LA Tech Wins 55-20

Daniel Porter rushed for 199 yards and 3 touchdowns as Louisiana Tech beat San Jose State 55-20. Porter is now LA Tech's all time leading rusher.

Louisiana Tech improved to 4-8 on the season as they ruined Dick Tomey's last game as San Jose's head coach. After losing their last five games by a total of 23 points, the Bulldogs took their frustrations out on the Spartans.

Needing just a few yards to break the career rushing record at Tech, Porter watched on the sidelines as San Jose marched down the field. Tank Calais picked off a pass and ran it back 96 yards for a touchdown. Calais put himself in Tech's record book and put Tech up 55-20. San Jose again had the ball and it looked like Porter might not get another chance at the record.

Another interception and a challenge to actually get the interception called, gave Tech the ball with a couple of minutes left in the game. Porter got the ball, and the record, and the Bulldogs were able to kneel on the ball.

Glen Coleman, one of Tech's top targets for the 2010 class, was on hand to see the action. "Everything went fine," said Coleman. "It was real nice." Coleman, a 6'2" wide receiver, was hoping to see Tech's passing game in action. He realized Porter was close to the record and was glad to see the senior running back get 28 carries in route to 199 yards and the record.

Coleman said he was looking at Louisiana tech and Tulsa more than anyone. "I like the academics at Tech," said Coleman. "I like the quarter system and how it helps the student athlete." Coleman said he had visits planned to Florida International and Tulsa. He has maintained all year that he would make his decision in February.

Rayan Russell is a 6'4" 245 pound defensive end from Creekview High School in Carrolton, TX. Russell is getting interest from several schools, with offers from Tech, UTEP, and Colorado State. "Tech is the only school I have visited that has also offered," explained Russell. "I want to get a couple more offers or visit the schools that have offered before I make my decision. Hopefully, I will be able to make my decision soon."

Russell said his visit went well. Louisiana Tech did not sign a prototypical defensive end last year. Shakeil Lucas will likely end up inside and I.K. Enemkpali is a hybrid linebacker/defensive end. Kwame Jordan is a senior this year, and Tech's other ends will be juniors and seniors next season.

Ryan Zeller, who had committed to Louisiana Tech earlier in the year, made the return trip to Ruston. Zeller was able to catch up with fellow Baton Rouge standout Brad Nelson from Catholic High. Nelson's season just ended in the state semifinals as Catholic fell to West Monroe. Nelson is getting a lot of interest from Tech, ULL, and Central Arkansas.

Rayan Russell
Rayan Russell

Brad Nelson
Brad Nelson

Ryan Zeller
Ryan Zeller

Glen Coleman
Glen Coleman


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