LaTech upsets Mississippi State

RUSTON, La. (AP) - Brad Oestriecher made a career-best three

field goals and Louisiana Tech took advantage of three Mississippi

State turnovers in the third quarter in a 22-14 upset on Saturday.

The win by Tech was the first over a BCS conference squad in

five years (at Michigan State in 2003) and first against an SEC

team since an upset of No. 18 Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 1999.

The last time a current member of the SEC played in Ruston was

1908 when visitor LSU beat Tech 22-0.

Mississippi State (0-1) held a 14-9 lead at halftime, but had

three turnovers in the third quarter.

Running back Patrick Jackson threw a first-half interception on

a trick play, but also scored twice, including a 6-yard scamper to

give Tech a 16-14 the lead for good midway through the third


Oestriecher made field goals from 48, 28 and 50 yards away for

Tech. Jackson ran for 62 yards on 17 carries.

Anthony Dixon rushed for 91 yards on 18 carries for the

Mississippi State. Wesley Carroll threw for 172 yards and a

touchdown along with three interceptions.