TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- James Kilian threw for 180 yards and three
touchdowns to lead Tulsa to a 54-7 victory over Arkansas State on
Kilian also ran for 51 yards as the Golden Hurricane defense
forced four turnovers and shut down the Indians' ground game. Tulsa
(2-2) held Arkansas State (2-2) to 45 rushing yards in building a
24-0 halftime lead.
After Arkansas State scored its lone touchdown on a 22-yard run
by quarterback Elliott Jacobs, Tulsa got three more scores on a
41-yard field goal by Brad Devault, a 4-yard pass from Kilian to
Garrett Mills and a 31-yard run by reserve tailback Brandon Diles.
The Golden Hurricane dominated from the start. After penalties
killed a promising first drive, the Golden Hurricane settled for a
32-yard field goal by Devault.
Tulsa increased its lead to 10-0 on a 54-yard pass from Kilian
to Montiese Culton. Jermaine Landrum returned a punt 41 yards for a
score and freshman linebacker Nick Bunting intercepted a deflected
pass and returned it 12 yards for another touchdown.
Arkansas State did not cross midfield until Les Echols
intercepted a pass at the TU 49 with 1:11 left in the half.
The Indians finished with 271 yards total offense to 404 for TU.
Jacobs completed just 5 of 21 passes for 50 yards with two
Eric Richardson led Tulsa's rushing attack, gaining 75 yards on
16 carries. He moved into ninth place on the TU all-time rushing
chart with 2,023 yards.