GAMEDAY College Football

Louisiana Tech 45, Southeast Louisiana 42

Associated Press

RUSTON, La. - Austin Kendall threw for a touchdowns and rushed for another, Greg Garner scored three times and Louisiana Tech edged Southeastern Louisiana 45-42.

However, it took a fumble recovery by Cedric Woods in the final minute to secure the win. Southeast Louisiana quarterback Cole Kelley ran for 16 yards on third-and-10 from his 19 but was stripped by Ezekiel Barnett, although the first down would have been nullified by a penalty.

Garner had back-to-back touchdowns in the third quarter to give the Bulldogs (1-1) 10-point leads in the shootout.

The first came when Kendall threw a backwards pass to wide receiver Kyle Maxwell, who threw the ball into the end zone, where Garner hauled it in while being hit. Garner got his second rushing touchdown after the second of Kelley's three TD passes.

Kelley was 44 of 59 for 453 yards with two interceptions and scored twice on the ground while leading the Lions (1-1) in rushing with 42 yards. CJ Turner had eight catches for 131 yards. The Lions had 556 total yards but 10 penalties cost them 100 yards and they had three turnovers.

Kendall was 20 of 28 for 250 yards.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter SELaLaTech
LaTech TD 8:16 BeeJay Williamson 45 yd interception return (Jacob Barnes kick) 0 7
SELa TD 4:06 Tim Wilson Jr. 4 yd pass from Cole Kelley (Mateo Rengifo kick) 7 7
LaTech TD 0:33 Greg Garner 4 yd run (Jacob Barnes kick) 7 14
Second Quarter SELaLaTech
SELa TD 12:11 Taron Jones 2 yd run (Mateo Rengifo kick) 14 14
LaTech TD 8:04 Austin Kendall 2 yd run (Jacob Barnes kick) 14 21
LaTech FG 4:33 Jacob Barnes 44 yd FG 14 24
SELa TD 0:22 Cole Kelley 1 yd run (Mateo Rengifo kick) 21 24
Third Quarter SELaLaTech
LaTech TD 12:19 Greg Garner 33 yd pass from Kyle Maxwell (Jacob Barnes kick) 21 31
SELa TD 11:12 CJ Turner 47 yd pass from Cole Kelley (Mateo Rengifo kick) 28 31
LaTech TD 8:10 Greg Garner 1 yd run (Jacob Barnes kick) 28 38
SELa TD 1:33 Austin Mitchell 9 yd pass from Cole Kelley (Mateo Rengifo kick) 35 38
Fourth Quarter SELaLaTech
LaTech TD 9:51 Tre Harris 21 yd pass from Austin Kendall (Jacob Barnes kick) 35 45
SELa TD 4:22 Cole Kelley 4 yd run (Mateo Rengifo kick) 42 45
Team Stats
  Southeastern Louisiana Louisiana Tech
First downs 32 23
  Rushing 7 7
  Passing 23 14
  Penalty 2 2
3rd Down Efficiency 7-14, 50% 7-13, 54%
4th down efficiency 2-2, 100% 2-2, 100%
Rushes-Yards 27-99 43-198
Passing Yards 495 250
Return Yards 39 77
Completions-Attempts-Int 44-59-2 20-28-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 3--15 1--5
Punts 2 3
Punts-Average 50.5 38.3
Fumbles Lost 4-1 0-0
Penalties - Yards 10-100 5-45
Time of Possession 32:48 27:12
Southeastern Louisiana Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Kelley 44 59 495 3 2
Louisiana Tech Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
A. Kendall 19 27 217 1 1
K. Maxwell 1 1 33 1 0
Southeastern Louisiana Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
C. Kelley 14 42 3.0 2
T. Jones 7 23 3.3 1
A. Dunlap 1 15 15.0 0
C. Johnson III 2 13 6.5 0
J. Britt 3 10 3.3 0
D. Jones 0 -4 -∞ 0
Louisiana Tech Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
M. Williams Jr. 18 99 5.5 0
H. Dixon 7 57 8.1 0
G. Garner 7 29 4.1 2
A. Kendall 7 10 1.4 1
K. Henry-Brooks 2 5 2.5 0
Southeastern Louisiana Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. Turner 8 131 16.4 1
A. Mitchell 9 89 9.9 1
T. Wilson Jr. 7 72 10.3 1
T. Jones 5 60 12.0 0
T. Carter 4 50 12.5 0
N. Kovacs 3 33 11.0 0
D. Dawson 2 32 16.0 0
N. Givan 4 20 5.0 0
E. Magee 1 6 6.0 0
C. Johnson III 1 2 2.0 0
Louisiana Tech Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Harris 4 72 18.0 1
S. Harris 4 45 11.3 0
B. Means 3 37 12.3 0
S. Emilus 4 34 8.5 0
G. Garner 1 33 33.0 1
T. Magee 1 16 16.0 0
M. Williams Jr. 1 7 7.0 0
H. Dixon 1 4 4.0 0
K. Maxwell 1 2 2.0 0
Southeastern Louisiana Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Z. Alexander 1 3
Louisiana Tech Interceptions
Player Int Yards
B. Williamson 2 17
Southeastern Louisiana Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
A. Dunlap 2 101 50.5
Louisiana Tech Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
C. Barajas 3 115 38.3
Southeastern Louisiana Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Louisiana Tech Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
S. Harris 1 2 2.0
Southeastern Louisiana Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
B. Dingle 4 36 9.0
Louisiana Tech Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
B. Means 3 58 19.3
Southeastern Louisiana Missed FG
Player Length
Louisiana Tech Missed FG
Player Length




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