With 7:50 left in the first quarter, Utah's Louie Sakoda kicked a 45-yard field goal to give Utah an early 3–0 lead. Tulsa's first points came in the second quarter, when quarterback Paul Smith, took in a quarterback sneak 1 yard for a touchdown, putting Tulsa up 7–3. Louie Sakoda later kicked a 39-yard field goal, and then a 41-yard field goal before halftime, giving Utah a 9–7 halftime lead.
In the third quarter, Brett Ratliff threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Brent Casteel increasing Utah's lead to 16–7. Louie Sakoda added his fourth field goal to push the lead up to 19–7.
Paul Smith answered with a second one-yard touchdown run for Tulsa, pulling Tulsa to within 19–13. Eric Weddle capped the scoring with a 4-yard touchdown, making the final score 25–13.