WATCH: La. Tech’s Dixon sets NCAA record in career touchdowns

Louisiana Tech RB Kenneth Dixon had a historic Saturday in the New Orleans Bowl vs. Arkansas State.

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NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana Tech running back Kenneth Dixon set NCAA records with his 87th career touchdown and 522nd point Saturday night in the New Orleans Bowl against Arkansas State.

Dixon entered the game with 83 TDs, two behind Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds, who has scored all 85 of his touchdowns as a rusher and has 512 points. Navy will play Pittsburgh on Monday in the Military Bowl.

Dixon had a 9-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter, followed by a 59-yard touchdown catch and 8-yard scoring run in the third quarter, and a 4-yard TD run in the fourth quarter as the Bulldogs beat the Red Wolves 47-28.

Dixon’s No. 28 jersey was ripped in the third quarter. He was allowed to replace it, symbolically, with a No. 1 jersey for the remainder of the game.

Dixon, a senior, also entered the game as the nation’s active leader in yards rushing with 4,378. He added 102 more to that total Saturday night.