Dallas, TX (SportsNetwork. Taylor Moton Jersey .com) - Kenneth Dixon finished with two touchdowns to lift Louisiana Tech to a 35-18 victory over Illinois in the Heart of Dallas Bowl at Cotton Bowl Stadium on Friday. Dixon rushed for 63 yards on 13 carries and also caught an 80-yard touchdown pass for the Bulldogs (9-5), who won their first bowl game since 2008. Cody Sokol completed 14-of-28 passes for 247 yards and a score and Blake Martin and Jarred Craft each added rushing touchdowns in the win. Reilly OToole threw for 290 yards on 23-of-38 passing with a touchdown pass to Jon Davis and an interception, while Donovonn Young had a rushing score for the Illini (6-7). Illinois made it a one-possession game midway through the third quarter. OToole avoided another three-and-out as he connected with Geronimo Allison on a 19-yard pass on 3rd-and-13. After a roughing the passer call kept the Bulldogs on the field and a 15-yard catch from Allison, Young ran for 11 yards down to the 3-yard line and plunged into the end zone for a 21-15 game with 6:04 remaining in the third. Kyle Fischer missed a 44-yard field goal for the Bulldogs on the next series, but Illinois David Reisner fared better after he got a favorable bounce off the right upright for a 43-yard field goal to cap a 10-play, 49-yard march and make it a 21-18 game less than a minute into the final stanza. The Fighting Illini appeared to get a break during the following possession as LaKeith Walls knocked the ball out of Sokols hands. Jihad Ward recovered the ball, but fumbled and Sokol came up with it to give the Bulldogs a fresh set of downs at their own 16. Five plays later, Dixon blasted through the line and into the end zone for a 28-18 score with 6:15 remaining. After holding Illinois to a three-and-out, Martin found a hole on the left side and ran 28 yards untouched into the end zone to cap the scoring for the Bulldogs with 3:43 to play. Louisiana Tech started the scoring on its second drive of the day. Dixons explosive 28-yard dash to Illinois 35 kickstarted the march. After Sokol ran for nine yards, his throw on 4th-and-1 was off the mark, but the drive was extended by a holding penalty. Craft ran 16 yards was tackled just inside the pylon on the next play to make it a 7-0 game midway through the first. On Illinois ensuing drive, Mike Dudeks 50-yard run pushed the Fighting Illini deep into Louisiana Tech territory to help set up an eventual 27-yard field goal from Taylor Zalewski. The Bulldogs needed just one play to extend their lead. Sokol hit Dixon in stride with a pass on the right side and Dixon raced 80 yards down the field for a 14-3 score. Davis then sprinted across the middle of the field and hauled in a pass for a 25-yard touchdown to finish off a 5-play, 65-yard trek with 11:15 to play in the second. Zalewskis extra-point kick was no good after it hit off the upright. Xavier Woods picked off OTooles pass over the middle and took it back 69 yards to give Louisiana Tech a 21-9 lead after finishing off the play with a spectacular dive into the end zone with 7:20 to play in the second. After an intentional grounding penalty made it 3rd-and-23 for the Fighting Illini, Dudek made an 11-yard catch before David Reisners kick from 46 yards out veered wide left with 1:07 left in the first half. Game Notes Dixon now has 3,410 career yards rushing, surpassing Daniel Porter for the most in school history ... Dixon has scored at least one touchdown in all 14 games this season ... Bulldogs defensive end Houston Bates had a monster game, compiling 5 1/2 sacks and seven tackles ... 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Marian Gaborik had two goals and an assist and Martin Jones made just 17 saves to record his fourth shutout of the season as the Kings snapped a three-game losing skid with a 3-0 victory over the lowly Oilers on Thursday.CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Panthers coach Ron Rivera said hell take a wait-and-see approach as to whether or not quarterback Cam Newton will play Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.Newton missed the second game of his career on Sunday against Tampa Bay after an automobile wreck last week left him with two fractures in his lower back.The biggest factor will be whether or not (team physicians) tell me he can protect himself, Rivera said Monday. I dont want to put a guy out there if he cant protect himself. By that I mean being able to run out of the way, scramble out of the way to stay alive, keep the play alive, by being able to get out of the way.Rivera said if Newton is unable to do that, Derek Anderson will make his third start of the season.Anderson threw for 277 yards and a touchdown in Carolinas 19-17 win over Tampa Bay on Sunday. Hes 2-0 as Carolinas starter with both wins coming against the Buccaneers (2-11).Rivera said there is a misconception that Newtons injury is all about the quarterbacks pain tolerance moving forward.It can get worse if he gets hit there again, Rivera said of Newtons two transverse process fractures in his back.Players have Tuesday off, but Newton is expected to report to the stadium for rehab. The Panthers return to the practice field on Wednesday.Rivera said the goal is to get Newton on the field when hes ready.As he gets better (team physicians) will increase his workload until we get to a certain point where he gets back on the field, Rivera said.The Panthers (5-8-1) are in the midst of a playoff race.They can take over sole possession of first place in the NFC South if New Orleans loses to Chicago on Monday night.Newton is 3-8-1 this year as the teams starting quarterback.He has struggled through an injury-plagued season, undergoing ankle surgery in March and then fracturing his ribs during a preseason game at New England. Those injuries forced Newton to miss the season opener at Tampa Bay. Cameron Artis-Payne Jersey. ivera said Anderson did some good things filling in for Newton on Sunday, but said there was plenty of room for improvement.The Panthers reached or started in Tampa Bay territory on all 11 possessions, but came away with just one touchdown and four field goals.In fact, Carolinas only touchdown came after the defensive ends Charles Johnson and Mario Addison sacked Bucs quarterback Josh McCown and stripped the ball loose, allowing defensive tackle Kawann Short to recover at the Tampa Bay 4. The Panthers scored two plays later on a short pass from Anderson to Jerricho Cotchery.Carolinas struggles inside their opponents 20-yard line are nothing new.They rank 28th in the league in red zone offence, scoring touchdowns on just 45 per cent of their 40 possessions.On Sunday, many of Carolinas red zone woes were self-inflicted.The Panthers had a turnover at the Bucs 3, three penalties, a bobbled snap from centre, a dropped pass and a few poorly thrown balls by Anderson that wound up being drive killers.Until you operate without self-inflicted mistakes you are going to slow yourself down, Rivera said.Anderson said he was happy with the win, but felt he could have played better.I missed some throws, some things I just have to take that are there and make them tackle him, Anderson said after Sundays game. Efficiency-wise I feel like I could have been better.NOTES: Rivera said linebacker Thomas Davis hyperextended his left knee on Sunday, but is expected to practice this week. 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