RUSTON, La. (AP) -- Dwayne Wright's 33-yard touchdown run with
just 0:53 seconds on the clock propelled Fresno State to a 34-27
win over Louisiana Tech Friday night.
The win was sealed when Tech quarterback Zac Champion threw an
interception to Damon Jenkins at the Fresno State 42 with 00:27 to
play. It was Jenkins' second pick of the night.
Wright rushed for a Fresno State school record 295 yards on 25
carries, his final carry of the night proving to be the
Wright's heroics were set up when Louisiana Tech tied the game
at 27-27 with just 2:20 to play on a three-yard Patrick Jackson
touchdown run set up after a 60-yard Champion completion to Josh
The Bulldogs had an opportunity to take the lead but Danny
Horwedel's extra point hit the left upright and the game remained
Fresno State took the ensuing kickoff and drove 75 yards on five
plays in 1:27 with the big play being a 15-yard completion from
Tommy Brandstater to Joe Fernandez on third down and 10 immediately
prior to Wright's touchdown run.
After the two teams traded touchdowns early in the second
quarter, Jackson put Louisiana Tech ahead on a 100-yard kickoff
return, the first by a Bulldog player since Eddie Brown
accomplished the feat against Louisiana-Lafayette in 1989.
Brandstater completed 14-of-23 for 142 yards, one interception
and three touchdowns.
Champion led Tech with 189 yards passing and one score while
adding a career-high 77 yards rushing on 13 carries and one score.
Jackson set a career-high 277 all-purpose yards for the Tech,
including the school record-tying kickoff return.