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.