Louisiana Tech at San Jose State

San Jose St. 52, Louisiana Tech 43


SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - 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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Scoring Summary
SJSTAustin Lopez 45 yd FG
SJSTHansel Wilson 42 yd pass from David Fales (Austin Lopez kick)
LATECHKenneth Dixon 8 yd run (missed kick)
SJSTRyan Otten 18 yd pass from David Fales (Austin Lopez kick)
LATECHMalon Lee 15 yd pass from David Gru (Matt Nelson kick)
SJSTDe'Leon Eskridge 1 yd run (Austin Lopez kick)
LATECHQuinton Patton 52 yd pass from Colby Cameron (Matt Nelson kick)
LATECHColby Cameron 1 yd run (Matt Nelson kick)
LATECHMatt Nelson 29 yd FG
SJSTIna Liaina 4 yd run (Austin Lopez kick)
LATECHMyles White 33 yd pass from Colby Cameron (Matt Nelson kick)
SJSTDe'Leon Eskridge 32 yd run (Austin Lopez kick)
SJSTDe'Leon Eskridge 1 yd run (Austin Lopez kick)
LATECHQuinton Patton 10 yd pass from Colby Cameron (failed 2pt pass)
SJSTJabari Carr 26 yd pass from David Fales (Austin Lopez kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2730
Third Down Efficiency8-168-13
Fourth Down Efficiency2-21-1
Plays-Net Yards82-54178-610
Passing Yds483367
Kick Return Yds147163
Punt Return Yds350
Time of Poss.24:4035:20
Individual Stats
LATECH: Kenneth Dixon 8-33, Ray Holley 10-32, Hunter Lee 1--2, Colby Cameron 3--5
SJST: De'Leon Eskridge 28-217, Ina Liaina 8-22, Blake Jurich 2-6, Jason Simpson 1-0, Team 2--2
LATECH: Colby Cameron 38-59-468-3, David Gru 1-1-15-0
SJST: David Fales 25-37-367-1
LATECH: Quinton Patton 10-125, Myles White 7-126, Hunter Lee 4-71, D.J. Banks 4-50, Jon Greenwalt 3-36, Andrew Guillot 3-9, Ray Holley 2-20, R.P. Stuart 2-15, David Gru 2-12, Malon Lee 1-15, Richie Casey 1-4
SJST: Noel Grigsby 7-127, Jabari Carr 7-82, Ryan Otten 6-87, Chandler Jones 2-27, De'Leon Eskridge 2-2, Hansel Wilson 1-42
Louisiana Tech1st Conference USA West6-29-5
San Jose State3rd Mountain West West3-54-8

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