Dixon runs wild, Louisiana Tech beats FIU 23-7

Kenneth Dixon had 183 yards from scrimmage and scored Louisiana

Tech’s only touchdown in a 23-7 victory over Florida International

on Saturday night.

Known for his physicality, Dixon broke many tackles throughout

the game and finished with 119 yards rushing and 64 yards

receiving.

His 39-yard touchdown reception with 8:35 left in the game put

the Bulldogs (2-5, 1-2 Conference USA) comfortably ahead 20-7.

Kyle Fisher was 5 for 5 on field goal attempts, scoring each

time Louisiana Tech reached the red zone.

Justin Halley had two interceptions for FIU (1-6, 1-2). His

second interception with 3:29 left in the third quarter gave the

Panthers the ball trailing 12-7. The FIU offense, which was held to

197 total yards, went three-and-out.

A fourth-quarter interception by Sam Miller gave FIU another

opportunity, still down 12-7. The Bulldog defense held strong again

and Dixon’s touchdown put the game on ice.