RUSTON, La. – Ross Jenkins threw for three touchdowns and ran for another, and Louisiana Tech had 678 yards of offense in a 48-35 win over Idaho on Saturday.
The Bulldogs (3-4, 2-1 Western Athletic Conference) needed their fifth-highest offensive total in school history as the Vandals (3-3, 0-1) totaled 526 offensive yards.
Louisiana Tech trailed 14-10 midway through the second quarter, but answered with three straight scores by Jenkins.
Jenkins threw a 32-yard TD pass to Ahmad Paige, ran for a 4-yard score and threw a 7-yard touchdown to Paige for a 31-14 lead.
Jenkins was 31-for-44 for 417 yards, Rich Casey caught nine passes for 117 yards and Lennon Carter added 179 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries for the Bulldogs.
Nathan Enderle had 365 yards and three touchdowns on 24-for-50 passing for the Vandals and Justin Veltung had six catches for 141 yards and four touchdowns.