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No. 5 Boise State remains undefeated

Broncos hold on for a 28-21 win over Tulsa to improve to 6-0 and enhance their BCS chances.

October 15, 2009|Associated Press

Kellen Moore threw two short touchdown passes to Tommy Gallarda, and No. 5 Boise State survived a late scare from Tulsa to escape with a 28-21 victory Wednesday night at Tulsa, Okla., in one of the last road tests standing between the undefeated Broncos and a possible Bowl Championship Series berth.

With Boise State (6-0) trailing for the first time all season, Moore was perfect on two scoring drives to put the Broncos ahead to stay.

Tulsa (4-2) got to within 28-21 in the fourth quarter when G.J. Kinne and Slick Shelley connected on consecutive passes for 91 yards, including a 55-yarder for a touchdown.

The Golden Hurricane had one last chance to tie it in the final two minutes, but Boise State forced its fourth three-and-out of the second half to ice the game.

Moore finished with 187 yards passing and three touchdown passes.

Doug Martin had 112 yards in 23 carries in his second 100-yard game since moving back to offense after the Broncos lost running back D.J. Harper to a knee injury.

Except for the two long connections between Kinne and Shelley, Boise State's defense limited the Golden Hurricane -- who led the nation in total offense each of the last two seasons -- to 30 yards in the second half.


Michigan Coach Rich Rodriguez says quarterback Tate Forcier's status for Saturday's game against Delaware State remains unclear. Forcier sustained a mild concussion in last week's 30-28 loss at Iowa and was held out of practice Monday and Tuesday after experiencing headaches. . . . Georgia defensive back Vance Cuff has been suspended for Saturday's game at Vanderbilt following his arrest on misdemeanor charges, including driving with a suspended license. . . . The Meineke Bowl has renewed its deal with the Big East that will send the conference's third selection to the North Carolina bowl through the 2013 season.

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