(Saturday, November 12th)
Final Score: Louisiana Tech 27, Ole Miss 7
Oxford, MS (Sports Network) - The Louisiana Tech defense scored a pair of touchdowns as they helped push the Bulldogs to a 27-7 win over the Ole Miss Rebels in non-conference action at Vaught-Hemmingway Stadium.
The Bulldogs (6-4), winners of five in a row, followed the lead set by Hunter Lee who gained 127 yards on 24 rushing attempts, while Colby Cameron connected on 13-of-27 passes for 180 yards and a touchdown in the triumph as well.
The Rebels (2-8) generated just 307 yards of total offense as they dropped their fifth straight outing. Quarterbacks Zack Stoudt and Randall Mackey combined to hit 14-of-37 passes for 179 yards and a score, but were also taken down a collective three times behind the line of scrimmage.
Ole Miss scored the only points of the first quarter on a 34-yard TD pass play between Mackey and Brandon Bolden, but from there the game belonged to LaTech.
In the second quarter the Bulldogs tied the game on a 21-yard TD pass from Cameron to Taulib Ikharo, while a 43-yard field goal from Matt Nelson put the team ahead for good at 10-7 heading into the break.
Nelson added a 35-yard field goal in the third quarter, while Chad Boyd scooped up a fumble and returned it 33 yards for a TD to make the score 20-7.
Early in the fourth quarter Louisiana Tech put the game out of reach when Javontay Crowe returned an interception 26 yards for a score and give the Bulldogs a 20-point cushion.
The visitors posted just 350 yards of total offense and converted a mere 4- of-17 on third down on the night.
11/13 00:43:41 ET