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CONTENT The 2019 Walk On’s Indipendence Bowl guide is a publication of the Athletics Media Relations Office. It has been designed as a source of information for the news media and Bulldog football fans. Every effort has been made to include pertinent and timely information. Should you need additional information such as feature material and/or statistics, please direct your inquiries to the media relations office. News releases, photos and other services are available to accredited members of the news media. Current releases, statistics and photos can also be obtained at LATechSports.com. Editors: Anna Claire Thomas, Malcolm Butler, Kane McGuire, Brock McKee and Teddy Allen. Contributors: Thomas, Butler, McGuire, McKee, Louisiana Tech News Bureau, Louisiana Tech Marketing and Public Relations Department Covers, Layout and Design: Donnie Bell Design. Photography: Donny Crowe, Tom Morris, Darrell James, Josh McDaniel, James Garner, Donald Page, Ryan Allen photo courtesy of the New England Patriots/David Silverman photo.

Game Notes ................................... 1

Bob Diaco.................................. 46

Numerical Roster............................. 6

Todd Fitch ................................. 46

Alphabetical Roster.......................... 7

Brian Gamble ............................ 47

Depth Chart..................................... 8

Kenny Guiton............................. 47

Notable Players................................ 9

Brock Hays................................. 47

The Last Time That…..................... 11

Kurt Hester ............................... 48

Situationally................................... 12

Ed Jackson ................................ 48

2019 Coaching Staff....................... 13

Robert McFarland ..................... 48

ATHLETIC VISION

Joe Aillet Stadium.......................... 14

Rick Petri.................................... 49

2019 Game Recaps........................ 15

Joe Sloan................................... 49

2019 Start Chart............................. 21

Dennis Smith............................. 49

2019 Long Plays............................. 22

Support Staff ............................ 50

2019 Money Plays.......................... 23

Docs for Dogs................................ 51

Louisiana Tech University will be a conference leader in performance by investing strategically in studentathletes’ development, providing superior facilities and enhancing program support to achieve a local and national image of success and dominance.

Current Bulldogs in the Record Books.... 24

Player Bios..................................... 52

Bulldogs in the NFL Draft.............. 25

Bowl History.................................. 77

Bulldogs in the NFL....................... 26

Bowl Records................................ 88

2019 Game Results....................... 27

Records

2019 Overall Team Stats................ 28

Rushing ..................................... 98

2019 Overall Individual Stats.......... 29

Passing ................................... 103

2019 Overall Defensive Stats......... 32

Receiving ................................ 105

2019 Game-By-Game..................... 33

Total Offense .......................... 107

2019 Game Superlatives................ 35

Scoring ................................... 108

2019 Red-Zone Results.................. 39

Returns ................................... 109

2019 By-Quarter Stats................... 40

Kicking .................................... 109

2019 Passing Game-By-Game....... 41

Defense ...................................111

2019 Fumbles Game-By-Game...... 42

Team Single Game ..................113

Head Coach Skip Holtz.................. 43

Opponent Single Game ...........113

Assistant Coaches

Team Single Season ................114

Jeff Burris.................................. 46

Opponent Single Season .........114

ATHLETIC MISSION STATEMENT Embody excellence in everything we do. Develop student-athletes to maximize their potential in mind, body and spirit. Bring pride, admiration, and loyalty to the University family, community and state. Win with integrity.

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WE ARE ... “LOUISIANA TECH” We are excited you are covering Louisiana Tech Football this year. We ask that you please refer to us by our correct name and abbreviation. Thanks and Go Bulldogs!

2019 FOOTBALL GAME NOTES

CORRECT Louisiana Tech LA Tech (pronounced: LAH Tech) Bulldogs or ‘Dogs

INCORRECT LT or LTU LaTech or La. Tech Dawgs

Louisiana Tech vs. Miami | 3:00 p.m. | Thursday, December 26 | Independence Stadium (48,975) | Shreveport, La.

MEDIA COVERAGE

THE MATCHUP

ESPN Wes Durham, Play-by-Play Roddy Jones, Analyst Eric Wood, Sideline

LA TECH SPORTS NETWORK Dave Nitz, Play-by-Play Teddy Allen, Analyst Luke McCown, Sideline

--/-- Louisiana Tech

BULLDOGS

(9-3, 6-2 C-USA) Home: 6-0 Away: 3-3 Neutral: 0-0

SPORTS USA Eli Gold, Play-by-Play Doug Plank, Analyst Kevin Maloney, Sideline

Head Coach: Skip Holtz Career: 143-107 (20th) At LA Tech: 55-36 (7th)

Date: Thursday, December 26, 2019 Time: 3:00 p.m. Location: Shreveport, La. Venue: Independence Stadium (48,975) Surface: FieldTurf Duraspine Pro Series: Miami leads, 4-0 In Shreveport: Miami leads, 1-0 Last: (2003, Miami won 48-9) In Miami: Miami leads, 3-0 Last: (2004, Miami won 48-0) Live Stats: LATechSports.com Live Audio: KXKZ 107.5 FM Twitter Updates: @LATechFB

FOOTBALL QUICK FACTS Number of Years Playing Football: 117 All-Time Overall Record: 628-463-38 (.570) All-Time Bowl Record: 7-3-1 (.682) 2018 Record: 8-5 2018 Conference Record/Finish: 5-3/3rd (West) Starters Returning: 15 Offense: 8

Defense: 5

Special Teams: 2

HURRICANES (6-6, 4-4 ACC) Home: 4-2 Away: 2-3 Neutral: 0-1 Head Coach: Manny Diaz Career: 6-6 (1st) At Miami: Same

QUICK HITTERS • • • •

First Year of Football: 1901

--/-- Miami

LA TECH COACHING STAFF On the field: Skip Holtz .................................................................Head Coach Joe Sloan..................................Assistant Head Coach/Co-OC Jeff Burris.................................................................Cornerbacks Brian Gamble............................................................Linebackers Robert McFarland................................................ Offensive Line Kenny Guiton..................................................Outside Receivers Brock Hays...........................................................Running Backs

Louisiana Tech enters the Independence Bowl with a 9-3 mark after finishing the regular season second in the C-USA West Division standings at 6-2 in league play due to a tiebreaker. The Bulldogs will be bowling for the sixth-straight season under head coach Skip Holtz, who is 55-36 at Louisiana Tech. Tech’s streak of five straight bowl wins is tied for longest active run in the nation (Wisconsin). Tech has scored 35+ points seven times this season (most since 2016). The team has scored 35+ in five of its last seven games and has put up 40+ in six games this year (most since 2016). This marks Tech’s fourth all-time appearance in the Independence Bowl with its last coming in 2008 against Northern Illinois. • The Bulldogs racked up 21 all-conference accolades (2 first team, 6 second team, 2 all-freshman and 11 honorable mention) - the most in C-USA this season. • Senior quarterback J’Mar Smith was named the C-USA Offensive Player of the Year, voted upon by the league’s head coaches. Smith has helped lead Tech to a 24-13 record as its starting QB over the past four seasons. He finished 2019 with a PFF passing grade of 86.0 - best in C-USA and 15th-best in the nation. • Among active FBS quarterbacks, Smith ranks 8th in career passing yards with 9,360. That number is third most in the Tech record books trailing only Luke McCown (12,994) and Tim Rattay (12,746). • Smith has thrown 50 touchdown passes in his career - fourth most in school history. His 746 career completions and 11 300-yard games are both third most in Tech’s football history. • As a team, the Bulldogs have five defensive touchdowns this season (all pick sixes), tied for second-most in FBS. Tech’s five interceptions returned for touchdowns lead C-USA, as the rest of the league has eight combined. The ‘Dogs are tied for 12th-most turnovers forced in FBS this season with 23. • Tech has the nation’s longest active streak of forcing at least one turnover at 16 straight games. • Senior offensive lineman Ethan Reed is in line to make his 53rd-consecutive start on Thurday (the longest active streak in the nation).

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In the booth: Bob Diaco ........................................Defensive Coord./Safeties Todd Fitch.............................. Offensive Coord./Quarterbacks Rick Petri...............................................................Defensive Line Dennis Smith.......................................... Special Teams Coord.

Tech running back Justin Henderson has rushed for 15 touchdowns in 2019 - most in Conference USA and 12th most nationally.

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The Bulldogs rank second in C-USA and 26th nationally with a total of 286 first downs through the 12-game regular season.

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With a win in its bowl game, Tech will have its first 10-win season since joining FBS and its first in 35 years (1984).

2019 SCHEDULE

#10 TEXAS Aug. 31 Austin, Texas LHN L, 45-14

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GRAMBLING Sept. 7 Ruston, La. NFL Network W, 20-14

BOWLING GREEN Sept. 14 Bowling Green, Ohio ESPN+ W, 35-7

FIU* Sept. 20 Ruston, La. CBSSN W, 43-31

RICE* Sept. 28 Houston, Texas ESPN3 W, 23-20 (OT)

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UMASS Oct. 12 Ruston, La. ESPN3 W, 69-21

SOUTHERN MISS* Oct. 19 Ruston, La. NFL Network W, 45-30

UTEP* Oct. 26 El Paso, Texas ESPN+ W, 42-21

NORTH TEXAS* MARSHALL* Nov. 9 Nov. 15 Ruston, La. Huntington, W. Va. Stadium/Facebook CBSSN W, 52-17 L, 31-10

UAB* Nov. 23 Birmingham, Ala. ESPN+ L, 20-14

UTSA* Nov. 30 Ruston, La. ESPN+ W, 41-27


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NCAA TEAM RANKINGS

GOING BOWLING

Louisiana Tech head coach Skip Holtz and the Bulldogs have put themselves in elite company over the last five years. Over that stretch, LA Tech has not only made an appearance in a bowl game, but the Bulldogs have also taken home the trophy, becoming only one of two teams in the nation to achieve such a feat since 2014 along with Wisconsin. Tech also has the fifth-best bowl winning percentage in the nation (min. 10 appearances).

NCAA Category

LA TECH MIAMI

Total Offense 30 (445.2) 90 (378.9) Rushing Offense 61 (167.9) 120 (121.8) Passing Offense 31 (277.3) 42 (257.2) Team Passing Efficiency 56 (139.4) 52 (142.0) Scoring Offense 27 (34.0) 73 (27.8) Best Bowl Winning Percentage (All-Time) Longest Active Bowl Winning Streaks Total Defense 69 (390.3) 13 (307.6) 1 Marshall .857 (14) 1. Louisiana Tech, 5 years (2014-18) Rushing Defense 48 (142.5) 16 (109.7) 2 Utah .773 (22) Wisconsin, 5 years (2014-18) Passing Yards Allowed 98 (247.8) 22 (197.9) 3 San Jose State .700 (10) 3. Alabama, 4 years (2015-18) Team Passing Efficiency Defense 36 (123.3) 32 (121.4) 4 Wake Forest. 692 (13) Appalachian State, 4 years (2015-18) 5 Louisiana Tech .682 (11) Scoring Defense T-45 (23.7) 25 (20.8) 5. Army, 3 years (2016-18) 6 Boise State .667 (18) Northwestern, 3 years (2016-18) Turnover Margin T-29 (0.42) T-29 (0.42) 7 Oklahoma State .655 (29) Oklahoma State, 3 years (2016-18) 3rd Down Conversion Pct 45 (.418) 130 (.264) 8 USC .654 (53) Troy, 3 years (2016-18) 4th Down Conversion Pct 116 (.375) 75 (.520) 9 Ole Miss .639 (36) Wake Forest, 3 years (2016-18) 3rd Down Conversion Pct Defense 32 (.348) 46 (.371) 10 Penn State .638 (49) 4th Down Conversion Pct Defense 54 (.484) T-121 (.706) Red Zone Offense T-28 (.894) 120 (.722) WE’RE SEEING RED Red Zone Defense 3 (.647) 56 (.824) Under first year defensive coordinator Bob Diaco, the Bulldogs have developed into one of the top Net Punting 126 (34.24) 26 (40.7) defensive teams in the red zone. Tech has posted the nation’s third-best red-zone defense in the, Punt Returns 118 (3.56) 9 (14.0) allowing its opponents just 33 scores in 51 attempts (.647). Tech has also forced six opponent turnKickoff Returns 40 (22.03) 67 (20.63) overs in the red zone. No other team in C-USA has forced more than four. First Downs Offense T-26 (286) 89 (238) 72 (254) T-11 (201) On the flip side, the Bulldog offense, under offensive coordinator Todd Fitch, ranks fourth in C-USA First Downs Defense in red zone offense, cashing in on 89.4 percent of their opportunities inside the opponent’s 20 (42 Fewest Penalties Per Game 40 (5.58) T-104 (7.00) scores in 47 chances). Fewest Penalty Yards Per Game T-28 (46.3) 94 (59.75) Time of Possession 48 (30:41) 56 (30:22)

AMIK THE ALL-AMERICAN

Tech junior cornerback posted a stellar season for the Bulldogs as he was named an Associated Press Second Team All-American, FWAA First Team All-American, Sports Illustrated Second Team All-American, CBS Sports Second Team All-American, The Athletic Second Team All-American, Sporting News Second Team All-American, First Team All-Conference USA, PFF First Team All-American and a Jim Thorpe Award Semifinalist (just to name a few).

PRESEASON HONORS

Bednarik Award (Defensive Player) Amik Robertson, Jr., CB Biletnikoff Award (Wide Receiver) For his career, Robertson played in 38 games for the Bulldogs and recorded 48 passes defended Adrian Hardy, Jr., WR during that time (tied for second-most among FBS active career leaders). His 14 career intercepBronko Nagurski Award (Defensive Player) tions are most among all active FBS players and his three interceptions returned for touchdowns Amik Robertson, Jr., CB this season lead the nation. Jim Thorpe Award (Defensive Back) HENDERSON’S HOT WHEELS Amik Robertson, Jr., CB Rimington Award (Center) Tech running back Justin Henderson continues to make quite an impact for the Bulldogs. The junior Kody Russey, Sr., C transfer has four 100-yard rushing games this season, one of just eight C-USA running backs with Unitas Golden Arm (Senior/4th year QB) that many in 2019. He is also the only running back in C-USA with multiple three-rushing-touchdown J’Mar Smith, R-Sr., QB games (two this season). Henderson, a second team all-conference selection, leads the league with 15 rushing touchdowns in 2019, and is well on pace to become just the 13th Bulldog to rush for 1,00 yards in a single season (967). His 96 points this season were tied for most in C-USA with teammate kicker Bailey Hale.

THE BEST ARM IN C-USA

Tech senior quarterback J’Mar Smith, the C-USA Offensive Player of the Year, posted a career year under center, throwing for 2,814 yards along with 17 touchdowns and just four interceptions. The first-team all-conference selection completed 65.8 percent of his passes (223-for-339) and led the league in passing yards per game (281.4). Among active FBS quarterbacks, Smith ranks 8th in career passing yards with 9,360. That number is third most in the Tech record books trailing only Luke McCown (12,994) and Tim Rattay (12,746). LA Tech Career Passing Yards 1. Luke McCown...................... 12,994 2. Tim Rattay........................... 12,746 3. J’Mar Smith.......................9,360 4. Jason Martin....................... 9,062 5. Terry Bradshaw................... 6,589 NCAA Active Career Leaders (Passing Yards) 1. Mason Fine, North Texas................................................. 12,505 2. Stephen Calvert, Liberty................................................... 11,755 3. Justin Herbert, Oregon..................................................... 10,403 4. Gage Gubrud, Washington State...................................... 10,073 5. Ben Hicks, Arkansas......................................................... 9,819 6. Steven Montez, Colorado................................................. 9,710 8. Caleb Evans, ULM............................................................. 9,513 8. J’Mar Smith, Louisiana Tech....................................... 9,360 9. Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma..................................................... 9,260 10. Riley Neal, Vanderbilt...................................................... 8,978

Conference USA Preseason Team Offense QB Mason Fine, Sr., North Texas RB Spencer Brown, Jr., UAB RB Benny LeMay, Sr., Charlotte OL Levi Brown, Sr., Marshall OL Josh Dunlop, Sr., UTSA OL Derron Gatewood, Sr., UTEP OL Sosaia Mose, Sr., North Texas OL Miles Pate, Sr., WKU TE Harrisoninthn Bryant, Sr., Florida Atlantic WR Rico Bussey, Jr., Sr., North Texas WR Adrian Hardy, Jr., Louisiana Tech WR Quez Watkins, Jr., Southern Miss Defensive DL Channing Hames, Sr., Marshall DL LaDarius Hamilton, Sr., North Texas DL Alex Highsmith, Sr., Charlotte DL Garrett Marino, Sr., UAB DL DeMarrio Smith, Sr., Southern Miss DL Jacques Turner, Jr., Southern Miss LB Khalil Brooks, Sr., Middle Tennessee LB Sage Lewis, Sr., FIU LB Racheem Boothe, Jr., Southern Miss DB Reed Blankenship, Jr., Middle Tennessee DB Ky’el Hemby, Jr., Southern Miss DB Amik Robertson, Jr., Louisiana Tech DB Chris Jackson, Sr., Marshall

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TECH GRADUATES Louisiana Tech has 12 players on the active roster who have completed their degree path and walked across the stage as college graduates. 2019 College Graduates Bailey Hale James Jackson Drew Kirkpatrick Darryl Lewis Kevin Murphy Michael Sam Collin Scott J’Mar Smith Gewhite Stallworth Malik Stanley Javonte Woodard Courtney Wallace

2019 ALL-CONFERENCE HONORS Conference USA First Team Offense QB- Chris Robison, R-So., Florida Atlantic QB- J’Mar Smith, R-Sr., Louisiana Tech RB- Benny LeMay, Sr., Charlotte RB- Brenden Knox, R-So., Marshall OL- Cameron Clark, R-Sr., Charlotte OL- Junior Diaz, Gr., Florida Atlantic OL- Brandon Walton, Sr., Florida Atlantic OL- Levi Brown, R-Sr., Marshall OL- Miles Pate, R-Sr., WKU TE- Harrison Bryant, Sr., Florida Atlantic WR- Jaelon Darden, Jr., North Texas WR- Quez Watkins, R-Jr., Southern Miss WR- Lucky Jackson, R-Sr., WKU Defense DT- Channing Hames, R-Sr., Marshall DT- Garrett Marino, R-Sr., UAB DE- Alex Highsmith, R-Sr., Charlotte DE- DeAngelo Malone, Jr., WKU LB- Tavante Beckett, R-Jr., Marshall LB- Blaze Alldredge, Jr., Rice LB- Kristopher Moll, Jr., UAB DB- Meiko Dotson, R-Sr., Florida Atlantic DB- Amik Robertson, Jr., Louisiana Tech DB- Chris Jackson, Sr., Marshall DB- DQ Thomas, Sr., Southern Miss Conference USA Second Team Offense QB – Mason Fine, Sr., North Texas RB- Justin Henderson, R-Jr., Louisiana Tech RB- Gaej Walker, R-Jr., WKU OL- Ethan Reed, R-Sr., Louisiana Tech OL- Cain Madden, R-Jr., Marshall OL- Elex Woodworth, R-Sr., North Texas OL- Drake Dorbeck, R-Sr., Southern Miss OL- Derron Gatewood, R-Sr., UTEP TE- Armani Levias, R-Sr., Marshall WR- Tim Jones, Jr., Southern Miss WR- Austin Watkins, Jr., R-Jr., UAB WR- Jahcour Pearson, R-Jr., WKU Defense DT- Courtney Wallace, R-Sr., Louisiana Tech DT- Demarrio Smith, Sr., Southern Miss DT- Denzel Chukwukelu, Sr., UTEP DE- Keion White, So., Old Dominion DE- Jordan Smith, R-So., UAB LB- Sage Lewis, R-Sr., FIU LB- Akileis Leroy, Jr., Florida Atlantic LB- Omari Cobb, Sr., Marshall LB- Lawrence Garner, Jr., Old Dominion DB- Stantley Thomas-Oliver, R-Sr., FIU DB- L’Jarius Sneed, Sr., Louisiana Tech DB- Reed Blankenship, Jr., Middle Tennessee DB- Kaleb Ford-Dement, So., Old Dominion Special Teams K- Bailey Hale, R-Sr., Louisiana Tech P- Chris Barnes, Gr., Rice KR- Deion Hair-Griffin, R-Jr., North Texas PR- Jaylond Adams, R-So., Southern Miss LS- Reeves Blankenship, R-So., Louisiana Tech LS- Jared Nash, Gr., WKU

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HOME COOKIN’

This season, Tech was unbeatable in the friendly confines of Joe Aillet Stadium. The Bulldogs posted a 6-0 at The Joe in 2019, and have registered a combined record of 28-11 in Ruston under head coach Skip Holtz. Tech’s 6-0 home record was its first six-win home mark since 1973.

