Louisiana Tech 27

(5-3, 1-3 away)

Utah State 17

(2-6, 2-2 home)

Coverage: GamePlan

3:05 PM ET, November 5, 2005

Romney Stadium, Logan, UT

1 2 3 4 T
LT 6 0 7 1427
USU 3 0 7 717

Top Performers

Passing: L. Jackson (USU) - 372 YDS

Rushing: R. Bohm (USU) - 19 CAR, 43 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: K. Robinson (USU) - 9 REC, 131 YDS

Louisiana Tech 27, Utah State 17

LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- Matt Kubik ran for one touchdown and threw for another as Louisiana Tech beat Utah State 27-17 on Saturday.

Patrick Jackson rushed for 71 yards and made a touchdown for the Bulldogs (5-3, 4-1 Western Athletic Conference), who were 0-3 on the road before beating the Aggies (2-6, 1-4).

Louisiana Tech turned four Utah State turnovers into 17 points and took control after a botched fake punt attempt by the Aggies late in the third quarter.

The Bulldogs, leading by three then, took over on the Aggies' 43-yard line. A 3-yard touchdown run by Jackson on the sixth play of the drive gave Louisiana Tech a 20-10 lead with 14:20 left in the game.

Kevin Robinson fumbled the ensuing kickoff, and the Bulldogs recovered it on Utah State's 21. Five plays later, a 9-yard touchdown pass from Kubik to Eric Newman gave Louisiana Tech a 27-10 lead with 12:31 remaining in the game.

Ryan Bohm, who had 117 all-purpose yards, accounted for both of the Aggies' touchdowns, scoring on runs of 1 and 4.

Leon Jackson III was 27-of-44 for 372 yards in the loss for Utah State, which lost its fourth straight game of the season.

Jackson's favorite target was Robinson, who grabbed nine catches for 131 yards.

Danny Horwedel kicked field goals of 46 and 37 yards for Louisiana Tech.