After furious fumble, La. Tech’s 87-yard detriment misfortune in FBS given 2004

Louisiana Tech didn’t get many opportunities to measure opposite Mississippi State on Saturday night.

And even when it did, things went from good to bad unequivocally fast.

Mississippi State simply handles Louisiana Tech 57-21

Nick Fitzgerald threw for 3 touchdowns and ran for dual some-more to lead Mississippi State over Louisiana Tech 57-21 on Saturday night.

Poised to cut into a 57-14 necessity early in a fourth quarter, Louisiana Tech was looking during second-and-goal from a Mississippi State 6-yard line when disharmony pennyless loose:

A high snap sailed over quarterback J’Mar Smith‘s conduct and skirted downfield. Smith attempted to land on it though couldn’t. Mississippi State defensive behind Maurice Smitherman attempted to land on it though couldn’t. His teammate C.J. Morgan attempted to dip it adult though couldn’t, instead inadvertently kicking a round downfield all a approach to Louisiana Tech’s 7, where receiver Cee Jay Powell finally corralled it.

Six yards divided from a finish section only seconds earlier, Louisiana Tech instead faced a third-and-goal — with 93 yards to go for a touchdown. Of course, it didn’t get there, punting dual plays after in what eventually was a 57-21 defeat.

“I hatred a mistakes that we made,” Louisiana Tech manager Skip Holtz said. “The things we did — we fire ourselves in a foot, that creates it really formidable to kick a really gifted SEC group like Mississippi State.”

Prior to Saturday night’s game, a many yards indispensable to modify a initial down given 2004 was 57, when Georgia had third-and-57 opposite Tennessee in 2011.

And a detriment of 87 yards also noted a misfortune disastrous play in a FBS given during slightest 2004.

“It was a bizarre diversion during times, wasn’t it,” Mississippi State manager Dan Mullen pronounced of a competition that, in further to an 87-yard fumble, enclosed 3 blocked additional points and one blocked punt.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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