Clayton Tune throws for 3 TDs, rallies Cougars past Tulane, 40-22

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Wide open Houston tight end Christian Trahan (85) catches the ball in the end zone for a touchdown before Tulane defensive back Ajani Kerr (21) can make a play on the ball during an NCAA college football game in New Orleans, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. (A.J. Sisco/The Advocate via AP)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Clayton Tune passed for 288 yards and three touchdowns, including a go-ahead score late in the third quarter to Jeremy Singleton as Houston rallied past Tulane 40-22.

Tune threw a pair of first-quarter touchdown passes of 11 yards to Christian Trahan and 17 to Singleton to spot the Cougars to a 14-0 lead.

Tulane running back Tyjae Spears (22) outruns Houston linebacker Mannie Nunnery (14) to the end zone for a touchdown late in the first half during an NCAA college football game in New Orleans, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. (A.J. Sisco/The Advocate via AP)

Tulane scrapped back with Tyjae Spears weaving 39 yards for a touchdown late in the first half, pulling the Green Wave within 17-15.

Just after halftime, Michael Pratt hooked up with Will Wallace on a 29-yard scoring pass as Tulane grabbed a 22-17 lead. The lead lasted just about seven minutes before Tune and the Cougars reasserted themselves.

Houston moves to 5-1 and 3-0 in American Conference play. The Cougars will next play East Carolina at home on Saturday, Oct. 23.

The win is Houston’s fifth in a row, the longest winning streak the Cougars have had since 2018.

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