Scores

Final

Hawaii 16

(2-3, 1-1 MW)

Tulsa 27

(3-2, 1-0 C-USA)

7:00 PM ET, October 4, 2003

Skelly Stadium, TULSA, OK

1 2 3 4 T
HAW 13 3 0 016
TLSA 3 7 3 1427

Tulsa 27, Hawaii 16

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- For the sake of his heart, Tulsa coach Steve Kragthorpe would like his team to do what it did against Hawaii a little earlier next time.

The Golden Hurricane (3-2, 1-0 Western Athletic Conference), a team picked to finish last in the WAC, came alive in the second half Saturday to beat Hawaii (2-3, 1-1), the team picked to finish first.

Quarterback James Kilian threw, ran and even had two receptions in Tulsa's 27-16 come-from-behind victory.

"In the second half, we came out and let it rip, and that's what I told them at halftime," Kragthorpe said. "I said, `If we make a mistake I'll take the blame. That's my job. That's why it says head coach on my door. ... Just let it rip.' "

But for his health, he said, "we probably need to do it a little earlier in the game."

Hawaii quarterback Timmy Chang, who had averaged 379.5 yards passing, finished with just 240 yards. And Tulsa repeatedly wormed its way through Hawaii's defense to overcome a 13-point lead and pull ahead for good early in the fourth quarter.

"Tulsa did a good job of halftime adjustment, and we didn't tackle as well as we should have in the second half," Hawaii coach June Jones said. "Offensively, we just couldn't get anything going."

Kilian passed for a season-low 106 yards and rushed for a career-high 115 yards. A 29-yard sprint that set up Uril Parrish's 9-yard touchdown run with 5:59 remaining was his team's longest run this season.

The Warriors dominated most of the first half.

Tulsa came no closer than Hawaii's 20 in its first five drives but got its break when Oliver Fletcher intercepted Chang with 4:39 to go in the half.

On Hawaii's 40-yard line, the Golden Hurricane pulled off a sneak play it had used earlier in the game, with Kilian taking a pass from Monroe Nichols after a fake reverse.

The play gave Tulsa 14 yards, and seconds later, Kilian found Richard McQuillar wide open in the middle for a 22-yard touchdown pass to narrow Hawaii's lead to 16-10 at the half.

Tulsa scored again on a 49-yard field goal by Brad DeVault early in the third quarter and took the lead on Jermaine Landrum's 15-yard touchdown run with 11:06 to go.

Mike Bass' 27-yard dash helped set up Hawaii's first touchdown, a 1-yard run by West Keliikipi. Seven minutes later, Keliikipi capped an 80-yard Warrior drive with a 10-yard run for another touchdown.

A 25-yard field goal by Justin Ayat in the second quarter was Hawaii's last visit to the end zone.

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Team Stat Comparison

 
HAW
TLSA
1st Downs2025
Total Yards371426
Passing249141
Rushing122285
Penalties5-403-40
3rd Down Conversions5-149-16
4th Down Conversions1-20-0
Turnovers20
Possession28:4331:17

Passing Leaders

HawaiiC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Whieldon1/691.501-
Chang21/352406.901-
TulsaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Landrum1/12121.000-
Nichols1/11414.000-

Rushing Leaders

HawaiiCARYDSAVGTDLG
Keliikipi6376.2218
Bass7324.609
TulsaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Kilian181156.4029
Parrish15946.3116

Receiving Leaders

HawaiiRECYDSAVGTDLG
Rivers57214.4031
Komine56412.8026
TulsaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Blankenship3289.3015
Bryant3237.7015

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERHAWTLSA
TD7:24WEST KELIIKIPI 1 YD RUN (BLOCKED XP)
Drive info: 11 plays, 67 yards.
60
FG3:36BRAD DEVAULT 37 YD FG
Drive info: 13 plays, 64 yards.
63
TD0:45WEST KELIIKIPI 10 YD RUN (JUSTIN AYAT KICK)
Drive info: 7 plays, 80 yards.
133
SECOND QUARTERHAWTLSA
FG10:12JUSTIN AYAT 25 YD FG
Drive info: 10 plays, 58 yards.
163
TD2:52RICHARD MCQUILLAR 22 YD PASS FROM JAMES KILIAN (BRAD DEVAULT KICK)
Drive info: 4 plays, 44 yards.
1610
THIRD QUARTERHAWTLSA
FG3:40BRAD DEVAULT 49 YD FG
Drive info: 12 plays, 62 yards.
1613
FOURTH QUARTERHAWTLSA
TD11:06JERMAINE LANDRUM 15 YD RUN (BRAD DEVAULT KICK)
Drive info: 9 plays, 68 yards.
1620
TD5:59URIL PARRISH 9 YD RUN (BRAD DEVAULT KICK)
Drive info: 6 plays, 65 yards.
1627