BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Kellen Moore tossed four touchdown passes, a pair to Tyler Shoemaker, in less than 2½ quarters, Jerrell Givens intercepted Tulsa quarterback G.J. Kinnie twice and No. 4 Boise State rolled to a 41-21 in its home opener on Saturday night.
The Broncos (3-0) won their 33rd consecutive regular season home game and this one was in hand by halftime, sending a large chunk of the student section off to celebrate thanks to a 27-0 lead at the break.
Moore added one more TD pass on the Broncos' first drive of the second half, a 10-yard strike to Mitch Burroughs with 9:25 left in the third quarter, then donned a blue baseball cap and headset the rest of the night. He finished 23 of 29 for 279 yards and now has 12 touchdowns against two interceptions in three games.
Through three games, Moore is 83 of 105 for 995 yards. But his early checkout could be due to a sore right knee that was banged up against Toledo. Moore wore a brace on the knee and was noticeably limping at times.
Shoemaker continued to be Moore's security in the red zone. A week after catching three TDs against Toledo, Shoemaker hauled in TD passes for 26 and 6 yards in the first quarter. His six TDs this season is already a career high.
Tulsa (1-3) concluded a brutal early season stretch that featured a game at No. 1 Oklahoma and last week's wacky 59-33 loss at home to No. 7 Oklahoma State that didn't kickoff until after midnight early Sunday morning.
Tulsa was one of just two teams in the country to play three AP top 10 teams in the first four weeks of the season. And they had to serve as the Broncos home opener on one of two nights this season where Boise State was allowed to wear blue helmets, jerseys and pants on its famous blue rug.
Kinnie played despite a left knee injury suffered in last week's loss to Oklahoma State. His status was in doubt all week, but Kinnie played into the fourth quarter. He finished 14 of 24 for 123 yards and was intercepted four times.
He wasn't helped by awful field position most of the night and a spotty running game. A week after rumbling for 365 yards against Oklahoma State, the Hurricanes managed 155 yards rushing on the Broncos.
Tulsa finally broke the shutout on Trey Watts' 3-yard TD run with late in the third. Kinnie threw an 8-yard TD pass to Willie Carter on the first play of the fourth quarter and backup QB Kalen Henderson threw a TD pass late for the final margin.
Tulsa simply couldn't make up for a miserable first half where they ran just one play in Boise territory in the first 38½ minutes.
Doug Martin and the Boise State running games was spotty, aside from Martin's 33-yard TD run in the second quarter when he leaped over teammate Gabe Linehan. Martin had 75 yards on 21 carries.
That wasn't the only misfire on this night.
The Boise State Army ROTC prematurely fired off the touchdown cannon after Shoemaker's reception to the Tulsa 1 on the Broncos opening drive, only to see Tulsa hold on fourth down after Moore bobbled the handoff.
Same thing happened later in the first quarter after Martin darted 19 yards for an apparent score - and cannon firing - only to have the TD called back on holding. That drive did get finished off with Shoemaker's second TD.
The Broncos also got a scare after seeing defensive linemen Tyrone Crawford and Billy Wynn limp off with injuries in the first half. Both injuries appeared serious, but both players were on the field for the first series of the second half.
Center Thomas Byrd saw his string of 36 consecutive starts snapped, sitting out with an undisclosed injury. Right guard Jake Broyles left in the first quarter with an injury and never returned.