RUSTON — Kenneth Dixon rushed for two touchdowns and hauled in a pass for another to lead Louisiana Tech to a 27-17 win over Florida International on Saturday.
This was Dixon’s 11th career game with three or more touchdowns, tying the NCAA record held by Montee Ball. Dixon has 20 games with 100 yards or more rushing in his career.
Dixon, who finished with 169 rushing yards, broke for a 63-yard touchdown run on Tech’s first possession and grabbed a 23-yard scoring strike from Jeff Driskel with 8:13 left in the first half. Jonathan Barnes booted a 39-yard field goal to give the Bulldogs (2-2, 1-1 Conference USA) a 17-3 lead at halftime.
Alex McGough threw for 263 yards and two touchdowns for Florida International (2-2, 0-1).
COLORADO 48, NICHOLLS STATE 0: In Boulder, Colo., Colorado heads into Pac-12 play riding its first three-game winning streak in seven years.
Buffs coach Mike MacIntyre’s son, Jay, scored his first collegiate touchdown, Nelson Spruce set another school receiving record and Jared Bell picked off two passes in Colorado’s (3-1) first shutout since a 24-0 whitewash of Wyoming on Sept. 19, 2009.
Colorado took 71 of its 93 snaps in Nicholls territory and the Colonels took just three of their 56 snaps in Buffaloes’ territory.
The Colonels (0-3), who lost for the 21st straight time.
GRAMBLING 70, PRAIRIE VIEW 54: In Dallas, Johnathan Williams threw six touchdown passes and ran in another to lead Grambling over Prairie View.
Martez Carter returned two kicks for touchdowns and had a 10-yard TD run in the fourth quarter to cement the win for Grambling (2-2, 2-0 SWAC). Williams completed 20 of 33 passes for 429 yards and had two interceptions.
McNEESE STATE 37, MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE 0: In Lake Charles, Daniel Sams threw for 174 yards and two touchdowns to lead McNeese State over Division II Mississippi College on Saturday night.
Sams, who completed 11 of 16 passes, also rushed for 78 yards on 10 carries through three quarters. Ryan Ross rushed for 73 yards and one touchdown. Tavarious Battiste caught five passes for 67 yards for McNeese State (3-0).
Grant Ashcraft, who replaced Sams, threw for 67 yards on 6-of-7 passing.
The Cowboys racked up 506 total yards — 265 rushing and 241 passing — while limiting Mississippi College to 99 yards rushing and just 15 yards passing.
CENTRAL ARKANSAS 49, NORTHWESTERN STATE 21: In Natchitcoches, Hayden Hildebrand threw for three touchdowns, and Blake Veasley ran for two to lead Central Arkansas over Northwestern State.
Hildebrand completed 12 of 16 passes for 201 yards, connecting with Blake Gardner for a 22-yard score, Jatavio Wilson for 42 yards and Jacq McMillian for 45. Taylor Reed completed 7 of 8 passes for 53 yards, including a 16-yard touchdown to Desmond Smith.
The Bears (1-2, 1-0 Southland Conference) ran for 267 yards, led by Dominique Thomas, who had 99 yards on 22 carries.
Veasley had 11 carries for 65 yards.
J.D. Almond completed 19 of 33 passes for 275 yards and two touchdowns for the Demons (0-4, 0-2). Ed Eagan had both touchdowns among his 10 receptions for 108 yards.