Tulsa 20

(3-3, 0-3 away)

Boise State 27

(5-1, 3-0 home)

Coverage: GamePlan

8:05 PM ET, October 11, 2003

Bronco Stadium, Boise, ID

1 2 3 4 T
TLSA 0 0 7 1320
BSU 6 14 0 727


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 remaining.

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.