Boxscore
Utah State 48, Louisiana Tech 41
Saturday, November 17, 2012 4:00 PM
Location - Joe Aillet Stadium
Attendance - N/A

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 OT T
Utah State 14 3 24 0 7 48
Louisiana Tech 0 3 21 17 0 41

Recap


Utah State 48, No. 19 Louisiana Tech 41 (OT):
Kerwynn Williams capped a big day with a 4-yard touchdown run in overtime and Chuckie Keeton totaled four touchdowns as the visiting Aggies held off the Bulldogs to clinch the Western Athletic Conference.

Williams rushed for 162 yards and two touchdowns and caught four passes for 125 yards and a score for Utah State (9-2, 5-0 WAC), which held a 41-17 lead with 1:00 left in the third quarter and had to hang on against the nation’s top-ranked offense.

Colby Cameron passed for 396 yards and a touchdown but was intercepted twice for Louisiana Tech (9-2, 4-1), which was the last hope among non-automatic qualifiers to reach a BCS bowl game.

Williams broke for a 13-yard rushing gain on the first play of overtime and caught an 8-yard pass from Keeton on the second before scoring on the third. The Bulldogs were stopped on fourth-and-3 on their lone overtime chance.

The Aggies came into the contest with a top 10 defense and held Louisiana Tech early, limiting it to a field goal in the first half. The Bulldogs finally exploded in late the third quarter, when D.J. Banks returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown to start a string of 24 unanswered points, culminating on a 32-yard field goal by Matt Nelson to force overtime with no time left.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Keeton went 20-for-34 for 340 yards and two touchdowns passing and rushed for 121 yards and a pair of scores on 17 carries. … Bulldogs WR Quinton Patton caught 11 passes for 181 yards. … Kenneth Dixon rushed for 109 yards and a pair of second-half touchdowns for Louisiana Tech.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 13:07
Utah State   TD  Louisiana Tech 0 - Utah State 7
1st Quarter - 0:58
Utah State   TD  Louisiana Tech 0 - Utah State 14
2nd Quarter - 12:19
Louisiana Tech   FG  Louisiana Tech 3 - Utah State 14
2nd Quarter - 3:35
Utah State   FG  Louisiana Tech 3 - Utah State 17
3rd Quarter - 13:24
Utah State   TD  Louisiana Tech 3 - Utah State 24
3rd Quarter - 11:34
Utah State   FG  Louisiana Tech 3 - Utah State 27
3rd Quarter - 8:17
Louisiana Tech   TD  Louisiana Tech 10 - Utah State 27
3rd Quarter - 5:20
Utah State   TD  Louisiana Tech 10 - Utah State 34
3rd Quarter - 4:04
Louisiana Tech   TD  Louisiana Tech 17 - Utah State 34
3rd Quarter - 1:00
Utah State   TD  Louisiana Tech 17 - Utah State 41
3rd Quarter - 0:48
Louisiana Tech   TD  Louisiana Tech 24 - Utah State 41
4th Quarter - 10:54
Louisiana Tech   TD  Louisiana Tech 31 - Utah State 41
4th Quarter - 1:54
Louisiana Tech   TD  Louisiana Tech 38 - Utah State 41
4th Quarter - 0:00
Louisiana Tech   FG  Louisiana Tech 41 - Utah State 41
OT - 0:00
Utah State   TD  Louisiana Tech 41 - Utah State 48
TEAMS

Team Records

  Utah State Louisiana Tech
W/L 9 - 2 - 0 9 - 2 - 0
Conference 5 - 0 - 0 4 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  Utah State Louisiana Tech
Score 48 41
First Downs 27 37
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-15
40%
7-for-17
41%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
1-for-2
50%
Total Yards 646 629
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 45-306 47-233
Average/Rush 6.8 5.0
Passing
Comp-Att 20-34 35-61
Passing Yards 340 396
Average/Pass Play 9.7 6.4
Penalties-Yards 8-110 9-56
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 2
Time of Possession 31:33 28:27

PLAYER STATS

Utah State (9 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Keeton 20/34 340 2 0
Louisiana Tech (9 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Cameron 35/60 396 1 2
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
K. Williams 20 162 8.1 2
C. Keeton 17 121 7.1 2
J. Hill 5 20 4.0 0
B. Natson 1 8 8.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
K. Dixon 22 109 5.0 2
R. Holley 15 77 5.1 0
C. Cameron 7 35 5.0 0
H. Lee 3 12 4.0 1
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
K. Williams 4 125 31.2 1
C. Jacobs 4 82 20.5 0
M. Austin 3 62 20.7 0
T. Reynolds 3 34 11.3 0
T. Van Leeuwen 1 19 19.0 0
D. Tialavea 3 12 4.0 0
K. Bartlett 1 3 3.0 1
B. Natson 1 3 3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
Q. Patton 11 181 16.5 0
D. Gru 4 47 11.8 0
M. White 4 44 11.0 1
R. Holley 4 38 9.5 0
A. Guillot 3 32 10.7 0
H. Lee 3 30 10.0 0
R. Stuart 2 18 9.0 0
R. Casey 1 7 7.0 0
K. Dixon 3 -1 -0.3 0
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