GAMEDAY College Football

Louisiana Tech 52, Stephen F. Austin 17

Associated Press

RUSTON, La. - Parker McNeil passed for 197 yards and three touchdowns, Marquis Crosby rushed for 196 yards and two scores and Louisiana Tech beat Stephen F. Austin 52-17.

SFA led 7-0 before Louisiana Tech rattled off the next 52 points, capped by a J'Dan Burnett 30-yard return of a fumble for a touchdown.

Louisiana Tech's other big scoring play came on McNeil's 63-yard connection with Griffin Hebert.

Charvis Thornton added 10 carries for 62 yards and a score for Louisiana Tech (1-1). Crosby had a 42-yard touchdown run and Tre Harris added a 40-yard touchdown grab.

Stephen F. Austin (1-2) turned it over three times with two fumbles and an interception.

Trae Self was one of three players for Stephen F. Austin to attempt at least three passes. Self finished 9 of 22 for 82 yards and he added 39 yards and a score on the ground.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter SFALaTech
LaTech TD 11:00 Smoke Harris 7 yd pass from Parker McNeil (Jacob Barnes kick) 0 7
SFA TD 8:08 Trae Self 1 yd run (Chris Campos kick) 7 7
LaTech TD 7:20 Charvis Thornton 11 yd run (Jacob Barnes kick) 7 14
LaTech TD 5:24 Tre Harris 40 yd pass from Parker McNeil (Jacob Barnes kick) 7 21
Second Quarter SFALaTech
LaTech TD 7:39 Marquis Crosby 3 yd run (Jacob Barnes kick) 7 28
LaTech TD 4:37 Marquis Crosby 42 yd run (Jacob Barnes kick) 7 35
LaTech FG 0:00 Jacob Barnes 18 yd FG 7 38
Third Quarter SFALaTech
LaTech TD 9:00 Griffin Hebert 63 yd pass from Parker McNeil (Jacob Barnes kick) 7 45
LaTech TD 6:46 J'Dan Burnett 30 yd fumble return (Jacob Barnes kick) 7 52
SFA FG 3:14 Chris Campos 32 yd FG 10 52
Fourth Quarter SFALaTech
SFA TD 12:35 Lawton Rikel 44 yd pass from Preston Weeks (Chris Campos kick) 17 52
Team Stats
  Stephen F. Austin Louisiana Tech
First downs 17 25
  Rushing 12 14
  Passing 4 7
  Penalty 1 4
3rd Down Efficiency 4-15, 27% 6-12, 50%
4th down efficiency 1-2, 50% 0-1, 0%
Rushes-Yards 37-144 42-299
Passing Yards 161 216
Return Yards 113 112
Completions-Attempts-Int 11-31-1 14-28-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 2--7 0-0
Punts 8 5
Punts-Average 43.9 43.8
Fumbles Lost 4-2 1-0
Penalties - Yards 10-91 3-35
Time of Possession 28:06 31:54
Stephen F. Austin Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
T. Self 9 22 82 0 0
P. Weeks 1 3 44 1 0
B. Mauer 1 6 35 0 1
Louisiana Tech Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
P. McNeil 11 23 197 3 1
L. Lyddy 2 2 16 0 0
M. Downing 1 3 3 0 0
Stephen F. Austin Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
T. Self 8 39 4.9 1
B. Mauer 6 27 4.5 0
J. Wimbley 6 27 4.5 0
J. Turner 3 26 8.7 0
P. Weeks 2 16 8.0 0
X. Gipson 1 8 8.0 0
M. Reed 11 1 0.1 0
Louisiana Tech Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
M. Crosby 16 196 12.3 2
C. Thornton 10 62 6.2 1
H. Dixon 8 36 4.5 0
L. Lyddy 1 6 6.0 0
K. Moody 1 2 2.0 0
S. Lewis 1 2 2.0 0
C. Allen 1 1 1.0 0
M. Downing 1 0 0.0 0
P. McNeil 1 -4 -4.0 0
Stephen F. Austin Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
L. Rikel 4 75 18.8 1
D. Simmons 2 46 23.0 0
J. Wimbley 2 17 8.5 0
X. Gipson 2 17 8.5 0
M. Reed 1 6 6.0 0
Louisiana Tech Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Harris 5 91 18.2 1
G. Hebert 1 63 63.0 1
J. Lewis 2 24 12.0 0
S. Harris 3 19 6.3 1
H. Dixon 1 16 16.0 0
P. Okorie 2 3 1.5 0
Stephen F. Austin Interceptions
Player Int Yards
J. Evans 1 17
Louisiana Tech Interceptions
Player Int Yards
J. Cole 1 12
Stephen F. Austin Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
M. Quick 8 351 43.9
Louisiana Tech Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
A. McCready 5 219 43.8
Stephen F. Austin Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
X. Gipson 1 -2 -2.0
Louisiana Tech Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
S. Harris 5 17 3.4
Stephen F. Austin Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
L. Lemons 3 56 18.7
K. White 2 42 21.0
Louisiana Tech Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
S. Lewis 2 62 31.0
C. Allen 2 21 10.5
Stephen F. Austin Missed FG
Player Length
Louisiana Tech Missed FG
Player Length




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