Photos: Tulane outlasts N. Texas

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane players dive into the stands in celebration of their 24-21 win over North Texas on Saturday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane Green Wave kicker Cairo Santos is congratulated by friend Jason Plescow after kicking a game-winning field goal in a 24-21 win over North Texas on Oct. 6 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane Green Wave quarterback Nick Montana (11) gets a hug from his sister Jennifer Montana as dad Joe and mom Jennifer Montana look on.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane Green Wave quarterback Nick Montana meets with his family -- including famous father Joe -- after a victory against North Texas.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane Green Wave kicker Cairo Santos (19) celebrates with teammates after kicking the winning field goal.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane Green Wave kicker Cairo Santos (19) celebrates with teammates after kicking the winning field goal.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane Green Wave kicker Cairo Santos (19) celebrates with teammates after kicking the winning field goal.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane kicker Cairo Santos celebrates with teammates after kicking the winning field goal with no time left Saturday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane Green Wave kicker Cairo Santos (19) celebrates with teammates after kicking the winning field goal with no time left for a 24-21 win.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane Green Wave kicker Cairo Santos (19) celebrates with teammates after kicking the winning field goal.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane Green Wave tight end Matt Marfisi (88) picks up Tulane Green Wave kicker Cairo Santos (19) after Santos kicked the winning field goal.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane Green Wave running back Josh Rounds (25) turns upfield against North Texas during the fourth quarter.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane Green Wave kicker Cairo Santos (19) kicks the winning field goal with no time left for a 24-21 win over North Texas.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane defensive end Tyler Gilbert wraps up North Texas Mean Green quarterback Derek Thompson earlier this season at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane Green Wave quarterback Nick Montana (11) pump fakes against North Texas on the final drive.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane Green Wave quarterback Nick Montana (11) rolls out.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane coach Curtis Johnson questions a call.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane Green Wave cornerback Lorenzo Doss (6) high-fives a fan after returning an interception for a touchdown.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane Green Wave cornerback Lorenzo Doss (6) and Tulane Green Wave defensive end Julius Warmsley (92) celebrate Doss' interception return for a touchdown.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane cornerback Lorenzo Doss and defensive end Julius Warmsley celebrate Doss' interception return for a touchdown.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane Green Wave cornerback Derrick Strozier (13), left, returns a blocked field goal for a touchdown as North Texas Mean Green punter Blake Macek (40) gives chase.e.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane Green Wave cornerback Derrick Strozier (13), left, returns a blocked field goal try by North Texas for a touchdown.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane Green Wave defensive end Royce LaFrance (48) sacks North Texas Mean Green quarterback Derek Thompson.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane quarterback Nick Montana scrambles for a gain against North Texas on Oct. 5. Montana missed last week's game against East Carolina but said he hopes to return when the 5-2 Green Wave hosts Tulsa on Oct. 26.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane quarterback Nick Montana loses his grip on the ball as North Texas defensive tackle Alexander Lincoln makes the sack during an Oct. 5 game in the Msercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane Green Wave quarterback Nick Montana (11) is sacked by North Texas Mean Green defensive tackle Alexander Lincoln..

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane Green Wave wide receiver Justyn Shackleford (80) catches a touchdown against North Texas Mean Green defensive back Zac Whitfield.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane Green Wave quarterback Nick Montana (11) scrambles for yardage.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane Green Wave quarterback Nick Montana (11) rolls out.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane Green Wave wide receiver Xavier Rush (82) picks up yards on a reception against North Texas Mean Green defensive back Lairamie Lee.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane Green Wave quarterback Nick Montana (11) passes.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane defensive tackle Chris Davenport celebrates a defensive stop against North Texas.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane coach Curtis Johnson communicates with players.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane Green Wave running back Robert Kelley (28) fumbles after being hit by North Texas Mean Green linebacker Zach Orr.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane Green Wave running back Robert Kelley (28) gets tripped up against North Texas defender.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane Green Wave running backRobert Kelley (28) picks up yards.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- North Texas defensive back Zac Whitfield, right, breaks up a pass intended for Tulane wide receiver Justyn Shackleford during Saturday's game in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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