RUSTON, La. -- Daniel Porter caught a 44-yard touchdown pass and scored on a 23-yard run to help Louisiana Tech pull away for a 41-26 victory over Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday night.
The Bulldogs (2-1) also benefited from Phillip Livas' 57-yard punt return for a touchdown and Weldon Brown's 50-yard return of a blocked field goal for a touchdown.
Porter rushed for 97 yards on 19 carries and caught two passes for 53 yards.
Louisiana Tech led 28-26 at halftime, but the Bulldogs outscored the Lions 13-3 in the second half.
Porter's 23-yard run gave Louisiana Tech a 38-23 advantage with 5:43 left in the third quarter.
Marquis Powell's 51-yard interception return gave Southeastern Louisiana a 10-7 lead with 2:50 remaining in the first quarter, but Taylor Bennett hit Porter on a 44-yard score with 36 seconds left in the quarter.
Bennett was 15 of 27 for 196 yards.
Western Kentucky commit Jared Nash launches this snap from the bleachers and successfully sinks it in the garbage can.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher hopes quarterback Sean Maguire is ready to go full speed by the middle of June.
Graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb has officially joined California, giving the Golden Bears an experienced option to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jared Goff.
First-year football coach Dino Babers, hired by former Syracuse AD Mark Coyle, is on the committee that will search for Coyle's replacement.
Hugh Freeze has some major holes to fill on offense with the departures of Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell, but there is Chady Kelly and good depth.
After transferring in from Montana State, Dakota Prukop has a checklist he's working from as he prepares to compete for the Oregon job.
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