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Before Kirk Herbstreit and the national media got their collective jockstraps in a bunch about Northern Illinois there was another BCS buster making blips on the national radar: Louisiana Tech. The Bulldogs ran their record to 9-1 and climbed as high as #20 in the polls behind the nation's highest scoring offense, with their only blemish through ten games coming because of a failed two-point conversion in a 59-57 loss to Johnny Heisman and Texas A&M.
The Bulldogs high-flying offense is exactly what we all love to see on display in the postseason...why else would we have 35 bowls...but thanks to finishing the season on a two-game skid Louisiana Tech will be watching the bowl games from home. Now the only question is why.
Louisiana Tech athletic director Bruce Van De Velde claims the Independence Bowl offered the Bulldogs a spot last week, but after receiving interest from the (higher profile) Heart of Dallas and Liberty Bowls Van De Velde balked at the Independence Bow...
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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs finished the 2012 college football season with a 9-3 record. They ranked No. 1 in the country in points scored per game, averaging 51.5 points per contest on their way to playing some of the more exciting games of the season, including a 59-57 loss to Johnny Manziel and the Texas A&M Aggies. The Bulldogs ranked 4th in passing yards and 18th in rushing...
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs lead the nation in scoring offense averaging 51 points a game, they have an overall record of 9 – 3, and they will not be playing in a bowl game.
How does something like this happen to a team that lost only 3 games by a combined 17 points?
Louisiana Tech wasn’t left in the dark, they did receive an invite to the Independence Bowl, but had decided to...
When is a bowl game worse than no bowl at all? Ask Louisiana Tech.
The announcement of the Bulldogs’ fate, courtesy of La. Tech associate media relations director:
Louisiana Tech has not been selected for a postseason bowl game. Nation's No. 1 offense ends year at 9-3. #WeAreLATech
— Patrick Walsh (@LATechPWalsh) December 2, 2012
That’s a nice little plug for...
California has hired Louisiana Tech coach Sonny Dykes to take over for the fired Jeff Tedford.
Two people with knowledge of the hire confirmed Wednesday night that Dykes got the job and will be formally introduced at a news conference Thursday. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced.
The hiring was first reported by Footballscoop.com...
Louisiana Tech, gettin’ all frugal, opting for the staycation
To hell with the rankings this week, because Louisiana Tech have now made the entire thing obsolete. The Bulldogs just went and circumvented the whole wins and losses thing that usually dictates your position in the “Fabulous Holiday Trip to Louisiana’s 3rd Most Glamorous City” pecking order and went straight to...
Every college football program has to deal with unhappy alumni.
But few have to deal with the wrath of Karl Malone, who is now threatening to use all 6-foot-9, 250 pounds of himself to turn his former school around.
Malone is peeved that Louisiana Tech reportedly turned down a chance to play in a bowl game after going 9-3 this season. He made good use of his Twitter account Sunday...
It appears as though Cal has traded in one offensive guru as their coach for another, as on Tuesday it was reported that Louisiana Tech’s Sonny Dykes is set to take over as head coach over in Berkley.
The news was first reported by FootballScoop.com.
Dykes will come to Cal after three years at Louisiana Tech where he accrued a 22-15 record and built one of the most exciting...
Sonny Dykes of Louisiana Tech will be the next head coach of the California football program, per multiple reports Wednesday afternoon.