Ruston-Louisiana Tech Survived FCS opponent Southeast Louisiana 45-42 on Saturday night.
The Bulldogs (1-1) lost by 10 points at the end of the fourth quarter. Arkansas transfer South East quarterback Cole Kelly continued 4:22 to move the Lions (1-1) to three points.
Cedric Woods regained control of the game with 52 seconds to go.
Tech improved under Coach Jump Holtz to 8-1 under the home openers and a total of 10 wins. Here are five picks from the original opening.
Garner responds to Bulldogs
Tech Greg Garner only put his hands back seven times, but three of those carriers were to touch. For the first half of the second half, Kyle Maxwell passed 33 yards out in a tricky game.
Garner finished with six touchdowns for 14 yards and two touchdowns.
West Virginia transfer Austin Kendall completed 20 of 28 passes for two yards and two touchdowns. Southeast Tech from 556 to 435.
Cole Kelly will finish second in Tech
Kelly hosted North Texas Arkansas 44-17 in 2018 during his last encounter with the FBS team in 2018.
The transfer was much better for the Bulldogs.
Kelly was 43-of-59 for 453 yards and three touchdowns. In the first quarter, a 4-yard touchdown pass to Tim Wilson Jr. to tie the game. His 1-yard run reduced the technical lead to 24-21 in half an hour.
Lions catch a bulldozer
Southeast deceived Teked in a crucial first quarter in the fourth quarter. Austin Dunlap’s 15-yard run was fourth and 13th in Bulldogs 47.
After three finishes, Kelly returned to work to transfer the Lions to Tech 4. His second quick touch covered 4 meters and reduced the lead to 45-42.
BeeJay Williams shines in defense to fight
He pushed Williams’ 45-yard pick-six technology to a 7-0 lead. In the second quarter, Kelly was abducted again. That led to James Barnes’ 44-yard field goal and 10 points.
The Bulldog forced three passers-by, but he struggled again in the corridor. Mississippi threw for 370 yards last week and scored 21 points in the fourth quarter.
Reconnect with Joe
Tech hosted former Duke Sony Dios and SMU next Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
Despite a 9-3 record, the technique was rejected by the Technical Freedom Party in the summer. He did not appear in a bowl game in 2012. Dixie left Rustan for the summer.
The Bulldogs beat SMU 51-10 in their first Frisco Bowl-Dykes debut in 2017.
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