There is one thing that can be said about the Louisiana Tech University football team. It makes every game it plays fun for fans. That’s because this group of players, known as the Bulldogs, is a “scoring machine.” Yes, offense rules at this school, but the defense rests most of the time.
So, when the Bulldogs compete against an opponent, whether is a foe from Conference USA where Louisiana Tech University is a member in good standing or it is an out-of-conference team, the scoring never stops.
Continuous scoring by the Bulldogs and their opponents makes games thrilling and very entertaining. The team developed its scoring prowess in 2014, under then second-year Head Coach Skip Holtz. The Bulldogs’ ability to score frequently propelled them to a great season. This squad’s Won-Loss record was 9-5. Better still for this team, it won seven Conference games while losing just one.
As a result, the Bulldogs played in the Conference Championship game against the Thundering Herd of Marshall University. Louisiana Tech University came up short in that contest, losing by a score of 26-23. Its record enabled the football team to get a bowl game invitation. In fact, the Bulldogs played in the Heart of Dallas Bowl where they beat the University of Illinois by a final tally of 35-18.
The squad’s success in 2014 gave it and Coach Holtz confidence at the start of the 2015 Season. Interestingly, after three games the Bulldogs have proven that they can still score points in bunches. But their defense has become even more porous than it was a year ago.
The new football year began promisingly at home on September 5th. The Bulldogs played host to Southern University and beat that team convincingly. The final score was 62-15. On September 10th, Louisiana Tech University traveled to the University of Western Kentucky where it lost by a score of 41-38.
Game three, played away from home at Kansas State University, also resulted in a loss for the Bulldogs. The home team edged the visitors in triple overtime by a score of 39-33.
As Week Four approaches, the Bulldogs sport a Won-Loss record of 1-2 although they could easily be undefeated. It will be interesting to see if this squad can turn things around in its remaining games.
The Bulldogs will host Florida International University (FIU) today, September 26th. Then, the team will play Louisiana-Lafayette University on October 3rd, Middle Tennessee University n October 24th, North Texas University on November 7th and the University of Southern Mississippi on November 28th.
Its four remaining road games include stopovers at the University of Texas-San Antonio (UTSA) on October 10th, Mississippi State University on October 17th, Rice University on October 30th and the University of Texas-El Paso (UTEP) on November 21st.
There is no doubt that the Bulldogs can score against any opponent. If the team’s defense can elevate its play, Louisiana Tech University can still have a productive and winning season.
Courtesy of Fanthem.com