Louisiana Tech defeated Rice 76-31. The Bulldogs scored 28 points in the 3rd quarter capped off by a 35 yard TD catch by Trent Taylor.
Taylor scored again from 24 yards out and Tech was up 63-24 with 11:51 left in the game.
Two minutes later, Xavier Woods stripped the ball out and Beau Fitte picked it up for the score. The extra point was no good and Tech was up 69-24 with 9:31 left in the game.
Rice scored to make it 69-31 with 5:45 left to go. Tech wasn't ready for the game for the game to end. Tevin King returned the kick 55 yards. Ryan Higgins hit Hunter Lee for a first down, then Blake Martin ran it for another first down At the 18. QB Taylor Burch hit Eddie Johnson at the 9 yard line. Everybody was getting in on the action. Birch ran it in for a touchdown to make it 76-31.
Cody Sokol finished the game 20-32 for 389 and four touchdowns. Dixon had 17 carries for 144 yards and three scores. Jared Craft added 7 carries for 82 yards and a score.
Paul Turner had identical performances of 7 catches for 122 yards each and a combined three scores. Carlos Henderson had 2 catches for 114 yards and a score.