EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) They may have been playing a game that determined which team would finish last in the American Athletic Conference but Tulane coach Willie Fritz said his players were extremely motivated against UConn Saturday.
Running backs Lazedrick Thompson and Josh Rounds combined for five touchdowns and Tulane snapped a six-game losing streak with a 38-13 win over UConn Saturday night in the season finale for both teams.
"It's been a really frustrating season," Fritz said. "We talked last night about how this is a game of pride. We have to come out, and number one, pride is something pretty important to play for. I thought our guys really exhibited a lot of competitiveness, toughness in all three phases."