Scores

Final

Louisiana Tech 24

(3-4, 2-1 C-USA)

Utah State 17

(2-5, 0-2 MW)

Coverage: GamePlan

3:00 PM ET, October 22, 2011

Romney Stadium, LOGAN, UT

1 2 3 4 T
LT 7 0 7 1024
USU 7 3 7 017

Top Performers

Passing: C. Keeton (USU) - 128 YDS, 1 INT

Rushing: R. Turbin (USU) - 16 CAR, 81 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Gru (LT) - 2 REC, 55 YDS

Louisiana Tech 24, Utah St. 17

Associated Press

LOGAN, Utah -- Backup quarterback Colby Cameron led Louisiana Tech to 10 fourth-quarter points as the Bulldogs pushed past Utah State 24-17 on Saturday.

Hunter Lee scored on an 8-yard run on fourth down with 10:19 remaining to give Louisiana Tech (3-4, 2-1 WAC) a 21-17 lead.

With 4:54 to play, Utah State punter Tyler Bennett dropped the snap and was called for an illegal punt after kicking the ball off the ground. That gave the Bulldogs the ball on the 10-yard line and led to Matt Nelson's 25-yard field goal.

Chuckie Keeton threw for 128 yards and rushed for a touchdown for the Aggies (2-5, 0-2), who have led going into the fourth quarter in every game this season.

Terry Carter returned an interception 22 yards for a TD early in the second half to give Louisiana Tech a 14-10 lead. It was Keeton's first intercepted pass this year.

Bulldogs starting QB Nick Isham was 10 of 22 for 63 yards and was sacked twice before being replaced with 1:10 remaining in the third quarter.

Louisiana Tech used a double-pass trick play to gain 45 yards and set up its first score, Lennon Creer's 3-yard run. Utah State had a 1-yard TD dive by Robert Turbin and 43-yard field goal by Nick Thompson in the first half.

The Aggies averaged 298 yards rushing per game (sixth in the nation) coming into the contest but was held to 49 yards in the first half and 166 for the game. Turbin ran for 81 yards and a touchdown.

Louisiana Tech's Ryan Allen averaged 52.2 yards a punt and placed seven kicks inside the 20-yard line.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
LT
USU
1st Downs1416
Total Yards232294
Passing146128
Rushing86166
Penalties7-677-70
3rd Down Conversions5-165-16
4th Down Conversions1-20-2
Turnovers01
Possession28:4931:11

Passing Leaders

Louisiana TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Isham10/22632.900
Utah StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Keeton16/241285.301

Rushing Leaders

Louisiana TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
Creer17623.619
Lee11282.518
Utah StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Turbin16815.1132
Williams7314.4011

Receiving Leaders

Louisiana TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gru25527.5045
Patton4389.5013
Utah StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Turbin34013.3032
Van Leeuwen3258.3013

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERLTUSU
TD08:22Lennon Creer 3 Yd Run (Matt Nelson Kick) 70
TD03:20Robert Turbin 1 Yd Run (Josh Thompson Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERLTUSU
FG07:57Josh Thompson 43 Yd 710
THIRD QUARTERLTUSU
TD11:36Terry Carter 22 Yd Interception Return (Matt Nelson Kick) 1410
TD07:41Chuckie Keeton 29 Yd Run (Josh Thompson Kick) 1417
FOURTH QUARTERLTUSU
TD10:14Hunter Lee 8 Yd Run (Matt Nelson Kick) 2117
FG02:46Matt Nelson 24 Yd 2417