Defense leads Tulsa past North Texas

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - G.J. Kinne tossed three touchdown passes and

Tulsa returned two interceptions for touchdowns in a 41-24 victory

Saturday over North Texas.

Kinne threw scoring passes of 49 yards to Bryan Burnham, 25

yards to Willie Carter and 12 yards to Ricky Johnson, all in the

first half. He was 20 for 31 for 314 yards.

On defense, Dwight Dobbins and Dexter McCoil intercepted North

Texas' Andrew McNulty, playing in place of injured starter Derek

Thompson, and returned both for scores.

McNulty was 11 for 18 for 158 yards and directed a scoring drive

early in the fourth quarter, capped by Lance Dunbar's 7-yard run.

Dunbar ran for 127 yards on 40 carries. Sophomore quarterback Brent

Osborn threw two late touchdowns to Dunbar and Ivan Delgado for the

Mean Green (1-4).

Tulsa finished with 412 yards of total offense despite having

the ball for just over 19 minutes of the game.