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11/29/13 - WEEK 13 CONFERENCE USA SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Tulane senior K Cairo Santos registered a 39-yard field goal and converted all six of his PATs for nine points, helping Tulane to a 45-3 win over the UTEP in the final regular season home game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Kicking to UTEP's Autrey Golden, who entered last week's game ranked 14th nationally in kickoff return average (27.9 avg.) and second with two kickoff return touchdowns, Santos limited Golden to one return on the day by sending six of his seven kickoffs into the back of the end zone. Golden finished with one return on the day for 22 yards. The St. Augustine, Fla., native has knocked 41 of his 54 kickoffs this season into the back of the end zone. This is the second time Santos has earned Player of the week honors this season. - Conference USA football
10/14/13 - WEEK 7 CONFERENCE USA SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Green Wave senior K Cairo Santos tied a school single-game record with five made field goals, including the game-winner from 42 yards, in the Green Wave's 36-33 triple overtime win over East Carolina on Saturday. For the game, Santos connected from 42 yards three times, 43 yards and 28 yards while his only miss was from 55 yards. He is now 12-of-16 on the year and has back-to-back games with game-winning field goals after connecting on a 27-yard field goal against North Texas as time expired the previous week. Santos also sent five of his six kickoffs into the back of the end zone and allowed the Pirates just one kickoff return on the day. This is the second C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week for Santos, who was named one of the three Lou Groza Award National Stars of the Week on Monday. - Conference USA football
10/14/13 - WEEK 7 CBSSPORTS.COM NATIONAL SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK: Tulane K Cairo Santos...The 2012 Lou Groza Award winner has been on his game in recent weeks, connecting on back-to-back game-winning field goals to lead Tulane to a 3-0 start in Conference USA play. Santos connected from 42, 28, 42 and 43 yards in regulation to force overtime against C-USA frontrunner East Carolina . His game-winner from 42 yards out came in triple overtime, giving the Green Wave a 36-33 win. - CBSSports.com
10/12/13 - Cairo Santos kicked five field goals, including a 42-yard game winner in overtime, to give Tulane a 36-33 win over East Carolina in a Conference USA matchup Saturday. Both teams matched each other with two OT touchdowns but East Carolina's third possession drive stalled and Harvey missed a 42-yard field goal, giving Tulane the opening it needed to send Santos in for the game-winning score when it took over the ball.
The Green Wave (5-2, 3-0) relied on Santos, and a 98-yard interception return for a touchdown by Derrick Strozier, to keep the game close as East Carolina (4-2, 2-1) racked up 543 total yards of offense, including 480 yards passing and a touchdown by Shane Carden. East Carolina had a chance to take the lead with 3 seconds remaining in regulation but Warren Harvey missed a 42-yard field goal, sending the game into overtime. - AP Sports
10/05/13 - Cairo Santos kicked a 27-yard field goal as time expired to lift Tulane over North Texas 24-21 in a Conference USA showdown. Tulane (4-2, 2-0) registered the school's 500th win in the process. Nick Montana tossed a 6-yard touchdown pass to Justyn Shackleford in the first quarter for the Green Wave's only offensive touchdown of the game.
Tulane benefited from a 62-yard blocked field goal return for a touchdown by Derrick Strozier -- the first time in school history for such an event -- and Lorenzo Doss' 59-yard interception return for a score in the third quarter. The Mean Green's Derek Thompson connected with Brandin Byrd for a 1-yard score and Darnell Smith on a 62-yard bomb as North Texas (2-3, 0-1) used two fourth quarter touchdowns to tie the game at 21 with 3:45 left, which ultimately only served to set up Santos' heroics. - AP Sports