Louisiana Tech at Florida International

Dixon runs wild, Louisiana Tech beats FIU 23-7


MIAMI (AP) 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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Scoring Summary
LATECHKyle Fischer 26 yd FG
LATECHKyle Fischer 35 yd FG
LATECHKyle Fischer 33 yd FG
FIUJonnu Smith 38 yd pass from Jake Medlock (Austin Taylor kick)
LATECHKyle Fischer 30 yd FG
LATECHKenneth Dixon 39 yd pass from Ryan Higgins (Sterling Griffin 2pt pass from Ryan Higgins)
LATECHKyle Fischer 35 yd FG
Team Stats
First Downs2312
Third Down Efficiency3-155-16
Fourth Down Efficiency1-20-2
Plays-Net Yards79-33364-197
Passing Yds192128
Kick Return Yds1673
Punt Return Yds10
Time of Poss.32:3827:22
Individual Stats
LATECH: Kenneth Dixon 23-119, D.J. Banks 5-27, Blake Martin 7-20, Team 2--2, Paul Harris 1--9, Ryan Higgins 9--14
FIU: Lamarq Caldwell 9-42, Silas Spearman 16-38, Jake Medlock 13--11
LATECH: Ryan Higgins 20-31-192-3, Paul Harris 0-1-0-0
FIU: Jake Medlock 11-26-128-2
LATECH: Jon Greenwalt 4-46, Trent Taylor 4-19, Kenneth Dixon 3-64, D.J. Banks 3-29, Richie Casey 2-9, Jaydrick DeClouette 1-14, Sterling Griffin 1-8, Andrew Guillot 1-4, Blake Martin 1--1
FIU: Jonnu Smith 2-54, Zach Schaubhut 2-28, Clinton Taylor 2-10, Dominique Rhymes 1-15, T.J. Lowder 1-9, Ya'keem Griner 1-5, Shug Oyegunle 1-4, Rockey Vann 1-3
Louisiana Tech1st Conference USA West6-29-5
Florida International4th Conference USA East4-44-8

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