Thompson, Rounds help Tulane end 14-game skid in AAC play

Connecticut quarterback Donovan Williams (15) is forced out of bounds by Tulane cornerback Parry Nickerson (17) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in East Hartford, Conn., Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
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EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Running backs Lazedrick Thompson and Josh Rounds combined for five touchdowns and Tulane snapped a six-game losing streak with a 38-13 win over UConn Saturday night in the season finale for both teams.

Tulane (4-8, 1-7 American) scored the game's first 24 points to break a 14-game conference losing streak. Its last conference win came against Central Florida, 45-31, Oct. 3, 2015.

UConn (3-9, 1-7) saw its season end on a six-game losing streak.

Thompson finished with 108 yards on 23 carries and three touchdowns, including a 45-yard jaunt in the fourth quarter to complete the scoring.

Rounds had 78 yards rushing on 16 carries and two touchdowns.

UConn's Arkeel Newsome scored both of UConn's touchdowns. He ran for a season-high 166 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries, while adding 28 yards and another score on two catches.