ACTIVE HANDS

Against UTSA in its regular-season finale, Tech extended its active takeaways streak to 16-consecutive games dating back to last season - the longest active streak in FBS. The Bulldogs are just one of five teams in the country with a current streak of at least 10 games with a takeaway. LA Tech - 15 Baylor - 14 Illinois - 12 Ohio State - 12 East Carolina - 11

TURNING PEOPLE OVER

The Bulldog defense has forced at least one turnover in 16 straight games and in 30 of its last 31 contests. Tech has forced a turnover in 22 straight home games and has forced multiple turnovers in five of its last six contests.

EXPERIENCE IN THE TRENCHES

The Tech offensive line came into 2019 as one of the most experienced position groups on the roster. All upperclassmen, the Bulldogs’ five starters in Willie Allen (R-Jr.), Drew Kirkpatrick (R-Sr.), Kody Russey (R-Jr.), Ethan Reed (R-Sr.) and Gewhite Stallworth (R-Sr.) have combined to start all but one game in 2019.

SPLITTING THE UPRIGHTS

Since missing his first two field goal attempts of the season at No. 10 Texas, Teck placekicker Bailey Hale has been nearly automatic - connecting on 15 of his ensuing 16 attempts over the teams final 11 games. Hale additionally, has not missed an extra point this season (51-for-51). The secondteam all-conference secletion has not missed an extra point dating back to last season (81 straight makes).

GIVE US ALL THE AWARDS

The Bulldogs represented quite well in the 2019 all-conference awards (voted upon by coaches). Tech had a combined eight selections to the league’s first and second teams, along with the most selections to the honorable mention squad with 11. With senior quarterback taking home C-USA Offensive Player of the Year honors, Tech continued its streak as the only C-USA program to garner at least one specialty award since 2014. LA Tech Specialty Award Winners (Since joining C-USA in 2013) 2019 - J’Mar Smith – Offensive Player of the Year 2018, Jaylon Ferguson – Defensive Player of the Year 2017, Teddy Veal – Newcomer of the Year 2016, Ryan Higgins – Most Valuable Player 2016, Skip Holtz – Coach of the Year 2016, Carlos Henderson – Offensive Player of the Year 2016, Carlos Henderson – Special Teams Player of the Year 2015, Jeff Driskel – Newcomer of the Year 2014, Cody Sokol – Newcomer of the Year

NOBODY DOES IT QUITE LIKE US

The Bulldogs have put together a winning season over each of the last six years (dating back to 2014). Tech is the only program in C-USA with an active streak of six or more winning seasons. Tech’s six-consecutive winning seasons is its most since the 70’s (eight straight winning seasons from 1971-78). The Bulldogs have also posted five nine-win campaigns since 2012 (also most in C-USA over that span).

SIGNING DAY SPECTACULAR

Last Wednesday, the Bulldogs took time away from bowl preparation to build the future of the program. Tech signed 20 players in the early period (11 defense, 9 offense) - its most since the early signing day was adopted two years ago. Tech’s class ranked among the nation’s best (4th-best among G5 programs) and led the way in Conference USA (according to Rivals.com). The Bulldogs ranked ahead of numerous P5 programs including Baylor, Arizona, Illinois, Missouri, Boston College, Virginia Tech and USC.

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TEAM LEADERS

JUST HUMMING ALONG LOUISIANA TECH The Bulldog offense finished the regular season ranked in the upper echelon of C-USA in scoring offense (2nd - 34.0 PPG), rushing offense (5th - 167.9 YPG), total offense (1st - 445.2 YPG), pass offense (4th - 277.2 YPG) and first downs (2nd - 286).

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS Rushing Att. Justin Henderson 166 Israel Tucker 60

SUCCESS UNDER PRESSURE Passing

Net 967 327

Avg. TD 5.8 15 5.4 2

YPG 80.6 36.3

J’Mar Smith Aaron Allen

C-A-I Yards 223-339-4 2814 43-75-1 446

Receiving Smoke Harris Malik Stanley

Rec. 47 37

This season, the Louisiana Tech receiving corps has been a “all-hands-on-deck” approach. Through the 12 games of the regualar season, 16 different players caught at least one pass. Nine of those caught at least nine.

Defense L’Jarius Sneed Amik Robertson

U-A-TT TFL INT 42-30-72 3.5-(6) 3-68 44-16-60 8.0 (20) 5 (97)

Tech has six different players averaging at least 20 receiving yards per game, but not one averaging over 61 yards per contest. Tech only has two 100-yard individual receiving performances this season (Adrian Hardy & Malik Stanley).

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS Rushing Att. Net Avg. TD YPG Deejay Dallas 116 693 6.0 8 69.3 Cam’Ron Harris 102 545 5.3 5 45.4

On third downs on offense this season, no team in C-USA was more efficent than the Bulldogs, who converted on 41.8 percent of their 3rd-down attempts (66-of-158). Meanwhile, the defense posted the league’s fifth-most efficient third-down numbers, allowing opponents a conversion rate of just 34.8 percent.

DOING IT BY COMMITTEE

Receiving gp HARRIS, Smoke 12 POWELL, Cee Jay 12 HARDY, Adrian 9 STANLEY, Malik 12 HEBERT, Griffin 12 HENDERSON, J. 12 GRAHAM, Isaiah 12 TUCKER, Israel 9 DANCY, Jaqwis 6 HOLLY, Bobby 12 MAGEE, Tahj 7 TOUSSANT, Wayne 12 MARCUS, DeAndre 10 MATTHEWS, J. 11 ADAMS, Jacob 12 WOODARD, J. 8

no. 47 43 41 37 28 21 19 12 9 6 2 2 2 1 1 1

yds 348 488 525 574 511 196 383 83 65 38 29 26 12 36 8 5

avg 7.4 11.3 12.8 15.5 18.2 9.3 20.2 6.9 7.2 6.3 14.5 13.0 6.0 36.0 8.0 5.0

td 2 1 1 3 6 1 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

lg 27 55 41 56 70 30 80 18 13 17 16 20 9 36 8 5

avg/g 29.0 40.7 58.3 47.8 42.6 16.3 31.9 9.2 10.8 3.2 4.1 2.2 1.2 3.3 0.7 0.6

Yards 348 574

Passing Jarren Williams N’Kosi Perry

C-A-I Yards 160-256-6 2093 80-146-2 993

Receiving Brevin Jordan K.J. Osborn

Rec. 35 45

Yards 495 491

Defense U-A-TT Shaquille Quarterman 47-49-96 Michael Pinckney 40-24-64

#PICKSIXU The Tech defense has been one of the best in the nation at turning interceptions into points over the last three seasons. Five Bulldogs have combined to house ten interceptions since 2017, tied with Utah State for most in the nation. Tech DB’s Amik Robertson and L’Jarius Sneed are in a three-way tie for first among active FBS leaders with three pick-sixes apiece.

Pick Sixes (Since 2017) 3 3 3

YPG 29.0 47.8 PBU 4 16

TD YPG 19 190.3 8 141.9

Avg. TD 14.1 2 10.9 5

TFL 15.5 12.5

INT 0 0

YPG 45.0 40.9 FF-FR 1-2 0-0

SERIES STATS

Across the last four years, they have helped lead Tech to a 17-6 record at home along with three bowl wins. They have a chance to record Tech’s first 10-win season since 1984.

Player Amik Robertson (LA Tech) L’Jarius Sneed (LA Tech Isaiah Rodgers (UMass)

Avg. TD 7.4 2 15.5 3

MIAMI

Series Record: in Shreveport: in Miami: in Ruston: IT ALL STARTS WITH THE CENTER in Postseason Play: Throughout the 2019 season, no FBS player has made more consecutive starts than Louisiana Tech Most Tech Points: offensive lineman Ethan Reed. Most Miami Points: Reed, who redshirted as a true freshman, has started every game possible on the Tech offensive Most Combined Points: line over the past three-plus seasons, and is in line for his 53rd consecutive start this Thursday. Biggest Tech Win: LEAD US SENIORS Biggest Miami Win: This season, Tech’s 23 seniors will have a chance at making history. With a win in Thursday’s bowl Current Streak: game, they will tie Tech’s most wins across a four-year span in FBS with 34.

Team Pick Sixes (Since 2017) Louisiana Tech 10 Utah St. 10 Utah 8 Wisconsin 7 Oregon 7 Fresno St. 7 Florida 7 Clemson 7 Alabama 7

TD YPG 17 281.4 3 74.3

Miami leads, 4-0 Miami leads, 1-0 Miami leads, 3-0 No meetings No meetings 31 (2000) 48 (2003, 2004) 73 (2000) N/A 48 (2004) Miami, W4

LA TECH QB RECORDS CAREER PASSING YARDS 1. 12,994 Luke McCown 2. 12,746 Tim Rattay 3. 9,360 J’Mar Smith 4. 9,062 Jason Martin 5. 7,042 Matt Dunigan 6. 6,589 Terry Bradshaw 7. 6,539 Ryan Higgins 8. 6,417 Colby Cameron 9. 6,059 Gene Johnson 10. 5,036 Ross Jenkins

2000-03 1997-99 2016-Present 1993-96 1979-82 1966-69 2013-16 2009-12 1988-91 2006-10

CAREER PASSING TOUCHDOWNS 1. 115 Tim Rattay 2. 88 Luke McCown 3. 64 Jason Martin 4. 50 J’Mar Smith 5. 48 Ryan Higgins 6. 45 Colby Cameron 7. 40 Matt Dunigan 8. 39 Terry Bradshaw 39 Gene Johnson 10. 36 Ross Jenkins

1997-99 2000-03 1993-96 2016-Present 2013-16 2009-12 1979-82 1966-69 1988-91 2006-10

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NUMERICAL ROSTER NUMERICAL ROSTER No. 1 2 3 3 4 5 5 6 7 8 8 9 10 10 11 13 14 15 16 16 17 18 18 19 20 21 22 23 23 24 25 26 26 27 29 29 30 31 32 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44

Name L’Jarius Sneed Connor Taylor Aaron Allen Trey Baldwin Darryl Lewis Logan McFadden Michael Sam Adrian Hardy Jaiden Cole Brandon Floyd J’Mar Smith Bailey Hale Westin Elliott James Jackson George Scott Isaiah Graham Praise Okorie Malik Stanley Zach Cousar CJ Johnson Brodrick Calhoun Zach Hannibal Jakson Thomson Smoke Harris Kollin Hurt Amik Robertson Israel Tucker Jaqwis Dancy Marquallius Turner Joshua Matthews Bee Jay Williamson Jacorion Andrews Jawaun Johnson Elijah Hines Brady Farlow DeAndre Marcus Aaron Roberson Christian Archangel Ishmael Landers Trey Spencer Justin Henderson Reggie Cleveland Collin Scott Khiry Morrison Ephraim Kitchen Charvis Thornton Randy Hogan Kyle Conrad Bobby Holly Maki Carabin Tristan Allen Keivie Rose

Pos. S LB QB LB S QB CB WR S S QB K QB S WR WR WR WR WR CB CB CB QB WR S CB RB RB CB WR S S WR RB P/K RB CB S RB CB RB LB LB S CB CB LB DS FB LB DE DT

Ht. 6-1 6-0 6-1 6-2 5-11 6-3 6-1 6-2 6-0 6-2 6-1 5-11 6-5 5-11 6-1 6-0 5-10 6-3 6-4 6-0 5-10 6-0 6-3 5-6 6-3 5-9 5-8 5-11 5-9 6-2 6-1 6-0 5-11 5-8 5-11 6-1 5-9 6-0 5-11 5-11 5-10 6-0 6-0 6-0 5-10 5-10 6-1 6-2 6-1 6-1 6-4 6-3

COACHING STAFF

Wt. 193 223 193 236 210 190 194 200 197 223 218 196 221 225 199 188 177 212 226 160 170 190 201 175 198 183 199 193 170 194 185 202 190 186 186 201 200 180 200 180 218 224 231 207 176 178 227 203 252 223 240 291

Yr. Sr. Sr. R-Fr. R-Jr. R-Sr. Fr. R-Sr. R-Jr. R-So. R-Jr. R-Sr. R-Jr. R-Jr. R-Sr. Jr. R-Jr. R-So. R-Sr. R-Jr. Fr. R-Fr. R-Jr. Fr. R-Fr. R-So. Jr. R-Jr. R-Sr. Fr. R-So. R-Fr. R-So. Jr. Fr. R-Jr. R-Fr. R-Sr. Fr. Fr. R-Sr. R-Jr. R-Jr. R-Sr. Fr. R-Sr. Fr. R-Sr. R-Jr. R-Sr. Fr. R-So. Fr.

Exp. Hometown (Previous School) 3L Minden, La. (Minden HS) 1L Kaysville, Utah (Snow College) RS Missouri City, Texas (Ridge Point HS) RS Orange, Texas (Trinity Valley CC) 3L New Orleans, La. (Lusher HS) HS Rock Hill, S.C. (Rock Hill HS) 1L New Iberia, La. (Trinity Valley CC) 2L Houston, Texas (Dekaney HS) 1L Monroe, La. (Neville HS) RS New Orleans, La. (Trinity Valley CC) 3L Meridian, Miss. (Meridian HS) 1L Iowa Park, Texas (Eastern New Mexico) 1L Shallowater, Texas (Blinn College) 3L Haynesville, La. (Haynesville HS) 2L Natchez, Miss. (Adams County Christian HS) RS Bastrop, La. (TCU/Bastrop HS) RS Houston, Texas (Langham Creek HS) TR Topeka, Kan. (South Alabama) 2L Oxford, Miss. (Oxford HS) HS Greenwood, Miss. (Greenwood HS) RS Dallas, Texas (John Horn HS) 2L Monroe, La. (Ouachita HS) HS Dallas, Texas (Lake Highlands HS) RS St. Francisville, La. (West Feliciana HS) SQ Gilmer, Texas (Gilmer HS) 2L Thibodaux, La. (Thibodaux HS) 2L Metairie, La. (Archbishop Rummel HS) 3L Junction City, Ark. (Junction City HS) HS Shreveport, La. (Southwood HS) SQ Baton Rouge, La. (Dunham HS) RS Dallas, Texas (John Horn HS) 1L Monroe, La. (Neville HS) TR Fullerton, Calif. (Fullerton College) HS Port Arthur, Texas (Memorial HS) RS Hattiesburg, Miss. (Jones County JC) RS Ruston, La. (Ruston HS) 3L Shreveport, La. (Huntington HS) HS Lafayette, La. (Comeaux HS) HS New Orleans, La. (St. Augustine HS) 2L Orange, Texas (West Orange-Stark HS) 1L Lake Wales, Fla. (Coffeyville CC) SQ Baton Rouge, La. (Scotlandville HS) 3L Houston, Texas (Manvel HS) HS St. Francisville, La. (West Feliciana HS) 3L Batesville, Miss. (South Panola HS) HS Baton Rouge, La. (Southern Lab HS) 1L Pascagoula, Miss. (Pearl River CC) SQ Richmond, Texas (Notre Dame) 3L Farmerville, La. (Union Parish HS) HS San Antonio, Texas (Alamo Heights HS) 1L Atlanta, Texas (Atlanta HS) HS Henderson, Texas (Henderson HS)

Skip Holtz - Head Coach Joe Sloan - Assistant Head Coach/Co-Offensive Coordinator Bob Diaco - Defensive Coordinator/Safeties Todd Fitch - Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Jeff Burris - Cornerbacks Brian Gamble - Linebackers Robert McFarland - Offensive Line Rick Petri - Defensive Line Kenny Guiton - Outside Receivers Brock Hays - Running Backs Dennis Smith - Special Teams Coordinator Kurt Hester - Head Strength & Conditioning Coach Krista Patrick - Director of External Football Operations Paul Smith - Director of Internal Football Operations Ed Jackson - Assistant AD/Character Education Coordinator Caden Thomson - Graduate Assistant Ross Hornor - Graduate Assistant Sean Marinan - Graduate Assistant Mac Goode - Graduate Assistant

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No. 45 46 47 47 48 49 50 51 52 54 55 56 58 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 72 73 74 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 95 96 97 98 99

Name Jacob Adams Ezekiel Barnett Drake Carroll Eric Kendzior Alex Zayed Isaiah Windmon Chris Spence Antawn Lewis D.J. Jackson Allen Walker Drew Kirkpatrick Mykol Clark Reeves Blankenship Brett Pope Ethan Reed Abraham Delfin Stevie Ballard Joshua Mote Kody Russey Noah White Walker Hankinson Justin Throckmorton Christian Henderson Willie Allen Jonah Brewster Biron Rossell Gewhite Stallworth Taylor Fondal Carter Habich Griffin Hebert Cee Jay Powell Doyle Adams Jr. Jake Norris Javonte Woodard Willie Baker Joseph Walker Wayne Toussant Carson Rieder Kyle Maxwell Tahj Magee Courtney Wallace Steven Shaw La’Dante Davenport Deshon Hall Kevin Murphy Noah Pitre Calvin Rhines Ka’Derrion Mason Milton Williams Jacob Barnes Malik Wells

