Louisiana Tech led 10-6 at halftime and held a 20-13 lead late in the fourth quarter, but a couple of untimely miscues gave Kansas State opportunities to score and the Bulldogs needed a last minute drive to force overtime.
Time and time again, Jeff Driskel and the Bulldogs would grind out a score and keep themselves in the game, but their magic ran out in the third overtime.
Driskel was 30-51 for 314 yards and a touchdown, and also ran for 42 yards and two touchdowns. Kenneth Dixon had 17 carries for 81 yards rushing and added 5 catches for 25 yards.
Trent Taylor came up big for the Bulldogs with several tough catches. He finished with 12 catches for 148 yards and a touchdown. Carlos Henderson, Kam McKnight, and Marlon Watts all had Mille grabs for the offense.
The Bulldogs defense stepped up in a big way, holding Kansas State to 355 yards and 6-16 on third down. They had just 13 points given up before Kansas State scored with a short field twice late in the game.
LA Tech falls to 1-2 and they return home to face Florida International next week.
La Tech Hangs Tough at Kansas State, Falls 39-33 in 3OT
Another week, another frustratingly close loss.