Louisiana Tech 20

(2-1, 2-0 away)

Michigan State 19

(2-1, 2-1 home)

Coverage: ESPN Plus

12:10 PM ET, September 13, 2003

Spartan Stadium (MI), East Lansing, MI

1 2 3 4 T
LT 7 0 0 1320
MSU 7 6 0 619


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.