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By ADD SEYMOUR JR.
Tulane took advantage of six Jackson State turnovers - four in the first half - while quarterback Nick Montana and running back Orleans Darkwa each had two touchdowns as the Green Wave opened the season with a 34-7 drubbing of the Tigers.
Jackson State (0-1) actually out-gained Tulane (1-0) in total offense on the night. But an efficient run offense, led by Darkwa (he had two of Tulane's first three touchdowns), controlled the first half. Montana then got hot and threw touchdown passes of 14 yards and 11 yards as the Green Wave led 34-0 by the middle of the fourth quarter.
Jackson State quarterbacks LaMontiez Ivy and Evan Ingram combined for 244 yards passing, but each threw two interceptions and couldn't find the end zone through the air. Ingram ran in the Tigers' only touchdown late in the fourth quarter.
Tulane hosts South Alabama and Sept. 7 while Jackson State has a home game with Alabama State the same day. That game will air on ESPN3.