Louisiana Tech 6

(2-2, 1-1 C-USA)

Fresno State 16

(2-2, 1-0 MW)

Coverage: GamePlan

10:00 PM ET, September 20, 2003

Bulldog Stadium (CA), Fresno, CA

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FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Backup tailback Dwayne Wright rushed for 177 yards and the game's only touchdown to lead Fresno State over Louisiana Tech 16-6 on Saturday night.

Brett Visintainer kicked three second-half field goals for the Bulldogs (2-2), who trailed 6-0 at the half.

Louisiana Tech (2-2) managed just 256 yards of offense and scored only on first-half field goals by Josh Scobee.

After taking over for starter Rodney Davis early in the game, Wright rushed 25 times, including an 8-yard touchdown run with 6:35 remaining in the third quarter. The touchdown gave Fresno State a 10-6 lead.

Visintainer added a 31-yard field goal with 13:02 remaining in the game, and then a 30-yard kick with 3:21 left. Visintainer's had put Fresno State on the scoreboard with a 34-yarder in the third quarter.

Davis set the Fresno State single-season rushing record last year with 1,586 yards, but has struggled so far this season. He finished with just 49 yards Saturday.

Louisiana Tech quarterback Luke McCown, averaging 316 passing yards per game, completed 21 of 33 passes for a season-low 165 yards with one interception.

The game was the Western Athletic Conference opener for both teams.