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Louisiana Game of the Week: Utah State at Louisiana Tech

by Eric Brown

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October 15, 2010 – Lennon Creer rushed for a career-high 120 yards and two touchdowns behind preseason all-WAC OT Cudany Harmon (6’6 335 from Tyler,TX) and the Louisiana Tech defense dominated for all four quarters to lead the Bulldogs to a 24-6 win over Utah State Saturday afternoon before 16,073 fans at Joe Aillet Stadium. Tech rushed for 278 yards total on the ground.  After the game Head coach Sonny Dykes said “I am really proud of our team. We feel like we are a better team than our record has indicated this season. We’ve kept working, and we have gotten better as the season progresses.”

Utah State, which was coming off an impressive 31-16 win over BYU, would drop to (2- 4 0-2) while La Tech would improve to (2-4 1-1). Tech scored first when Ron Jenkins (20-32- 149-1TD,1 INT) hooked up with Tim Molton from 11 yards out to make it a 7-0 score with 4:53 to play in the first.  Creer capped an 8 play, 62 yard drive that took only 2:14 off the clock to give Tech a 14-0 lead with 7:30 to play in the half. Peter Caldwell got USU on the board with a 40 yard field goal at the 3:37 mark of the half.

The Bulldogs were not done for the half as Matt Nelson with :38 seconds left, puts three on the board from 36 yards out giving Tech a 17-3 Halftime lead. In the third USU would put together a 9 play, 73 yard, and 4:02 drive, but would only score a 22 yard field goal from Caldwell to cut the Tech lead to 17-6 with 5:35 to play in the third.  Tech would put the game away with 4:21 to play in the fourth as Creer would run in from 10 yards out making it 24-6. Next LA Tech host’s Idaho, and Utah State has a bye week and then hosts Hawaii.

 

Scoring Summary

Scoring Summary (Final)
Louisiana Tech Football 2010
Utah State vs Louisiana Tech (Oct 09, 2010 at Ruston, La.)

Utah State (2-4,0-2) vs. Louisiana Tech (2-4,1-1)

Date: Oct 09, 2010 • Site: Ruston, La.  • Stadium: Joe Aillet Stadium  •  Attendance: 16073

Score by Quarters

1

2

3

4

Score

Utah State

0

3

3

0

6

Louisiana Tech

7

10

0

7

24

SCORING SUMMARY

USU -LATECH

1st

04:53

LATECH

Tim Molton 11 yd pass from Ross Jenkins (Matt Nelson kick)

12 plays, 76 yards, TOP 4:17

0 – 7

2nd

07:30

LATECH

Lennon Creer 2 yd run (Matt Nelson kick)

8 plays, 62 yards, TOP 2:14

0 – 14

03:53

USU

Caldwell, Peter 40 yd field goal

10 plays, 47 yards, TOP 3:37

3 – 14

00:36

LATECH

Matt Nelson 38 yd field goal

9 plays, 56 yards, TOP 3:17

3 – 17

3rd

05:35

USU

Caldwell, Peter 22 yd field goal

9 plays, 73 yards, TOP 4:02

6 – 17

4th

04:21

LATECH

Lennon Creer 10 yd run (Matt Nelson kick)

11 plays, 62 yards, TOP 4:46

6 – 24

Team Statistics (Final)
Louisiana Tech Football 2010
Utah State vs Louisiana Tech (Oct 09, 2010 at Ruston, La.)

Team Totals

USU

LATECH

FIRST DOWNS

13

27

Rushing

6

13

Passing

4

11

Penalty

3

3

NET YARDS RUSHING

122

278

Rushing Attempts

35

47

Average Per Rush

3.5

5.9

Rushing Touchdowns

0

2

Yards Gained Rushing

154

289

Yards Lost Rushing

32

11

NET YARDS PASSING

73

149

Completions-Attempts-Int

14-23-0

20-32-1

Average Per Attempt

3.2

4.7

Average Per Completion

5.2

7.4

Passing Touchdowns

0

1

TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS

195

427

Total offense plays

58

79

Average Gain Per Play

3.4

5.4

Fumbles: Number-Lost

0-0

1-0

Penalties: Number-Yards

6-46

8-93

PUNTS-YARDS

7-264

4-163

Average Yards Per Punt

37.7

40.8

Net Yards Per Punt

37.1

41.2

Inside 20

0

2

50+ Yards

0

0

Touchbacks

0

0

Fair catch

3

1

KICKOFFS-YARDS

3-191

5-314

Average Yards Per Kickoff

63.7

62.8

Net Yards Per Kickoff

49.0

48.0

Touchbacks

0

0

Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD

2–2-0

2-4-0

Average Per Return

-1.0

2.0

Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD

5-74-0

3-44-0

Average Per Return

14.8

14.7

Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD

1-0-0

0-0-0

Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD

0-0-0

0-0-0

Miscellaneous Yards

0

0

Possession Time

26:38

33:22

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