Boxscore
Louisiana Tech 62, Texas State 55
Saturday, November 10, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Bobcat Stadium
Attendance - 17184

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Louisiana Tech 14 27 7 14 62
Texas State 14 20 7 14 55

Recap


No. 20 Louisiana Tech 62, Texas State 55: Kenneth Dixon scored five touchdowns – including four in the first half – to set an NCAA rushing record for a freshman as the visiting Bulldogs outlasted the Bobcats.

Dixon ran for 144 yards and four touchdowns – giving him an NCAA-record 24 rushing scores this season – and Colby Cameron threw for 337 yards for Louisiana Tech (9-1, 4-0 WAC), which will host co-conference leader Utah State next Saturday in a game that likely will decide the conference champion.

In a contest that featured 69 first downs and 1,204 yards of total offense, the heavily favored Bulldogs could not pull away from Texas State (3-6, 1-3), which had scored more than 21 points only once over its previous five games.

After Dixon scored his final rushing touchdown to give Louisiana Tech its biggest lead at 48-34 with 11:17 left in the third quarter, Terrence Franks cut the deficit in half with a 22-yard scoring run and Shaun Rutherford threw a touchdown pass 3:16 later as the Bobcats knotted the game at 48 early in the fourth.

However, the Bulldogs’ quick-strike offense needed just over two minutes to retake the lead on a Ray Holley 6-yard run and Cameron added an insurance score with 3:23 left.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The teams combined for 77 points and 763 total yards – including 340 yards on the ground – in the first half. … In addition to recording the first receiving touchdown of his career, Dixon's second touchdown run broke the old record of 21 rushing scores by a freshman by San Diego State’s Marshall Faulk (1991) and Virginia Tech’s Ryan Williams (2009). … Cameron, who already held the NCAA record for most consecutive pass attempts without an interception in one season, broke the record for the most interception-free attempts over multiple seasons held by Russell Wilson on a completion to Myles White midway through the first quarter.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 12:07
Texas State   TD  Texas State 7 - Louisiana Tech 0
1st Quarter - 8:21
Louisiana Tech   TD  Texas State 7 - Louisiana Tech 7
1st Quarter - 6:27
Texas State   TD  Texas State 14 - Louisiana Tech 7
1st Quarter - 1:10
Louisiana Tech   TD  Texas State 14 - Louisiana Tech 14
2nd Quarter - 13:51
Texas State   TD  Texas State 21 - Louisiana Tech 14
2nd Quarter - 11:04
Louisiana Tech   TD  Texas State 21 - Louisiana Tech 21
2nd Quarter - 7:19
Louisiana Tech   TD  Texas State 21 - Louisiana Tech 28
2nd Quarter - 5:28
Texas State   TD  Texas State 27 - Louisiana Tech 28
2nd Quarter - 2:38
Louisiana Tech   TD  Texas State 27 - Louisiana Tech 34
2nd Quarter - 0:48
Texas State   TD  Texas State 34 - Louisiana Tech 34
2nd Quarter - 0:23
Louisiana Tech   TD  Texas State 34 - Louisiana Tech 41
3rd Quarter - 11:17
Louisiana Tech   TD  Texas State 34 - Louisiana Tech 48
3rd Quarter - 3:11
Texas State   TD  Texas State 41 - Louisiana Tech 48
4th Quarter - 14:55
Texas State   TD  Texas State 48 - Louisiana Tech 48
4th Quarter - 12:51
Louisiana Tech   TD  Texas State 48 - Louisiana Tech 55
4th Quarter - 3:23
Louisiana Tech   TD  Texas State 48 - Louisiana Tech 62
4th Quarter - 1:07
Texas State   TD  Texas State 55 - Louisiana Tech 62
TEAMS

Team Records

  Louisiana Tech Texas State
W/L 9 - 1 - 0 3 - 6 - 0
Conference 4 - 0 - 0 1 - 3 - 0

Team Stats

  Louisiana Tech Texas State
Score 62 55
First Downs 38 31
3rd Down Efficiency 10-for-18
56%
9-for-15
60%
4th Down Efficiency 2-for-2
100%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 627 577
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 55-283 39-296
Average/Rush 5.1 7.6
Passing
Comp-Att 32-46 22-38
Passing Yards 344 281
Average/Pass Play 7.5 7.0
Penalties-Yards 5-61 13-125
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 31:34 28:26

PLAYER STATS

Louisiana Tech (9 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Cameron 31/45 337 3 0
R. Allen 1/1 7 0 0
Texas State (3 - 6)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
S. Rutherford 21/37 234 2 0
T. Hawkins 1/1 47 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
R. Holley 27 145 5.4 1
K. Dixon 21 144 6.9 4
C. Cameron 3 5 1.7 1
H. Lee 1 3 3.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Curry 13 134 10.3 2
S. Rutherford 20 90 4.5 1
T. Franks 4 38 9.5 2
T. Hawkins 2 34 17.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Banks 5 96 19.2 1
Q. Patton 8 86 10.8 0
H. Lee 3 55 18.3 0
M. White 7 53 7.6 0
A. Guillot 3 15 5.0 0
K. Dixon 2 14 7.0 1
D. Gru 1 10 10.0 0
A. Barnes 1 7 7.0 0
R. Holley 1 4 4.0 0
R. Stuart 1 4 4.0 1
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
B. Miller 5 65 13.0 2
C. Harper 4 61 15.2 0
M. Curry 2 54 27.0 1
D. Milburn 2 32 16.0 0
A. Erickson 3 25 8.3 0
I. Battle 3 15 5.0 0
J. Gaines 1 14 14.0 0
B. Smith 1 9 9.0 0
B. Ijah 1 6 6.0 0
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