NEW ORLEANS (AP) Jamar Summers scored on a 67-yard interception return to give Connecticut the edge it needed to defeat Tulane 7-3 on Saturday night.
Summers' interception came with 2:28 left in the first quarter and the Huskies (5-5, 3-3 American Athletic) held Tulane to a field goal after that.
Bryant Shirreffs completed 8 of 19 passes for 81 yards. He also rushed for 79 yards on 16 carries. Arkeel Newsome added 54 yards rushing.
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The Huskies had 227 yards total offense and held the Green Wave (2-7, 1-5) to 140, including just 34 on the ground.
Tulane's only score came on a 37-yard field goal by Andrew DiRocco with 8:28 left in the first half.
Tanner Lee completed 13 of 40 passes for 106 yards for the Green Wave with the one interception made by Summers.