OXFORD, Miss. -- Chad Boyd and Javontay Crowe scored defensive touchdowns and Matt Nelson added a pair of field goals, helping Louisiana Tech rally for a 27-7 win Saturday night over Mississippi.
Boyd scooped up a mishandled backfield exchange and raced 33 yards for a third-quarter touchdown while Crowe's 26-yard interception return in the fourth helped the Bulldogs erase a 7-0 deficit. Nelson added field goals of 43 and 35 yards.
The win was the fifth straight for Louisiana Tech (6-4), which defeated a Southeastern Conference team for the first time since beating Mississippi State 22-14 in 2008.
The Rebels (2-8), following Monday's announcement that fourth-year head coach Houston Nutt would not return next season, lost their fifth consecutive game.
After taking a 7-0 lead, the Ole Miss offense sputtered, finishing with 307 total yards that included three turnovers and a pair of missed field goals.
Louisiana Tech regained control by halftime and used opportunistic plays from its defense in the second half to seal it. Boyd scored with 3:49 left in the third period and three series later, Crowe finished the scoring with 11:08 remaining.
Hunter Lee rushed for 127 yards on 24 carries as the Bulldogs rolled up 350 total yards. Cameron finished 13 of 27 for 180 yards while Quinton Patton and Ikharo finished with three receptions apiece. Adrien Cole led the Louisiana Tech defense with 10 tackles, including two for loss.
Mississippi kicker Bryson Rose, who had hit 17 consecutive field goals over a two-year period, missed from 36 and 52 yards. Rose was within one kick of tying the SEC record set by Tennessee's Fuad Reveiz in 1982.
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