Scores

Final

UNLV 31

(1-5, 1-0 MW)

Louisiana Tech 58

(5-0, 2-0 home)

Coverage: GamePlan

7:00 PM ET, October 6, 2012

Joe Aillet Stadium, RUSTON, LA

1 2 3 4 T
UNLV 7 10 7 731
LT 20 7 17 1458

Top Performers

Passing: N. Sherry (UNLV) - 378 YDS, 4 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: K. Dixon (LT) - 16 CAR, 102 YDS, 4 TD

Receiving: D. Davis (UNLV) - 8 REC, 186 YDS, 1 TD

Louisiana Tech 58, UNLV 31

Associated Press

RUSTON, La. -- Kenneth Dixon rushed for 102 yards and four touchdowns on 16 carries as Louisiana Tech cruised to a 58-31 win over Nevada-Las Vegas Saturday night.

The Bulldogs (5-0) matched the 1975 team for the best start in program history.

Dixon's first running score stretched Louisiana Tech's lead to 27-7 in the second quarter, but the Rebels (1-5) charged back.

Nick Sherry tossed a pair of touchdowns as UNLV cut the lead to 27-24.

Sherry finished the game 22-of-46 passing for 378 yards and three scores, but the Bulldogs halted the Rebels' comeback there.

Dixon scored his second touchdown two minutes after Sherry's second score, and then Matt Nelson connected on a 43-yard field goal, his third of the game. Dixon added two more scores as Louisiana Tech pulled away.

Colby Cameron was 31-of-45 passing for 316 yards and Ray Holley ran for 139 yards on 22 rushes for the Bulldogs.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNLV
LT
1st Downs2335
Total Yards536622
Passing378316
Rushing158306
Penalties3-355-72
3rd Down Conversions8-1910-18
4th Down Conversions1-52-2
Turnovers20
Possession30:5029:10

Passing Leaders

UNLVC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Sherry22/463788.241
Louisiana TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Cameron31/453167.010

Rushing Leaders

UNLVCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cornett231114.8020
Randle12282.305
Louisiana TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
Holley221396.3117
Dixon161026.4415

Receiving Leaders

UNLVRECYDSAVGTDLG
Davis818623.3167
Sullivan69015.0146
Louisiana TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
Patton911612.9155
Holley4379.3020

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUNLVLT
FG12:35Matt Nelson 27 Yd 03
TD09:42Taylor Barnhill 33 Yd Pass From Nick Sherry (Nolan Kohorst Kick) 73
FG06:07Matt Nelson 33 Yd 76
TD02:48Quinton Patton 6 Yd Pass From Colby Cameron (Matt Nelson Kick) 713
TD01:40Ray Holley 9 Yd Run (Matt Nelson Kick) 720
SECOND QUARTERUNLVLT
TD08:25Kenneth Dixon 1 Yd Run (Matt Nelson Kick) 727
TD05:32Devante Davis 27 Yd Pass From Nick Sherry (Nolan Kohorst Kick) 1427
FG00:44Nolan Kohorst 25 Yd 1727
THIRD QUARTERUNLVLT
TD12:25Marcus Sullivan 46 Yd Pass From Nick Sherry (Nolan Kohorst Kick) 2427
TD10:42Kenneth Dixon 10 Yd Run (Matt Nelson Kick) 2434
FG07:30Matt Nelson 43 Yd 2437
TD04:39Kenneth Dixon 15 Yd Run (Matt Nelson Kick) 2444
FOURTH QUARTERUNLVLT
TD12:07Kenneth Dixon 7 Yd Run (Matt Nelson Kick) 2451
TD02:42Hunter Lee 17 Yd Run (Matt Nelson Kick) 2458
TD01:33Anthony Williams 13 Yd Pass From Nick Sherry (Nolan Kohorst Kick) 3158