Scores

Final

Nicholls State 13

(1-2, 0-2 away)

Louisiana Tech 48

(1-2, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 19, 2009

Joe Aillet Stadium, RUSTON, LA

1 2 3 4 T
NICH 3 0 0 1013
LT 3 10 21 1448

Top Performers

Passing: R. Jenkins (LT) - 357 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: D. Morrow (SHSU) - 8 CAR, 49 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: A. Robinson (NICH) - 8 REC, 101 YDS

Louisiana Tech 48, Nicholls St. 13

Associated Press

RUSTON, La. -- Ross Jenkins threw for 357 yards and two touchdowns to lead Louisiana Tech to a 48-13 win over Nicholls State on Saturday night.

The Bulldogs (1-2) never trailed and claimed a 20-3 lead in the third quarter when D.J. Morrow scored on a 9-yard run. Morrow finished with 89 yards rushing on eight carries, while Tyrone Duplessis added 71 yards on the ground on eight attempts.

Louisiana Tech pushed its lead to 34-3 in the third when Deon Young returned an interception 32 yards for a score. Dennis Morris then caught a 37-yard touchdown from Jenkins, who completed 21-of-30 passes.

Jenkins also threw a 6-yard touchdown to Houston Tuminello in the fourth.

Nicholls State's Jacob Witt was 9 of 20 with 107 yards passing and three interceptions, including a 24-yard rushing score for the Colonels (1-2). Anton Robinson finished with eight catches for 101 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NICH
LT
1st Downs1525
Total Yards271558
Passing110373
Rushing161185
Penalties6-384-50
3rd Down Conversions1-108-13
4th Down Conversions1-10-1
Turnovers41
Possession28:5131:09

Passing Leaders

Nicholls StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Witt9/201075.403
Louisiana TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jenkins21/3035711.920

Rushing Leaders

Nicholls StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Meeks11444.006
Witt7415.9124
Louisiana TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
Morrow88911.1147
Duplessis8718.9043

Receiving Leaders

Nicholls StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Robinson810112.6036
Tate166.006
Louisiana TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
Morris48521.3137
Livas48521.3050

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNICHLT
FG12:03Matt Nelson 24 Yd 03
FG09:20Ross Schexnayder 48 Yd 33
SECOND QUARTERNICHLT
TD14:55Daniel Porter 2 Yd Run (Matt Nelson Kick) 310
FG01:19Matt Nelson 44 Yd 313
THIRD QUARTERNICHLT
TD13:57D.J. Morrow 9 Yd Run (Matt Nelson Kick) 320
TD12:17Deon Young 32 Yd Interception Return (Matt Nelson Kick) 327
TD04:47Dennis Morris 37 Yd Pass From Ross Jenkins (Matt Nelson Kick) 334
FOURTH QUARTERNICHLT
TD14:24Houston Tuminello 6 Yd Pass From Ross Jenkins (Matt Nelson Kick) 341
TD10:47Jacob Witt 24 Yd Run (Ross Schexnayder Kick) 1041
TD08:27Colby Cameron 1 Yd Run (Matt Nelson Kick) 1048
FG03:50Ross Schexnayder 42 Yd 1348