CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Louisiana Tech's quick-strike offense and ball-hawking defense keeps getting the job done on the road.
The Bulldogs (4-0) made Virginia (2-3) of the Atlantic Coast Conference their latest victims Saturday, winning 44-38.
The Cavaliers acknowledged beforehand that they might not be able to slow them down, opened their playbook wide with downfield strikes and even attempted a surprise onside kick after going ahead 14-3. In the end, they were right. The Bulldogs scored 34 unanswered points and then held on.
The defending Western Athletic Conference champions have won their last three against BCS automatic-qualifying conference opponents by an average score of 41-23.