RUSTON, La. – Kenneth Dixon scored three touchdowns and No. 22 Louisiana Tech pulled away from Texas-San Antonio in the fourth quarter in a 51-27 victory on Saturday.
The Bulldogs (8-1, 3-0 WAC) converted a fake field goal into a touchdown midway through the fourth quarter to put away the visitors. Tech won a record ninth consecutive WAC game on homecoming, and the Bulldogs appear headed for a school record third consecutive week ranked in the Top 25.
UTSA (5-4, 1-3 WAC) dropped its fourth consecutive game after opening the season with five straight victories. Playing with just six seniors, it was the Roadrunners first game against a nationally ranked FCS foe.
The game featured 13 personal foul penalties between the two clubs, including two on Tech coach Sonny Dykes in the third quarter after he argued the ejection of offensive lineman Oscar Johnson.
Officials whistled 28 infractions for 288 yards between the two clubs.