Pos. Ht. FB 6-0 S 6-2 OL 6-2 DE 6-3 LB 5-11 LB 6-1 DT 6-1 OL 6-5 DT 6-0 LB 6-2 OL 6-3 DE 6-4 DS 6-4 OL 6-3 OL 6-4 OL 6-1 OL 6-5 OL 6-3 OL 6-1 DS 6-3 OL 6-6 OL 6-3 OL 6-5 OL 6-6 OL 6-7 OL 6-4 OL 6-8 DT 6-1 OL 6-5 WR 6-3 WR 5-7 WR 5-10 WR 5-9 WR 6-0 DE 6-3 WR 6-0 WR 5-9 WR 6-2 WR 6-3 WR 5-11 DT 6-2 DE 6-5 DT 6-3 DE 6-3 DL 6-2 OL 6-6 DL 6-0 DT 6-4 DE 6-4 K 5-9 DL 6-3

Wt. 227 213 288 240 222 198 296 307 295 218 310 238 218 270 301 303 296 287 290 200 257 276 299 343 295 297 320 317 280 217 173 185 164 198 246 171 159 225 184 188 305 258 287 237 305 258 257 297 271 170 278

Yr. Exp. Hometown (Previous School) R-So. SQ West Monroe, La. (West Monroe HS) R-Jr. 2L Benton, La. (Benton HS) R-Fr. RS Alexandria, La. (Holy Savior Menard HS) R-Jr. 2L Deer Park, Texas (La Porte HS) R-Jr. 2L Destrehan, La. (Destrehan HS) R-Fr. RS Marrero, La. (John Ehret HS) R-Jr. SQ Jonesboro, La. (Arkansas-Monticello) R-So. TR West Palm Beach, Fla. (Coahoma CC) R-Fr. RS Dallas, Texas (West Mesquite HS) Fr. HS Alpharetta, Ga. (Milton HS) R-Sr. 1L Uvalde, Texas (Blinn College) Fr. HS Fort Worth, Texas (Crowley HS) R-So. 1L Springfield, La. (Springfield HS) Fr. HS Leesville, La. (Leesville HS) R-Sr. 3L Orange, Texas (Little Cypress-Mauriceville HS) R-So. 1L Plaquemine, La. (Plaquemine HS) Fr. HS Terry, Miss. (Central Hinds Academy) R-So. SQ Oak Grove, La. (Oak Grove HS) R-Jr. 2L Burleson, Texas (Burleson HS) Fr. HS Ruston, La. (Ruston HS) Fr. HS San Antonio, Texas (Alamo Heights HS) R-So. SQ Ruston, La. (Ruston HS) R-Fr. RS Greenwood, Miss. (Greenwood HS) R-Jr. 1L River Ridge, La. (Tyler JC) Fr. HS Frisco, Texas (Prestonwood Christian Academy) R-Fr. RS West Memphis, Ark. (West Memphis Christian HS) R-Sr. 2L Houston, Texas (Navarro JC) R-Jr. SQ New Iberia, La. (Westgate HS) So. TR Monroe, Wash. (Garden City CC) R-So. 1L Lafayette, La. (St. Thomas More HS) R-Jr. 2L Maringouin, La. (Livonia HS) Fr. HS Benton, La. (Benton HS) R-Jr. 2L West Monroe, La. (West Monroe HS) R-Sr. 3L Haughton, La. (Haughton HS) R-Jr. 2L New Roads, La. (Livonia HS) Fr. HS New Orleans, La. (St. Augustine HS) R-Fr. RS Maringouin, La. (Plaquemine HS) Fr. HS Destrehan, La. (Destrehan HS) Fr. HS Amite City, La. (Amite HS) R-Fr. RS Franklinton, La. (Franklinton HS) R-Sr. 3L Monroe, La. (Neville HS) R-Fr. RS Houston, Texas (Manvel HS) R-Sr. 3L Shreveport, La. (Northwood HS) Fr. HS Gonzales, La. (East Ascension HS) R-Sr. TR West Chester, Pa. (UConn) R-Fr. RS Geismar, La. (Dutchtown HS) Fr. HS Gonzales, La. (East Ascension HS) Sr. 3L McComb, Miss. (McComb HS) R-So. 1L Crowley, Texas (Crowley HS) Fr. HS Baton Rouge, La. (Woodlawn HS) Jr. TR Naperville, Ill. (College of DuPage)

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE

Jacorion Andrews Christian Archangel Stevie Ballard Ezekiel Barnett Maki Carabin Mykol Clark Zach Cousar Jaqwis Dancy Abraham Delfin Brady Farlow Taylor Fondal Carter Habich Griffin Hebert Eric Kendzior Ephraim Kitchen Tahj Magee Ka’Derrion Mason Khiry Morrison

juh-CORE-ee-an ARK-angel (rhymes with mallard, like the duck) eh-ZEEK-ee-uhl MACK-ee CARE-uh-bin Michael COW-zir jah-queese DEL-fin FAR-low fon-DOLL ha-BICK AYE-bair ken-zer eh-FROM tah-JH kuh-DAIR-ee-uhn KY-ree

Praise Okorie Noah Pitre Carson Reider Aaron Roberson Amik Robertson Keivie Rose Biron Rossell J’Mar Smith L’Jarius Sneed Gewhite Stallworth Malik Stanley Wayne Toussant Israel Tucker Malik Wells Javonte Woodard Alex Zayed

oh-CORE-EE PEE-tree RIDE-er rah-ber-son UH-meek kee-vee bi-ron rAA-suhl JAY-mar luh-JAIR-EE-us juh-WHITE muh-leek TOO-sahnn IHZ-rih-uhl muh-leek juh-von-TAY ZI-eed


2019 LOUISIANA TECH FOOTBALL No. 82 45 3 43 73 26 31 85 3 63 98 46 58 74 17 42 47 56 34 7 40 16 23 92 62 10 29 8 78 13 79 9 93 67 18 6 19 80 72 33 27 39 41 20 52 10 16 26 47 55 37 32

Name Doyle Adams Jr. Jacob Adams Aaron Allen Tristan Allen Willie Allen Jacorion Andrews Christian Archangel Willie Baker Trey Baldwin Stevie Ballard Jacob Barnes Ezekiel Barnett Reeves Blankenship Jonah Brewster Brodrick Calhoun Maki Carabin Drake Carroll Mykol Clark Reggie Cleveland Jaiden Cole Kyle Conrad Zach Cousar Jaqwis Dancy La’Dante Davenport Abraham Delfin Westin Elliott Brady Farlow Brandon Floyd Taylor Fondal Isaiah Graham Carter Habich Bailey Hale Deshon Hall Walker Hankinson Zach Hannibal Adrian Hardy Smoke Harris Griffin Hebert Christian Henderson Justin Henderson Elijah Hines Randy Hogan Bobby Holly Kollin Hurt D.J. Jackson James Jackson CJ Johnson Jawaun Johnson Eric Kendzior Drew Kirkpatrick Ephraim Kitchen Ishmael Landers

Pos. WR FB QB DE OL S S DE LB OL K S DS OL CB LB OL DE LB S DS WR RB DT OL QB P/K S DT WR OL K DE OL CB WR WR WR OL RB RB LB FB S DT S CB WR DE OL CB RB

Ht. 5-10 6-0 6-1 6-4 6-6 6-0 6-0 6-3 6-2 6-5 5-9 6-2 6-4 6-7 5-10 6-1 6-2 6-4 6-0 6-0 6-2 6-4 5-11 6-3 6-1 6-5 5-11 6-2 6-1 6-0 6-5 5-11 6-3 6-6 6-0 6-2 5-6 6-3 6-5 5-10 5-8 6-1 6-1 6-3 6-0 5-11 6-0 5-11 6-3 6-3 5-10 5-11

COACHING STAFF

Wt. 185 227 193 240 343 202 180 246 236 296 170 213 218 295 170 223 288 238 224 197 203 226 193 287 303 221 186 223 317 188 280 196 237 257 190 200 175 217 299 218 186 227 252 198 295 225 160 190 240 310 176 200

Yr. Fr. R-So. R-Fr. R-So. R-Jr. R-So. Fr. R-Jr. R-Jr. Fr. Fr. R-Jr. R-So. Fr. R-Fr. Fr. R-Fr. Fr. R-Jr. R-So. R-Jr. R-Jr. R-Sr. R-Sr. R-So. R-Jr. R-Jr. R-Jr. R-Jr. R-Jr. So. R-Sr. Fr. Fr. R-Jr. R-Jr. R-Fr. R-So. R-Fr. R-Jr. Fr. R-Sr. R-Sr. R-So. R-Fr. R-Sr. Fr. Jr. R-Jr. R-Sr. R-Sr. Fr.

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Exp. Hometown (Previous School) HS Benton, La. (Benton HS) SQ West Monroe, La. (West Monroe HS) RS Missouri City, Texas (Ridge Point HS) 1L Atlanta, Texas (Atlanta HS) 1L River Ridge, La. (Tyler JC) 1L Monroe, La. (Neville HS) HS Lafayette, La. (Comeaux HS) 2L New Roads, La. (Livonia HS) RS Orange, Texas (Trinity Valley CC) HS Terry, Miss. (Central Hinds Academy) HS Baton Rouge, La. (Woodlawn HS) 2L Benton, La. (Benton HS) 1L Springfield, La. (Springfield HS) HS Frisco, Texas (Prestonwood Christian Academy) RS Dallas, Texas (John Horn HS) HS San Antonio, Texas (Alamo Heights HS) RS Alexandria, La. (Holy Savior Menard HS) HS Fort Worth, Texas (Crowley HS) SQ Baton Rouge, La. (Scotlandville HS) 1L Monroe, La. (Neville HS) SQ Richmond, Texas (Notre Dame) 2L Oxford, Miss. (Oxford HS) 3L Junction City, Ark. (Junction City HS) 3L Shreveport, La. (Northwood HS) 1L Plaquemine, La. (Plaquemine HS) 1L Shallowater, Texas (Blinn College) RS Hattiesburg, Miss. (Jones County JC) RS New Orleans, La. (Trinity Valley CC) SQ New Iberia, La. (Westgate HS) RS Bastrop, La. (TCU/Bastrop HS) TR Monroe, Wash. (Garden City CC) 1L Iowa Park, Texas (Eastern New Mexico) HS Gonzales, La. (East Ascension HS) HS San Antonio, Texas (Alamo Heights HS) 2L Monroe, La. (Ouachita HS) 2L Houston, Texas (Dekaney HS) RS St. Francisville, La. (West Feliciana HS) 1L Lafayette, La. (St. Thomas More HS) RS Greenwood, Miss. (Greenwood HS) 1L Lake Wales, Fla. (Coffeyville CC) HS Port Arthur, Texas (Memorial HS) 1L Pascagoula, Miss. (Pearl River CC) 3L Farmerville, La. (Union Parish HS) SQ Gilmer, Texas (Gilmer HS) RS Dallas, Texas (West Mesquite HS) 3L Haynesville, La. (Haynesville HS) HS Greenwood, Miss. (Greenwood HS) TR Fullerton, Calif. (Fullerton College) 2L Deer Park, Texas (La Porte HS) 1L Uvalde, Texas (Blinn College) 3L Batesville, Miss. (South Panola HS) HS New Orleans, La. (St. Augustine HS)

Skip Holtz - Head Coach Joe Sloan - Assistant Head Coach/Co-Offensive Coordinator Bob Diaco - Defensive Coordinator/Safeties Todd Fitch - Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Jeff Burris - Cornerbacks Brian Gamble - Linebackers Robert McFarland - Offensive Line Rick Petri - Defensive Line Kenny Guiton - Outside Receivers Brock Hays - Running Backs Dennis Smith - Special Teams Coordinator Kurt Hester - Head Strength & Conditioning Coach Krista Patrick - Director of External Football Operations Paul Smith - Director of Internal Football Operations Ed Jackson - Assistant AD/Character Education Coordinator Caden Thomson - Graduate Assistant Ross Hornor - Graduate Assistant Sean Marinan - Graduate Assistant Mac Goode - Graduate Assistant

No. 51 4 89 29 96 24 88 5 36 64 94 83 14 95 60 81 61 95 87 30 21 44 76 65 5 35 11 91 8 1 50 32 77 15 2 18 38 68 86 22 23 54 85 90 99 66 97 25 49 84 48

Name Antawn Lewis Darryl Lewis Tahj Magee DeAndre Marcus Ka’Derrion Mason Joshua Matthews Kyle Maxwell Logan McFadden Khiry Morrison Joshua Mote Kevin Murphy Jake Norris Praise Okorie Noah Pitre Brett Pope Cee Jay Powell Ethan Reed Calvin Rhines Carson Rieder Aaron Roberson Amik Robertson Keivie Rose Biron Rossell Kody Russey Michael Sam Collin Scott George Scott Steven Shaw J’Mar Smith L’Jarius Sneed Chris Spence Trey Spencer Gewhite Stallworth Malik Stanley Connor Taylor Jakson Thomson Charvis Thornton Justin Throckmorton Wayne Toussant Israel Tucker Marquallius Turner Allen Walker Joseph Walker Courtney Wallace Malik Wells Noah White Milton Williams Bee Jay Williamson Isaiah Windmon Javonte Woodard Alex Zayed

Pos. OL S WR RB DT WR WR QB S OL DL WR WR OL OL WR OL DL WR CB CB DT OL OL CB LB WR DE QB S DT CB OL WR LB QB CB OL WR RB CB LB WR DT DL DS DE S LB WR LB

Ht. 6-5 5-11 5-11 6-1 6-4 6-2 6-3 6-3 6-0 6-3 6-2 5-9 5-10 6-6 6-3 5-7 6-4 6-0 6-2 5-9 5-9 6-3 6-4 6-1 6-1 6-0 6-1 6-5 6-1 6-1 6-1 5-11 6-8 6-3 6-0 6-3 5-10 6-3 5-9 5-8 5-9 6-2 6-0 6-2 6-3 6-3 6-4 6-1 6-1 6-0 5-11

Wt. 307 210 188 201 297 194 184 190 207 287 305 164 177 258 270 173 301 257 225 200 183 291 297 290 194 231 199 258 218 193 296 180 320 212 223 201 178 276 159 199 170 218 171 305 278 200 271 185 198 198 222

Yr. R-So. R-Sr. R-Fr. R-Fr. Sr. R-So. Fr. Fr. Fr. R-So. R-Sr. R-Jr. R-So. R-Fr. Fr. R-Jr. R-Sr. Fr. Fr. R-Sr. Jr. Fr. R-Fr. R-Jr. R-Sr. R-Sr. Jr. R-Fr. R-Sr. Sr. R-Jr. R-Sr. R-Sr. R-Sr. Sr. Fr. Fr. R-So. R-Fr. R-Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. R-Sr. Jr. Fr. R-So. R-Fr. R-Fr. R-Sr. R-Jr.

Exp. Hometown (Previous School) TR West Palm Beach, Fla. (Coahoma CC) 3L New Orleans, La. (Lusher HS) RS Franklinton, La. (Franklinton HS) RS Ruston, La. (Ruston HS) 3L McComb, Miss. (McComb HS) SQ Baton Rouge, La. (Dunham HS) HS Amite City, La. (Amite HS) HS Rock Hill, S.C. (Rock Hill HS) HS St. Francisville, La. (West Feliciana HS) SQ Oak Grove, La. (Oak Grove HS) TR West Chester, Pa. (UConn) 2L West Monroe, La. (West Monroe HS) RS Houston, Texas (Langham Creek HS) RS Geismar, La. (Dutchtown HS) HS Leesville, La. (Leesville HS) 2L Maringouin, La. (Livonia HS) 3L Orange, Texas (Little Cypress-Mauriceville HS) HS Gonzales, La. (East Ascension HS) HS Destrehan, La. (Destrehan HS) 3L Shreveport, La. (Huntington HS) 2L Thibodaux, La. (Thibodaux HS) HS Henderson, Texas (Henderson HS) RS West Memphis, Ark. (West Memphis Christian HS) 2L Burleson, Texas (Burleson HS) 1L New Iberia, La. (Trinity Valley CC) 3L Houston, Texas (Manvel HS) 2L Natchez, Miss. (Adams County Christian HS) RS Houston, Texas (Manvel HS) 3L Meridian, Miss. (Meridian HS) 3L Minden, La. (Minden HS) SQ Jonesboro, La. (Arkansas-Monticello) 2L Orange, Texas (West Orange-Stark HS) 2L Houston, Texas (Navarro JC) TR Topeka, Kan. (South Alabama) 1L Kaysville, Utah (Snow College) HS Dallas, Texas (Lake Highlands HS) HS Baton Rouge, La. (Southern Lab HS) SQ Ruston, La. (Ruston HS) RS Maringouin, La. (Plaquemine HS) 2L Metairie, La. (Archbishop Rummel HS) HS Shreveport, La. (Southwood HS) HS Alpharetta, Ga. (Milton HS) HS New Orleans, La. (St. Augustine HS) 3L Monroe, La. (Neville HS) TR Naperville, Ill. (College of DuPage) HS Ruston, La. (Ruston HS) 1L Crowley, Texas (Crowley HS) RS Dallas, Texas (John Horn HS) RS Marrero, La. (John Ehret HS) 3L Haughton, La. (Haughton HS) 2L Destrehan, La. (Destrehan HS)

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE Jacorion Andrews Christian Archangel Stevie Ballard Ezekiel Barnett Maki Carabin Mykol Clark Zach Cousar Jaqwis Dancy Abraham Delfin Brady Farlow Taylor Fondal Carter Habich Griffin Hebert Eric Kendzior Ephraim Kitchen Tahj Magee Ka’Derrion Mason Khiry Morrison

juh-CORE-ee-an ARK-angel (rhymes with mallard, like the duck) eh-ZEEK-ee-uhl MACK-ee CARE-uh-bin Michael COW-zir jah-queese DEL-fin FAR-low fon-DOLL ha-BICK AYE-bair ken-zer eh-FROM tah-JH kuh-DAIR-ee-uhn KY-ree

Praise Okorie Noah Pitre Carson Reider Aaron Roberson Amik Robertson Keivie Rose Biron Rossell J’Mar Smith L’Jarius Sneed Gewhite Stallworth Malik Stanley Wayne Toussant Israel Tucker Malik Wells Javonte Woodard Alex Zayed

oh-CORE-EE PEE-tree RIDE-er rah-ber-son UH-meek kee-vee bi-ron rAA-suhl JAY-mar luh-JAIR-EE-us juh-WHITE muh-leek TOO-sahnn IHZ-rih-uhl muh-leek juh-von-TAY ZI-eed

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DEPTH CHART (AS OF NOV. 30, 2019)

GAME: 12 (UTSA) OFFENSE LT

LG C RG RT RB

X -orH A -orZ -orQB

73 79 95 55 64 65 62 61 72 77 51 33 22 29 6 15 81 19 41 80 13 84 86 8 3 10

WIllie Allen Carter Habich Noah Pitre Drew Kirkpatrick Joshua Mote Kody Russey Abraham Delfin Ethan Reed Christian Henderson Gewhite Stallworth Antawn Lewis Justin Henderson Israel Tucker DeAndre Marcus Adrian Hardy Malik Stanley Cee Jay Powell Smoke Harris Bobby Holly Griffin Hebert Isaiah Graham Javonte Woodard Wayne Toussant J’Mar Smith Aaron Allen Westin Elliott

DEFENSE DE

96 94 NT 90 52 DE 97 93 91 OLB 85 -or- 43 54 OLB 10 46 ILB 2 48 ILB 35 3 S 4 25 S 1 7 CB 21 18 CB 5 30

Ka’Derrion Mason Kevin Murphy Courtney Wallace D.J. Jackson Milton Williams Deshon Hall Steven Shaw Willie Baker Tristan Allen Allen Walker James Jackson Ezekiel Barnett Connor Taylor Alex Zayed Collin Scott Trey Baldwin Darryl Lewis Bee Jay Williamson L’Jarius Sneed Jaiden Cole Amik Robertson Zach Hannibal Michael Sam Aaron Roberson

SPECIAL TEAMS K P DS H PR KR

8

9 29 29 98 49 66 29 66 19 81 86 13

Bailey Hale Brady Farlow Brady Farlow Jacob Barnes Reeves Blankenship Noah White Brady Farlow Noah White Smoke Harris Cee Jay Powell Wayne Toussant Isaiah Graham

6-6 6-5 6-6 6-3 6-3 6-1 6-1 6-4 6-5 6-8 6-5 5-10 5-8 6-1 6-2 6-3 5-7 5-6 6-1 6-3 6-0 6-0 5-9 6-1 6-1 6-5

343 280 258 310 287 290 303 301 299 320 307 218 199 201 200 212 173 175 252 217 188 198 159 218 193 221

R-Jr. So. R-Fr. R-Sr. R-So. R-Jr. R-So. R-Sr. R-Fr. R-Sr. R-So. R-Jr. R-Jr. R-Fr. R-Jr. R-Sr. R-Jr. R-Fr. R-Sr. R-So. R-Jr. R-Sr. R-Fr. R-Sr. R-Fr. R-Jr.

