RUSTON, La. -- Brad Oestriecher made a career-best three field goals and Louisiana Tech took advantage of three Mississippi State turnovers in the third quarter in a 22-14 upset on Saturday.
The win by Tech was the first over a BCS conference squad in five years (at Michigan State in 2003) and first against an SEC team since an upset of No. 18 Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 1999.
The last time a current member of the SEC played in Ruston was 1908 when visitor LSU beat Tech 22-0.
Mississippi State (0-1) held a 14-9 lead at halftime, but had three turnovers in the third quarter.
Running back Patrick Jackson threw a first-half interception on a trick play, but also scored twice, including a 6-yard scamper to give Tech a 16-14 the lead for good midway through the third quarter.
Oestriecher made field goals from 48, 28 and 50 yards away for Tech. Jackson ran for 62 yards on 17 carries.
adidas Youth Mississippi State Bulldogs #15 White Replica Football JerseyShop
A list of when every Big 12 team will start spring ball, and the date of every Big 12 spring game.
ESPN Big Ten reporter Austin Ward discusses the reports that Jim Harbaugh spent nearly $136K in 12 days of recruiting in 2015.
Iowa is facing a wide-ranging federal civil rights investigation into allegations that its athletics department does not provide equal opportunities for female athlete.
Oregon's Devon Allen, USC's Adoree Jackson and Arizona State's Tim White are among the top football/track talents in the country.
How do you replace a stellar cornerback duo? You go out and sign five cornerbacks just as West Virginia did during this latest signing period.
During a 12-day stretch in his first month as Michigan's coach, Jim Harbaugh spent nearly $136,000 in recruiting trips on a private jet, according to records obtained by USA Today Sports.