DALLAS (AP) -- Ryan Moats rushed for 186 yards and three
touchdowns and Matt Kubik passed for 303 yards and two scores as
Louisiana Tech snapped a five-game road losing streak by beating
Southern Methodist 41-10 Saturday night.
Moats scored on runs of 9, 72 and 20 yards, the last one giving
Louisiana Tech (4-3, 3-0 Western Athletic) a 31-7 lead midway
through the second quarter.
The Bulldogs are off to their first 3-0 conference start since
joining the WAC in 2001, while SMU (1-6, 1-3) has lost 18 of its
last 19 games.
Moats, who entered the game the nation's third-leading rusher at
154.7 yards per game, became the first Bulldogs' player to record
two 1,000 yard rushing seasons. He could have had even more yards
Saturday but was benched with the game out of hand in the third
Louisiana Tech quarterback Kubik completed 18 of 26 passes,
including a 93-yard touchdown pass to Tramissian Davis on the
Bulldogs' third play from scrimmage. It was third-longest pass play
in school history.
SMU's Tony Eckert was 26-of-52 for 288 yards, but he also threw
four interceptions. His 23-yard pass to Reynaldo Pellerin in the
first quarter was the Mustangs' only TD.
Louisiana Tech gained 287 yards in the first quarter and 590
yards in the game. SMU had 350 yards of offense and lost five
The Bulldogs led 38-10 at halftime, the most points they've
scored in a half since 2002.