Scores

Final

Louisiana Tech 43

(9-3, 4-2 C-USA)

San Jose State 52

(10-2, 5-1 MW)

Coverage: ESPN2

10:30 PM ET, November 24, 2012

SPARTAN STADIUM (CA), SAN JOSE, CA

1 2 3 4 T
LT 6 21 10 643
SJSU 10 14 14 1452

Top Performers

Passing: C. Cameron (LT) - 468 YDS, 3 TD, 3 INT

Rushing: D. Eskridge (SJSU) - 28 CAR, 217 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: Q. Patton (LT) - 10 REC, 125 YDS, 2 TD

San Jose St. 52, Louisiana Tech 43

Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- De'Leon Eskridge rushed for 217 yards and three touchdowns and David Fales passed for three scores as San Jose State culminated its best regular season in a quarter century with a 52-43 victory against Louisiana Tech on Saturday night.

Eskridge had 1-, 32-, and 1-yard scoring runs for the Spartans (10-2, 5-1 Western Athletic), who have won 10 games for the first time since 1987.

Colby Cameron passed for 468 yards and three TDs for the Bulldogs (9-3, 4-2), who two weeks ago had BCS-busting aspirations but ended the regular season with two straight losses. Quinton Patton had 10 receptions for 125 yards and two touchdowns, and Myles White caught seven passes for 126 yards and a score.

Eskridge's 32-yard run gave San Jose State a 38-37 lead in the third quarter, and he went in from 1 yard to build the margin to 45-37 early in the fourth quarter. Patton caught a 10-yard scoring pass from Cameron to cut the deficit to two points, but Cameron passed incomplete on the potential game-tying conversion.

The Spartans responded by driving 63 yards in eight plays to Jabari Carr's 26-yard sideline catch for a touchdown to make it 52-43. Both of Louisiana Tech's last two possessions ended with Bene Benwikere intercepting Cameron.

Fales was 25 of 37 for 367 yards with an interception. Noel Grigsby caught seven passes for 127 yards.

Cameron was 38 of 59 with three interceptions.

With a first-quarter score, Kenneth Dixon set a new WAC record for rushing touchdowns in a season with his 27th. Brock Forsey of Boise State had 26 in 2002.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
LT
SJSU
1st Downs2730
Total Yards541610
Passing483367
Rushing58243
Penalties5-608-78
3rd Down Conversions8-168-13
4th Down Conversions2-21-1
Turnovers32
Possession24:4035:20

Passing Leaders

Louisiana TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Cameron38/594687.933
San Jose StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Fales25/373679.931

Rushing Leaders

Louisiana TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dixon8334.1111
Holley10323.2018
San Jose StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Eskridge282177.8345
Liaina8222.815

Receiving Leaders

Louisiana TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
White712618.0135
Patton1012512.5252
San Jose StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Grigsby712718.1033
Otten68714.5130

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERLTSJSU
FG12:43Austin Lopez 45 Yd 03
TD08:35Hansel Wilson 42 Yd Pass From David Fales (Austin Lopez Kick) 010
TD02:38Kenneth Dixon 8 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 610
SECOND QUARTERLTSJSU
TD13:22Ryan Otten 18 Yd Pass From David Fales (Austin Lopez Kick) 617
TD08:42Malon Lee 15 Yd Pass From David Gru (Matt Nelson Kick) 1317
TD04:56De'Leon Eskridge 1 Yd Run (Austin Lopez Kick) 1324
TD01:57Quinton Patton 52 Yd Pass From Colby Cameron (Matt Nelson Kick) 2024
TD00:26Colby Cameron 1 Yd Run (Matt Nelson Kick) 2724
THIRD QUARTERLTSJSU
FG11:50Matt Nelson 29 Yd 3024
TD08:16Ina Liaina 4 Yd Run (Austin Lopez Kick) 3031
TD07:03Myles White 33 Yd Pass From Colby Cameron (Matt Nelson Kick) 3731
TD05:52De'Leon Eskridge 32 Yd Run (Austin Lopez Kick) 3738
FOURTH QUARTERLTSJSU
TD13:50De'Leon Eskridge 1 Yd Run (Austin Lopez Kick) 3745
TD11:37Quinton Patton 10 Yd Pass From Colby Cameron (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 4345
TD06:53Jabari Carr 26 Yd Pass From David Fales (Austin Lopez Kick) 4352