnovers in a 49-0 win Saturday.

Selvin Young added three touchdowns, including a 71-yard punt return.

"Offensively, we just couldn't get any good rhythm. ... The defense kept us in there," Texas quarterback Chris Simms said.

Simms threw for 176 yards and two short touchdowns that gave Texas a 14-0 lead, but the Longhorns played a lackluster first half and might have been in a tighter game if not for Tulane's repeated mistakes.

Tulane had a potential TD pass dropped and another overthrown. The Green Wave also got an illegal substitution penalty on fourth and inches, and a late hit gave Texas a first down after Simms was 12 yards short on a third down.

"Offensively, we weren't in synch in the first half," coach Mack Brown said. "I thought if we'd been in synch, we'd have probably been up by 28 or 31 as we normally are, but we didn't make plays we normally make."

A 15-yard TD run by Cedric Benson and Young's punt return opened the game in the third quarter. Benson finished with 88 yards on 17 carries. Brown said he wanted to rest Benson, who carried the ball 68 times his past two games. He has 505 yards and five TDs in four games.

Simms completed 17 of 31 passes and was intercepted once. He did not play after teammate Cedric Griffith returned a blocked field goal 56 yards for a touchdown to put Texas up 35-0 with less than 10 minutes left.

Texas sacked Tulane quarterback J.P. Losman four times. He finished 13-for-29 for 127 yards and two interceptions.

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UAB 31, MEMPHIS 17: Freshman quarterback Darrell Hackney, making his first start, ran for a touchdown and was 13-for-22 for the host Blazers. Alabama-Birmingham played without leading rusher Kendal Gibson, who was out with a hamstring injury. But Theron Dudley ran for 102 yards on 14 carries, and Dan Burks ran for 96 yards and a touchdown. Danny Wimprine was 22-for-39 for 259 yards and a touchdown to lead Memphis.

SO. MISS 27, ARMY 6: Chris Johnson caught nine passes for 92 yards and a touchdown and Army quarterback Matt Silva threw six interceptions. Derrick Nix added 87 yards rushing and a touchdown for visiting Southern Miss. Army had the ball inside the Eagles 34 four times in the first half but scored field goals from 31 and 30 yards. Silva finished 16-for-36 for 199 yards.

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