(Saturday, November 5th)
Final Score: Louisiana Tech 41, Fresno State 21
Fresno, CA (Sports Network) - Louisiana Tech quarterback Colby Cameron threw for 358 yards and four touchdowns, leading the visiting Bulldogs to a 41-21 victory over Fresno State in Western Athletic Conference action from Bulldog Stadium.
Cameron completed 18-of-32 passes, as Louisiana Tech (5-4, 4-1 WAC) rolled up 550 yards, including 384 yards through the air. Wideout Myles White made the most of his two catches in the game, amassing 130 yards and one TD. Quinton Patton added six catches, for 97 yards and a pair of first-quarter touchdowns, while tailback Lennon Creer added 113 yards rushing on 17 carries with one score.
Fresno State (3-6, 2-2) managed 405 yards on the evening, as quarterback Derek Carr completed 39-of-49 passes, for 290 yards and three TDs and two INTs. Devon Wylie was his favorite target on the night, hauling in a career-high 13 balls, for 149 yards and one TD. Tailback Robbie Rouse rushed for 96 yards on 24 carries in the loss.
Louisiana Tech opened the scoring at the 10:01 mark of the first quarter, as Cameron connected with Patton on a 45-yard TD strike. A little over five minutes later, it was Patton again on the receiving end of a TD pass, this time a 22-yarder. The Bulldogs extended their lead to 17-0 early in the second quarter on a 26-yard field goal by Matt Nelson, capping off an eight-play, 60- yard drive.
The hometown Bulldogs finally got on the scoreboard at the 9:40 mark of the second quarter, as Carr hit Victor Dean with a six-yard TD pass, cutting the visitor's lead to 17-7.
Louisiana Tech got that score right back on a 53-yard TD scamper by Creer two minutes later, making it 24-7. Cameron then connected with White on a 75-yard TD strike on the team's next offensive play from scrimmage and Tech opened up a 34-7 lead, closing out the half with a 40-yard field goal by Nelson.
It was more of the same early in the third quarter, as Cameron hit Richie Casey with a six-yard TD pass to make it 41-7.
Fresno State got two more TD passes from Carr in the second half, the first a 16-yarder to Jalen Saunders with just over seven minutes to go in the third quarter and then a 24-yarder to Wylie in the fourth quarter, capping off a 16- play drive that began on FSU's two-yard line.
Fresno State dropped a lopsided 41-21 decision despite winning the time of possession battle by more than 15 minutes, 37:46 to 22:14.
11/06 01:24:57 ET