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Boise State routs Louisiana Tech

October 02, 2008|From the Associated Press

BOISE, Idaho -- Kellen Moore threw for two touchdowns and D.J. Harper rushed for two more to lead No. 17 Boise State to a 38-3 victory over Louisiana Tech on Wednesday night.

The Broncos, 4-0 overall and 1-0 in the Western Athletic Conference, got another impressive effort from its defense in beating the Bulldogs (2-2, 0-1) for the seventh straight time.

Moore, a redshirt freshman, looked sharp again, completing 20 of 28 passes for 325 yards before heading to the bench early in the fourth quarter.

The left-hander tossed a 13-yard touchdown to Jeremy Hawkins early in the first quarter, then connected with a wide-open Chris O'Neill for a 44-yard score to put the Broncos up, 14-0, early in the second.

The Broncos rolled up 464 yards of total offense, avoided turnovers and costly penalties and never let the Bulldogs get close.

Harper scored twice in the second half, both on three-yard runs.

Boise State rushed for 132 yards.

Going into the game, the Broncos focused on stopping Louisiana Tech's special teams unit. They did just that, keeping the Bulldogs' return game in check.

The Bulldogs' lone score came the hard way. Starting from their own one, Bennett led the Bulldogs down the field, the biggest play a 53-yard pass to R.P. Stuart. But the drive stalled, and Brad Oestreicher kicked a 29-yard field goal.

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