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.
|LATECH||Matt Nelson 27 yd FG|
|UNLV||Taylor Barnhill 33 yd pass from Nick Sherry (Nolan Kohorst kick)|
|LATECH||Matt Nelson 33 yd FG|
|LATECH||Quinton Patton 6 yd pass from Colby Cameron (Matt Nelson kick)|
|LATECH||Ray Holley 9 yd run (Matt Nelson kick)|
|LATECH||Kenneth Dixon 1 yd run (Matt Nelson kick)|
|UNLV||Devante Davis 27 yd pass from Nick Sherry (Nolan Kohorst kick)|
|UNLV||Nolan Kohorst 25 yd FG|
|UNLV||Marcus Sullivan 46 yd pass from Nick Sherry (Nolan Kohorst kick)|
|LATECH||Kenneth Dixon 10 yd run (Matt Nelson kick)|
|LATECH||Matt Nelson 43 yd FG|
|LATECH||Kenneth Dixon 15 yd run (Matt Nelson kick)|
|LATECH||Kenneth Dixon 7 yd run (Matt Nelson kick)|
|LATECH||Hunter Lee 17 yd run (Matt Nelson kick)|
|UNLV||Anthony Williams 13 yd pass from Nick Sherry (Nolan Kohorst kick)|
|Third Down Efficiency||8-19||10-18|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||1-5||2-2|
|Kick Return Yds||193||143|
|Punt Return Yds||0||33|
|Time of Poss.||30:50||29:10|
|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|
|UNLV||3rd Mountain West West||5-3||7-5|
|Louisiana Tech||5th Conference USA West||3-5||4-8|