NEW ORLEANS — The end wasn't nearly as agonizing, but the result was the same for Tulsa on Saturday against Tulane.
A week after missing a game-winning field goal on the last play against Memphis, the Hurricane (2-7, 0-5 in the American Athletic Conference) saw its bowl hopes disappear in a 38-26 loss at Tulane.
Tulsa was within 31-26 with 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter after a Jacob Rainey 38-yard field goal. But the Hurricane would pay for not being able to turn Sam Crawford Jr.'s interception into a touchdown.
Tulane took its next drive and moved 70 yards in 10 plays. The Green Wave put the game away on quarterback Justin McMillian's 1-yard sneak on fourth-and-goal. McMillian threw for 184 yards and one touchdown and rushed for 73 yards and three scores.
Zach Smith was 17-of-33 for 270 yards for Tulsa. Shamari Brooks was TU's leading rusher with 65 yards.
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