Football Bowl Subdivision
          === Cameron leads Louisiana Tech to rout of Roadrunners ===
 Ruston,  LA  (Sports Network)  - Colby  Cameron threw  for three touchdowns in
 motoring  the  Louisiana Tech  high-powered  offense,  as the  No.22  Bulldogs
 defeated Texas-San Antonio, 51-27, on Saturday.
 Cameron completed an efficient 30-of-39 throws for 348 yards and Kenneth Dixon
 rushed for three scores, setting a new school record for rushing touchdowns in
 a  single  season to help  Louisiana Tech (8-1,  3-0 WAC) remain undefeated in
 conference play.
 "This  was  a tough, hard-fought  game," said  Bulldogs coach Sonny Dykes. "We
 knew  coming  in they  were well  coached and  would play  hard. We faced some
 adversity tonight and it was good to overcome that and get the win."
 Quinton  Patton caught a game-high 10 passes for 152 yards and a score, as the
 Bulldogs captured their third straight victory following a loss to Texas A&M.
 Eric Soza threw for four touchdowns and 314 yards on 23-of-41 passing, but the
 Roadrunners  (5-4, 1-3)  dropped their  fourth consecutive  game. Cole  Hubble
 hauled in three passes for 101 yards and two touchdowns in the defeat.
 "I  think  we did some things  that showed us glimpses  of how good we can be,
 said  Roadrunners coach Larry Coker. "We have three games left, and if we keep
 pressing like we have been, we will have a good season and be a good team."
 Both  teams wasted  no time  in putting  points on  the board  early, as  each
 offense scored touchdowns on their first two possessions.
 Louisiana  Tech  received the ball to  start and struck  first Set up by a 20-
 yard  reception by  Richie Casey to the Roadrunners' 1-yard line, Cameron then
 found R.P. Stuart in the end zone for the score two plays later.
 Texas-San  Antonio answered  right back, scoring on a Hubble 33-yard touchdown
 catch.  Soza completed a  pass to Hubble for 11 yards earlier in the drive and
 on the play prior to the score, he found Cole Hicks for a 15-yard completion.
 The  Bulldogs quickly  scored on  their next  touch. D.J.  Banks returned  the
 ensuing  kickoff  63 yards, and a  personal foul penalty moved the Bulldogs to
 the Roadrunners' 18. A defensive pass interference call allowed Louisiana Tech
 to  advance to the 3-yard line and on the next play, Dixon punched it in for a
 3-yard score to make it 14-7.
 However,  the Roadrunners  responded yet  again. On  the seventh  play of  the
 drive,  Soza  threw a  strike to a  wide-open Hubble over  the middle, and the
 receiver  took it all the way for a 57-yard score to tie the game with 5:44 to
 play in the first quarter.
 "When  you  play defense the way  we do, the safeties  are going to get into a
 bind  sometimes,"  mentioned coach Dykes.  "We're still  a work in progress in
 many ways."
 From  there,  the scoring slowed  some in the first  half as each defense made
 two consecutive stops.
 Following an exchange of punts, Louisiana Tech took over on its own 37 late in
 the first quarter. After failing to pick up a first down, the Bulldogs decided
 to  go for it  on 4th-and-1, but failed to convert when a screen pass to Dixon
 was stuffed for no gain.
 The  Roadrunners  started  inside  their opponent's  territory  following  the
 turnover  on downs,  but after  losing eight  yards in  recovering consecutive
 fumbles,  they faced  3rd-and-16. Soza threw a short pass to Evans Okotcha for
 an  14-yard gain  and following a timeout, Texas-San Antonio decided to go for
 it on 4th-and-2.
 However,  Soza's  pass  intended  for  Aaron Grubb  fell  incomplete  and  the
 Roadrunners also turned it over on downs.
 The  Bulldogs  needed just  a minute  of game  clock to  take advantage of the
 stop.  Cameron threw  a  deep pass  down  the field  to  Patton, who  sprinted
 past  the nearby defenders for a 79-yard score, giving Louisiana Tech the lead
 back at 21-14 with 9:56 to play in the second quarter.
 Louisiana  Tech wasted  an opportunity  to  tack on  three more  later in  the
 period,  as Matt  Nelson's 37-yard kick sailed  wide left with 4:27 to play in
 the first half.
 However,  the  Bulldogs got the ball  back quickly and scored a touchdown just
 before halftime.
 Using  13 plays,  Cameron capped the 76-yard march when he found Jon Greenwalt
 for  a  23-yard touchdown with  eight seconds to play  in the half. But Nelson
 missed  the extra  point and Louisiana Tech maintained a 27-14 advantage going
 into halftime.
 The Roadrunners pulled within a score after driving 80 yards down the field in
 nine  plays.  Soza completed three  passes of over 10  yards on the drive, the
 last  a 17-yard  throw  to Earon  Holmes  for the  touchdown.  Earlier in  the
 possession, he completed a 12-yard strike to Brandon Freeman to cross midfield
 and later hit on a 26-yard pass to Jeremiah Moeller.
 But Louisiana Tech also scored on its first touch of the half, relying heavily
 on  the running  game. Dixon ran the  final three times of the Bulldogs' eight
 rushes on the march, crossing the goal line for a 7-yard touchdown on the 12th
 play of the drive to extend the hosts' advantage to 34-21.
 Early  in the fourth,  the Bulldogs added three on a Nelson 22-yard field goal
 to make it 37-21.
 The  Roadrunners  refused to  go away,  though, and marched  65 yards down the
 field  for a touchdown.  Soza completed a pass to Brian Vaughn for 29 yards to
 cross midfield before finding Hicks for a 14-yard score.
 In an attempt to make it a one-score game, Texas-San Antonio went for the two-
 point conversion, but Ryan Polite could not sneak it into the end zone and the
 Roadrunners remained down by 10.
 The  Roadrunners did not get any closer, as Louisiana Tech put the game out of
 reach on its next touch.
 After Matt Nelson missed a 39-yard attempt, the Bulldogs kept possession after
 Texas-San  Antonio was  flagged for roughing the kicker. The Roadrunners again
 stopped  the Bulldogs  on third down, bringing Nelson out for another attempt,
 but Louisiana Tech ran a fake and holder David Gru connected with Malon Lee in
 the right side of the end zone for a 44-27 advantage.
 Soza  moved  the ball to  midfield on the  ensuing possession, but threw three
 straight incompletions and the Roadrunners turned it over on downs.
 Dixon  added his third score of the game from six yards out with 14 seconds to
 play to account for the final margin.
                                   Game Notes
 The  Bulldogs scored  40 points in a  game for the eighth time this season ...
 Dixon  passed Ryan Moats for most rushing scores in a single season. Moats ran
 for  18 in 2004  ... There were 29 total penalties in the game, with Texas-San
 Antonio  being flagged  14 times for 142 yards and Louisiana Tech penalized 15
 times for 157 yards.
 11/03 21:28:13 ET