Quantcast

Army Runs Through LA Tech, 35-16 - KTBS.com - Shreveport, LA News, Weather and Sports

Army Runs Through LA Tech, 35-16

Posted: Updated:
DALLAS, Tx. -

Courtesy: LA Tech Athletics

Army rushed for 414 yards and five touchdowns as the Black Knights defeated Louisiana Tech 35-16 before 31,278 fans at the Cotton Bowl in the inaugural Heart of Dallas Classic Saturday.

"I want to compliment army and what they did tonight offensively and how they executed on offense tonight," said Tech head coach Skip Holtz. "Bottom line, we got our tails kicked defensively tonight. Offensively, we are making some strides. We challenged our offense to make plays down field. They scored more points than us.

"It was a turnover free game until the fourth quarter. They were able to line up and drive the field, and we were not. I am proud of the way a couple of the guys on our team are competing. We are excited to get back into conference play next week, and I am glad I do not have to see that offense again."

The game, which started an hour late due to an hour-long lightning delay, saw Army (2-3) take their opening two possessions, marched down the field via the ground attack and grab an early 14-0 lead.

The first touchdown came on Terry Baggett's 9-yard run with 8:08 to play in the first quarter, capping a 13-play, 85-yard drive that ate up 5 minutes and 4 seconds off the clock. After the Bulldogs were forced to punt on their next possession, Army once again mounted its ground attack.

With the Black Knights facing a first down and 10 on the Bulldogs 24-yard line, the second lightning delay of the game came – this one lasting 45 minutes. However, when the two teams returned, the Black Knights offense didn't show signs of the delay. Five plays after resuming play, Baggett scored his second TD of the game from 14-yards out as Army led 14-0.

Tech mounted its first real drive of the day early in the second quarter. After the Bulldogs defense forced an Army punt, Ryan Higgins turned to the air, connecting three times with Andrew Guillot, including a highlight reel catch on a 29-yard TD with 7:29 to play in the half. Guillot also snared passes for 33 yards and 18 yards on the drive.

Kyle Fisher's extra point was no good as Army led 14-6.

The Black Knights took their next possession, overcame a second down and 21 from their own 10 yard line, and methodically marched 90 yards on 14 plays to up the advantage to 21-6. Aaron Kemper covered the final three yards of the drive for a TD with 59 seconds to play in the half.

Higgins, who finished the day 20-of-36 for 320 yards and one TD, hit Jacarri Jackson for a 23-yard strike, found Hunter Lee for 11 yards and then connected with Eddie Johnson for 20 more to drive the Bulldogs inside the Army 20 yard line. Fisher hit a 31-yard field goal on the final play of the half to cut the deficit to 21-9.

After Army opened the second half with a 10-play, 77-yard drive capped by Angel Santiago's one-yard plunge, the Bulldogs mounted their second scoring drive of the day. The big play was a 39-yard hookup between Higgins and Guillot as Kenneth Dixon finished the drive off with a seven-yard run through the heart of the Army defense as Tech pulled within 28-16.

The Bulldogs defense then came through with a stop, forcing an Army punt as Tech took over on its own 30-yard line. Higgins connected with DJ Banks for a 29-yard pickup down to the Army 43-yard line, but then the Black Knights defense came up with back-to-back sacks by Colin Linkul, forcing the Bulldogs to give the ball back.

Army then scored its final touchdown of the game by driving 61 yards on 12 plays as Kelvin White scored on a 1-yard run with 8:52 to play to up the advantage to 35-16.

In addition to Higgins solid performance under center, Guillot finished the game with five catches for 123 yards and one score. Dixon rushed for 71 yards on 16 carries with one touchdown.

Baggett led the Army ground attack with 143 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries while Trenton Turrentine added 81 yards, Santiago 77 yards and Larry Dixon 70 yards.

Daniel Cobb led Tech defensively with nine tackles while Lloyd Grogan and Shakeil Lucas each added eight tackles. Grogan recorded the Bulldogs lone sack of the game.

Tech returns to action next Saturday when it travels to face UTEP in a Conference USA match.

  • FootballMore>>

  • Teams test out a new helmet, but does it work?

    Teams test out a new helmet, but does it work?

