Golden Eagles Down Louisiana Tech 19-17 - Match Report
The Golden Eagles were Week 1 winners on Saturday, coming out on top of the Bulldogs by a score of 19-17 at MM Roberts Stadium.
Southern Miss did not, however, defeat the Bulldogs against the spread, which closed at 12.5 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 51.5.
Austin Davis completed 21 of 37 pass attempts for 226 yards for the Golden Eagles in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Bulldogs defense.
Lennon Creer rushed for 53 yards for Louisiana Tech, while Ray Holley added 16 yards. Nick Isham threw for 176 yards for the Bulldogs, while receivers Quinton Patton and Taulib Ikharo had 95 and 19 yards respectively.
Southern Miss outgained Louisiana Tech 379-244 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 21-13 by the Golden Eagles.
Louisiana Tech lost the time of possession battle 31:32/28:28, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Next game, Southern Miss takes its act on the road to face Marshall looking for another win. For Louisiana Tech, they head home to face Central Arkansas.