Scores

Final

Fresno State 35

(5-3, 2-2 MW)

Louisiana Tech 38

(4-4, 2-2 C-USA)

2:30 PM ET, November 1, 2008

Joe Aillet Stadium, RUSTON, LA

1 2 3 4 T
FRES 7 14 7 735
LT 7 7 10 1438

Top Performers

Passing: T. Brandstater (FRES) - 296 YDS, 4 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Porter (LT) - 20 CAR, 189 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: S. Ajirotutu (FRES) - 7 REC, 137 YDS, 2 TD

Louisiana Tech 38, Fresno St. 35

Associated Press

RUSTON, La. -- Daniel Porter rushed for 189 yards and two touchdowns to help Louisiana Tech hold off Fresno State 38-35 on Saturday.

Tom Brandstater, who was 23 of 38 for 296 yards and four touchdowns for Fresno State (5-3, 2-2 Western Athletic Conference), hit Seyi Ajirotutu on a 13-yard pass that tied the score at 7-7 going into the second after Porter's 1-yard rushing touchdown.

Both teams traded punt returns for scores in the second as Fresno State's Rashad Evans took one 56 yards for a score, and Phillip Livas ran one back for 81 yards for Louisiana Tech (4-4, 2-2). Brandstater hit Bear Pascoe on a 3-yard score just before the halftime to give Fresno State a 21-14 lead.

After Louisiana Tech's Ross Jenkins hooked up with Patrick Jackson on a 27-yard score, Brandstater found Ajirotutu from 33 yards out to put Fresno State ahead 28-24 going into the final quarter.

But Jackson's 1-yard rushing score and Porter's second touchdown, a 43-yard run, put Louisiana Tech ahead for good in the fourth.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FRES
LT
1st Downs1918
Total Yards359397
Passing296117
Rushing63280
Penalties4-255-36
3rd Down Conversions3-125-13
4th Down Conversions0-11-2
Turnovers22
Possession27:2532:35

Passing Leaders

Fresno StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brandstater23/382967.841
Louisiana TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jenkins7/12887.310

Rushing Leaders

Fresno StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harding14473.409
Mathews581.603
Louisiana TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
Porter201899.5243
Jackson10595.9118

Receiving Leaders

Fresno StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Ajirotutu713719.6233
Newborne34414.7021
Louisiana TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
Livas45012.5027
Jackson23015.0127

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFRESLT
TD06:39Daniel Porter 1 Yd Run (Brad Oestriecher Kick) 07
TD00:21Seyi Ajirotutu 13 Yd Pass From Tom Brandstater (Kevin Goessling Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERFRESLT
TD13:56Rashad Evans 56 Yd Punt Return (Kevin Goessling Kick) 147
TD05:51Phillip Livas 81 Yd Punt Return (Brad Oestriecher Kick) 1414
TD01:54Bear Pascoe 3 Yd Pass From Tom Brandstater (Kevin Goessling Kick) 2114
THIRD QUARTERFRESLT
TD10:27Patrick Jackson 27 Yd Pass From Ross Jenkins (Brad Oestriecher Kick) 2121
FG02:40Brad Oestriecher 28 Yd 2124
TD02:06Seyi Ajirotutu 33 Yd Pass From Tom Brandstater (Kevin Goessling Kick) 2824
FOURTH QUARTERFRESLT
TD08:56Patrick Jackson 1 Yd Run (Brad Oestriecher Kick) 2831
TD01:37Daniel Porter 43 Yd Run (Brad Oestriecher Kick) 2838
TD00:44Bear Pascoe 10 Yd Pass From Tom Brandstater (Kevin Goessling Kick) 3538