1L TR RS 1L SQ 2L 1L 3L RS 2L TR 1L 2L RS 2L TR 2L RS 3L RS RS 3L RS 3L RS 1L

River Ridge, La. Monroe, Wash. Geismar, La. Uvalde, Texas Oak Grove, La. Burleson, Texas Plaquemine, La. Orange, Texas Greenwood, Miss. Houston, Texas West Palm Beach, Fla. Lake Wales, Fla. Metairie, La. Ruston, La. Houston, Texas Topeka, Kan. Maringouin, La. St. Francisville, La. Farmerville, La. Lafayette, La. Bastrop, La. Haughton, La. Maringouin, La. Meridian, Miss. Missouri City, Texas Shallowater, Texas

(Tyler JC) (Garden City CC) (Dutchtown HS) (Blinn College) (Oak Grove HS) (Burleson HS) (Plaquemine HS) (Little Cypress-Mauriceville HS) (Greenwood HS) (Navarro JC) (Coahoma CC) (Coffeyville CC) (Archbishop Rummel HS) (Ruston HS) (Dekaney HS) (South Alabama) (Livonia HS) (West Feliciana HS) (Union Parish HS) (St. Thomas More HS) (TCU) (Haughton HS) (Plaquemine HS) (Meridian HS) (Ridge Point HS) (Blinn College)

6-4 6-2 6-2 6-0 6-4 6-3 6-5 6-3 6-4 6-2 5-11 6-2 6-0 5-11 6-0 6-2 5-11 6-1 6-1 6-0 5-9 6-0 6-1 5-9

297 305 305 295 271 250 258 246 240 218 225 213 223 222 231 236 210 185 193 197 183 190 194 200

Sr. R-Sr. R-Sr. R-Fr. R-So. Fr. R-Fr. R-Jr. R-So. Fr. R-Sr. R-Jr. Sr. R-Jr. R-Sr. R-Jr. R-Sr. R-Fr. Sr. R-So. Jr. R-Jr. R-Sr. R-Sr.

3L TR 3L RS 1L HS RS 2L 1L HS 3L 2L 1L 2L 3L RS 3L RS 3L 1L 2L 2L 1L 3L

McComb, Miss. West Chester, Pa. Monroe, La. Dallas, Texas Crowley, Texas Gonzales, La. Houston, Texas New Roads, La. Atlanta, Texas Alpharetta, Ga. Haynesville, La. Benton, La. Kaysville, Utah Destrehan, La. Houston, Texas Orange, Texas New Orleans, La. Dallas, Texas Minden, La. Monroe, La. Thibodaux, La. Monroe, La. New Iberia, La. Shreveport, La.

(McComb HS) (UConn) (Neville HS) (West Mesquite HS) (Crowley HS) (East Ascension HS) (Manvel HS) (Livonia HS) (Atlanta HS) (Milton HS) (Haynesville HS) (Benton HS) (Snow College) (Destrehan HS) (Manvel HS) (Trinity Valley CC) (Lusher HS) (John Horn HS) (Minden HS) (Neville HS) (Thibodaux HS) (Ouachita Parish HS) (Trinity Valley CC) (Huntington HS)

5-11 5-11 5-11 5-9 6-4 6-3 5-11 6-3 5-6 5-7 5-9 6-0

196 186 186 170 218 200 186 200 175 173 159 188

R-Sr. R-Jr. R-Jr. Fr. R-So. Fr. R-Jr. Fr. R-Fr. R-Jr. R-Fr. R-Jr.

1L RS RS HS 1L HS RS HS RS 2L RS RS

Iowa Park, Texas Hattiesburg, Miss. Hattiesburg, Miss. Baton Rouge, La. Springfield, La. Ruston, La. Hattiesburg, Miss. Ruston, La. St. Francisville, La. Maringouin, La. Maringouin, La. Bastrop, La.

(Eastern New Mexico) (Jones County JC) (Jones County JC) (Woodlawn HS) (Springfield HS) (Ruston HS) (Jones County JC) (Ruston HS) (West Feliciana HS) (Livonia HS) (Plaquemine HS) (TCU)

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J’MAR SMITH 6-1 | 218 | R-Sr. | Meridian, Miss. COMP

ATT

YDS

TD/INT

223

339

2814

17/4

JUSTIN HENDERSON 5-10 | 218 | R-Jr. | Lake Wells, Fla. ATT

YDS

AVG

TD

166

967

5.8

15

81 WR

CEE JAY POWELL 5-7 | 173 | R-Jr. | Maringouin, La.

15 WR

MALIK STANLEY 6-3 | 212 | R-Sr. | Topeka, Kan.

80 WR

GRIFFIN HEBERT 6-3 | 217 | R-So. | Lafayette, La.

73 LT

WILLIE ALLEN 6-6 | 343 | R-Jr. | River Ridge, La.

55 LG

DREW KIRKPATRICK 6-3 | 310 | R-Sr. | Uvalde, Texas

65 C

KODY RUSSEY 6-1 | 290 | R-Jr. | Burleson, Texas

61 RG

ETHAN REED 6-4 | 301 | R-Sr. | Orange, Texas

77 RT

GEWHITE STALLWORTH 6-8 | 320 | R-Sr. | Houston, Texas

9 K

REC

YDS

AVG

TD

19

383

20.2

4

REC

YDS

AVG

TD

43

488

11.3

1

REC

YDS

AVG

TD

33

534

16.2

3

REC

YDS

AVG

TD

28

511

18.2

6

GS

RUSH/G

PASS/G

PPG

12

167.9

247.8

34.0

GS

RUSH/G

PASS/G

PPG

12

167.9

247.8

34.0

GS

RUSH/G

PASS/G

PPG

12

167.9

247.8

34.0

GS

RUSH/G

PASS/G

PPG

12

167.9

247.8

34.0

GS

RUSH/G

PASS/G

PPG

10

167.9

247.8

34.0

BAILEY HALE 5-11 | 196 | R-Sr. | Iowa Park, Texas FG

LONG

PAT

PTS

15-FOR-18

50

51-FOR-51

96

NOTES: Leads all C-USA with 15 rushing TD’s ... Second Team All-Conference USA ... Owns 2 of the 5 longest runs in C-USA this season (74 & 75 yards) ...Has rushed for at least 1 TD in seven of his last 9 games ... Rushed for a career-high 141 yards and 3 TDs vs. FIU ... Rushed 28 times for 113 yards against BGSU ... Rushed 19 times for 111 yards and 2 TDs vs. USM. NOTES: Leads the team in yards per reception with 20.2 ... Has the longest play from scrimmage for Tech this season (80 yd TD rec. vs. UNT) ... Had a seasonhigh 4 catches (39 yards) at No. 10 Texas ... Has 10 catches for 242 yards iver his last five games ... Sat out the 2018 season after transferring from TCU ... Has three of his four touchdowns over his last four regular-season games. NOTES: Second on the team with 43 receptions ... Named a Burlsworth Trophy nominee (nation’s top walk-on) ... 4th on the team with 488 receiving yards (40.7 per game) ... Has led/tied for most receptions on the team in six of 12 games in 2019. Had four catches for 70 yards, including a career-long 55-yard reception and a TD vs. UMass. NOTES: Leads the team with 534 receiving yards ... Second on the team with three receving TDs ... Named LSWA Co-Offensive POTW (10/21) ...Had a career best 8 catches for 212 yards and a TD vs. USM ... Had 4 rec. for 39 yards and a touchdown vs. UTEP ... Came to Tech as a grad transfer from South Alabama ... Named C-USA Honorable Mention. NOTES: Leads the team with 6 rec TDs. ... Made his first career rec. and TD at No. 10 Texas ... Added another TD reception in Week 2 vs. Grambling ... Owns two of Tech’s five longest receptions this season (70 yards vs. USM, 54 yards vs. FIU) ... Had two rec. for 86 yards vs. Southern Miss ... Had two catches for 39 yards and a TD vs. UTEP. NOTES: Made all 12 starts at left tackle in 2019 ... Named C-USA Honorable Mention in 2019 ... Saw action in12 games in 2018, while making two starts on the offensive line ... Transferred to Louisiana Tech from Tyler JC where he played in five games on the offensive line in 2017 ... Redshirted his freshman season at LSU. NOTES: Started all 12 games at left guard and was named C-USA Honorable Mention in 2019 ... Saw action in 11 games in 2018, while making five starts on the year ... Made his first appearance with LA Tech at No. 6 LSU, while his first career start came at UAB (10/6) ... Redshirted as a junior after signing out of Blinn College ... Named second team all-conference in 2016 (SWJCFC). NOTES: Started all 12 games at center for the Bulldogs ... All-Conference USA Honorable Mention (2019) ...All-Conference USA Honorable Mention (2018) ... All-Louisiana Honorable Mention (2018) ... Conference USA All-Freshman Team (2017) ... Started all 13 games in 2018 as Tech’s starting center ... Named one of four team captains for the 2019 season.

NOTABLE PLAYERS

13 WR

ISAIAH GRAHAM 6-0 | 188 | R-Jr. | Bastrop, La.

NOTES: 3rd in Tech history with 9,360 career passing yards ... C-USA Offensive Player of the Year ... First Team All-Conference USA ... 50 career passing TDs are fourth-most in school history ... Threw for 331 yards on the road at No. 10 Texas (his most passing yards vs. a P5 opponent) ... Threw for 325 yards and a TD vs. USM ... 2nd in C-USA in total offense (304.4 YPG) and 1st in passing yards per game (281.4 YPG) ... 11 career 300-yard passing games.

NOTES: Leads the nation with 52 consecutive starts through his first threeplus seasons ... Second Team All-C-USA (2019) ... Named All-Conference USA Honorable Mention in 2017 & 18 ... Member of the 2018 C-USA All-Academic Team ... Named a USA Today Freshman All-American in 2016 ... Has started every game of his career at Louisiana Tech. NOTES: Made 10 starts at right tackled for the Bulldogs in 2019 ... C-USA Honorable Mention (2019) ... Saw action in just one game in 2018 due to injury ... Made three starts across 12 overall appearances on the offensive line in 2017 ... Transferred to Tech in 2016 after spending two seasons at Navarro College ... Earned all-district honors at Reagan HS as a four-year letterwinner for the Bulldogs. NOTES: Second Team All-C-USA (2019) ... LSWA Special Teams POTW (10/15/19) after recording 15 points vs. UMass ... C-USA Special Teams POTW (9/23/19) after tying his own program record with a 5-for-5 effort vs. FIU ... Set a program record for a kicker with 19 points ... Has converted on 15 of his last 16 FG’s ...Has made 81 straight XP attempts ... Leads C-USA in scoring with 96 points. 2019 WALK ON’S INDEPENDENCE BOWL GUIDE

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96 DE

NOTABLE PLAYERS

90 NT

10

KA’DERRION MASON 6-4 | 297 | Sr. | McComb, Miss. TACKLES 27

TFL (Yards) SACK (Yards) 6.0 (25)

FF

3.0 (18)

1

COURTNEY WALLACE 6-2 | 305 | R-Sr. | Metairie, La. TACKLES 39

TFL (Yards) SACK (Yards) 8.5 (26)

FF

2.0 (10)

1

97 DE

MILTON WILLIAMS 6-4 | 271 | R-So. | Crowley, Texas

10 LB

JAMES JACKSON 5-11 | 225 | R-Sr. | Haynesville, La.

46 LB

EZEKIEL BARNETT 6-2 | 213 | R-Jr. | Benton, La.

2 LB

CONNOR TAYLOR 6-0 | 223 | Sr. | Kaysville, Utah

35 LB

COLLIN SCOTT 6-0 | 231 | R-Sr. | Houston, Texas

TACKLES 54

TACKLES 55

TACKLES 53

TACKLES 66

TACKLES 64

TFL (Yards) SACK (Yards) 7.5 (30)

QBH

4.0 (25)

6

TFL (Yards) SACK (Yards) 3.5 (7)

FF

1.0 (1)

3

TFL (Yards) SACK (Yards) 5.5 (24)

QBH

3.0 (16)

5

TFL (Yards) SACK (Yards) 6.0 (20)

FF

1.5 (7)

2

TFL (Yards) SACK (Yards) 2.0 (3)

QBH

0.5 (1)

3

4 S

DARRYL LEWIS 5-11 | 210 | R-Sr. | New Orleans, La.

1 S

L’JARIUS SNEED 6-1 | 193 | Sr. | Minden, La.

TACKLES 55

TFL (Yards) SACK (Yards) 1.0 (1)

INT

0.0 (0)

NOTES: Started all 12 games at nose tackle ... Named 2nd Team AllConference USA ... Had 5 tackles vs. Grambling ... Posted 4 tackles and a half TFL on the road at Bowling Green ... One of 12 college grads on the 2019 Bulldogs ... Had four tackles, one TFL and a FF vs. Rice ... Tied career high with 6 tackles (2.0 TFL vs. Southern Miss. Added a PBU and a QBH. NOTES: Started all 12 games at defensive end ... Named All-C-USA Honorable Mention ... Had seven tackles vs. Rice (9/29/19) ... Leads the team with four sacks this season ... Had his first career sack vs. FIU on 9/20/19 ... Had one tackle (a sack for three yards) and a fumble recovery vs. UTEP ... Had a careerhigh 10 tackles along with 1.5 TFL and a sack (14 yards) at Marshall. NOTES: Tied for the team lead in forced fumbles with three ... Named All-CUSA Honorable Mention for the second-straight season ... Fifth on the team in tackles, despite playing in only 9 of 12 games ... Tied his career-high with 9 tackles at #10 Texas (8/31) and at Bowling Green (9/14) ... Forced a fumble in three straight games (at Bowling Green, vs. FIU, at Rice). NOTES: Second on the team with 37 solo tackles ... Made his first four career starts this season ... Had a career-high eight tackles at Bowling Green ... Had six tackles and a sack vs. FIU ... Had his first career INT, and returned it 30 yards for a TD vs. Southern Miss ... Had seven tackles (all solo) and a TFL vs. North Texas. NOTES: Second on the team with 66 total tackles ... Named All-C-USA Honorable Mention ... Had a career-high 11 tackles vs. Grambling on Sept. 7 ... Had four tackles, one TFL, one sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in Tech’s season-opener at No. 10 Texas ... Had 4 tackles and his first career INT vs. UMass ... Had six tackles and a TFL vs. Southern Miss. NOTES: Had nine tackles twice this season (at Texas & vs. Grambling), tying his season best ... Named All-C-USA Honorable Mention ... Third on the team with 64 total tackles ... Started every game at LB in 2019 ... Had seven solo stops in Tech’s opener at #10 Texas ... Has six or more tackles in six of 10 games in 2019 ... Had five tackles (four solo) vs. North Texas. NOTES: Has seen action in every game in 2019 ... Had five total tackles and his first INT of the season at Rice ..Posted a career-best 13 tackles (10 solo) along with a TFL at UAB ... Has five or more tackles in four of his last six games ... Played in 52 games over his Tech career ... Has seven career interceptions.

1

TACKLES

TFL (Yards)

PBU

INT

72

3.5 (6)

4

3 (68)

18 CB

ZACH HANNIBAL 6-0 | 190 | R-Jr. | Monroe, La.

5 CB

MICHAEL SAM 6-1 | 194 | R-Sr. | New Iberia, La.

29 P

BRADY FARLOW 5-11 | 186 | R-Jr. | Hattiesburg, Miss.

TACKLES

TFL (Yards)

PBU

QBH

8

1.0 (4)

3

1

TACKLES

TFL (Yards)

PBU

INT

42

1.0 (1)

6

3 (18 YDS)

AVG

LONG

I20

50+

37.3

57

13

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NOTES: Started all 12 games at defensive end ... Fourth on the team with 6.0 TFL ... Posted four tackles (all solo) vs. Rice ... Had 3 tackles and a sack against Grambling ... One of four team captains for 2019 ... Set career highs in tackles (6), TFL (3.5) and sacks (2) and a FF vs. USM ... Two solo tackles and a TFL vs. North Texas.

