UNLV at Louisiana Tech

Louisiana Tech 58, UNLV 31


RUSTON, La. (AP) - 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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Scoring Summary
LATECHMatt Nelson 27 yd FG
UNLVTaylor Barnhill 33 yd pass from Nick Sherry (Nolan Kohorst kick)
LATECHMatt Nelson 33 yd FG
LATECHQuinton Patton 6 yd pass from Colby Cameron (Matt Nelson kick)
LATECHRay Holley 9 yd run (Matt Nelson kick)
LATECHKenneth Dixon 1 yd run (Matt Nelson kick)
UNLVDevante Davis 27 yd pass from Nick Sherry (Nolan Kohorst kick)
UNLVNolan Kohorst 25 yd FG
UNLVMarcus Sullivan 46 yd pass from Nick Sherry (Nolan Kohorst kick)
LATECHKenneth Dixon 10 yd run (Matt Nelson kick)
LATECHMatt Nelson 43 yd FG
LATECHKenneth Dixon 15 yd run (Matt Nelson kick)
LATECHKenneth Dixon 7 yd run (Matt Nelson kick)
LATECHHunter Lee 17 yd run (Matt Nelson kick)
UNLVAnthony Williams 13 yd pass from Nick Sherry (Nolan Kohorst kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2335
Third Down Efficiency8-1910-18
Fourth Down Efficiency1-52-2
Plays-Net Yards85-53697-622
Passing Yds378316
Kick Return Yds193143
Punt Return Yds033
Time of Poss.30:5029:10
Individual Stats
UNLV: Tim Cornett 23-111, Bradley Randle 12-28, Marcus Sullivan 1-11, Chase Lansford 1-8, Nick Sherry 2-0
LATECH: Ray Holley 22-139, Kenneth Dixon 16-102, Hunter Lee 8-55, Brandon Davis 3-11, Colby Cameron 2--1
UNLV: Nick Sherry 22-46-378-1
LATECH: Colby Cameron 31-45-316-0, Zach Griffith 0-1-0-0
UNLV: Devante Davis 8-186, Marcus Sullivan 6-90, Anthony Williams 2-30, Taylor Barnhill 1-33, Trey Mays 1-22, Tim Cornett 1-9, Jake Phillips 1-7, Bradley Randle 1-2, Eric Johnson 1--1
LATECH: Quinton Patton 9-116, Ray Holley 4-37, Hunter Lee 4-34, D.J. Banks 3-26, Myles White 3-14, David Gru 2-33, R.P. Stuart 2-14, Jon Greenwalt 2-9, Jacarri Jackson 1-23, Kenneth Dixon 1-10
UNLV3rd Mountain West West3-54-8
Louisiana Tech1st Conference USA West6-29-5

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