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        === Utah State downs No. 19 Louisiana Tech to grab WAC lead ===
 
 Ruston,  LA (Sports  Network)  -  Kerwynn Williams'  4-yard  touchdown run  in
 overtime  lifted  Utah State to  a 48-41  win over No.  19 Louisiana Tech in a
 battle for first-place supremacy in the WAC.
 
 Williams  accounted for  all 25 yards on  three plays in the extra session. He
 ran  for 13  yards on the first  snap and hauled in an 8-yard reception before
 running in for the game-winning score for Utah State (9-2, 5-0 WAC), which let
 a 24-point lead slip away before prevailing.
 
 "Having  it  end like that  is unbelievable,"  Aggies head coach Gary Anderson
 said. "We have a tough-minded group of kids. We knew it was going to be a game
 where at any point they could come back. They have done that all year long."
 
 The victory clinched the Aggies at least a share of the conference title.
 
 Williams  finished  with 162  yards rushing  and two scores  on 20 carries and
 added 125 yards receiving and a touchdown on four receptions.
 
 Chuckie Keeton threw for 340 yards and a pair of scores on 20-of-34 efficiency
 and  also  carried the ball 17  times for 121  yards and two touchdowns in the
 win.
 
 Utah State racked up 646 yards of total offense.
 
 Louisiana  Tech  (9-2,  4-1)  tallied  the  final  24  points  of  regulation,
 including  Matt  Nelson's game-tying kick  as time  expired in the fourth, but
 Ray Holley  was  stopped of the first  down on a  4th-and-3 in overtime to end
 the game.
 
 "It's  a disappointing  loss," Bulldogs head coach Sonny Dykes said. "We had a
 lot  of momentum heading  into overtime and we felt good going on ... But then
 we  gave  them an easy touchdown  and then didn't  get a first down. It seemed
 like we were emotionally done at that point, like we ran out of gas."
 
 Colby   Cameron  was   35-of-60  for  396  yards  with  a  touchdown  and  two
 interceptions in defeat.
 
 Trailing, 41-17, after Williams plunged in from a yard out, D.J Banks returned
 the  ensuing  kickoff 98  yards for the  score, and the  Bulldogs got the ball
 early in the fourth following a Utah State three-and-out.
 
 Kenneth Dixon capped a 12-play, 80-yard drive with a 1-yard TD plunge and Utah
 State was forced to punt again on its next touch.
 
 Cameron, though, was intercepted by Jake Doughty in the end zone on a 3rd-and-
 goal play from the 11.
 
 The  Bulldogs  didn't get  the ball  back until  4:44 showed  on the clock and
 Hunter  Lee ran in for a 7-yard touchdown with 1:54 left to pull the home team
 within 41-38.
 
 Louisiana  Tech elected  to kick  the ball  away with  three timeouts  and its
 defense regained possession for the Bulldogs following a three-and-out. Nelson
 nailed the game-tying 32-yard boot to force an extra session.
 
 Earlier,  Utah  State jumped  out to  a 17-3  halftime lead  and a 27-3 third-
 quarter advantage.
 
 The  Aggies scored on  their first offensive play of the game on Williams' 86-
 yard  touchdown on  a screen, and Kellen  Bartlett hauled in a 3-yard score to
 cap  a 16-play, 70-yard trek later in the frame to give Utah State a 14-0 edge
 heading into the second.
 
 The  visitors  outgained the  Bulldogs, 245-40  in total  yards in the opening
 stanza.
 
 Nelson  and Nick Diaz  traded field goals of 36 and 38 yards, respectively, in
 the second quarter.
 
 Keeton  ran in  for a 13-yard touchdown to cap Utah State's initial possession
 of  the  second half, and  Diaz split  the uprights from  30 yards away on the
 Aggies' next touch.
 
 A  Dixon 2-yard  TD run  and  a Myles  White  25-yard reception  for a  score,
 sandwiched  around a  Keeton 25-yard  TD scamper,  made it  34-17 late  in the
 third.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 The  Aggies  have won 14  of their  last 17 games  overall dating back to last
 season  ...  The Bulldogs averaged 53.4  points and 576.5 total yards per game
 comin in.
 
 11/17 22:36:39 ET

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