NOTES: Moved to safety this season after spending all 2018 as a cornerback ... Leads the team with 72 total tackles ... Named Second Team All-C-USA ... Led the team with eight tackles in Tech’s 23-20 win over Rice ... Had his first INT of 2019 vs. North Texas, and returned it 68 yards for a TD (3rd career pick 6) ... Had a career-high 13 tackles vs. Marshall (7 solo). NOTES: Has seen action in 11 games this season, primarily on special teams ... Recorded eight total tackles and 1.0 TFL ... Had a season-high three tackles and a pass breakup vs. UMass (10/12) ... Saw action in all 13 games in 2018 in both the secondary and on special teams ... Registered seven total tackles (3 solo, 4 assist) for the Bulldogs, while also recording one pass break-up on the season. NOTES: Career-best six tackles and a TFL at #10 Texas to open the season ... Started all 12 games at cornerback ... Registered four or more tackles in in 8 of 12 games in 2019 ... Second on the team with four pass breakups ... Had his first career INT vs. FIU (returned 18 yards) ... Had two tackles and his 3rd INT of 2019 vs. Marshall. NOTES: Set a new career-long with a 57-yard punt vs. UTSA ... Had a 55-yard boot vs. Marshall ... Earned a redshirt in 2018 after playing in two games ... Punted five times for 179 yards (35.8 avg.) .... Saw action in nine games as a sophomore ... Punted 36 times for 1,355 yards (37.6 avg.) ... Transferred to Tech from Jones County JC.


THE LAST TIME THAT... INDIVIDUAL OFFENSE

Rushed for 100 yards ....................................................................... 105, Justin Henderson vs. UTSA, 11/30/2019 Rushed for 200 yards ....................................................................... 207, Kenneth Dixon vs. Southern Miss, 11/9/2013 Rushed for three touchdowns ......................................................... 3, Justin Henderson vs. UMass, 10/12/2019 ...................................................................................................... 3, Justin Henderson vs. FIU, 9/20/2019 Had a 60-yard run from scrimmage................................................. 66, Justin Henderson vs. UTSA, 11/30/2019 Had a 70-yard run from scrimmage ................................................ 74, Justin Henderson vs. UMass, 10/12/2019 Passed for 300 yards ....................................................................... 331, J'Mar Smith vs. UTSA, 11/30/2019 Passed for 400 yards ....................................................................... 409, Ryan Higgins vs. Navy, 12/23/2016 Passed for 500 yards ....................................................................... 502, Ryan Higgins at WKU, 12/3/2016 Threw three touchdown passes ...................................................... 3, J'Mar Smith vs. UTSA, 11/30/2019 Had a 70-yard pass from scrimmage ............................................. 80, J’Mar Smith vs. North Texas, 11/9/2019 Had an 80-yard pass from scrimmage ........................................... 80, J’Mar Smith vs. North Texas, 11/9/2019 Had 100 yards receiving .................................................................. 104, Adrian Hardy vs. North Texas, 11/9/2019 Had 200 yards receiving .................................................................. 212, Malik Stanley vs. Southern Miss, 10/19/2019 Caught three touchdown passes .................................................... 5, Carlos Henderson at North Texas, 11/5/2016

INDIVIDUAL DEFENSE

Returned an interception for a touchdown ..................................... James Jackson (17 yards) vs. UTSA, 11/30/2019 Returned an opponent’s fumble for a touchdown .......................... DeJuawn Oliver (26 yards) vs. Northwestern State, 9/2/2017 Intercepted two passes ................................................................... 3, Amik Robertson vs. Southern Miss, 10/19/2019 Intercepted three passes ................................................................. 3, Amik Robertson vs. Southern Miss, 10/19/2019 Had 20 tackles ................................................................................. 23, John Noel vs. Central Michigan, 9/14/1996

INDIVIDUAL SPECIAL TEAMS

Returned a punt for a touchdown ................................................... Teddy Veal vs. Northwestern State (66 yards), 9/2/2017 Returned a kickoff for a touchdown ............................................... Amik Robertson vs. FIU (30 yards), 9/20/2019 Returned a blocked punt for a touchdown ..................................... Alex Anderson vs. New Mexico State, 11/22/2008 Returned a blocked FG for a touchdown ........................................ Le’Vander Liggins vs. UTEP (54 yds), 10/4/2014 Returned a blocked PAT for a safety ............................................... Amik Robertson vs. Mississippi State, 9/9/2017 Kicked three field goals ................................................................... 5, Bailey Hale vs. FIU, 9/20/2019 Kicked four field goals ..................................................................... 5, Bailey Hale vs. FIU, 9/20/2019 Kicked five field goals ...................................................................... 5, Bailey Hale vs. FIU, 9/20/2019 Had a 50-yard field goal ................................................................... 50, Bailey Hale vs. Southern Miss, 10/19/2019 Had a 70-yard punt ........................................................................... 85, Ryan Allen at New Mexico State, 10/27/2012

TEAM OFFENSE

300 yards rushing ............................................................................ 385, vs. UMass, 10/12/2019 400 yards passing ............................................................................ 427, vs. Southern, 9/8/2018 500 yards passing ............................................................................ 502, at WKU, 12/3/2016 600 yards passing ............................................................................ 602, vs. Boise State, 10/3/1998 500 yards total offense .................................................................... 542, vs. North Texas, 11/9/2019 600 yards total offense..................................................................... 689, vs. UMass, 10/12/2019 Scored 50 points .............................................................................. 52, vs. North Texas, 11/9/2019 Scored 60 points............................................................................... 69, vs. UMass, 10/12/2019 Scored 70 points............................................................................... 76, vs. Rice, 11/29/2014 Recorded 30 first downs .................................................................. 37, vs. North Texas, 11/9/2019 Recorded 35 first downs................................................................... 37, vs. North Texas, 11/9/2019

TEAM DEFENSE

Scored a safety ................................................................................ vs. WKU, 11/24/2018 Posted a shutout .............................................................................. 44-0, vs. New Mexico State, 11/26/2011 Held an opponent under 250 total yards ........................................ 226, vs. Hawaii, 12/23/2018 Scored multiple defensive touchdowns ......................................... 2 (2 INT returns), vs. SMU, 12/20/2017

TEAM SPECIAL TEAMS

Blocked a punt .................................................................................. vs. WKU,11/24/2018 Blocked an extra point attempt ....................................................... at South Alabama, 9/1/2018 Blocked a field goal attempt ........................................................... at North Texas, 9/29/2018 (Amik Robertson)

OPPONENT INDIVIDUAL

Rushed for 100 yards ....................................................................... 119, Sincere McCormick, UTSA, 11/30/2019 Rushed for 200 yards ....................................................................... 209, Anthony Wales, WKU, 12/3/2016 Passed for at least 300 yards ......................................................... 327, Jack Abraham, Southern Miss, 10/19/2019 Passed for at least 400 yards ......................................................... 421, Mike White, WKU, 12/3/2016 Passed for over 500 yards ............................................................... 580, David Piland, Houston, 9/8/2012 Had 100 yards receiving .................................................................. 115, Sheldon Jones, UTSA, 11/30/2019 Had 200 yards receiving .................................................................. 216, Royce Pollard, Hawai’i, 10/1/2011 Returned a punt for a touchdown ................................................... Quan Bray, #5/5 Auburn, 9/27/2014 (76 yards) Returned a kickoff for a touchdown ............................................... De’Michael Harris, Southern Miss, 10/19/2019 (100 yards) Returned an interception for a touchdown ..................................... Devonta Foster, Southern Miss, 11/28/2015 (26 yards) Returned a fumble for a touchdown ............................................... Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State, 9/9/2017 (90 yards) Returned a blocked FG for a touchdown ........................................ Michael Egwuagu, UTSA, 11/12/2016 (82 yards total) Rushed for three touchdowns ......................................................... 3, Nick Brossette, LSU, 9/22/2018 Threw three touchdown passes ...................................................... 4, Sam Ehlinger, Texas, 8/31/2019 Caught three touchdown passes .................................................... 3, Nicholas Norris, WKU, 10/6/2016 Recorded three interceptions .......................................................... 3, Bene Benwikere, San Jose State, 11/24/2012 Kicked three field goals ................................................................... 3, Andrew Stein, Southern Miss, 10/19/2019 Kicked at least four field goals ........................................................ 4, P. Shaunfield, Southern Miss, 10/21/2017 Had a 70-yard run from scrimmage ................................................ 72, Johnny Manziel, #22 Texas A&M, 10/13/2012 Had a 70-yard pass from scrimmage ............................................. 83, Ryan Metz to Tyler Batson, UTEP, 11/18/2017 Had a 50-yard field goal ................................................................... 51 yards, Trevor Moore, North Texas, 11/5/2016

OPPONENT TEAM

300 yards rushing ............................................................................ 327, Mississippi State, 9/9/2017 400 yards rushing ............................................................................ 415, Rice, 11/16/2013 400 yards passing ............................................................................ 421, WKU, 12/3/2016 500 yards passing ............................................................................ 580, Houston, 9/8/2012 500 yards total offense .................................................................... 526, FIU, 9/20/2019 Scored 50 points .............................................................................. 57, Mississippi State, 9/9/2017 Negative yards rushing .................................................................... -31, at Southern Miss, 10/25/2014 Scored a safety ................................................................................ WKU, 11/24/2018 Posted a shutout .............................................................................. 29-0 by Kansas, 9/6/08 Held Tech under 250 total yards .................................................... 238, #18 Mississippi State, 11/3/2018 Blocked a punt ................................................................................. Mississippi State, 9/9/2017 Blocked an extra point attempt ...................................................... Mississippi State, 9/9/2017 Blocked a field goal attempt .......................................................... UAB, 10/7/2017 Recorded 30 first downs ................................................................. 30, Southern Miss, 10/21/2017 Recorded 40 first downs ................................................................. 40, Houston, 9/8/2012

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SITUATIONALLY 2019 HOLTZ Playing at home.....................................................6-0..................28-11 Playing at home (Ruston)....................................6-0..................28-11 Playing at home (Shreveport)..............................0-0 ���������������������0-0 Playing on the road................................................3-3..................22-23 Playing on a neutral field.......................................0-0 ���������������������5-2 Playing at night......................................................5-2..................34-15 Playing during the day...........................................4-1..................21-21 Tech scores on first possession................................4-0..................28-13 Opponent scores on first possession.......................4-1..................16-16 Tech scores first......................................................4-1..................37-14 Opponent scores first.............................................5-2..................18-22 Tech leads after 1st quarter....................................5-1....................42-9 Opponent leads after 1st quarter...........................1-2....................6-23 Tied after 1st quarter.............................................2-1 ���������������������7-4 Tech leads at halftime............................................7-0..................47-11 Opponent leads at halftime...................................2-3....................6-23 Tied at halftime......................................................0-0 ���������������������2-2 Tech leads after 3rd quarter...................................7-0..................51-10 Opponent leads after 3rd quarter...........................1-3....................2-25 Tied after 3rd quarter.............................................1-0 ���������������������2-1 Games goes to overtime........................................1-0 ���������������������1-3 Tech has more total yards.......................................7-0....................44-9 Opponent has more total yards..............................2-3..................10-26 Tech has more rushing yards..................................7-0....................40-8 Opponent has more rushing yards.........................2-3..................15-28 Teams have even rushing yards..............................0-0 ���������������������0-0 Tech has more passing yards..................................6-1..................40-18 Opponent has more passing yards.........................3-2..................15-18 Tech has more turnovers........................................1-2....................4-20 Opponent has more turnovers................................7-1..................34-10 Teams have equal turnovers...................................1-0....................16-6 Tech has more penalties.........................................4-0..................12-16 Opponent has more penalties................................5-2..................34-16 Teams have equal penalties...................................0-1 ���������������������9-4 Tech has more time of possession..........................7-1..................31-11 Opponent has more time of possession..................2-2..................24-25 Tech has 100-yard rusher.......................................4-0..................23-10 Opponent has 100-yard rusher...............................0-1....................8-18 Tech scores at least 20 points.................................9-0..................54-20 Opponent scores at least 20 points.........................6-3..................28-32 Tech throws for 300 yards.......................................4-1..................22-13 Opponent throws for 300 yards..............................2-1....................8-11 Playing on natural grass.........................................0-0 ���������������������6-8 Playing on artificial surface....................................9-3..................49-27 Tech defense scores................................................5-0....................18-4 Opponent defense scores.......................................0-0 ���������������������2-4 Tech returns KO/Punt for TD...................................1-0 ���������������������6-0 Opponent returns KO/Punt for TD...........................1-0 ���������������������4-3 Blue on Blue (Last: vs. Grambling, 9/7/19).............1-0 ���������������������8-3 Blue on White (Last: vs. UTSA, 11/30/19)...............4-0....................13-5 Red on White (Last: vs. UTEP, 10/20/18).................0-0 ���������������������7-3 Red on Blue (Last: N/A)..........................................0-0 ���������������������0-0 Red on Red (Last: vs. FIU, 9/20/19)........................1-0 ���������������������3-2 White on Blue (Last: at UAB, 11/23/19).................1-2 ���������������������6-9 White on White (Last: vs. MAR, 11/15/19).............2-1..................15-12 White on Red (Last: at MSU, 11/3/18)....................0-0 ���������������������2-2 Red Helmet............................................................0-0..................16-16 White Helmet.........................................................9-3..................38-20

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HEAD COACH SKIP HOLTZ

HOLTZ RANKS AMONG LA TECH LEGENDS Louisiana Tech head coach Skip Holtz, who is currently enjoying the longest head coaching tenure of his 20-year career in his seventh season with the Bulldogs, is quickly moving up the record books when it comes to total wins. Holtz currently sits in third in program history for most wins as a head coach with 55 under his belt. MOST WINS BY A HEAD COACH IN LA TECH HISTORY Rank Coach Seasons Years 1. Joe Aillet 26 1940-66 2. Maxie Lambright 12 1967-78 3. SKIP HOLTZ 6+ 2013-PRESENT 4. Jack Bicknell III 8 1999-06 5. Joe Raymond Peace 8 1988-95

Wins 152 95 55 43 40

Skip Holtz begins his seventh year as the head coach at Louisiana Tech after former Louisiana Tech University President Dr. Dan Reneau introduced former University of South Florida coach Skip Holtz as the 33rd head football coach of the Bulldogs during a press conference on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 in the Jarrell Room of the Charles Wyly Athletic Center. In 2018, Holtz guided the Bulldogs to bowl eligibility for a fifth straight season, a feat that no other Conference USA team has achieved over the last five seasons. With LA Tech’s 31-14 victory over Hawaii in the 2018 SoFi Hawaii Bowl, the Bulldogs became one of only two teams in the nation (along with Wisconsin) to win five consecutive bowl games from 2014 to 2018. LA Tech posted an 8-5 record under Holtz, as the Bulldogs also became the only C-USA team to win seven or more games in the last five years. The 2017 season brought a multitude of new faces for the Bulldogs after losing three of the nation’s top offensive players to graduation and the NFL Draft. Despite some growing pains along the way (LA Tech dropped three one-point games and an overtime affair), Holtz and the Bulldogs closed out the 2017 regular season on a two game winning streak to reach bowl eligibility for a fourth straight season, a feat only one other school in Conference USA has achieved over the past four years. From there, Holtz guided LA Tech to a convincing 51-10 victory over No. 25-ranked SMU in the inaugural DXL Frisco Bowl. In 2016, Holtz earned Conference USA Coach of the Year honors after he guided the Bulldogs to yet another highly successful campaign as Louisiana Tech finished the season with a 9-5 overall record, a Conference USA West Division title and a bowl victory. It marks the first time in school history the Bulldogs have posted three consecutive 9-win seasons and three straight bowl appearances and victories. LA Tech’s 48-45 victory over No. 25-ranked Navy in the 2016 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl came down to a last-second game-winning field goal and marked the Bulldogs’ first win over a Top 25 team since the 2005 season. Holtz led the 2015 team to several firsts in school history including the first time the Bulldogs have won back-to-back bowl games behind one of the most potent offenses in school history. Louisiana Tech recorded more than 400 offensive yards through its first 10 games of the season, the first time any Bulldog team has achieved such a feat. Tech went on to a 9-4 record after dismantling Arkansas State, 47-28, in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. Holtz was honored in 1996 with the National Football Foundation Man-of-the-Year Award and was a member of the Foundation’s ethics committee. He was also the recipient of the Franciscan Life Center’s St. Francis Award in 1995, an honor given for his dedication and support of Christian values and outstanding athletic achievements.

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2019 COACHING STAFF

SKIP HOLTZ Head Coach

JOE SLOAN Asst. HC/Co-OC

TODD FITCH Offensive Coord./QBs

BOB DIACO Defensive Coord.Safeties

JEFF BURRIS Cornerbacks

BRIAN GAMBLE Linebackers

ROBERT McFARLAND Offensive Line

RICK PETRI Defensive Line

KENNY GUITON Outside WRs

BROCK HAYS Running Backs

DENNIS SMITH ST Coordinator

KURT HESTER Head Strength Coach

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JOE AILLET STADIUM

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF JOE AILLET STADIUM

During the Football Bulldogs' home opener against Southern University Sept. 8, Louisiana Tech Athletics celebrated the first 50 years of football at Joe Aillet Stadium when the University honored the top 50 Bulldogs to ever play at the stadium. Joe Aillet Stadium opened in 1968 and the 2017 season marked the 50th played in the facility that has seen more than $40 million in new construction and renovations during the past four years.

JOE AILLET IS A TOUGH PLACE TO PLAY

It always nice to be home and Louisiana Tech has experienced recent success in the confines of Joe Aillet Stadium. LA Tech has posted a 101-41 record at home since joining the ranks of Division I-A/FBS, a winning percentage of 72 percent.

JOE AILLET STADIUM FUN FACT

NFL Hall of Famer and four-time Super Bowl Champion Terry Bradshaw threw the first touchdown pass in the history of Joe Aillet Stadium connecting with Buster Herren from five yards out against East Carolina on Sept. 28, 1968. Tech went on to win the game 35-7.

TOP DOG WATCHERS AT THE JOE HOME GAMES AT JOE AILLET STADIUM

28,714 UL-Monroe............................................................................ Sept. 13, 1997 28,100 Mississippi State.................................................................... Sept. 9, 2007 27,905 Southern................................................................................. Sept. 5, 2015 27,360 UL-Monroe............................................................................. Dec. 13, 1999 26,910 UL-Lafayette............................................................................. Oct. 3, 2015 26,004 Northwestern State.............................................................. Sept. 20, 2014 25,614 Utah State.............................................................................. Nov. 17, 2012 25,224 Mississippi State................................................................... Aug. 30, 2008 25,212 Hawai’i...................................................................................... Oct. 2, 2011 24,975 UL-Monroe............................................................................ Sept. 12, 1987 24,628 Houston................................................................................ Sept. 17, 2011 Note: Joe Aillet Stadium has hosted 45 games with crowds over 20,000, including one during the current 2019 football season.

