Scores

Final

Southern Miss 13

(0-9, 0-5 C-USA)

Louisiana Tech 36

(4-5, 3-2 C-USA)

Coverage: CBS Sports Network

7:00 PM ET, November 9, 2013

Joe Aillet Stadium, RUSTON, LA

1 2 3 4 T
USM 0 6 0 713
LT 9 7 6 1436

Top Performers

Passing: S. Young (LT) - 158 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: K. Dixon (LT) - 25 CAR, 207 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: T. Bracken (USM) - 7 REC, 81 YDS

Louisiana Tech beats Southern Miss 36-13

Associated Press

RUSTON, La. -- Kenneth Dixon ran for 207 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries to lead Louisiana Tech to a 36-13 victory over Southern Miss Saturday night.

Louisiana Tech (4-5, 3-2 Conference USA) set the tone with an early safety. Backup Scotty Young found Trent Taylor for a 13-yard score on the ensuing drive to give the Bulldogs a 9-0 lead. Young finished with 158 yards passing and two touchdowns.

Corey Acosta kicked 26-yard field goal to get Southern Miss (0-9, 0-5) on the board. Following a Louisiana Tech touchdown, Acosta drilled a 50-yarder to cut the lead to 16-6.

Louisiana Tech's defense owned the second half, shutting out Southern Miss. The defense forced four turnovers in addition to the early safety.

Nick Mullens finished 25 of 51 for 298 yards with three interceptions in his third career start for Southern Miss. The loss extended the Golden Eagles losing streak to 21 games.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
USM
LT
1st Downs2024
Total Yards357469
Passing298158
Rushing59311
Penalties3-193-34
3rd Down Conversions6-159-19
4th Down Conversions0-11-1
Turnovers41
Possession26:4433:16

Passing Leaders

Southern MissC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Mullens25/512985.813
Louisiana TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Young22/371584.320

Rushing Leaders

Southern MissCARYDSAVGTDLG
Payne7263.7025
Richard7152.104
Louisiana TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dixon252078.3151
Martin12413.4014

Receiving Leaders

Southern MissRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bracken78111.6022
Ricard57414.8021
Louisiana TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
Taylor6518.5115
DeClouette12626.0026

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUSMLT
SF11:48Team Safety 02
TD07:11Trent Taylor 13 Yd Pass From Scotty Young (Kyle Fischer Kick) 09
SECOND QUARTERUSMLT
FG11:37Corey Acosta 22 Yd 39
TD00:27Sterling Griffin 3 Yd Pass From Scotty Young (Kyle Fischer Kick) 316
FG00:00Corey Acosta 50 Yd 616
THIRD QUARTERUSMLT
FG11:04Kyle Fischer 38 Yd 619
FG02:13Kyle Fischer 43 Yd 622
FOURTH QUARTERUSMLT
TD09:26Hunter Lee 8 Yd Run (Kyle Fischer Kick) 629
TD06:55Kenneth Dixon 1 Yd Run (Kyle Fischer Kick) 636
TD00:56Kyle Sloter 8 Yd Pass From Nick Mullens (Corey Acosta Kick) 1336