Sep 042015
 
Tulane wide receiver Terren Encalade jukes a would-be tackler in the season opening game against Duke. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Tulane wide receiver Terren Encalade jukes a would-be tackler in the season opening game against Duke. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Tulane lost their home opener 37-7 versus Duke University. Tulane’s defense struggled, giving up 531 yards of total offense including 289 yards passing from junior quarterback Thomas Skirk. Quarterback Tanner Lee struggled, only throwing his first and only touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter, the team’s only score.

A packed student section gets rowdy before Tulane's home opener versus Duke. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

A packed student section gets rowdy before Tulane’s home opener versus Duke. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Tulane mascot Rip Tide prepares to lead players out of the tunnel and on to the field. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Tulane mascot Rip Tide prepares to lead players out of the tunnel and on to the field. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Tulane quarterback Tanner Lee gets sacked by Duke defensive tackle Carlos Wray for Duke's fourth sack of the game. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Tulane quarterback Tanner Lee gets sacked by Duke defensive tackle Carlos Wray for Duke’s fourth sack of the game. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Tulane wide receiver Teddy Veal drops a pass late in the third quarter. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Tulane wide receiver Teddy Veal drops a pass late in the third quarter. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Tulane quarterback Tanner Lee steps up in the pocket to avoid a sack. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Tulane quarterback Tanner Lee steps up in the pocket to avoid a sack. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Duke running Shaun Wilson back breaks a tackle from cornerback Donnie Lewis Jr. Broken tackles were a big issue for Tulane's defense. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Duke running Shaun Wilson back breaks a tackle from cornerback Donnie Lewis Jr. Broken tackles were a big issue for Tulane’s defense. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Duke wide reliever Max McCaffery catches a pass over defensive back Jarrod Franklin. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Duke wide reliever Max McCaffery catches a pass over defensive back Jarrod Franklin. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Linebacker Zachery Harris, linebacker Nico Marley and defensive back Jarrod Franklin bring down Duke quarterback Thomas Skirk on a run towards the end zone. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Linebacker Zachery Harris, linebacker Nico Marley and defensive back Jarrod Franklin bring down Duke quarterback Thomas Skirk on a run towards the end zone. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Tulane linebacker Nico Marley, right, recovers a fumble in the first quarter. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Tulane linebacker Nico Marley, right, recovers a fumble in the first quarter. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

  One Response to “Tulane falls flat in home opener”

  1. Great photos. Small note: Duke plays in the ACC, not the AAC.

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