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Louisiana Tech defeats Ole Miss 27-7

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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Chad Boyd and Javontay Crowe scored defensive touchdowns, and Matt Nelson added a pair of field goals, helping Louisiana Tech rally for a 27-7 win Saturday night over Ole Miss.

Boyd scooped up a mishandled backfield exchange and raced 33 yards for a third-quarter touchdown while Crowe's 26-yard interception return in the fourth helped the Bulldogs erase a 7-0 deficit. Nelson added field goals of 43 and 35 yards.

The win was the fifth straight for Louisiana Tech (6-4), which defeated a Southeastern Conference team for the first time since beating Mississippi State 22-14 in 2008.

Ole Miss (2-8), following Monday's announcement that fourth-year head coach Houston Nutt would not return next season, lost its fifth consecutive game.

Louisiana Tech led 10-7 at halftime, tying the game on a 21-yard touchdown pass from Colby Cameron to Taulib Ikharo and a 43-yard field goal by Nelson on the first half's final play.

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