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Louisiana Tech beats Southern Miss 31-20

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Kenneth Dixon caught a pair of touchdowns and ran for a third, all in the second half, as Louisiana Tech rallied past Southern Mississippi 31-20 on Saturday night.


Dixon's career-long 84-yard, catch-and-run on the second snap of the second half gave the Bulldogs (5-3, 4-0 Conference USA) their first lead. His 5-yard reception broke a 10-10 tie at the end of the third quarter. He had six catches for 124 yards.


Louisiana Tech's Cody Sokol completed 27 of 46 passes for a career-high 423 yards and three touchdowns, including a 29-yarder to Carlos Henderson in the final period.


Dixon, who rushed for 41 yards on 19 carries, scored Louisiana Tech's final points on a 1-yard run.


Southern Miss (3-5, 1-3) lost starting quarterback Nick Mullens on the game's first series to a foot injury. Backup Cole Weeks completed 28 of 45 for 338 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions.

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