NEW ORLEANS, LA (WAFB) - The Southern Jaguars stumbled out of the gate Saturday at Tulane, falling to the Green Wave 66-21.
The Jags suffering two turnovers on their first two possessions to gift wrap a 14-0 first quarter lead for the Green Wave.
Scotlandville's Dontrell Hilliard scored his first two touchdowns of the season on runs of one and five yards, after a sack fumble and interception suffered by Jags quarterback Austin Howard.
Howard's second interception was returned by Parry Nickerson, and the 95-yard pick six put Tulane up 21-0 in the first quarter.
Howard finally connected for the Jaguars' first score just before the end of the first quarter, and Southern cut into the lead, making it 21-7, with a 20-yard touchdown pass to Dillon Beard.
However, Tulane's Sherman Badie came right back. The John Curtis product put the Green Wave back in the end zone for a 28-7 first quarter advantage.
Tulane extended its lead to 35-7 with a short touchdown run on the first play of the second quarter.
It would only get worse from there as Jonathan Brantley ripped off a 63-yard run to set up another scoring chance and it would balloon to a 42-7 Green Wave lead at halftime.
Southern's Danny Johnson got his own pick six at the start of the second half to make it 49-14 and the Jags added to it shortly after with Willie Quinn's 21-yard touchdown catch from Howard.
However, Tulane continued to score as Hilliard capped the Green Wave's win with his third touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Tulane's Dontrell Hilliard ran 5 yards for a touchdown. (SU 0, Tulane 7 - 13:01 1st Qtr)
Green Wave's Hilliard rushed for a 1-yard touchdown. (SU 0, Tulane 14 - 10:19 1st Qtr)
Tulane's Nickerson returned an interception pass by Southern for a 96-yard touchdown. (SU 0, Tulane 21 - 6:33 1st Qtr)
Southern quarterback Austin Howard threw a 20-yard touchdown to Dillon Beard.
Tulane's Badie ran a kickoff return 86 yards for a touchdown (SU 7, Tulane 28 - 2:15 1st Qtr)
Tulane's Josh Rounds rushed 1 yard for a touchdown. (SU 7, Tulane 35 - 14:57 2nd Qtr)
Green Wave's Thompson rushed 11 yards for a touchdown (SU 7, Tulane 42 - 11:06 2nd Qtr)
Tulane's Round ran for a 2-yard touchdown (SU 7, Tulane 49 - 6:23 2nd Qtr)
Southern's Johnson intercepted a pass to return it for a 28-yard touchdown (SU 14, Tulane 49 - 13:22 3rd Qtr)
Southern's Howard threw to Quinn for a 21-yard touchdown. (SU 21, Tulane 49 - 9:49 3rd Qtr)
Tulane's Thompson ran 9 yards for a touchdown. (SU 21, Tulane 56 - 7:15 3rd Qtr)
Tulane's DiRocco kicked a 25-yard field goal. (SU 21, Tulane 59 - 14:50 4th Qtr)
Green Wave's Hilliard ran 11 yards for a touchdown. (SU 21, Tulane 66 - 8:50 4th Qtr)