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SMU vs. Tulane halftime score: Mustangs trail winless Tulane, 20-6, at half

SMU has been unable to find the end zone as the Tulane Green Wave lead the Mustangs, 20-6, at halftime.

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The Tulane Green Wave lead the SMU Mustangs, 20-6, at halftime thanks to a pair of touchdown passes by quarterback Ryan Griffin.

Griffin hit Robert Kelley early in the first quarter for a 31-yard touchdown to give the Green Wave the first lead of the game, 7-0. Then, with just over two minutes left in the second quarter, Griffin and Marc Edwards connected for a 79-yard score to extend the Tulane lead to 17-6.

Cairo Santos hit two field goals, from 44 yards in the first quarter and 35 as time expired in the second, to put Tulane ahead, 20-6, at the half.

SMU junior quarterback Garrett Gilbert was 13-of-25 passing in the first half for 134 yards. Zach Line carried the ball 12 times for the Mustangs, gaining 69 yards.

Chase Hover had the only points for SMU, hitting 2-of-3 field goal attempts from 27 and 22 yards.

Tulane is looking for its first win of the season after starting 0-5, including 0-1 in the conference. SMU enters the game 2-3 on the year and 1-0 in Conference USA play.

Tulane will receive the ball to start the second half.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.