Texas tried to dig itself out of a two-goal hole, but Louisiana held on for a 2-1 victory.
Louisiana made the score 2-0 on a goal by Mitch Dolese at 3:45 in the third period, and Texas got as close as 2-1 when Dakota Davis scored 8:38 into the third period.
Louisiana was led by goalie Sean Angle, who finished with 48 saves while allowing one goal. Angle certainly lowered his goals against average, which was 4.86 entering the contest.
Louisiana was sparked by Dolese, who grabbed one goal.
Louisiana put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Texas to score on any of its five power plays.
Louisiana also got a goal from Brayden Hutchinson as well. More assists for Louisiana came via Timothy Zittel, Jacob Istre, and Eric Eaton, who each chipped in one.
Texas was held below its usual level of production. Texas puts an average of 4.4 pucks into the net per game. Texas forced Louisiana goalie Angle to work between the pipes, taking 49 shots. Texas struggled to stay out of the sin bin throughout the game as it finished the game with 36 penalty minutes for six opposing power plays.
Other players who recorded assists for Texas were Brandon Baker and Oliver Hay, who contributed one each.
Louisiana incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors. Brandon Perrone made 15 saves for Texas on 17 shots.