Ben Hicks led the way with 375 passing yards on Saturday as the Mustangs picked up a 41-38 victory over the Green Wave at Gerald J. Ford Stadium.
SMU won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the -7.5-point spread. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 66.0.
Ben Hicks completed 24 of 33 pass attempts for 375 yards for the Mustangs in the win.
Darius Bradwell rushed for 80 yards for Tulane, while Jonathan Banks added 48 yards. Jonathan Banks threw for 314 yards for the Green Wave, while receivers Darnell Mooney and Terren Encalade had 168 and 111 yards respectively.
SMU lost the offensive yardage battle to Tulane 485-478 yards in Saturday's game. Tulane had more first downs as that total ended up 27-24.
Tulane lost the time of possession battle 30:14-29:46, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.