RUSTON, Louisiana (Ticker) -- Ryan Dinwiddie threw for a
school-record 532 yards and three touchdowns and ran for two
more as Boise State opened Western Athletic Conference play with
a wild 43-37 victory over Louisiana Tech.
Dinwiddie threw for a pair of touchdowns in a 24-point third
quarter as Boise State (4-1, 1-0 WAC) erased a 23-16 halftime
deficit. The reigning WAC Offensive Player of the Week started
the comeback with a one-yard TD plunge that forged a 23-23 tie
early in the second half.
The Broncos took the lead for good when Dinwiddie found Trent
Lundin for a 42-yard TD and Tyler Jones' 30-yard field goal made
it 33-23. After the Bulldogs pulled within three points on Luke
McCown's 73-yard touchdown to Tramissi Davis, Dinwiddie
restored a 10-point cushion with a three-yard TD pass to Jerry
Louisiana Tech (2-3, 0-2) pulled within 43-37 on Davis' 19-yard
TD catch from Maxie Causey with 3:12 remaining. The Bulldogs
got back the ball with 13 seconds left and could not threaten.
The Broncos racked up a school-record 732 yards of total offense
as Dinwiddie completed 40-of-60 passes in his third career
400-yard effort. His 463 career completions are third on Boise
State's all-time list.
Houston holds the NCAA record of 1,021 yards against Southern
Methodist on October 21, 1989.
Boise State has won 11 straight WAC games and prevailed at
Louisiana Tech for the first time in three tries. The game was
a matchup of the last two conference champions.
McCown completed 29-of-56 passes for 437 yards and two