NEW ORLEANS -- — Michael Pratt threw for 190 yards and two touchdowns, the Tulane defense came up with four interceptions, and the Green Wave defeated Nicholls 36-7 on Saturday night.
Pratt set the Tulane record for career touchdown passes with a 40-yard strike to Lawrence Keys III in the first quarter. It was Pratt's 73rd TD pass, breaking a tie with Patrick Ramsey.
Jesus Machado had 10 total tackles and an interception for Tulane. Shai'Keem Laister returned a shanked punt 27 yards for a touchdown, jump-starting Tulane's 17-0 first quarter and the Green Wave went on to lead 27-7 at the half.
Pratt's 1-yard run in the third quarter was the only touchdown of the second half.
Pat McQuaide threw for 273 yards with a touchdown for Nicholls (0-3). But his four interceptions kept the offense out of the end zone with the exception of a 13-yard TD pass to Neno Lemay in the second quarter.
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