Scores

Final

New Mexico St 7

(3-4, 1-2 Sun Belt)

Louisiana Tech 45

(3-3, 2-1 C-USA)

4:00 PM ET, October 17, 2009

Joe Aillet Stadium, Ruston, LA

1 2 3 4 T
NMSU 0 0 0 77
LT 10 14 14 745

Top Performers

Passing: R. Jenkins (LT) - 204 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: D. Porter (LT) - 19 CAR, 132 YDS

Receiving: D. Morris (LT) - 6 REC, 126 YDS, 2 TD

Louisiana Tech 45, New Mexico St. 7

Associated Press

RUSTON, La. -- Ross Jenkins passed for three touchdowns and ran for another to lead Louisiana Tech to a 45-7 win over New Mexico State on Saturday.

Daniel Porter added 132 yards for the Bulldogs (3-3, 2-1 Western Athletic Conference), who won their third home game of the season.

Louisiana Tech scored on its first three possessions to pull away from the Aggies (3-4, 1-2).

Jenkins was 11 of 19 for 204 yards. He threw two touchdown passes to Dennis Morris, who had a career-high 126 receiving yards. Jenkins' third scoring pass was pulled down by Adrian Linwood.

New Mexico State managed only 142 yards of offense and the Aggies' lone score came on a 38-yard fumble return by Davon House in the fourth quarter.

Louisiana Tech amassed 540 yards of offense, including 315 on the ground.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NMSU
LT
1st Downs630
Total Yards142540
Passing68225
Rushing74315
Penalties5-454-55
3rd Down Conversions2-118-16
4th Down Conversions0-02-2
Turnovers31
Possession25:1434:46

Passing Leaders

New Mexico StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Walls10/12514.301
Louisiana TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jenkins11/1920410.730

Rushing Leaders

New Mexico StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Smith13322.508
Fleming4215.3030
Louisiana TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
Porter191326.9038
Fitte35117.0126

Receiving Leaders

New Mexico StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Anderson3299.7017
Lee2136.5012
Louisiana TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
Morris612621.0240
Linwood24020.0132

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNMSULT
FG08:56Matt Nelson 26 Yd 03
TD04:07Myke Compton 10 Yd Run (Matt Nelson Kick) 010
SECOND QUARTERNMSULT
TD09:00Ross Jenkins 1 Yd Run (Matt Nelson Kick) 017
TD00:57Dennis Morris 29 Yd Pass From Ross Jenkins (Matt Nelson Kick) 024
THIRD QUARTERNMSULT
TD11:07Adrian Linwood 32 Yd Pass From Ross Jenkins (Matt Nelson Kick) 031
TD06:42Dennis Morris 16 Yd Pass From Ross Jenkins (Matt Nelson Kick) 038
FOURTH QUARTERNMSULT
TD09:15Lyle Fitte 26 Yd Run (Matt Nelson Kick) 045
TD04:56Davon House 38 Yd Fumble Return (Kyle Hughes Kick) 745