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Illinois proves nothing has changed in Heart of Dallas Bowl loss

The Illinois Fighting Illini made a bowl game by the skin of their teeth this season, and a month’s worth of practices did nothing to change the trajectory of this team. Instead of showing improvement, it was more of the same for Tim Beckman’s crew in a 28-18 loss to Louisiana Tech. However, it wasn’t exactly the way we’ve become accustomed to seeing the Illini lose. Friday...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

tBBC Bowl Preview: Heart of Dallas Bowl — Illinois vs Lousiana Tech

HEART OF DALLAS BOWL Illinois (6-6) B1G vs Louisiana Tech (8-5) C-USU December 26, 1:00 PM EST, ESPN This year’s Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl is played December 26th, so if you’re not out returning the sweater that your aunt gave you as a Christmas present, you have the option to tune in to watch this game. It features a representative of the Big Ten Conference, Illinois (6...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Zaxby’s Heart Of Dallas Bowl Preview: Illinois Vs. Louisiana Tech

  Welcome to the first in this season’s series of Big Ten bowl previews. First up is the first B1G bowl on the schedule, the Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl, which will be played at 1pm EST on December 26th. Here is what our writers had to say about this one: Princess Sparkle — Who would have thought that this Illini team would become bowl eligible at the end of the season...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Illinois to face Louisiana Tech in Dallas Bowl

Illinois will face Louisiana Tech in the Heart of Dallas Bowl on Dec. 26. Illinois beat Penn State and Northwestern to close the season at 6-6. The Illini's defense forced five turnovers in beating the Wildcats 47-33 on the road. Louisiana Tech (8-5) lost to Marshall 26-23 on Saturday in the Conference USA title game. The Bulldogs had won seven of their last eight games prior to...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech pulls away from Rice 76-31

RUSTON, La. (AP) Cody Sokol threw four touchdown passes, Kenneth Dixon rushed for 137 yards with three scores and Louisiana Tech clinched the Conference USA West Division title with a 76-31 victory over Rice on Saturday. Louisiana Tech (8-4, 7-1) turned a tight contest into a rout in the second half, reeling off 41 straight points. Dixon and Jarred Craft each scored on long runs...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Old Dominion edges Louisiana Tech 30-27 in OT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Taylor Heinicke threw two touchdowns including the game-winner in overtime to give Old Dominion a 30-27 edge over Louisiana Tech on Saturday. Heinicke's winning pass went to David Washington after Louisiana Tech had gone up 27-24 on a field goal earlier in the overtime period. Heinicke had 309 yards passing for the Monarchs (5-6, 3-4 Conference USA) and threw four...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech tops UAB 40-24

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Kenneth Dixon ran for three TDs, Cody Sokol passed for two more Saturday, and Louisiana Tech beat UAB 40-24. The Bulldogs (7-3, 6-0 Conference USA) outgained UAB 428-314 and held Blazers back Jordan Howard, who has rushed for more than 1,000 yards this season, to 148 yards and one score. Dixon gained 79 yards on 15 carries and scored on runs of 12, 6 and...
Via AP on Fox
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech overpowers Western Kentucky

RUSTON, La. (AP) -- Cody Sokol threw for five touchdowns and ran in a sixth to lead Louisiana Tech to a 59-10 win over Western Kentucky on Saturday. Louisiana Tech (6-3, 5-0 Conference USA) never trailed as Sokol, who finished 30 of 42 for 335 yards and an interception, spread the ball around. Trent Taylor had nine catches for 113 yards and three touchdowns, Kenneth Dixon hauled...
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech overpowers Western Kentucky 59-10

RUSTON, La. (AP) Cody Sokol threw for five touchdowns and ran in a sixth to lead Louisiana Tech to a 59-10 win over Western Kentucky on Saturday. Louisiana Tech (6-3, 5-0 Conference USA) never trailed as Sokol, who finished 30 of 42 for 335 yards and an interception, spread the ball around. Trent Taylor had nine catches for 113 yards and three touchdowns, Kenneth Dixon hauled in...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech beats Southern Miss 31-20

