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HOUSTON BATES RUMORS

Louisiana Tech finishes off their season by gutting Illinois

#HeartofDallasBowl MVP Houston Bates had 6.5 tackles for a loss today, the most ever in a bowl game in bowl history pic.twitter.com/Zi40admEqd — ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) December 26, 2014 Let’s make one thing clear: Louisiana Tech did not play well in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. Illinois was crippled by timely errors and missed kicks as they lost 35-18 to the Bulldogs...
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December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

La. Tech senior sums up his last game with the perfect quote

It's easy to overlook the bowl games stuffed into the schedule at odd times on random days around the holidays. As fans, we tend to gravitate to the "big" bowls with the big-name schools. When we do this, we forget how much the other bowls mean to the players involved. Take the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl between Louisiana Tech and Illinois, for instance. Probably not a game you...
Via Fox Sports
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

From Illinois to La Tech and facing Illini in bowl

DALLAS (AP) Houston Bates kept telling his Illinois teammates last year how much fun it would be to play in a bowl game. The Fighting Illini now get to find out what he meant, with Bates opposing them as one of Louisiana Tech's starting defensive ends in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. ''Playing with those guys was always a fun time, but playing against them, I really don't know how it...
Via AP on Fox
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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