Post-Game Notes


 

 

Oct. 20, 2012

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Post-Game Notes

 

  • Team captains for tonight’s game versus Idaho were seniors Colby Cameron and Chad Boyd.
  • The Idaho Vandals won the coin toss and elected to receive in the first half.
  • Louisiana Tech has scored 50+ points in six of their seven games this season.
  • Tonight’s attendance was 20,255, eclipsing 20,000 for all three games this season so far at Joe Aillet Stadium.
  • Win the win, LA Tech now leads the all-time series with Idaho 6-2.
  • With their sixth win of the season, the Bulldogs are now officially bowl eligible.
  • The victory marks the seventh straight conference win for the Bulldogs, the longest such streak since Oct. 6, 2001 versus San Jose State to Sept. 14, 2002 versus Tulsa.
  • LA Tech is outscoring opponents 118-27 in the third quarter.
  • Louisiana Tech has now scored at least 40 points in every game this season, one of only two FBS teams to do so (Oregon).
  • The 56 points in a half tied a WAC record with Arizona State who did it in 1968 and Fresno State in 2001.
  • The 70 total points scored by the Bulldogs is the second most since joining Division 1 in 1975.  The most was 77 scored on Sept. 19, 1998 versus UL-Lafayette.
  • 35 points scored in the first quarter was the most scored in any quarter since Dec. 5, 2009 when the Bulldogs scored 31 in the second quarter versus San Jose State.
  • The 408 total rushing yards tied for the third most all-time in a single game.  The other game was in 1984 against Mississippi Valley State.
  • The eight rushing touchdowns by the team broke the previous school record of six in a game.
  • The 839 total yards gained broke the previous school record of 770 versus UL-Lafayette in 1998.  839 yards is also the most gained in a single game this season by an FBS school previously held by West Virginia who had 807 total yards versus Baylor.
  • Louisiana Tech is now 46 of 48 in red zone conversions (42 touchdowns and 4 field goals).
  • Louisiana Tech’s defense forced four turnovers in the game. Overall, Tech was +1 in turnover margin. In the last 14 regular season games, Tech is +29 in turnover margin.
  • Matt Nelson missed a 43-yard field goal, his first miss of the season.
  • Matt Nelson was a perfect 10-for-10 on extra points tonight, increasing his career made to 174.
  • The Bulldogs special teams recovered a fumble on the one yard line off of the opening kickoff by Idaho.  Le’Vander Liggins was credited with the recovery, his second of the season.
  • Off of the fumbled kickoff, the one-yard touchdown run by Kenneth Dixon became the 15th touchdown scored by the Bulldogs in one minute or less this season.
  • Kenneth Dixon rushed for a LA Tech record six touchdowns, passing Arry Moody who rushed for five touchdowns on Nov. 20, 1966.
  • Dixon has 16 rushing touchdowns on the season which is the most ever by a freshman running back and also ties him for third all-time with Joe Smith who had 16 in 2002.
  • Dixon’s career-high 232 yards rushing is the eighth most all time in a single game. 
  • Ray Holley had a five-yard rushing touchdown, his sixth touchdown of the season.
  • Colby Cameron passed for exactly 400 yards, his second consecutive 400 yard passing game.
  • Cameron threw two touchdowns for 20 and 36 yards, giving him 20 passing touchdowns and still no interceptions on the year.  Only AJ McCarron of Alabama is the only other FBS quarterback to not throw an interception this season.
  • Backup quarterback Zach Griffith completed his first ever pass as a Bulldog.  The completion was for 17 yards to Malon Lee.
  • Griffith recorded his first career touchdown on a three-yard rush.
  • Quinton Patton recorded his 10th receiving touchdown of the season and 21st of his career, putting him tied for fourth all-time with Sean Cangelosi.
  • Myles White caught his third touchdown of the season while also going over the 100-yard mark in receiving for the first time this season and the third time of his career.
  • Wide receiver Andrew Guillot had a career night, catching six passes for 89 yards.
  • Antonio Mitchum led the team with seven tackles.
  • IK Enemkpali recorded his team-leading fifth sack.
  • Defensive end Carter Street registered her first career sack as a Bulldog.
  • Kevin Kisseberth and Jon’al White assisted on a sack, giving the team three total on the night.
  • Levander Liggins had his first career interception.
  • Jamel Johnson came up with an interception, his second of the season.  Johnson also forced a fumble that was recovered by Mike Schrang.
  • A 92-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Idaho’s Todd Handley was the first against LA Tech since Idaho’s Justin Veltung returned a kickoff 95 yards for a score on Oct. 31, 2009.