Clutch win: Tulane's late-game drive gives Green Wave pivotal win vs. Army

Sunday, 24 September 2017, 04:21:14 AM. Jonathan Banks ran 4 yards for a touchdown with 23 seconds left and Tulane defeated Army 21-17 on Saturday.

Jonathan Banks ran 4 yards for a touchdown with 23 seconds left and Tulane defeated Army 21-17 on Saturday.

Banks led the Green Wave (2-2) on a 19-play, 75-yard drive on which it converted three fourth downs and two third downs. Banks — who started after missing last week's loss to No. 2 Oklahoma because of a injured midsection — finished with 10 carries for 40 yards and completed 10 of 22 pass attempts for 103 yards. He left the game for one play after being shaken up while converting a fourth-and-8 with a 10-yard run early in the winning drive.

The Black Knights (2-2) had taken a a 17-14 with 5:32 left. Connor Slomka gained 4 yards on a fourth-and-1 and on the next play he ran 5 yards for a touchdown, which completed a 15-play, 71-yard drive.

Andy Davidson had 130 yards on 26 carries for Army.

Dontrell Hilliard had his second consecutive 100-yard rushing game for the Green Wave, finishing with 134 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries. He had 104 yards and a touchdown in the 56-14 loss at Oklahoma.

Army went without a pass completion for the second time this season, finishing 0 for 5 with two interceptions. The first interception — by Donnie Lewis Jr. in the Tulane end zone midway through the fourth quarter — marked the first time this season in 14 tries that the Black Knights failed to score after getting inside the opponent's 20-yard line.

The Black Knights were 0-for-2 passing in a 64-6 victory against Fordham in the season opener Sept. 1.

Tulane struck on the first offensive play of the game, when Hilliard ran up the middle for a 75-yard touchdown.

Army scored 10 unanswered points, but the Green Wave run game broke free again as Sherman Badie ran 72 yards for a touchdown that gave Tulane a 14-10 halftime lead.

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