Louisiana-Monroe builds early lead, beats Texas State 40-34

MONROE, La. (AP) Will Collins threw two touchdowns passes, Ben Luckett ran for two more scores and Louisiana-Monroe held on to beat Texas State 40-34 on Saturday night.

Luckett had 100 yards rushing, and Duke Carter ran for 104 yards and a third-quarter touchdown for Louisiana-Monroe (2-4, 1-2 Sun Belt).

Tyler Jones ran for two touchdowns and Stedman Mayberry had a scoring run for Texas State (2-4, 0-2).

Jones ran for a 3-yard touchdown to put the Bobcats up 14-10 late in the first quarter. Collins threw touchdown passes on consecutive drives, Luckett ran for his second score, and Craig Ford's 40-yard field goal stretched the Warhawks' lead to 33-14 at halftime.

The Bobcats' Stan Kanu had a 53-yard interception return for a touchdown. Damani Alexcee recovered Luckett's fumble and ran the ball 50 yards into the end zone, and Jones' 16-yard scoring run with about three minutes left capped the scoring.

Jones led the Bobcats to the Warhawks 32 before throwing an incomplete pass as time expired.