Utah State beats No. 19 La. Tech, 48-41 in OT

Utah State beats No. 19 La. Tech, 48-41 in OT
November 17, 2012, 7:57 pm
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Utah State running back Kerwynn Williams (25) jumps over teammates during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Louisiana Tech, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, in Ruston, La. (AP Photo/Kita Wright)


RUSTON, La. (AP) Chuckie Keeton threw for 340 yards and two touchdowns, rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns, and Utah State beat No. 19 Louisiana Tech 48-41 in overtime on Saturday after letting a 24-point lead slip away.

Utah State scored the game-winning touchdown on a 4-yard run by Kerwynn Williams.

The Aggies (9-2, 5-0 Western Athletic Conference) clinched at least a share of the conference title with the victory. They scored on their first offensive play - an 86-yard touchdown after a screen pass from Keeton to Williams - and racked up 646 yards of total offense.

Utah State jumped out to a 27-3 lead by early in the third quarter, but Louisiana Tech (9-2, 4-1) rallied to tie the game at 41 on Matt Nelson's 32-yard field goal as time expired in regulation.

Louisiana Tech's Colby Cameron threw an interception late in the second quarter, snapping his NCAA-record streak of 445 pass attempts without an interception.