RUSTON, La. -- Ryan Colburn passed for 229 yards and three touchdowns to Jamel Hamler as Fresno State defeated Louisiana Tech 40-34 on Saturday.
Robbie Rouse rushed for 286 yards and a touchdown on 43 carries as Fresno State (6-2, 4-1 Western Athletic Conference) gained 529 yards total offense, 229 rushing and 300 passing.
Louisiana Tech (3-6, 2-3) led 14-0 less than four minutes into the game, but Fresno State came back to take a 17-14 lead as Colburn threw 6- and 10-yard touchdown passes to Hamler, who finished with eight catches for 118 yards, and Kevin Goessling kicked a 49-yard field goal.
Louisiana Tech retook the lead on Ross Jenkins' 20-yard pass to Taulib Ikharo, but Fresno State scored three times in an 8:53 span of the fourth quarter to lead 33-21 as Colburn scored on a 1-yard run and threw a 33-yard pass to Hamler, and Goessling kicked a 27-yard field goal.