No. 23 Louisiana Tech vs. No. 22 Texas A&M
Oct. 14, 2012
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Tonight’s matchup between No. 23 LA Tech and No. 22 Texas A&M was the second game ever played at Independence Stadium between two ranked teams – the first time was in the 1993 Independence Bowl between No. 21 Indiana and No. 22 Virginia Tech (first time in the regular season though).
The announced attendance of 40,453 was the fifth largest crowd to watch a Louisiana Tech game at Independence Stadium.
The 116 combined points was the most in a Louisiana Tech game since the Bulldogs defeated Lamar 77-40 on Nov. 15, 1969.
Louisiana Tech has scored 50+ points in five of six games played this season.
All of LA Tech’s 57 points were scored in the final 35 minutes of the game.
57 points was the most points scored ever by LA Tech against Texas A&M.
59 is the most points given up by LA Tech since Nov. 11, 2006 when Hawai’i scored 61
57 is the most points scored by LA Tech since they scored 63 on Aug. 26, 2000 against Mississippi Valley State
Louisiana Tech’s 12-game regular season unbeaten streak was snapped, giving the Bulldogs a regular season loss for the first time since Oct. 1, 2011 versus Hawai’i.
During LA Tech’s last 14 games, they have a +27 turnover margin.
Louisiana Tech’s game captains for tonight’s game were
IK Enemkpali and Colby Cameron Texas A&M now leads the all-time series 11-0 after the 59-57 win.
LA Tech is currently one of only two teams in the FBS to score at least 40 points in every game this season (Oregon).
LA Tech has now outscored their opponents 104-27 in the third quarter after outscoring Texas A&M 14-7.
LA Tech has now converted on 36 of 37 redzone conversions (32 touchdowns and 4 field goals).
After a touchdown reception by
Quinton Patton that only took 18 seconds, LA Tech now has scored 13 times this season that took one minute or less. LA Tech scored 27 points in the 4
th quarter, the most in any quarter this season. Louisiana Tech won the toss and deferred to the second half. Texas A&M received in the north endzone.
Louisiana Tech trailed 27-0, the largest deficit they have trailed this season and the most since they trailed by 28 in the third quarter versus Hawaii last year.
Ryan Allen had four punts for an average of 56.2 yards, including a 71-yard punt that was the second longest of his career.
Matt Nelson made a 43-yard field goal, making him a perfect 8-8 on the year.
Matt Nelson made four extra points giving him 164 career made and 172 career attempted.
Matt Nelson had one extra point blocked. LA Tech’s
Malon Lee recovered an onside kick, the first successful recovery for the Bulldogs since 2009. Last time Louisiana Tech was held scoreless in the first quarter was on Nov. 19, 2011 at Nevada.
Texas A&M scored 39 points in the first half.
Texas A&M punted for the first time with 13:05 remaining in the third quarter.
Andre Taylor and Jammel Johnson combined for a sack, a first for each player this season and Andre Taylor’s first of his career.
Colby Cameron passes for 300 yards, his third time this season and fifth of his career which moves him to fifth all-time behind Terry Bradshaw.
Kenneth Dixon had rushing touchdowns of 21 and six yards giving him 10 on the season.
Kenneth Dixon had his third 100-yard rushing game of the season.
Shakeil Lucas had a 5-yard interception return for a touchdown, his first career interception and touchdown. The interception by Lucas was the second of the season for the Bulldogs, both being returned for touchdowns (
Chip Hester had one versus Virginia).
Jamel Johnson led the Bulldogs with 12 tackles on the game, tying his single-game career high. Ray Holley’s 13-yard touchdown was his first receiving touchdown of the season and his fifth total touchdown
Colby Cameron finished 44-58 with 450 yards passing and five touchdowns, all single-game career highs.
Colby Cameron had touchdown passes of 11, two, five, 62 and 13 yards. Cameron’s five touchdown passes in one game tied him for ninth with Tim Rattay and Luke McCown who each did it twice.
Colby Cameron now has 18 touchdown passes and zero interceptions on the season.
Quinton Patton finished with 21 receptions for 233 yards and four touchdowns, all single-game career highs.
Quinton Patton had touchdown receptions of 11, two, five and 62 yards. He now has nine on the season and 20 of his career which ties him for fifth all-time. Quinton Patton’s 21 receptions tied the all-time single game record for LA Tech with Troy Edwards who did it on Aug. 29, 1998 at Nebraska.
Patton’s four touchdown receptions is the most in a game since Troy Edwards had four on Nov. 7, 1998 versus Arkansas State.
Quinton Patton had his eighth 100-yard receiving game of his career, putting him sixth all-time.