Dixon sets TD mark, La Tech beats ASU 47-28 in N.O. Bowl
NEW ORLEANS (AP) Kenneth Dixon had 215 yards from scrimmage and scored four times to become the NCAA's career touchdowns leader, and Louisiana Tech beat Arkansas State 47-28 in the New Orleans Bowl on Saturday night.
Dixon caught six passes for 113 yards and touchdowns of 9 and 59 yards. He carried 21 times for 102 yards, including scoring runs of 8 and 4 yards.
He has 87 touchdowns and 522 points, putting him two TDs and 10 points ahead of Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds, who plays Monday in the Military Bowl.
Jeff Driskel, a transfer from Florida, closed out his college career by passing for 458 yards and three touchdowns for Louisiana Tech (9-4), which had 687 total yards in finishing a second straight season with a bowl victory.
The loss snapped an eight-game winning streak for Arkansas State (9-4), the Sun Belt Conference champion. Quarterback Fredi Knighten accounted for 179 yards from scrimmage and scored one TD rushing for the Red Wolves.
This story has been corrected to show Dixon has two more TDs than Reynolds instead of three.