Boise State 43

(4-1, 2-1 away)

Louisiana Tech 37

(2-3, 0-2 home)

Coverage: GamePlan

3:00 PM ET, October 4, 2003

Joe Aillet Stadium, Ruston, LA

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BSU 10 6 24 343
LT 16 7 7 737


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 Smith.

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 touchdowns.