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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Lester Ricard passed for 409 yards and three touchdowns to lead Tulane to a 42-28 victory against Army on Saturday.
Ricard completed 33-of-43 passes and had scoring throws of 15 yards to Brian King, 23 yards to Michael Batiste and 5 yards to Gabe Ratcliff. It was the second-most passing yards in Ricard's career and fourth-most in school history.
Tulane's Matt Forte had his fourth consecutive 100-yard game for the Green Wave (3-5), rushing for 124 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries. He also caught five passes for 54 yards.
Army freshman quarterback Carson Williams, making his first collegiate start, completed 16-of-24 for 194 yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions. Tim Dunn caught four passes for 113 yards and two touchdowns.
The Black Knights (3-6) trailed 17-6 at halftime, but got within 17-13 on the first possession of the second half when Williams threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Walter Hill.
Tulane extended its lead to 30-13 on Andre Anderson's 4-yard touchdown run and Ricard's 23-yard touchdown pass to Batiste.
Army struck back on Williams' 71-yard touchdown pass to Dunn with 2:32 remaining in the third quarter.
Tulane increased the lead to 36-20 when Forte scored on a 9-yard run with 14:04 left in the fourth quarter. The Green Wave made it 42-20 on Ricard's 5-yard pass to Ratcliff.
The Black Knights blocked three of Brian Thevenot's extra-point attempts.
With 4:19 left, Williams threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Dunn and a 2-point conversion pass to Corey Anderson pulled Army to 42-28.
Tulane took a 7-0 lead midway through the first quarter on Ricard's 15-yard scoring pass to King. After Austin Miller made a 44-yard field goal to pull Army to 7-3 late in the first quarter, Thevenot's 26-yard field goal stretched the Green Wave's lead to 10-3 just 17 seconds into the second.
Miller had a 25-yard field goal before Forte's 3-yard touchdown run with 58 seconds left in the quarter gave the Tulane a 17-6 halftime lead.