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Louisiana Tech 43, ULL 14

Jonathan Barnes kicked his second field goal of the 2nd quarter to put Louisiana Tech up 22-9 over ULL with :23 left before halftime. Less than a minute of game time later, the Bulldogs blew the game wide open.

Jeff Driskel had 290 yards and 2 touchdowns against ULL.
Jeff Driskel had 290 yards and 2 touchdowns against ULL.
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Bryson Abraham intercepted Jalen Nixon as the first half ended and returned into the end zone to put Louisiana Tech up 29-7 over the Cajuns at halftime. Then, with just :28 gone by in the third quarter, Jeff Driskel hit Marcus Gaines for a 72 yard touchdown and the Bulldogs led 29-7. Tech would coast from there to a 43-14 victory over ULL.

Gaines, a sophomore from Covington, had 8 catches for 165 yards and a touchdown. Driskel was 20-33 for 290 yards and two touchdowns.

ULL led to start the game, as they took the first possession 75 yards for a touchdown with 13:30 left in the first quarter. The Bulldogs defense tightened after that, holding the Cajuns to just 48 yards for the rest of the first half.

Trent Taylor added 5 catches for 78 yards and a score for Tech. Kenneth Dixon rushed for 59 yards and a touchdown. Jeff Driskel had 7 carries for 56 yards and a touchdown.

Elijah McGuire led the way for ULL with 12 carries for 84 yards and he added 6 catches for 70 yards and a touchdown.

Louisiana Tech returns to Conference USA play next week as they travel to take on UTSA. ULL returns home to host Texas State in Sun Belt action.