HOME OPENERS AT THE JOE

Since Joe Aillet Stadium opened in 1968, Louisiana Tech has won 43 home openers at “The Joe” with a record of 43-8-1 over that span. If you go back to 1988 when the Bulldogs made the transition to Division I, LA Tech has dominated when playing on its home turf with a record of 28-4 in home openers at The Joe since the 1988 season.

ATTENDANCE HISTORY & RECORDS Year Attendance Games Avg. 1989 57,900 3 19,300 1990 85,430 5 17,086 1991 69,125 4 17,281 1992 70,450 4 17,613 1993 44,400 4 11,100 1994 70,368 5 14,074 1995 66,260 4 16,565 1996 96,185 5 19,237 1997 105,866 5 21,173 1998 83,738 5 16,748 1999 101,633 4 25,408 2000 66,542 4 16,636 2001 81,730 4 20,432 2002 92,383 5 18,477 2003 103,890 5 20,778 2004 87,740 5 17,548

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In Ruston Games 57,900 3 85,430 5 69,125 4 70,450 4 44,400 4 70, 368 5 47,565 3 66,716 4 81,054 4 83,738 5 61,305 3 66,542 4 59,225 3 51,725 3 60,611 4 80,027 4

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Avg. 19,300 17,086 17,281 17,613 11,100 14,074 15,855 16,679 20,264 16,748 20,435 16,636 19,742 17,242 15,153 20,007

Year Attendance Games Avg. 2005 82,080 5 16,416 2006 72,928 5 14,586 2007 92,812 5 18,562 2008 108,121 6 18,020 2009 100,000 5 20,000 2010 116,908 6 19,485 2011 107,592 5 21,518 2012 155,045 6 25,841 2013 93,332 5 18,666 2014 100,272 5 20,054 2015 125,863 6 20,977 2016 102,059 5 20,412 2017 142,626 7 20,375 2018 87,623 5 17,525 2019 122,631 6 20,438

In Ruston Games 82,080 5 72,928 5 92,812 5 108,121 6 100,000 5 116,908 6 107,592 5 114,592 5 93,332 5 100,272 5 125,863 6 102,059 5 142,626 7 87,623 5 122,631 6

Avg. 16,416 14,586 18,562 18,020 20,000 19,485 21,518 22,918 18,666 20,054 20,977 20,412 20,375 17,525 20,438


2019 GAME RECAPS

#10 TEXAS 45 | LOUISIANA TECH - 14

LOUISIANA TECH 20 | GRAMBLING STATE - 14

AUG. 31 • AUSTIN, TEXAS

SEPT. 7 • RUSTON, LA.

AUSTIN, Texas - Sam Ehlinger threw for four touchdowns and Keaontay Ingram ran for another to lift 10-ranked Texas to a 45-14 win over Louisiana Tech before 93,418 fans at DKR Texas Memorial Stadium Saturday evening in the season opener for both teams. The Longhorns (1-0) took only 2:20 minutes off the first quarter clock in taking an early 7-0 lead as Ehlinger connected on the first of his quartet of scoring strikes with a four-yard connection to Devin Duvernay. Tech (0-1) missed on a number of scoring opportunities in the first half, including missing two field goals. Texas put 17 more points on the scoreboard in the second quarter, as Ehlinger hit Collin Johnson for a 6-yard score and Brennan Eagles for a 28-yard strike. Cameron Dicker added a 43-yard field goal as Tech trailed 24-0 at the half. The Longhorns quickly doused any potential Tech rally in the third quarter as Eagles caught his second scoring pass of the game – a 25-yard strike from Ehlinger – and Ingram scored on a one-yard dive as Tech upped the advantage to 38-0. Tech struck for a pair of TDs in the fourth quarter. J’Mar Smith found Malik Stanley on a 5-yard strike and Griffin Hebert on a 12-yard toss. Smith finished the game 34-of-51 for 331 yards and two scores. The 34 completions were a career-high. Smoke Harris (6-58), Cee Jay Powell (6-56), Hebert (5-50-1), Stanley (4-48-1) and Isaiah Graham (4-39) led Tech’s receiving corps in the loss. The Bulldogs were held in check on the ground, rushing for just 73 yards on 26 carries. James Jackson (9 tackles), Collin Scott (9 tackles), Michael Sam (6 tackles, 1 TFL) and Amik Robertson (4 tackles, 2 PBUs) led the Bulldog defense.

RUSTON, La. - After leading by 20 at the half, Louisiana Tech survived a second half scare from FCS foe Grambling State as the Bulldogs prevailed 20-14 in the “Buddy Bowl” Saturday afternoon at Joe Aillet Stadium. Both teams had to survive temperatures that reached triple figures on a sweltering afternoon that forced a large portion of the 23,174 fans to depart at halftime. Even both teams bands left the stadium during the second half due to heat exhaustion. But the Bulldogs and the Tigers played until the clock reached zeroes. Grambling State did not seem to mind the heat as the Tigers played their best football over the final 30 minutes. A Ray Richardson 23-yard TD reception in the third quarter and a Jakarie Nichols 2-yard scoring run with 3:23 to play in the game brought GSU (0-2) to within six points. The Tigers then recovered an onside kick, forcing the Bulldogs defense – which spent the majority of the second half on the field – to come up with a late stop. They did. With Grambling State inside Tech territory and looking for the go-ahead touchdown, the Bulldogs defense came up with a stop. On a fourth down and five play with less than two minutes remaining, Tech linebacker Collin Scott pressured Grambling State quarterback Geremy Hickbottom into an incomplete pass, sealing the win. Tech went into victory formation, kneeling on the ball three times as the game came to an end as the shadows finally engulfed the field and temperatures finally reached livable levels. Tech added 13 points in the second quarter on a pair of Bailey Hale field goals covering 33 and 48 yards and a 40-yard strike from J’Mar Smith to Griffin Hebert. The Bulldogs led 20-0 at halftime and outgained Grambling State 256 to 144 yards.

SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 2 3 4 SCORE Louisiana Tech 0 0 0 14 14 Record: (0-1) Texas 7 17 14 7 45 Record: (1-0)

SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 2 3 4 SCORE Grambling State 0 0 7 7 14 Record: (0-2) Louisiana Tech 7 13 0 0 20 Record: (1-1)

SCORING SUMMARY:

1st 2nd 3rd 4th

12:40 13:20 10:26 02:56 09:06 02:44 13:31 07:54 01:09

UT UT UT UT UT UT LATECH LATECH UT

TEAM STATISTICS

Devin Duvernay 4 yd pass from Sam Ehlinger (Cameron Dicker kick), 7-57 2:20, LATECH 0 - UT 7 Collin Johnson 6 yd pass from Sam Ehlinger (Cameron Dicker kick), 11-74 3:42, LATECH 0 - UT 14 Brennan Eagles 28 yd pass from Sam Ehlinger (Cameron Dicker kick), 2-37 0:34, LATECH 0 - UT 21 Cameron Dicker 43 yd field goal, 4-6 1:08, LATECH 0 - UT 24 Brennan Eagles 25 yd pass from Sam Ehlinger (Cameron Dicker kick), 9-74 2:55, LATECH 0 - UT 31 Keaontay Ingram 1 yd run (Cameron Dicker kick), 9-61 3:30, LATECH 0 - UT 38 STANLEY, Malik 5 yd pass from SMITH, J’Mar (HALE, Bailey kick), 9-75 4:13, LATECH 7 - UT 38 HEBERT, Griffin 12 yd pass from SMITH, J’Mar (HALE, Bailey kick), 12-70 3:52, LATECH 14 - UT 38 Casey Thompson 2 yd run (Cameron Dicker kick), 5-27 1:43, LATECH 14 - UT 45

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

LA TECH

UT

25 24 26-73 30-153 340 301 54-35-2 43-31-0 80-413 73-454 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 3-38 2-53 0-0 2-16 2-35.5 3-41.0 1-1 1-1 5-40 6-47 32:16 27:44 5 of 14 8 of 15 1 of 3 1 of 2 2-2 4-4 1-6 1-6

RUSHING: Louisiana Tech-DANCY, Jaqwis 7-25; HENDERSON, J. 5-18; TUCKER, Israel 6-12; SMITH, J’Mar 5-8; MARCUS, DeAndre 1-7; HOLLY, Bobby 2-3. Texas-Keaontay Ingram 11-78; Sam Ehlinger 8-34; Roschon Johnson 7-26; Casey Thompson 2-11; Devin Duvernay 2-4. PASSING: Louisiana Tech-SMITH, J’Mar 34-51-1-331; ELLIOTT, Westin 1-3-1-9. Texas-Sam Ehlinger 28-38-0-276; Casey Thompson 3-5-0-25. RECEIVING: Louisiana Tech-HARRIS, Smoke 6-58; POWELL, Cee Jay 6-56; HEBERT, Griffin 5-50; STANLEY, Malik 4-48; GRAHAM, Isaiah 4-39; HARDY, Adrian 3-38; TUCKER, Israel 3-24; DANCY, Jaqwis 2-18; MARCUS, DeAndre 1-9; HOLLY, Bobby 1-0. Texas-Devin Duvernay 9-55; Collin Johnson 4-59; Jake Smith 4-31; Brennan Eagles 3-59; Keaontay Ingram 3-43; Jor Whittington 2-17; Roschon Johnson 2-14; Cade Brewer 2-8; Jordan Pouncey 1-11; Malcolm Epps 1-4. INTERCEPTIONS: Louisiana Tech-None. Texas-Joseph Ossai 1-16; DeMar Overshown 1-0. FUMBLES: Louisiana Tech-HENDERSON, J. 1-1. Texas-Collin Johnson 1-1. SACKS (UA-A): Louisiana Tech-TAYLOR, Connor 1-0. Texas-DeMar Overshown 1-0. TACKLES (UA-A): Louisiana Tech-JACKSON, James 8-1; SCOTT, Collin 7-2; SAM, Michael 5-1; SNEED, L’Jarius 4-0; LEWIS, Darryl 4-0; ROBERTSON, Amik 4-0; TAYLOR, Connor 3-1; BAKER, Willie 3-0; ROBERSON, Aaron 2-0; ZAYED, Alex 2-0; WILLIAMS, M. 2-0; BARNETT, E. 2-0; WILLIAMSON, B. 1-1; BALDWIN, Trey 1-0; HALE, Bailey 1-0; SMITH, J’Mar 1-0. Texas-Jeffr McCulloch 6-2; Caden Sterns 5-2; Chris Brown 5-1; Brandon Jones 4-3; Joseph Ossai 5-0; B.J. Foster 4-2; Josh Thompson 4-1; Jalen Green 4-1; Jacoby Jones 2-2; Marqez Bimage 2-0; Montrell Estell 2-0; Malcolm Roach 2-0; Chris Adimora 1-1; Marcus Tillman 1-0; D’Shawn Jamison 1-0; DeMar Overshown 1-0; Tyler Owens 1-0; Juwan Mitchell 1-0; T’Vondre Sweat 0-1; Keondre Coburn 0-1; Moro Ojomo 0-1; Kenyatta Watson 0-1; Daniel Carson 0-1. Stadium: DKR Texas Memorial Attendance: 93418 Kickoff time: 7:06 PM End of Game: 10:29 PM Total elapsed time: 3:23 Officials: Referee: Cooper Castlebe; Umpire: Jim Adams; Linesman: John Braun; Line judge: Kelly Deterding; Back judge: Donnie Autlman; Field judge: Scott Gaines; Side judge: Michael Defee; Center judge: Chris Tallent; Temperature: 93 Wind: S 3 mph Weather: partly cloudy;40%hum

SCORING SUMMARY:

1st 01:34 2nd 10:13 04:38 02:16 3rd 07:01 4th 03:23

LATECH LATECH LATECH LATECH GRAM GRAM

TEAM STATISTICS

HENDERSON, J. 7 yd run (HALE, Bailey kick), 9-80 4:09, GRAM 0 - LATECH 7 HALE, Bailey 33 yd field goal, 11-45 4:57, GRAM 0 - LATECH 10 HEBERT, Griffin 40 yd pass from SMITH, J’Mar (HALE, Bailey kick), 5-69 2:04, GRAM 0 - LATECH 17 HALE, Bailey 48 yd field goal, 4-2 0:51, GRAM 0 - LATECH 20 Richardson,Ray 23 yd pass from Hickbottom,Ger. (Urban,Garrett kick), 12-93 3:52, GRAM 7 - LATECH 20 Nichols,Jakarie 2 yd run (Urban,Garrett kick), 9-72 2:39, GRAM 14 - LATECH 20

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

GRAM

LA TECH

32 20 51-216 41-170 239 220 40-26-0 25-17-0 91-455 66-390 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-27 4-72 2-75 0-0 0-0 4-45.2 4-38.5 1-1 2-0 1-15 6-38 30:45 29:15 7 of 16 4 of 12 0 of 3 0 of 1 1-4 2-3 1-1 3-12

RUSHING: Grambling State-Dominique,Kevin 16-68; Hickbottom,Ger. 13-58; Nichols,Jakarie 13-48; Elder,Keilon 5-26; Brutton,Darquez 1-10; Richard,Justin 3-6. Louisiana Tech-TUCKER, Israel 16-71; DANCY, Jaqwis 5-49; SMITH, J’Mar 8-25; HENDERSON, J. 6-23; HARRIS, Smoke 3-5; TEAM 3-minus 3. PASSING: Grambling State-Hickbottom,Ger. 26-40-0-239. Louisiana Tech-SMITH, J’Mar 17-25-0-220. RECEIVING: Grambling State-Rash,Lyndon 7-57; Davis,De’Vante 5-46; Richardson,Ray 4-63; Guice,Quintin 3-31; Johnson,Donald 3-14; Brutton,Darquez 2-9; Elder,Keilon 1-11; Nichols,Jakarie 1-8. Louisiana Tech-POWELL, Cee Jay 4-57; HEBERT, Griffin 3-68; HARDY, Adrian 3-31; TUCKER, Israel 3-16; HARRIS, Smoke 2-3; STANLEY, Malik 1-40; WOODARD, J. 1-5. INTERCEPTIONS: Grambling State-None. Louisiana Tech-None. FUMBLES: Grambling State-Elder,Keilon 1-1. Louisiana Tech-SMITH, J’Mar 2-0. SACKS (UA-A): Grambling State-Vaughn,Brendan 0-1; Gordon,Najee 0-1. Louisiana Tech-BARNETT, E. 0-2; WILLIAMSON, B. 0-1; SCOTT, Collin 0-1; MASON, K. 1-0. TACKLES (UA-A): Grambling State-Vaughn,Brendan 3-8; Crumitie,Damien 4-3; McWilliams,Joe 4-0; Dillard,Cody 2-3; Gordon,Najee 2-1; Elder,Keilon 2-1; Mullins,Anferne 1-3; Freeman,Donald 2-0; Fields,Dan. 2-0; Cherry,Trevon 2-0; Boston,Anthony 1-2; Britten,Marquis 1-1; Dotson,Mart. 1-1; Hogues,De’Andre 1-1; Green,Wesley 1-1; Wiggs,Brandon 0-3; Scott,Dantrieze 0-3; Dominique,Kevin 1-0; Richardson,Cam. 1-0; Martin,Devanir 1-0; Mendez,Miguel 1-0; Foster, Koby 0-1; Jackson,Marchea 0-1; Dunn,Treylan 0-1; Richard,Justin 0-1; Fontenot,Kenan 0-1. Louisiana Tech-TAYLOR, Connor 8-3; SCOTT, Collin 3-6; JACKSON, James 3-4; SAM, Michael 4-1; BARNETT, E. 3-3; WILLIAMSON, B. 3-3; BAKER, Willie 3-3; ROBERSON, Aaron 3-2; WILLIAMS, M. 2-4; BALDWIN, Trey 3-1; ROBERTSON, Amik 2-3; WALLACE, C. 1-4; ZAYED, Alex 1-4; ALLEN, Tristan 2-1; MASON, K. 2-1; COLE, Jaiden 2-1; DAVENPORT, L. 1-3; LEWIS, Darryl 1-2; HANNIBAL, Zach 1-0; CLEVELAND, R. 0-1; JACKSON, D.J. 0-1; SNEED, L’Jarius 0-1. Stadium: Joe Aillet Stadium Attendance: 23174 Kickoff time: 2:33 PM End of Game: 6:01 PM Total elapsed time: 3:28 Officials: Referee: Kevin Randall; Umpire: Tony Barrial; Linesman: Graig Reed; Line judge: Jonathan May; Back judge: Stephen Hrdlick; Field judge: Clarence Cotten; Side judge: Tony Sands; Center judge: Tobian Johnson; Temperature: 98 Wind: 5Mile N Weather: Sunny

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LOUISIANA TECH 35 | BOWLING GREEN - 7

LOUISIANA TECH 43 | FIU 31

SEPT. 14 • BOWLING GREEN, OHIO

SEPT. 20 • RUSTON, LA.

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – Jaqwis Dancy rushed for two touchdowns and Amik Robertson led a solid defensive effort with a pick six as the Bulldogs defeated Bowling Green 35-7 Saturday afternoon at Doyt Perry Stadium. After allowing a touchdown on Bowling Green’s first offensive possession of the game, the Bulldog defense stood tall for the remainder of the game, including come up with four fourth down stops -- two inside its own five yard line with the game still in doubt. Robertson’s 36-yard interception return for a score with 10:23 to play in the first quarter gave the Bulldogs a 14-7 advantage, a lead it would not relinquish the rest of the day. Robertson stepped in front of a Darius Wade pass and raced untouched down the sideline for the score. The Tech defense held Wade to just 18-of-38 passes for 171 yards while limiting the Falcons to only 290 total yards of offense. Bowling Green rushed 47 times for just 119 yards in the contest. The Tech defense held Wade to just 18-of-38 passes for 171 yards while limiting the Falcons to only 290 total yards of offense. Bowling Green rushed 47 times for just 119 yards in the contest. The Bulldog offense made the most of the defenses stop. Tech took only four plays to drive 94 yards as Dancy took a pitch off the left side for an eight-yard TD run. The highlight of the drive outside of the score was a 75-yard run up the middle by Justin Henderson, a play that took the ball inside the Falcons red zone. After a scoreless fourth quarter, Tech added a pair of TDs in the final stanza. Dancy scored on a two-yard plunge with 14:49 to play in the game while Smith found Harris from 27 yards out with just over 10 minutes remaining. Smith was solid behind center, completing 19-of-26 passes for 267 yards and two scores. Adrian Hardy led Tech with six catches for 95 yards while Harris added five catches for 64 yards and the one score.

