Post-Game Notes

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 4th 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.




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