Louisiana Tech has relied on its high-scoring offense to reach the brink of a second-straight Western Athletic Conference crown.
Coach Sonny Dykes' big concern this week is whether that formula will work for the No. 19 Bulldogs (9-1, 4-0 WAC) again Saturday when defensive-minded Utah State (8-2, 4-0) visits with first place in the league on the line.
The Bulldogs have scored 50 or more in eight of their ten games. Quarterback Colby Cameron has thrown for 3,283 yards, 27 touchdowns and no interceptions, setting an NCAA record with 419 passes without being picked off.
Utah State's defense is rated 12th nationally and has allowed only 13.5 points per game. The Aggies have won their past four games by an average margin of nearly 30 points.