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Kenneth Dixon caught a pair of touchdowns and ran for a third, all in the second half, as Louisiana Tech rallied past Southern Miss 31-20 on Saturday night. Dixon's career-long 84-yard, catch-and-run on the second snap of the second half gave the Bulldogs (5-3, 4-0 Conference USA) their first lead. His 5-yard reception broke a 10-10 tie at the end of the...
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October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Following the Compass, Texas San Antonio vs Louisiana Tech, a preview

Tomorrow morning at 11AM, the Texas San Antonio Road Runners will kick off in Ruston, Louisiana against the Bulldogs of Louisiana Tech in a Conference USA showdown. Not only is this game the second Following the Compass game of 2014, it’s also locally televised on FSN! What can we expect from this conference battle? The Road Runners made some waves early in the season by their...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech rolls past UTEP 55-3

RUSTON, La. (AP) Cody Sokol threw for three touchdowns and ran in a fourth to lead Louisiana Tech to a 55-3 win over UTEP on Saturday night. Louisiana Tech (3-3, 2-0 Conference USA) converted four UTEP turnovers into touchdowns, with Xavier Woods picking off two passes in the second quarter and the defense recovering two forced fumbles in the third. Le'Vander Liggins returned a...
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern State beats Louisiana Tech 30-27

RUSTON, La. (AP) Chris Moore kicked two field goals in the final 1:05 of the game, including a 47-yarder as time expired, to lift Northwestern State over Louisiana Tech 30-27 on Saturday night. Northwestern State (2-2) pulled within three with 4:20 left when De'Mard Llorens ran for a 14-yard touchdown. Kenneth Dixon fumbled the ball on the ensuing Louisiana Tech (2-2) possession...
Via AP on Fox
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

LaTech tops North Texas 42-21, Sokol throws 5 TDs

DENTON, Texas (AP) Cody Sokol threw for five touchdowns and 243 yards to lead Louisiana Tech past North Texas 42-21 Thursday night. Sokol threw for three touchdowns in the second quarter for a 21-0 halftime lead for the Bulldogs (2-1, 1-0 Conference USA). Josh Gaston scored on a 4-yard pass, Hunter Lee had a 28-yard touchdown and Paul Turner caught a 5-yard TD. Sokol finished 20...
Via AP on Fox
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech 42, North Texas 21

DENTON, Texas (AP) - Cody Sokol threw five touchdown passes and Louisiana Tech rolled to its second easy road win in six days Thursday night, beating North Texas 42-21 in their Conference USA opener. After piling up 533 yards of offense in a 48-20 rout of Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday, the Bulldogs (2-1, 1-0) got three touchdown passes from Sokol in the first quarter against the...
Via AP on Fox
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech routs Louisiana-Lafayette 48-20

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) Kenneth Dixon ran for a 99-yard touchdown to open the scoring in the first quarter and Louisiana Tech never trailed in routing Louisiana-Lafayette 48-20 on Saturday night. At 6:23 in the first quarter, Louisiana-Lafayette started a 4-play, 18-yard drive that stalled at Tech's 35. Rather than attempt the long field goal, Daniel Cadona punted to the Tech 1 before...
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 4 Oklahoma beats Louisiana Tech 48-16

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Trevor Knight threw for 253 yards and a touchdown and Keith Ford had 116 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns to help No. 4 Oklahoma beat Louisiana Tech 48-16 on Saturday night. Ford ran for 51 yards and caught four passes for 65 yards for the Sooners, who rolled to a 31-0 lead in the second quarter in the opener for both teams. Samaje Perine ran for 77 yards...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 4 Oklahoma defeats Louisiana Tech 48-16

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Trevor Knight passed for 252 yards and a touchdown and Keith Ford had 117 yards from scrimmage and scored two touchdowns to help No. 4 Oklahoma defeat Louisiana Tech 48-16 on Saturday night. Ford ran for 51 yards and caught four passes for 66 yards for the Sooners, who rolled to a 31-0 lead in the second quarter of the season opener for both teams. Samaje Perine...
Via AP on Fox
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Oklahoma LB Evans ejected

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma inside linebacker Jordan Evans was ejected from Saturday night's game against Louisiana Tech for targeting. Evans went to make a play on Louisiana Tech quarterback Cody Sokol with 5:04 left in the first quarter. Evans went over Sokol's head as Sokol ducked to avoid contact. The play was reviewed and the call stood. Frank Shannon, the usual starter at...
Via AP on Fox
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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