GAMEDAY College Football

South Alabama 38, Louisiana Tech 14

Associated Press

MOBILE, Ala. - South Alabama got a punt return touchdown from Caullin Lacy, Yam Banks added a pick-6 and a fumble recovery, and the Jaguars defeated Louisiana Tech 38-14.

Lacy's 57-yard dash from the right sideline to the left corner of the end zone gave South Alabama a 14-0 lead in the first quarter.

The South Alabama led 17-7 at halftime, then the Jaguars scored two touchdowns on the first eight plays of the second half. First, Banks intercepted a Parker McNeil pass and returned it 24 yards for a score on the second play of the third quarter. Then Banks recovered a fumble on La Tech's third play of the ensuing possession, setting up Lacy's 19-yard touchdown catch on third down.

Carter Bradley completed 14 of 21 passes for 178 yards with three touchdowns for South Alabama (3-1). La'Damian Webb had 75 yards rushing.

McNeil was 19-of-34 passing for 251 yards and threw four interceptions. Louisiana Tech (1-3) had five turnovers in all.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter LaTechUSA
USA TD 12:46 Lincoln Sefcik 3 yd pass from Carter Bradley (Diego Guajardo kick) 0 7
USA TD 11:10 Caullin Lacy 57 yd punt return (Diego Guajardo kick) 0 14
Second Quarter LaTechUSA
LaTech TD 13:02 Smoke Harris 52 yd pass from Parker McNeil (Jacob Barnes kick) 7 14
USA FG 8:54 Diego Guajardo 24 yd FG 7 17
Third Quarter LaTechUSA
USA TD 14:02 Yam Banks 24 yd interception return (Diego Guajardo kick) 7 24
USA TD 11:06 Caullin Lacy 19 yd pass from Carter Bradley (Diego Guajardo kick) 7 31
Fourth Quarter LaTechUSA
USA TD 14:51 La'Damian Webb 28 yd pass from Carter Bradley (Diego Guajardo kick) 7 38
LaTech TD 10:59 Griffin Hebert 4 yd pass from Parker McNeil (Jacob Barnes kick) 14 38
Team Stats
  Louisiana Tech South Alabama
First downs 17 23
  Rushing 5 9
  Passing 9 11
  Penalty 3 3
3rd Down Efficiency 3-12, 25% 5-10, 50%
4th down efficiency 2-3, 67% 0-0, -%
Rushes-Yards 29-57 35-175
Passing Yards 251 214
Return Yards 73 141
Completions-Attempts-Int 19-34-4 17-25-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 4--35 1--2
Punts 4 4
Punts-Average 39.8 42.5
Fumbles Lost 1-1 0-0
Penalties - Yards 8-85 14-131
Time of Possession 31:09 28:51
Louisiana Tech Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
P. McNeil 19 34 251 2 4
South Alabama Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Bradley 14 21 178 3 1
D. Trotter 3 4 36 0 0
Louisiana Tech Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
G. Garner 7 51 7.3 0
M. Crosby 10 21 2.1 0
C. Thornton 4 9 2.3 0
S. Harris 2 6 3.0 0
P. McNeil 2 -13 -6.5 0
M. Downing 4 -17 -4.3 0
South Alabama Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
L. Webb 14 75 5.4 0
B. McReynolds 7 51 7.3 0
O. Wells 4 19 4.8 0
M. Lee 4 16 4.0 0
D. Trotter 2 9 4.5 0
C. Bradley 3 5 1.7 0
D. Thomas-Jones 1 0 0.0 0
Louisiana Tech Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Harris 6 85 14.2 0
S. Harris 4 84 21.0 1
G. Hebert 5 49 9.8 1
K. Maxwell 3 30 10.0 0
C. Thornton 1 3 3.0 0
South Alabama Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. Lacy 3 40 13.3 1
J. Wayne 2 37 18.5 0
J. Townsend 1 30 30.0 0
L. Webb 1 28 28.0 1
D. Voisin 3 27 9.0 0
B. McReynolds 2 24 12.0 0
T. Justice 1 15 15.0 0
J. Hopper 1 13 13.0 0
L. Sefcik 2 9 4.5 1
O. Wells 1 -9 -9.0 0
Louisiana Tech Interceptions
Player Int Yards
W. Roberts 1 0
South Alabama Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Y. Banks 2 24
K. Brown 1 0
C. Thompson 1 0
Louisiana Tech Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
A. McCready 4 159 39.8
South Alabama Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Brooks 4 170 42.5
Louisiana Tech Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
S. Harris 1 22 22.0
South Alabama Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
C. Lacy 1 57 57.0
J. Pritchett 1 20 20.0
Louisiana Tech Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
S. Lewis 2 39 19.5
M. McCallister 1 12 12.0
South Alabama Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
B. McReynolds 2 40 20.0
Louisiana Tech Missed FG
Player Length
South Alabama Missed FG
Player Length




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