DALLAS (Ticker) -- Southern Methodist will take a winning streak into next season.
Kris Briggs rushed for 198 yards and two touchdowns as SMU held on for a 24-21 victory over Tulsa in the Western Athletic Conference finale for both teams.
SMU (3-9, 3-5 WAC) ended its season with a second straight win for first-year coach Phil Bennett. Briggs, who played his final game at Gerald J. Ford Stadium, carried 20 times and scored in the second and third quarters.
Briggs scored on a 96-yard run to tie the game at 7-7 with 3:43 left at halftime and Chris McMurtray's 32-yard field goal gave the Mustangs a 10-7 lead at intermission. Briggs capped a 12-play, 80-yard drive with a four-yard TD run in the third quarter for a 10-point cushion.
Keylon Kincade, who rushed for 169 yards last season against Tulsa, added a five-yard TD run for a 24-7 advantage early in the fourth quarter. Kincade carried 18 times for 108 yards as SMU gained 339 yards.
Tulsa (1-11, 1-7) got within 24-21 on Eric Richardson's second touchdown of the game - a two-yard TD run - and Garrett Mills' two-yard TD reception from Tyler Gooch with 4:17 remaining. But the Golden Hurricane failed to move the ball on their final possession and lost their fourth straight.
Gooch completed 13-of-25 passes for 161 yards. Richardson rushed 21 times for 139 yards as Tulsa lost for the seventh straight time to SMU.