Scores

Final

Louisiana Tech 23

(3-5, 2-2 C-USA)

FIU 7

(1-6, 1-2 C-USA)

6:00 PM ET, October 26, 2013

FIU Stadium, Miami, FL

1 2 3 4 T
LT 6 3 3 1123
FIU 0 0 7 07

Top Performers

Passing: R. Higgins (LT) - 192 YDS, 1 TD, 3 INT

Rushing: K. Dixon (LT) - 23 CAR, 119 YDS

Receiving: K. Dixon (LT) - 3 REC, 64 YDS, 1 TD

Dixon runs wild, Louisiana Tech beats FIU 23-7

Associated Press

MIAMI -- Kenneth Dixon had 183 yards from scrimmage and scored Louisiana Tech's only touchdown in a 23-7 victory over Florida International on Saturday night.

Known for his physicality, Dixon broke many tackles throughout the game and finished with 119 yards rushing and 64 yards receiving.

His 39-yard touchdown reception with 8:35 left in the game put the Bulldogs (2-5, 1-2 Conference USA) comfortably ahead 20-7.

Kyle Fisher was 5 for 5 on field goal attempts, scoring each time Louisiana Tech reached the red zone.

Justin Halley had two interceptions for FIU (1-6, 1-2). His second interception with 3:29 left in the third quarter gave the Panthers the ball trailing 12-7. The FIU offense, which was held to 197 total yards, went three-and-out.

A fourth-quarter interception by Sam Miller gave FIU another opportunity, still down 12-7. The Bulldog defense held strong again and Dixon's touchdown put the game on ice.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
LT
FIU
1st Downs2312
Total Yards333197
Passing192128
Rushing14169
Penalties5-556-60
3rd Down Conversions3-155-16
4th Down Conversions1-20-2
Turnovers33
Possession32:3827:22

Passing Leaders

Louisiana TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Higgins20/311926.213
Florida InternationalC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Medlock11/261284.912

Rushing Leaders

Louisiana TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dixon231195.2020
Banks5275.4020
Florida InternationalCARYDSAVGTDLG
Caldwell9424.7013
Spearman III16382.407

Receiving Leaders

Louisiana TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
Dixon36421.3139
Greenwalt44611.5016
Florida InternationalRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith25427.0138
Schaubhut22814.0017

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERLTFIU
FG09:01Kyle Fischer 26 Yd 30
FG00:49Kyle Fischer 35 Yd 60
SECOND QUARTERLTFIU
FG03:46Kyle Fischer 33 Yd 90
THIRD QUARTERLTFIU
TD14:11Jonnu Smith 38 Yd Pass From Jake Medlock (Austin Taylor Kick) 97
FG07:09Kyle Fischer 30 Yd 127
FOURTH QUARTERLTFIU
TD08:35Kenneth Dixon 39 Yd Pass From Ryan Higgins (Ryan Higgins Pass To Sterling Griffin For Two-Point Conversion) 207
FG04:20Kyle Fischer 35 Yd 237