Post-Game Notes



Dec. 5, 2009

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Game Captains: #74 Rob McGill, #52 Thomas Graham and #5 D'Anthony Smith

Daniel Porter ran for a personal-best 199 yards Saturday, catapulting him to the school's career rushing record. Porter ended his four-year career with 3,352 rushing yards, leapfrogging Jason Cooper's (1991-94) mark of 3,342 rushing yards.

Daniel Porter ended the game with three rushing touchdowns giving the senior 28 rushing touchdowns in his career. Porter's 28 rushing touchdowns ranks him tied with Ryan Moats (2002-04) and Buster Herren (1966-69) for fourth in school history.

Daniel Porter ran for three touchdowns Saturday marking the first time a Bulldog player has recorded three rushing touchdowns in a season since Ryan Moats did so against SMU on Oct. 16, 2004

Phillip Livas ended the game with 98 all-purpose yards, giving him 4,271 career all-purpose yards for the junior. Livas is currently ranked fifth in school history in all-purpose yards.

Tank Calais' 96-yard interception return for a touchdown is the longest interception return in school history. Calais' return topped the previous record of 94 yards initially set in 1956 by Billy Bond vs. Arkansas State and matched in 1970 by Rob Carter vs. Southern Miss.

Saturday's attendance was announced at 15,324 giving Tech a season attendance of 100,000 over five games. That averages out to 20,000 per game, the first time Tech has recorded an average attendance of 20,000 or more since the 2001 season.

D.J. Morrow's 19-yard touchdown pass to Dennis Morris marked the second time a Louisiana Tech running back has thrown a touchdown pass this season. At #9 LSU on Nov. 14, tailback Daniel Porter threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Morris to close the first half and give Tech a 13-10 lead entering halftime.

Deon Young's interception return for a touchdown marked his 10th career interception, moving him into a tie for eighth in school history for career interceptions.

That play also marked Young's second interception return for a touchdown this season (and in his career). His previous INT for a TD came against Nicholls State, a 32-yard return for a score.

Lyle Fitte's 39-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter marked his first career touchdown reception.

D'Anthony Smith recorded his 12th career sack in the game, moving into sixth place in career sacks at Louisiana Tech.

The first incomplete pass of the game came at the 14:17 mark in the second quarter. To that point, both teams had combined for 16-for-16 passing for 167 yards.

San Jose State's touchdown in the first quarter brought to an end of five consecutive quarters played in which the Bulldogs have kept San Jose State out of the end zone.