BYU 49, Tulsa 24

Sunday, September 10th 2006, 10:56 am
By: News On 6

PROVO, Utah (AP) _ John Beck passed for 240 yards and three touchdowns and Curtis Brown ran for 125 yards to lead Brigham Young past Tulsa 49-24 in a lightning-delayed game.

Fui Vakapuna ran for two touchdowns and 96 yards yesterday for the Cougars (1-1), who avoided an 0-2 start for the first time in 11 years.

The Golden Hurricane hurt themselves with shaky tackling and by setting up the Cougars with great field position through penalties and turnovers.

Paul Smith completed 19 of 32 passes for 182 yards and a touchdown to lead TU. The Golden Hurricane finished with 31 carries for 82 yards and just 303 total yards.

Steady rain began falling at the beginning of the fourth quarter, then the lightning got close enough that the officials suspended the match with six minutes remaining. The game resumed about 45 minutes later.