Louisiana Tech 18

(5-6, 4-3 away)

Tulsa 48

(7-4, 5-1 home)

3:00 PM ET, November 15, 2003

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LT 3 0 7 818
TULSA 13 14 14 748


TULSA, Oklahoma (Ticker) -- Tulsa tried to make up for its lopsided series against Louisiana Tech in 60 minutes.

James Killian threw three touchdowns and Eric Richardson ran for 154 yards and two scored as Golden Hurricane rolled to a 48-18 rout of the Bulldogs.

Louisiana Tech had won six of the first seven meetings between the teams since the series began in 1986. But the Golden Hurricane continued the program's resurgence by turning the tables on the Bulldogs.

Killian completed 21-of-31 passes for 241 yards and ran for 32 yards on 11 carries. He has 21 touchdown passes this season, tying the third-best total in school history.

Richardson rushed 21 times for 165 yards - the eighth 100-yard game of his career - as Tulsa (7-4, 5-2 WAC) gained 242 of its 483 yards on the ground.

The Golden Hurricane defense was relentless, forcing five turnovers, including four interceptions, and recording six sacks. Linebacker Jorma Bailey and defensive back Michael LeDet had three sacks apiece.

Louisiana Tech (5-6, 3-4) wasted a superb effort by Ryan Moats, who rushed for 220 yards on 34 carries just three weeks after gaining a career-high 267 yards.

Bulldogs quarterback Luke McCown uncharacteristically struggled, completing just 12-of-25 passes for 161 yards and three interceptions.