[ WAC & UH OPPONENTS ]
Boise State beats Tulsa
on late FG
TULSA, Okla. » Tyler Jones never doubted he'd be able to kick with the game on the line.
Antwaun Carter scored on a 2-yard run with less than 2 minutes remaining and Jones kicked a 46-yard field goal with 3 seconds to rally No. 21 Boise State to a 45-42 victory over Tulsa last night.
"It's taken me a long time to get to a situation like this in my career," Jones said. "I was just proud to be able to make the kick and of being prepared.
"There was no doubt in my mind about making that kick."
Carter scored with 1:24 left to tie the game at 42 as the Broncos (6-0, 3-0 Western Athletic Conference) won their 17th straight, the longest winning streak in the nation.
James Kilian threw three touchdown passes, including a 23-yarder to Cory Hathaway, to give Tulsa the lead in the fourth quarter. Kilian ran for two more scores for the Golden Hurricane (1-5, 0-2).
Nevada 35, Rice 10: At Reno, Nev., Jeff Rowe passed for 168 yards and a touchdown, and B.J. Mitchell made three short scoring runs as the Wolf Pack (3-4, 1-2 WAC) beat the Owls (3-3, 2-2).
Nichiren Flowers had eight catches for 90 yards and one touchdown as the Wolf Pack won their homecoming game. Mitchell had touchdown runs of 9, 2 and 7 yards, while Rowe rushed for 75 yards.
Louisiana Tech 41, Southern Methodist 10: At Dallas, Ryan Moats rushed for 186 yards and three touchdowns and Matt Kubik passed for 303 yards and two scores as the Bulldogs (4-3, 3-0 WAC) snapped a five-game road losing streak by beating the Mustangs (1-6, 1-3).
Moats scored on runs of 9, 72 and 20 yards, the last one giving Louisiana Tech a 31-7 lead midway through the second quarter.
Michigan St. 51, No. 19 Minnesota 17: At East Lansing, Mich., the Spartans' Drew Stanton passed for 308 yards and ran for 102 more, setting a school record for total offense.
The win kept bowl hopes alive for the resurgent Spartans (4-3, 3-1 Big Ten). Minnesota (5-2, 2-2) has lost two straight.
Idaho 38, Louisiana-Lafayette 25: At Moscow, Idaho, Antwuan Sherman returned the opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown, leading the Vandals (2-5, 1-2) to a Sun Belt Conference victory over the Ragin' Cajuns (3-4, 1-2).
Idaho also had two running backs eclipse the 100-yard barrier. Jayson Bird racked up 134 yards on 16 carries, and classmate Rolly Lumbala added 125 yards on 22 attempts.
Florida Atlantic 39, N. Colorado 24: At Greeley, Colo., Jared Allen threw for a touchdown and ran for a second as the Owls (5-0) remained unbeaten with a win over the slumping Bears (1-6).
Allen was 16-for-26, passing for 255 yards for Florida Atlantic and the Owls' special teams blocked a field goal and a punt.