Boxscore
Brigham Young 24, Tulsa 21
Friday, December 30, 2011 12:00 PM
Location - Gerald J. Ford Stadium
Attendance - 30258

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Tulsa 7 7 0 7 21
Brigham Young 3 7 7 7 24

Recap


Quarterback Riley Nelson connected with Cody Hoffman for three touchdowns, including a 2-yard strike with 11 seconds remaining, as Brigham Young defeated Tulsa 24-21 at the Armed Forces Bowl on Friday in Dallas.
 
BYU (10-3) drove 48 yards for the final score, including a key 14-yard run by Nelson on fourth and nine. Nelson finished with 250 yards passing and Hoffman had eight receptions for 122 yards.
 
The Cougars have won five of their last six bowls and finished with nine victories in their last 10 games.
 
Tulsa quarterback G.J. Kinne threw for three touchdowns, including a 30-yard scoring strike to Bryan Burnham with 10:42 remaining to give the Golden Hurricane a 21-17 lead.
 
Tulsa (8-5) built a 14-3 lead in the first half as Kinne connected with Ricky Johnson and Clay Sears for touchdown passes. The Golden Hurricane punted after three plays on their other five possessions.
 
BYU struggled to get much going in the first half, but got a big break when Tulsa’s J.D. Ratcliff fumbled a punt with 17 seconds left in the second quarter. Nelson scrambled and found Hoffman for a 17-yard touchdown pass on the next play as the Cougars closed to within 14-10 at halftime.
 
Junior Dexter McCoil had two interceptions for Tulsa and had another nullified by an offside penalty.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 9:51
Tulsa   TD  Brigham Young 0 - Tulsa 7
1st Quarter - 0:17
Brigham Young   FG  Brigham Young 3 - Tulsa 7
2nd Quarter - 8:45
Tulsa   TD  Brigham Young 3 - Tulsa 14
2nd Quarter - 0:12
Brigham Young   TD  Brigham Young 10 - Tulsa 14
3rd Quarter - 1:41
Brigham Young   TD  Brigham Young 17 - Tulsa 14
4th Quarter - 10:42
Tulsa   TD  Brigham Young 17 - Tulsa 21
4th Quarter - 0:11
Brigham Young   TD  Brigham Young 24 - Tulsa 21
TEAMS

Team Records

  Tulsa Brigham Young
W/L 8 - 5 - 0 10 - 3 - 0
Conference 7 - 1 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Tulsa Brigham Young
Score 21 24
First Downs 15 18
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-16
38%
8-for-21
38%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
2-for-2
100%
Total Yards 272 344
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 27-37 40-94
Average/Rush 1.4 2.4
Passing
Comp-Att 18-32 17-40
Passing Yards 235 250
Average/Pass Play 6.7 5.8
Penalties-Yards 1-5 5-60
Fumbles-Lost 3-2 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 2
Time of Possession 24:36 35:24

PLAYER STATS

Tulsa (8 - 5)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
G. Kinne 17/31 214 3 0
C. Sears 1/1 21 0 0
Brigham Young (10 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
R. Nelson 17/40 250 3 2
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Watts 10 38 3.8 0
G. Kinne 13 0 0.0 0
J. Douglas 4 -1 -0.2 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Di Luigi 10 38 3.8 0
B. Kariya 7 27 3.9 0
J. Quezada 9 24 2.7 0
R. Nelson 13 16 1.2 0
R. Apo 1 -11 -11.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
B. Burnham 4 113 28.2 1
J. James 4 36 9.0 0
R. Johnson 3 35 11.7 1
C. Sears 2 31 15.5 1
T. Watts 2 12 6.0 0
J. Douglas 2 5 2.5 0
N. Largen 1 3 3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
C. Hoffman 8 122 15.2 3
M. Jacobson 2 44 22.0 0
M. Mathews 2 34 17.0 0
J. Falslev 2 31 15.5 0
J. Di Luigi 2 15 7.5 0
B. Kariya 1 4 4.0 0
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