AAC: Tulane-Tanner Lee leads Tulane to 35-20 win over SE Louisiana


Tanner Lee threw for 238 yards and three touchdown to lead Tulane to a 35-20 victory over Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday.

A redshirt freshman, Lee has now thrown for eight touchdowns in three games. Lee spread his passes, throwing to seven different receivers.

Sep 7, 2013; Fort Worth, TX, USA; Southeastern Louisiana Lions quarterback Bryan Bennett (3) runs during the game against the TCU Horned Frogs at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Justyn Shackleford pulled down four for 76 yards and Xavier Rush caught two for 84 yards.

Sherman Badie ran in an 11 yard touchdown in the firs quarter and rushed for a total of 80 yards in the game against Southeastern.

Tulane scored 21 unanswered points and lead 28-3 at the half.

Southeastern, who is now 2-1, was led by Bryan Bennett who threw for 213 yards and one touchdown. Devante Scott pulled in five passes for a total of 93 yards.

Trailing 35-13 in the fourth, the Lions were beginning to close the gap, but the Tulane defense foiled their chances as Sam Scofield intercepted Bennett and Taurean Nixon recovered a fumble with 4:35 remaining.

Tulane moved to 1-2 for the season and the Lions fall to 2-1.

Tulane will be on the road this week and will play Duke University next Saturday, Sept. 20.