BOISE, Idaho (Ticker) -- Boise State was held to less than
half of the offensive total it rolled up last week but still
escaped with a win.
David Mikell rushed for 139 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries
as the Broncos struggled to get past Tulsa, 27-20, in a Western
Athletic Conference contest.
Mikell's five-yard TD run cappeed a 10-play, 68-yard drive that
gave Boise State (5-1, 2-0 WAC) a 27-14 lead with 49 seconds
On the first play of Tulsa's ensuing possession, James Kilian
tossed an 80-yard TD pass to Romby Bryant, who also had a
10-yard TD reception midway through the third period.
Boise State was limited to 363 yards after rolling up 732 yards
in last week's 43-37 victory at Louisiana Tech. Ryan Dinwiddie
completed just 12-of-36 passes for 199 yards after throwing for
a school-record 532 yards a week ago.
Boise State opened a 20-0 lead on Dinwiddie's one-yard TD run
with 27 seconds left in the first half. Tulsa closed to 20-14
on Kilian's 10-yard TD pass to Bryant with 7:09 left in the
third quarter and Eric Richardson's 21-yard TD scamper with 4:42
to go in the game.
Kilian completed 22-of-35 passes for 229 yards for the Golden
Hurricane, who upset Hawaii last week in their conference
opener. Bryant finished with seven recxeptions for 152 yards.
Boise State has won three in a row since its 26-24 loss at
Oregon State and 29 of its last 30 home games.