Post-game Notes

Oct. 29, 2011

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Louisiana Tech Notes

  • The attendance for the game is 19,642.
  • Louisiana Tech has now won five straight against SJSU with the last loss occurring in 2006, 44-10.
  • The Bulldogs have a four-game home winning streak against the Spartans with the only loss coming in 1994, 27-6.
  • Colby Cameron is starting his first game at quarterback this year and his fourth overall.
  • Ryan Allen had two punts downed inside the 20-yard line giving him a total of 29 for the season.
  • Allen’s 59-yard punt in the fourth quarter is the second longest by a Bulldog against SJSU.
  • Allen’s 53-yard punt in the first quarter is tied for the fourth longest a Bulldogs punter has had against San Jose State. Shane Barbaro also had a 53-yard punt at SJSU on Oct. 23, 1993.
  • Allen recorded only his third touchback of the season in his punt during the fourth quarter.
  • Chad Boyd picked off his first pass of the season and fifth of his career. His last interception was against the Spartans last year on Nov. 27, 2010.
  • Matt Nelson’s 25-yard field goal in the first quarter was the 34th of his career.
  • The fumble by Andrew Guillot on the punt return was the first turnover by Tech since the Hawaii game on Oct. 1, 2011.
  • SJSU scoring drive of four seconds is the shortest the Bulldogs defense has allowed this season.
  • Cameron’s 13-yard pass to Jacarri Jackson in the first quarter tied his longest of the season.
  • Quinton Patton returned his first career punt for zero yards in the second quarter.
  • Cameron set season-highs with 17 completions, 27 passing attempts and 237 passing yards.
  • Cameron recorded a career-high 15 rushing attempts and 49 yards.
  • Hunter Lee’s 31-yard rush is the longest of his career and the sixth longest for a Bulldog against the Spartans.
  • Richie Casey scored his first rushing touchdown and fourth touchdown of his career. The 21-yard rush was also the first of his career.
  • The 60-yard touchdown pass was the longest allowed this season by the Tech defense.
  • Cameron’s 90-yard touchdown pass to Patton was the longest pass of Cameron’s career, longest reception in Patton’s career and longest pass of the season. The reception was the fifth longest in Bulldog history.
  • The touchdown was Patton’s first since Hawaii on Oct. 1, 2011.
  • The touchdown pass was Cameron’s first of the season and second of his career. His first was against Navy on Sept. 18, 2010.
  • The drive was the second consecutive scoring drive that covered over 90 yards.
  • Patton’s 17-yard punt return in the second quarter was the longest of his career.
  • Myles White’s 30-yard reception was a career and season long. His first reception since the Hawaii game on Oct. 1, 2011.
  • Nelson missed his first field goal attempt since Sept. 10, 2011 against Central Arkansas.
  • Jamel Johnson intercepted his second pass of the season and his career. His 26-yard return is the longest interception return of his career.
  • Camerons’s second touchdown pass of the game is the most in a single game in his career.
  • Patton recorded his second career multi-touchdown game of his Tech career. His other was against Central Arkansas on Sept. 10, 2011.
  • The touchdown reception was Patton’s seventh of the season.
  • Levader Liggins returned the opening kickoff of the second half for a career-long 40 yards.
  • Creer’s 1-yard touchdown run in the 3rd quarter was his eighth rushing touchdown of the year and ninth overall this season.
  • Jay Dudley returned the interception 36-yards for a touchdown and his second interception returned for a score this season. His other touchdown return was on Oct. 8, 2011 against Idaho.
  • This is the third straight game the Tech defense has returned an interception for a touchdown.
  • The second straight game that Tech’s opponent has had a turnover returned for a touchdown on their opening drive of the second half.
  • Nelson is now fifth all-time in career PATs with 106 and is tied for fifth in PATs attempted with 111.
  • Tech has a +8 turnover margin in the last three games with +4 margin against Idaho, +1 against Utah State and +3 today against San Jose State.
  • Patton has over 100 yards receiving for the third time this season.
  • Kendrick James recorded his first sack of the season in the third quarter which was also the second of his career. The first occurred on Nov. 13, 2010 at New Mexico State.
  • The 28 points are the most allowed by Tech since the Hawaii game.
  • Justin Goodman interception in the fourth quarter was his first career pick.
  • The interception was also the Bulldogs fourth of the day, the most this season and the 25th time the defense has recorded four or more in a game.
  • Most interceptions in a game since recording five against Central Arkansas in 2007.
  • Liggins forced his first career fumble.
  • Goodman recovered his third career fumble, second of the season. His first was against Southern Miss.
  • Creer rushed for 112 yards. It is his second 100+ yard rushing game of the season and seventh as a Bulldog. The seven 100 yard rushing games ties him for the 10th most in a career with Arry Moody and Michael Richardson.
  • The 31 rushing attempts by career is his second 30+ rushing attempt game this season as he had 32 against Central Arkansas.
  • Matt Broha recorded his fourth sack of the season giving him 18.5 for his career.
  • Tech’s defense has allowed a 300 yard passing game for the fourth time this season at home.
  • First time giving up 300+ yards passing and 100+ yards receiving since the Hawaii game.


San Jose State Notes

  • San Jose State gained a turnover for the seventh game in a row when punter Harrison Waid picked up a fumble by Louisiana Tech punt returner Andrew Guillot. The fumble recovery was the Spartans’ tenth of the season.
  • Brandon Rutley scored his seventh touchdown of the season with a 1-yard run. The last Spartan to rush for seven touchdowns in a season was Patrick Perry in 2006.
  • Ronnie Yell’s 29-yard punt return in the first quarter was a career long. His previous long was a 10-yard return earlier in the season.
  • Noel Grigsby’s 60-yard touchdown reception was San Jose State’s seventh play of 40 yards or longer in 2011.
  • Chandler Jones had a season-high nine receptions for 90 yards and a touchdown. Jones has scored four touchdowns in the last two games.
  • Harrison Waid had a busy day. Besides punting for an average of 49.9, he had a fumble recovery run of 19 yards and completed a pass for 11 yards.
  • Safety James Orth was credited with a season-high 13 tackles.
  • The Spartans’ 12 rushing yards were a season-low.




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