Tulsa beats Tulane 50-27

Tulsa wide receiver Josh Atkinson (88) celebrates his touchdown with teammates Keevan Lucas (2) and Justin Hobbs (29) in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Tulane in Tulsa, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
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TULSA, Okla. (AP) Dane Evans threw three touchdowns as Tulsa beat Tulane 50-27 on Saturday.

Evans had 236 yards passing for the Golden Hurricane (5-2, 2-1 American Athletic Conference). James Flanders ran for 190 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries. Josh Atkinson had 142 yards and a score receiving.

Evans' three touchdown passes came in the first half on an 11-yard pass to Keevan Lucas, a 49-yarder to Atkinson and a 5-yard toss to D'Angelo Brewer. Flanders added a short scoring run and Redford Jones kicked a 20-yard field goal and Tulsa led 31-7 at halftime.

The Green Wave (3-4, 0-3) had two quick scores late in the third quarter but a two-point conversion pass was intercepted by McKinley Whitfield, who ran it back for a defensive two points for the Hurricane, making it 40-20 at the end of the period.

Dontrell Hilliard ran for two touchdowns for Tulane.