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:45:25 GMT
    By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer Arkansas coach Bret Bielema proudly posted a message on Twitter last spring that featured the Razorbacks' new helmets - a futuristic design by Riddell called...
    By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer Arkansas coach Bret Bielema proudly posted a message on Twitter last spring that featured the Razorbacks' new helmets - a futuristic design by Riddell called the...
  • Cowboys LB Holloman has career-ending neck injury

    Cowboys LB Holloman has career-ending neck injury

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:25:05 GMT
    The Dallas Cowboys said Thursday that linebacker DeVonte Holloman has a career-ending neck injury related to a spinal problem that kept him out almost half of his rookie season a year ago.
    The Dallas Cowboys said Thursday that linebacker DeVonte Holloman has a career-ending neck injury related to a spinal problem that kept him out almost half of his rookie season a year ago.
  • Marrone upset by Bills lack of practice discipline

    Marrone upset by Bills lack of practice discipline

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:34:54 GMT
    Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone is he's fed up with too many fights and post-whistle shoving matches during practice.
    Bills coach Doug Marrone blew up at his players on Thursday, sending a message that he's fed up with too many fights and post-whistle shoving matches during practice.
  • National SportsMore>>

  • McIlroy stumbles to 74, worst start in 2 months

    McIlroy stumbles to 74, worst start in 2 months

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:54:03 GMT
    Rory McIlroy got off to his worst start in two months Thursday with a 3-over 74 in The Barclays.
    Rory McIlroy took a week to celebrate his blockbuster summer and paid for it Thursday in The Barclays.
  • Judge drops rape charge against ex-Tigers pitcher

    Judge drops rape charge against ex-Tigers pitcher

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:45:42 GMT
    A judge has dismissed rape charges against former Detroit Tigers pitcher Evan Reed, saying a woman's testimony wasn't credible and prosecutors failed to show that force or coercion took place.
    A judge has dismissed rape charges against former Detroit Tigers pitcher Evan Reed, saying a woman's testimony wasn't credible and prosecutors failed to show that force or coercion took place.
  • Teams test out a new helmet, but does it work?

    Teams test out a new helmet, but does it work?

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:45:25 GMT
    By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer Arkansas coach Bret Bielema proudly posted a message on Twitter last spring that featured the Razorbacks' new helmets - a futuristic design by Riddell called...
    By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer Arkansas coach Bret Bielema proudly posted a message on Twitter last spring that featured the Razorbacks' new helmets - a futuristic design by Riddell called the...
Section is sponsored by:
AUG 30 TBA at Oklahoma
SEP 6 TBA at Louisiana-Lafayette
SEP 13 TBA at North Texas
SEP 20 TBA Northwestern State
SEP 27 TBA at Auburn
OCT 4 TBA UTEP
OCT 18 TBA UTSA
OCT 25 TBA at Southern Miss
NOV 1 TBA Western Kentucky
NOV 8 TBA at UAB
NOV 22 TBA at Old Dominion
NOV 29 TBA Rice
  • SportsMore>>

  • Moving day at LSU

    Moving day at LSU

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:08 AM EDT2014-08-21 04:08:59 GMT
    As the class of 2018 descended upon the LSU campus to make their dorm rooms their new homes on Wednesday, over 200 student-athletes from 11 LSU athletic programs put down their helmets, rackets and balls to help haul an endless stream of mini refrigerators, microwaves and stationary fans.
    As the class of 2018 descended upon the LSU campus to make their dorm rooms their new homes on Wednesday, over 200 student-athletes from 11 LSU athletic programs put down their helmets, rackets and balls to help haul an endless stream of mini refrigerators, microwaves and stationary fans.
  • LSU's QB situation may be passing fancy

    LSU's QB situation may be passing fancy

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:05 AM EDT2014-08-21 04:05:26 GMT
    LSU will open its season a week from Saturday in Houston against Wisconsin and the competition at quarterback will continue for most of the next week. 
    LSU will open its season a week from Saturday in Houston against Wisconsin and the competition at quarterback will continue for most of the next week. 
  • Demons get ready for real deal

    Demons get ready for real deal

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:56 PM EDT2014-08-21 03:56:21 GMT
    Northwestern State will open its season one week from Thursday, but game week actually began Wednesday morning. 
    Northwestern State will open its season one week from Thursday, but game week actually began Wednesday morning. 
Share Your Images
Powered by WorldNow
    Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTBS. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
    Advertising | EEO Public File | KTBS 3 Public File | KPXJ 21 Public File