Very little defense was played when Louisiana Tech and Houston played on Saturday night. Both teams rolled to more than 500 yards of total offense, and David Piland threw for 580 yards and four touchdowns alone for the Cougars. In the end, it was Louisiana Tech that had just enough defense as the Bulldogs pulled out a 56-49 victory.
Louisiana Tech quarterback Colby Cameron had an excellent day of his own with 353 yards passing and three touchdowns. Tevin King also rushed for 108 yards and three touchdowns.
Louisiana Tech gained 598 yards of total offense to 693 for Houston, as almost 1,300 yards total were gained on the evening. Louisiana Tech led 56-35 with just over six minute to play, but the Cougars managed two late touchdowns and could not recover an onside kick after Deontay Greenberry scored with 35 seconds left.