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LOUISIANA TECH 20, MICHIGAN ST 19

EAST LANSING, Michigan (Ticker) -- Louisiana Tech's first
victory over a Big Ten Conference school turned out to a
memorable one.

Luke McCown capped a spectacular day by throwing two touchdown
passes in the final 69 seconds as the Bulldogs rallied from a
12-point deficit to post a stunning 20-19 victory over Michigan
State.

McCown pulled Louisiana Tech (2-1) within 19-14 with a four-yard
TD pass to Julius Cosby with 1:09 to go. The Bulldogs failed on
the two-point conversion attempt but recovered an onside kick
on the ensuing kickoff.

McCown, who completed 35-of-61 yards for 436 yards and three
touchdowns, then drove Louisiana Tech 55 yards in six plays for
the winning score.

The Bulldogs held a 497-361 edge in total offense but managed
only one touchdown in the first 58-plus minutes - a 76-yard pass
to Shawn Piper with 5:15 left in the first quarter.

Jaren Hayes scored Michigan State's only touchdown on a two-yard
run just 46 seconds earlier.

Dave Rayner kicked field goals of 51 and 49 yards in the second
quarter to give the Spartans (2-1) a 13-7 halftime lead. He
added kicks of 37 and 30 yards in the fourth quarter to make it
19-7.

Hayes rushed for 140 yards on 30 carries, but Jeff Smoker was
held in check, completing just 12-of-19 passes for 138 yards.

The Bulldogs improved to 1-2 against the Big Ten, with their two
losses coming against Penn State.

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