Scores

Final

San Jose State 23

(4-7, 1-6 away)

Louisiana Tech 27

(5-6, 3-2 home)

7:00 PM ET, November 17, 2007

Joe Aillet Stadium, Ruston, LA

1 2 3 4 T
SJSU 6 0 17 023
LT 21 3 0 327

Top Performers

Passing: Z. Champion (LT) - 261 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: P. Jackson (LT) - 16 CAR, 77 YDS

Receiving: K. Jurovich (SJSU) - 11 REC, 156 YDS

Louisiana Tech 27, San Jose St. 23

Associated Press

RUSTON, La. (AP) -- Zac Champion threw for three touchdowns in the first quarter and Danny Horwedel added two field goals and all three extra points as Louisiana Tech beat San Jose State 27-23 Saturday night.

The Spartans (4-7, 3-4 Western Athletic Conference) rallied from a 24-6 halftime deficit with 17 unanswered third-quarter points against Tech (5-6, 4-3) to end the quarter down one point, 24-23. But the Bulldogs' defense held in the fourth quarter, and Horwedel kicked a 41-yard field goal for the final margin.

Tech fumbled the ball away on the first play of the game, and San Jose State scored five plays later on a 28-yard field goal by Jared Strubeck, who finished with three field goals.

It was the Spartans' only lead, and it was short-lived. Less than four minutes later, Champion hit Shane Womack with a 3-yard pass to put the Bulldogs ahead for good, 7-3.

Champion's next two scores, a 49-yard pass to Phillip Livas, who finished with 129 yards on four catches, and a 6-yard toss to Philip Beck, gave Tech a 21-6 lead after one quarter. Horwedel's 20-yard field goal was the only score in the second quarter.

Then Tafralis hit James Callier with a 23-yard touchdown pass and ran four yards for another score, and Strubeck kicked a 22-yard field goal to keep the Spartans' hopes alive.

Tafralis finished 28-of-47 with 369 yards; Callier had 46 yards receiving and six rushing. Kevin Jurovich led San Jose State's receivers with 156 yards on 11 catches; Jacob French had 41 yards rushing on nine carries.

Champion was 22-for-36 with one interception for 261 yards; he had a net two yards rushing. Tech's rushers were led by Patrick Jackson, who had 77 yards on 16 carries, and William Griffin, with 63 yards on 10 carries.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SJSU
LT
1st Downs2318
Total Yards474413
Passing369261
Rushing105152
Penalties8-6110-87
3rd Down Conversions6-168-17
4th Down Conversions0-11-1
Turnovers22
Possession30:1229:48

Passing Leaders

San Josť StC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Tafralis28/473697.910
Louisiana TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Champion22/362617.331

Rushing Leaders

San Josť StCARYDSAVGTDLG
French9414.6013
Tafralis7324.619
Louisiana TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jackson16774.8015
Griffin10636.3046

Receiving Leaders

San Josť StRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jurovich1115614.2039
Beauchman68313.8025
Louisiana TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
Livas412932.3150
Mitchell4379.3014

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSJSULT
FG12:47Jared Strubeck 28 Yd 30
TD09:00Shane Womack 3 Yd Pass From Zac Champion (Danny Horwedel Kick) 37
FG04:51Jared Strubeck 20 Yd 67
TD03:02Phillip Livas 49 Yd Pass From Zac Champion (Danny Horwedel Kick) 614
TD01:06Philip Beck 6 Yd Pass From Zac Champion (Danny Horwedel Kick) 621
SECOND QUARTERSJSULT
FG04:15Danny Horwedel 20 Yd 624
THIRD QUARTERSJSULT
TD13:28James T. Callier 23 Yd Pass From Adam Tafralis (Jared Strubeck Kick) 1324
TD06:31Adam Tafralis 4 Yd Run (Jared Strubeck Kick) 2024
FG02:00Jared Strubeck 22 Yd 2324
FOURTH QUARTERSJSULT
FG11:13Danny Horwedel 41 Yd 2327