RUSTON, La. – Bailey Hale tied a school record with five field goals, Justin Henderson rushed for three touchdowns and Amik Robertson made a late special teams play that lifted Louisiana Tech to a 43-31 win over FIU in the Conference USA opener at Joe Aillet Stadium Friday night. After a scoreless first quarter, the Bulldogs (3-1, 1-0) scored on nine of its last 10 possessions of the game while amassing 565 yards of total offense against the Panthers (1-3, 0-2). Hale connected on field goals of 25, 45, 41, 25 and 29 yards to tie his own record of five field goals in a contest, set in a win over North Texas last season in Denton. Kyle Fischer also hit five field goals in a win over FIU in 2013 in Miami. Henderson recorded his best day as a Bulldog, rushing for 141 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries to help Tech total 275 yards on the ground. Jaqwis Dancy added 73 yards on 17 carries while quarterback J’Mar Smith rushed for 63 yards on 10 attempts. Henderson scored on runs of 29, 6 and 6 yards as all three of his TDs gave Tech leads throughout the game. His six-yard run with 4:16 remaining in the third quarter gave Tech a 27-24 advantage, a lead it wouldn’t ever relinquish. FIU quarterback James Morgan kept the Panthers in the contest, completing 29-of-41 passes for 394 yards and two scores. Seven different FIU players caught passes led by Shemar Thornton (7-97-1), Tony Gaiter (7-87) and Austin Maloney (5-113). Morgan found Anthony Jones for a one-yard TD with 51 seconds to play in the game, cutting the Tech lead to 36-31. The score set up an onside kick that the Bulldogs needed to recover to seal the win. On the onside kick attempt, Robertson scooped up a loose football at the FIU 30 yard line and raced untouched to the end zone for his first special teams score of his stellar career. Robertson added six tackles and three pass break ups in the win. Smith had another solid night under center for Tech, completing 27-of-41 passes for 290 yards and one score with one interception.

SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 2 3 4 SCORE Louisiana Tech 14 7 0 14 35 Record: (2-1) Bowling Green 7 0 0 0 7 Record: (1-2)

SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 2 3 4 SCORE FIU 0 10 14 7 31 Record: (1-3,0-2) Louisiana Tech 0 13 14 16 43 Record: (3-1,1-0)

SCORING SUMMARY:

1st 2nd 4th

12:14 11:11 10:23 05:49 14:49 10:19

BGSU LATECH LATECH LATECH LATECH LATECH

TEAM STATISTICS

DENLEY, Bryson 1 yd run (NEEDHAM, Nate kick), 7-68 2:46, LATECH 0 - BGSU 7 GRAHAM, Isaiah 49 yd pass from SMITH, J’Mar (HALE, Bailey kick), 3-60 0:58, LATECH 7 - BGSU 7 ROBERTSON, Amik 36 yd interception return (HALE, Bailey kick), , LATECH 14 - BGSU 7 DANCY, Jaqwis 8 yd run (HALE, Bailey kick), 4-94 1:40, LATECH 21 - BGSU 7 DANCY, Jaqwis 2 yd run (HALE, Bailey kick), 5-65 1:27, LATECH 28 - BGSU 7 HARRIS, Smoke 27 yd pass from SMITH, J’Mar (HALE, Bailey kick), 7-53 3:35, LATECH 35 - BGSU 7

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

LA TECH

BG

20 15 36-129 47-119 324 171 32-24-1 38-18-1 68-453 85-290 0-0 0-0 2-9 1-11 2-42 6-142 1-36 1-0 7-36.3 8-39.9 3-1 2-0 8-85 6-60 31:39 28:21 4 of 13 6 of 21 0 of 1 1 of 5 2-3 1-4 0-0 5-27

RUSHING: Louisiana Tech-HENDERSON, J. 9-95; DANCY, Jaqwis 8-31; MARCUS, DeAndre 4-14; ALLEN, Aaron 4-6; TEAM 1-minus 2; ELLIOTT, Westin 1-minus 7; SMITH, J’Mar 9-minus 8. Bowling Green-JONES, Davon 13-48; WADE, Darius 12-46; CLAIR, Andrew 11-11; DENLEY, Bryson 6-11; SEALEY, Nigel 3-6; LOY, Grant 1-0; WAYNE-PRATHER 1-minus 3. PASSING: Louisiana Tech-SMITH, J’Mar 19-26-0-267; ALLEN, Aaron 5-5-0-57; ELLIOTT, Westin 0-1-1-0. Bowling Green-WADE, Darius 18-38-1-171. RECEIVING: Louisiana Tech-HARDY, Adrian 6-95; HARRIS, Smoke 5-64; POWELL, Cee Jay 3-32; DANCY, Jaqwis 3-24; STANLEY, Malik 2-27; HEBERT, Griffin 2-22; GRAHAM, Isaiah 1-49; HENDERSON, J. 1-8; MARCUS, DeAndre 1-3. Bowling Green-MORRIS, Quintin 6-90; CLAIR, Andrew 3-7; ORTEGA-JONES, J 2-35; MARLOW, RB 2-24; WAYNE-PRATHER 2-4; DORRIS, Austin 1-8; DENLEY, Bryson 1-2; JONES, Davon 1-1. INTERCEPTIONS: Louisiana Tech-ROBERTSON, Amik 1-36. Bowling Green-PERCE, Brandon 1-0. FUMBLES: Louisiana Tech-HENDERSON, J. 1-1; ELLIOTT, Westin 1-0; ALLEN, Aaron 1-0. Bowling Green-DENLEY, Bryson 1-0; WADE, Darius 1-0. SACKS (UA-A):Louisiana Tech-None. Bowling Green-JACKSON, Melvin 1-0; ROBERTS, Jerry 1-0; COLEMAN, Kholbe 1-0; HAIGLER, D. 1-0; KONOWALSKI, Dav 1-0. TACKLES (UA-A): Louisiana Tech-ROBERTSON, Amik 7-3; JACKSON, James 7-2; BARNETT, E. 4-4; SNEED, L’Jarius 3-6; WILLIAMS, M. 5-0; WILLIAMSON, B. 3-2; ZAYED, Alex 3-1; SCOTT, Collin 2-2; ROBERSON, Aaron 2-1; SAM, Michael 1-3; TAYLOR, Connor 1-3; MASON, K. 2-0; BAKER, Willie 1-2; WALLACE, C. 0-4; SHAW, Steven 1-1; COLE, Jaiden 1-1; SPENCER, Trey 1-1; ADAMS, Jacob 1-0; HANNIBAL, Zach 1-0; BALDWIN, Trey 1-0; LEWIS, Darryl 0-2; CALHOUN, B. 0-1; ALLEN, Tristan 0-1. Bowling Green-COLEMAN, Kholbe 8-5; BOZEMAN, Jamari 7-2; KONOWALSKI, Dav 6-0; ROBERTS, Jerry 4-4; PERCE, Brandon 2-6; JACKSON, Melvin 3-1; MCBRIDE, Jerry 2-3; LAUTANEN, Nico 2-3; BIGGERS, Caleb 3-0; BROOKS, Karl 1-3; REDDING, Ty 2-0; SOTOLONGO, Ant. 1-1; HAIGLER, D. 1-0; SALGUERO, E. 0-2. Stadium: Doyt Perry Stadium Attendance: 18021 Kickoff time: 5:00 pm End of Game: 8:18 pm Total elapsed time: 3:18 Officials: Referee: Billy Williams; Umpire: Greg Adams; Linesman: Hugo Cruz; Line judge: Jeremy Harris; Back judge: Brett Toney; Field judge: Chris Scott; Side judge: LaShell Nelson; Center judge: Patrick Foy; Temperature: 77 deg Wind: W 10 mph Weather: Sunny

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SCORING SUMMARY:

2nd 3rd 4th

14:56 12:24 09:26 00:52 00:00 13:24 08:50 06:57 04:16 13:17 05:09 02:17 00:51 00:46

LATECH FIU LATECH FIU LATECH FIU LATECH FIU LATECH LATECH LATECH LATECH FIU LATECH

TEAM STATISTICS

HALE, Bailey 25 yd field goal, 13-73 5:48, FIU 0 - LATECH 3 BORREGALES,J 36 yd field goal, 7-51 2:32, FIU 3 - LATECH 3 HENDERSON, J. 29 yd run (HALE, Bailey kick), 6-71 2:58, FIU 3 - LATECH 10 MORGAN,J 15 yd run (BORREGALES,J kick), 9-74 2:45, FIU 10 - LATECH 10 HALE, Bailey 45 yd field goal, 6-28 0:52, FIU 10 - LATECH 13 JONES,A 2 yd run (BORREGALES,J kick), 4-75 1:36, FIU 17 - LATECH 13 HENDERSON, J. 6 yd run (HALE, Bailey kick), 10-86 4:34, FIU 17 - LATECH 20 THORNTON,S 31 yd pass from MORGAN,J (BORREGALES,J kick), 4-60 1:53, FIU 24 - LATECH 20 HENDERSON, J. 6 yd run (HALE, Bailey kick), 8-75 2:41, FIU 24 - LATECH 27 HALE, Bailey 41 yd field goal, 11-71 4:13, FIU 24 - LATECH 30 HALE, Bailey 25 yd field goal, 12-64 7:10, FIU 24 - LATECH 33 HALE, Bailey 29 yd field goal, 6-33 1:36, FIU 24 - LATECH 36 JONES,A 1 yd pass from MORGAN,J (BORREGALES,J kick), 8-72 1:26, FIU 31 - LATECH 36 ROBERTSON, Amik 30 yd kickoff return (HALE, Bailey kick), , FIU 31 - LATECH 43

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

FIU

LA TECH

29 31 26-132 43-275 394 290 41-29-1 41-27-1 67-526 84-565 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 6-107 4-82 1-0 1-18 3-50.3 2-37.5 1-1 1-0 4-50 5-38 23:13 36:47 2 of 10 10 of 17 2 of 3 0 of 0 4-6 5-5 1-3 3-11

RUSHING: FIU-MAXWELL,N 8-78; JONES,A 9-35; PRICE,D 3-9; MORGAN,J 4-7; WIGGINS,K 2-3. Louisiana Tech-HENDERSON, J. 15141; DANCY, Jaqwis 17-73; SMITH, J’Mar 10-63; HARRIS, Smoke 1-minus 2. PASSING: FIU-MORGAN,J 29-41-1-394; WIGGINS,K 0-0-0-0. Louisiana Tech-SMITH, J’Mar 27-41-1-290. RECEIVING: FIU-THORNTON,S 7-97; GAITER,T 7-87; MALONEY,A 5-113; ALEXANDER,M 4-36; JONES,A 3-24; MAXWELL,N 2-19; GASKIN,C 1-18. Louisiana Tech-POWELL, Cee Jay 6-52; HEBERT, Griffin 5-78; HARDY, Adrian 5-49; DANCY, Jaqwis 4-23; STANLEY, Malik 3-54; HARRIS, Smoke 3-24; GRAHAM, Isaiah 1-10. INTERCEPTIONS: FIU-REYNOLDS,D 1-0. Louisiana Tech-SAM, Michael 1-18. FUMBLES: FIU-JONES,A 1-1. Louisiana Tech-HARDY, Adrian 1-0. SACKS (UA-A):FIU-DAMES,RICHARD 1-0. Louisiana Tech-WILLIAMS, M. 1-0; BARNETT, E. 1-0; TAYLOR, Connor 0-1; ZAYED, Alex 0-1. TACKLES (UA-A): FIU-DAMES,RICHARD 8-3; THOMAS-OLIVER,S 8-1; GATES,J 5-7; BROWN,I 7-2; CUSHION,O 5-4; DAMES,RISHARD 5-2; HALL,D 3-2; POWELL,J 2-1; LEWIS,S 2-1; TARVER,A 1-2; REYNOLDS,D 1-1; JACQUES-LOUIS,R 1-1; JACKSON,D 1-1; TURNER,J 1-1; OLIVER,K 1-1; CURTIS,N 1-0; ALEXANDER,M 1-0; BURNS,K 0-1; COLSON,R 0-1. Louisiana Tech-BAKER, Willie 5-1; BARNETT, E. 4-2; ROBERTSON, Amik 4-2; SAM, Michael 3-2; JACKSON, James 3-2; SCOTT, Collin 1-5; LEWIS, Darryl 3-0; WILLIAMS, M. 2-2; WILLIAMSON, B. 2-1; COLE, Jaiden 2-1; SNEED, L’Jarius 1-3; TAYLOR, Connor 1-3; ROBERSON, Aaron 1-1; ZAYED, Alex 1-1; WALLACE, C. 1-1; HALE, Bailey 1-0; MASON, K. 0-2; BALDWIN, Trey 0-2; CALHOUN, B. 0-1; DAVENPORT, L. 0-1; SHAW, Steven 0-1; OKORIE, Praise 0-1; TURNER, M. 0-1. Stadium: Doyt Perry Stadium Attendance: 18021 Kickoff time: 5:00 pm End of Game: 8:18 pm Total elapsed time: 3:18 Officials: Referee: Billy Williams; Umpire: Greg Adams; Linesman: Hugo Cruz; Line judge: Jeremy Harris; Back judge: Brett Toney; Field judge: Chris Scott; Side judge: LaShell Nelson; Center judge: Patrick Foy; Temperature: 77 deg Wind: W 10 mph Weather: Sunny


2019 GAME RECAPS

LOUISIANA TECH 23 | RICE - 20 (OT)

LOUISIANA TECH 69 | UMASS - 21

SEPT. 28 • HOUSTON, TEXAS

OCT. 12 • RUSTON, LA.

HOUSTON – J’Mar Smith scored from 12 yards out on a quarterback draw in the first overtime period to lead Louisiana Tech to a 23-20 victory over Rice Saturday night at Rice Stadium. Tech (4-1, 2-0 C-USA) won for the first time in overtime since 2011 when the Bulldogs defeated Central Arkansas at Joe Aillet Stadium. Tech is now 3-8 all-time in overtime games. Smith’s TD, which came on a second down and nine play, marked the first time the Bulldogs lead the entire game. It followed a 36-yard Chris Barnes field goal on Rice’s opening possession of the first overtime period and sent the Bulldogs sideline into a celebration. The victory was No. 50 for Bulldog head coach Skip Holtz during his time in Ruston as the Bulldogs improved to 2-0 in league play for the first time since 2014. Tech is now 17-8 all-time in C-USA road games. Rice (0-5, 0-1), which lost its third game of the year by only one score, led for the vast majority of the game including a 14-7 halftime advantage. The Owls had an opportunity to lead by two scores at the break, but Darryl Lewis intercepted Tom Stewart’s pass in the back of the endzone with five seconds to play in the second quarter to keep the Owls from adding to their lead. The turnover ended a Rice drive that took almost eight minutes off the clock, covering 70 yards and 14 plays. Rice also missed a 36-yard field goal on the opening drive of the third quarter, keeping the 14-7 score intact. Justin Henderson tied the game at 14-14 with a 26-yard TD run late in the third quarter for Tech. The Bulldog defense, which struggled in the trenches in the first two quarters, came through down the stretch, limiting Rice to just one field goal in the second half. Barnes connected on a 37-yard field goal to give Rice a 17-14 lead with 2:51 to play in the final quarter. Smith and the Bulldogs offense answered. Smith found Adrian Hardy and Cee Jay Powell – both covering 22 yards – to move Tech into Rice territory. Another Smith to Powell connection covering 12 yards moved the football to the Rice 13-yard line.

RUSTON, La. – On a night where members of the 1969 Louisiana Tech team were honored at halftime, the current version of the Bulldogs hung 69 on the scoreboard. Justin Henderson rushed for 137 yards and three scores to pace a Tech (5-1) rushing attack that totaled 385 yards in the game – the sixth most all-time – and the Bulldogs amassed 689 total yards in a 69-21 non-conference win over UMass at Joe Aillet Stadium Saturday night. The 689 yards of offense were the sixth most in program history and the most since totaling 698 against Toledo in October of 1996. Tech scored early and often as Amik Robertson returned an interception 42 yards for the first score of the game as the Bulldogs led 7-0 less than 60 seconds into the contest. Henderson then scored on runs of 74, 4 and 3 yards – all three coming in the opening quarter – to give Tech a 28-0 advantage at the end of one. Henderson became the first Bulldog since Kenneth Dixon to rush for three TDs in one quarter. Dixon accomplished the feat in the second quarter of a 62-55 win over Texas State in San Marcos in 2012. J’Mar Smith tossed a pair of scores, covering 17 yards to Griffin Hebert and 1 yard to Henderson in the opening five minutes of the second quarter. The Bulldogs lead ballooned to 42-0. UMass finally found the endzone, scoring back-to-back TDs over a three-minute span in the second quarter and cutting the Tech lead to 42-14. Cee Jay Powell caught a two-yard TD pass from Smith and Bailey Hale added a 42 yard field goal as time expired in the second quarter, giving Tech a 52-14 halftime advantage. Hale opened the third quarter with a 23-yard field goal as Tech pulled the majority of its starters for the rest of the game. Redshirt freshman DeAndre Marcus scored his first career touchdown on a 30-yard run with 6:49 to play in the third quarter and Aaron Allen hit Tahj Magee on a 13-yard scoring strike in the fourth quarter for the final points of the game. Marcus added a career-high 99 yards rushing on eight carries while Smith added 69 yards on the ground. Tech averaged 10.1 yards per carry in the game. Smith completed 16-of-28 passes for 239 yards and three scores while Allen completed both of his passes for 49 yards and the one score.

SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 2 3 4 Louisiana Tech 7 0 7 3 Rice 7 7 0 3 SCORING SUMMARY:

1st 2nd 3rd 4th

09:58 03:32 13:25 01:23 02:51 01:10 00:00 00:00

RICE LATECH RICE LATECH RICE LATECH RICE LATECH

TEAM STATISTICS

OT SCORE 6 23 Record: (4-1,2-0) 3 20 Record: (0-5,0-1)

WALTER, Aston 16 yd run (HARRISON, Will kick), 6-46 3:09, LATECH 0 - RICE 7 HARDY, Adrian 9 yd pass from SMITH, J’Mar (HALE, Bailey kick), 11-73 6:26, LATECH 7 - RICE 7 WALTER, Aston 2 yd run (HARRISON, Will kick), 10-65 5:07, LATECH 7 - RICE 14 HENDERSON, J. 26 yd run (HALE, Bailey kick), 7-76 2:58, LATECH 14 - RICE 14 BARNES, Chris 37 yd field goal, 14-53 7:09, LATECH 14 - RICE 17 HALE, Bailey 31 yd field goal, 8-56 1:41, LATECH 17 - RICE 17 BARNES, Chris 36 yd field goal, 4-8 0:00, LATECH 17 - RICE 20 SMITH, J’Mar 12 yd run, 5-25 0:00, LATECH 23 - RICE 20

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

LA TECH

RICE

19 19 22-84 48-190 210 148 39-21-0 26-16-1 61-294 74-338 0-0 0-0 1-2 3-31 3-65 2-36 1-0 0-0 8-35.8 6-41.5 1-0 4-0 3-11 5-40 23:07 36:53 3 of 12 4 of 16 0 of 0 2 of 2 3-3 4-6 1-1 3-26

RUSHING: Louisiana Tech-HENDERSON, J. 12-64; DANCY, Jaqwis 4-17; SMITH, J’Mar 6-3. Rice-WALTER, Aston 20-112; BOOKER, Charlie 21-70; STEWART, Tom 4-17; GREEN, Wiley 2-5; TEAM 1-minus 14. PASSING: Louisiana Tech-SMITH, J’Mar 21-39-0-210. Rice-GREEN, Wiley 14-22-0-128; STEWART, Tom 2-4-1-20. RECEIVING: Louisiana Tech-HARDY, Adrian 6-78; POWELL, Cee Jay 6-71; HENDERSON, J. 4-27; HARRIS, Smoke 3-8; TOUSSANT, Wayne 2-26. Rice-ROZNER, Brad 5-64; TRAMMELL, A. 5-53; BAILEY, Jake 2-11; PITRE III, A. 2-11; MYERS, Jordan 1-7; WALTER, Aston 1-2. INTERCEPTIONS: Louisiana Tech-LEWIS, Darryl 1-0. Rice-None. FUMBLES: Louisiana Tech-SMITH, J’Mar 1-0. Rice-WALTER, Aston 2-0; GREEN, Wiley 1-0; STEWART, Tom 1-0. TACKLES (UA-A): Louisiana Tech-ROBERTSON, Amik 6-1; SNEED, L’Jarius 3-5; JACKSON, James 4-2; SAM, Michael 4-0; BAKER, Willie 4-0; MASON, K. 4-0; COLE, Jaiden 3-2; LEWIS, Darryl 3-2; WILLIAMS, M. 1-6; SCOTT, Collin 1-5; WALLACE, C. 2-2; BARNETT, E. 2-0; TAYLOR, Connor 1-2; ZAYED, Alex 1-1; DAVENPORT, L. 1-1; BALDWIN, Trey 1-1; MURPHY, Kevin 0-3; ROBERSON, Aaron 1-0; CALHOUN, B. 1-0; OKORIE, Praise 1-0; WILLIAMSON, B. 0-2; JACKSON, D.J. 0-1. Rice-ALLDREDGE, B. 6-7; CHAMBERLAIN, T. 4-2; MONTERO, A. 2-5; NYAKWOL, George 3-0; SMITH, Naeem 2-2; THORNTON, Tyrae 1-3; GARCIA, Elijah 1-3; BIRD, Andrew 2-0; ADAMS, Myles 1-2; SCHUMAN, Trey 1-0; RIDDLE, C. 1-0; CARROLL, D. 1-0; EKPE, Anthony 1-0; ELLERBE, N. 0-2; BROUSSARD, Ari 0-1; MORRISON, Myron 0-1; DEVONES, T. 0-1; MYERS, Jordan 0-1. Stadium: Rice Stadium Attendance: 19075 Kickoff time: 6:00 pm End of Game: 9:21 Total elapsed time: 3:21 Officials: Referee: Chris Bynum; Umpire: Joe Nanus; Linesman: Gary Calip; Line judge: Nicholas Therio; Back judge: Sean Woodson; Field judge: Lark Jones; Side judge: Dustin Drawhorn; Center judge: Joel Moenkhoff; Temperature: 88 Wind: S 7-10 Weather: Clear

SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 2 3 4 SCORE UMass 0 14 7 0 21 Record: (1-6) Louisiana Tech 28 24 10 7 69 Record: (5-1) SCORING SUMMARY:

1st 2nd 3rd 4th

14:05 10:27 08:52 02:24 14:15 10:57 09:40 06:58 02:20 00:00 10:40 07:04 06:49 11:28

LATECH LATECH LATECH LATECH LATECH LATECH UMASS UMASS LATECH LATECH LATECH UMASS LATECH LATECH

TEAM STATISTICS

ROBERTSON, Amik 42 yd interception return (HALE, Bailey kick), , UMASS 0 - LATECH 7 HENDERSON, J. 74 yd run (HALE, Bailey kick), 3-91 1:40, UMASS 0 - LATECH 14 HENDERSON, J. 4 yd run (HALE, Bailey kick), 3-61 0:48, UMASS 0 - LATECH 21 HENDERSON, J. 3 yd run (HALE, Bailey kick), 12-67 4:03, UMASS 0 - LATECH 28 HEBERT, Griffin 17 yd pass from SMITH, J’Mar (HALE, Bailey kick), 6-28 1:44, UMASS 0 - LATECH 35 HENDERSON, J. 1 yd pass from SMITH, J’Mar (HALE, Bailey kick), 5-44 1:16, UMASS 0 - LATECH 42 WEST, Randall 1 yd run (GARCIA, Cooper kick), 3-11 1:17, UMASS 7 - LATECH 42 HORN, Kyle 12 yd pass from WEST, Randall (GARCIA, Cooper kick), 5-36 1:47, UMASS 14 - LATECH 42 POWELL, Cee Jay 2 yd pass from SMITH, J’Mar (HALE, Bailey kick), 4-72 1:51, UMASS 14 - LATECH 49 HALE, Bailey 42 yd field goal, 4-29 0:20, UMASS 14 - LATECH 52 HALE, Bailey 23 yd field goal, 12-78 4:20, UMASS 14 - LATECH 55 ALLY, Bilal 51 yd run (GARCIA, Cooper kick), 3-49 1:12, UMASS 21 - LATECH 55 MARCUS, DeAndre 30 yd run (HALE, Bailey kick), 1-30 0:15, UMASS 21 - LATECH 62 MAGEE, Tahj 13 yd pass from ALLEN, Aaron (HALE, Bailey kick), 11-95 6:12, UMASS 21 - LATECH 69

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

UMASS

LA TECH

19 28 41-126 38-385 221 304 43-25-2 35-19-1 84-347 73-689 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 9-199 3-102 1-0 2-42 9-33.7 2-34.0 1-0 2-2 5-46 4-35 29:33 30:27 9 of 21 5 of 10 0 of 2 1 of 1 2-3 7-7 1-3 2-8

RUSHING: UMass-ALLY, Bilal 10-92; TORRES, G. 11-23; ROBERSON, Cam 8-7; WEST, Randall 6-7; CURTIS, Michael 6-minus 3. Louisiana Tech-HENDERSON, J. 11-137; MARCUS, DeAndre 8-99; SMITH, J’Mar 5-69; TUCKER, Israel 6-34; HINES, Elijah 3-29; DANCY, Jaqwis 3-12; HARRIS, Smoke 1-8; ELLIOTT, Westin 1-minus 3. PASSING: UMass-WEST, Randall 17-29-1-172; CURTIS, Michael 8-14-1-49. Louisiana Tech-SMITH, J’Mar 16-28-0239; ELLIOTT, Westin 1-3-1-16; ALLEN, Aaron 2-2-0-49; TEAM 0-1-0-0; HARDY, Adrian 0-1-0-0. RECEIVING: UMass-SIMON, Zak 4-43; HORN, Kyle 4-22; JOHNSON, Josiah 3-40; DINGLE, Brennon 3-29; JOHNSON, Je. 3-28; EMILUS, Samuel 2-27; ROBERSON, Cam 2-23; ALLY, Bilal 2-1; HILL, Melvin 1-4; PALMER, Sadiq 1-4. Louisiana Tech-POWELL, Cee Jay 4-70; HARDY, Adrian 3-58; GRAHAM, Isaiah 3-43; HENDERSON, J. 2-31; MAGEE, Tahj 2-29; HARRIS, Smoke 2-7; MATTHEWS, J. 1-36; HEBERT, Griffin 1-17; STANLEY, Malik 1-13. INTERCEPTIONS: UMass-OGBONNA, C. 1-0. Louisiana Tech-ROBERTSON, Amik 1-42; TAYLOR, Connor 1-0. FUMBLES: UMass-DINGLE, Brennon 1-0. Louisiana Tech-MARCUS, DeAndre 1-1; HARRIS, Smoke 1-1. Stadium: Rice Stadium Attendance: 19075 Kickoff time: 6:00 pm End of Game: 9:21 Total elapsed time: 3:21 Officials: Referee: Chris Bynum; Umpire: Joe Nanus; Linesman: Gary Calip; Line judge: Nicholas Therio; Back judge: Sean Woodson; Field judge: Lark Jones; Side judge: Dustin Drawhorn; Center judge: Joel Moenkhoff; Temperature: 88 Wind: S 7-10 Weather: Clear

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2019 GAME RECAPS

LOUISIANA TECH 45 | SOUTHERN MISS - 30

LOUISIANA TECH - 42 | UTEP - 21

OCT. 19 • RUSTON, LA.

OCT. 26 • EL PASO, TEXAS

RUSTON, La. – The NFL Network carried Louisiana Tech’s 45-30 win over Southern Miss Saturday afternoon at Joe Aillet Stadium. The Network – along with a national audience – got a preview of what’s coming to the next level in two years. Amik Robertson. The junior Tech cornerback picked off three Jack Abraham passes and added two more pass break ups to lead Tech (6-1, 3-0 C-USA) to the key Conference USA victory over the Golden Eagles (4-3, 2-1 C-USA) in a match-up of the only two undefeated teams in the West Division in league play. In the postgame press conference following the contest, Robertson was asked what his favorite play of the night was. His answer was poetic. “Winning,” he said. Robertson’s first interception came on the first play of the second quarter, setting up a 30-yard TD run by Justin Henderson that tied the game at 14-14. Southern Miss had jumped out to an early 14-0 lead, returning the opening kickoff 100 yards for a score and adding a 15-yard Abraham to Ray Ladner pass in the first nine minutes of play. However, it was Robertson’s second interception of the game that changed the complexion of the outcome. With Tech leading 31-27 following a one-yard J’Mar Smith TD run on a fourth down and goal play early in the fourth quarter, Southern Miss drove 70 yards in less than three minutes, setting up a first and goal from the Tech 2-yard line. Following a three-yard loss on first down on a tackle for loss by Ka’Derrion Mason, Abraham rolled right and lofted a pass towards the near corner of the endzone. Robertson came off of his receiver, and plucked the would-be TD pass from the air, ending the threat by the Golden Eagles. The Bulldog offense responded quickly. Smith connected with Griffin Hebert for a 70-yard pass the first play following the interception and five plays later, Bobby Holly scored on a one-yard plunge, upping the Tech lead to 38-27. A 41-yard Andrew Stein field goal for USM with 3:36 to play in the game closed the gap to 38-30 and Southern Miss had a chance forcing a Tech punt. With a 1:51 left in the ball game, USM took over on its own 20 yard line. Following a first down play that moved the ball out to the 34, Abraham’s pass over the middle was intercepted by Ezekiel Barnett and returned 30-yards for a score. Bailey Hale’s extra point made the score 45-30. Robertson put the final nail in the proverbial coffin as he picked off Abraham for the fourth time of the night – his third – with 1:08 to play, sealing the victory.

EL PASO – The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs reeled off 35 unanswered points in the second and third quarters to win their seventh straight game, a 42-21 victory over UTEP on Saturday night in the Sun Bowl. J’Mar Smith completed 29-of-35 passes for 331 yards and 3 TDs. Eight Tech (7-1, 4-0 C-USA) receivers caught at least one pass, led by Cee Jay Powell’s 6 receptions for 85 yards. One week after earning Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week honors, Amik Robertson was at it again on that of the ball. The junior forced a fumble on a strip-sack, recovered another loose ball, and finished with four tackles. “I was really impressed with the way this team was dialed in today. Coming off a really emotional win last week, it would have been really easy to come in and lose our focus and not play with a lot of energy,” said Tech head coach Skip Holtz. The Bulldogs blew the game open in the second quarter. With the score tied 7-7, Smith led Tech on a 14-play 81-yard drive that culminated with a picture-perfect toss to Malik Stanley in the back corner of the end zone. Stanley high-pointed the ball to put the ‘Dogs up 14-7. “J’Mar was pretty special tonight. He was relaxed, he was poised, and he took what the defense gave him. He’s having fun out on the field,” said Holtz. “I thought he did an excellent job and the receivers made some plays for him as well. Tech’s second pair of touchdowns came courtesy of two fumble recoveries. Milton Williams picked up the first off an errant snap, and Robertson grabbed the second after Ezekiel Barnett punched the ball away from Kai Locksley in the red zone. The Bulldogs made UTEP pay with a 23-yard touchdown pass to Griffin Hebert and 3-yard rushing TD from Justin Henderson.

SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 2 3 4 SCORE Southern Miss 14 13 0 3 30 Record: (4-3,2-1) Louisiana Tech 7 17 0 21 45 Record: (6-1,3-0)

1st 2nd 3rd 4th

SCORING SUMMARY: 1st 14:47 USM 06:48 USM 00:04 LATECH 2nd 14:39 LATECH 10:28 USM 09:14 LATECH 04:32 USM 02:24 USM 00:56 LATECH 4th 12:02 LATECH 06:28 LATECH 03:36 USM 01:27 LATECH

TEAM STATISTICS

HARRIS, D. 100 yd kickoff return (STEIN, Andrew kick), , USM 7 - LATECH 0 LADNER, Ray 15 yd pass from ABRAHAM, Jack (STEIN, Andrew kick), 12-95 5:46, USM 14 - LATECH 0 STANLEY, Malik 5 yd pass from SMITH, J’Mar (HALE, Bailey kick), 14-86 6:44, USM 14 - LATECH 7 HENDERSON, J. 30 yd run (HALE, Bailey kick), 1-30 0:06, USM 14 - LATECH 14 ABRAHAM, Jack 37 yd run (STEIN, Andrew kick), 9-81 4:11, USM 21 - LATECH 14 HALE, Bailey 50 yd field goal, 5-22 1:14, USM 21 - LATECH 17 STEIN, Andrew 28 yd field goal, 9-64 4:42, USM 24 - LATECH 17 STEIN, Andrew 46 yd field goal, 4--5 1:55, USM 27 - LATECH 17 HENDERSON, J. 2 yd run (HALE, Bailey kick), 6-90 1:28, USM 27 - LATECH 24 SMITH, J’Mar 1 yd run (HALE, Bailey kick), 10-36 5:01, USM 27 - LATECH 31 HOLLY, Bobby 1 yd run (HALE, Bailey kick), 5-80 2:55, USM 27 - LATECH 38 STEIN, Andrew 41 yd field goal, 10-52 2:52, USM 30 - LATECH 38 BARNETT, E. 30 yd interception return (HALE, Bailey kick), , USM 30 - LATECH 45

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

SOUTHERN MISS

LA TECH

23 19 30-110 40-151 327 325 40-26-4 21-14-1 70-437 61-476 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 7-161 4-65 1-0 4-49 1-50.0 3-39.7 1-0 2-1 7-58 5-48 33:08 26:52 6 of 12 4 of 10 1 of 2 2 of 2 3-4 4-4 1-7 2-14

RUSHING: Southern Miss-PERKINS, Kevin 12-56; ABRAHAM, Jack 7-44; EVERETT, Zac 1-10; HARRIS, D. 5-3; ADAMS, Jaylond 1-3; TEAM 1-minus 1; MABERRY, Darius 3-minus 5. Louisiana Tech-HENDERSON, J. 19-111; SMITH, J’Mar 12-22; MARCUS, DeAndre 4-20; HOLLY, Bobby 1-1; TUCKER, Israel 2-minus 1; TEAM 2-minus 2 PASSING: Southern Miss-ABRAHAM, Jack 26-40-4-327. Louisiana Tech-SMITH, J’Mar 14-21-1-325. RECEIVING: Southern Miss-ADAMS, Jaylond 8-80; WATKINS, Quez 6-102; JONES, Tim 5-80; TERRY, Trevor 4-35; PERKINS, Kevin 2-15; LADNER, Ray 1-15. Louisiana Tech-STANLEY, Malik 8-212; POWELL, Cee Jay 3-23; HEBERT, Griffin 2-86; HOLLY, Bobby 1-4. INTERCEPTIONS: Southern Miss-MITCHELL, R. 1-0. Louisiana Tech-ROBERTSON, Amik 3-19; BARNETT, E. 1-30. FUMBLES: Southern Miss-ABRAHAM, Jack 1-0. Louisiana Tech-SMITH, J’Mar 1-0; MARCUS, DeAndre 1-1. TACKLES (UA-A): Southern Miss-BOZEMAN, Swayze 4-4; SHOWERS, S. 5-2; BOOTHE, Racheem 4-3; HEMBY, Ky’el 4-2; THOMAS, DQ 4-1; TURNER, Jacques 3-1; WILLIAMS, Ty 3-0; MITCHELL, R. 2-1; BROWN, Torrence 1-2; KITCHEN, Eriq 2-0; LANDRY, Delmond 1-1; MAPLES, Hayes 0-2; FREEMAN, V. 0-2; WHITTINGTON, T. 1-0; PERKINS, Kevin 1-0; SMITH, D. 1-0; LATHAM, S. 0-1; KENNEDY, Darius 0-1; PORTLOCK, Zach 0-1. Louisiana Tech-BAKER, Willie 5-5; LEWIS, Darryl 4-2; TAYLOR, Connor 3-3; MASON, K. 3-3; SCOTT, Collin 2-4; JACKSON, James 2-4; WALLACE, C. 3-2; SNEED, L’Jarius 2-3; BALDWIN, Trey 2-2; SAM, Michael 2-1; MURPHY, Kevin 1-2; ROBERTSON, Amik 1-2; ROBERSON, Aaron 1-1; WILLIAMSON, B. 1-1; CALHOUN, B. 1-0; HANNIBAL, Zach 1-0; BARNETT, E. 1-0; CONRAD, Kyle 0-1; TURNER, M. 0-1; HALL, Deshon 0-1. Stadium: Rice Stadium Attendance: 19075 Kickoff time: 6:00 pm End of Game: 9:21 Total elapsed time: 3:21 Officials: Referee: Chris Bynum; Umpire: Joe Nanus; Linesman: Gary Calip; Line judge: Nicholas Therio; Back judge: Sean Woodson; Field judge: Lark Jones; Side judge: Dustin Drawhorn; Center judge: Joel Moenkhoff; Temperature: 88 Wind: S 7-10 Weather: Clear

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SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 2 3 4 SCORE Louisiana Tech 7 21 14 0 42 Record: (7-1,4-0) UTEP 7 0 0 14 21 Record: (1-6,0-4) SCORING SUMMARY:

07:41 LATECH 01:35 UTEP 09:45 LATECH 06:27 LATECH 00:27 LATECH 05:58 LATECH 02:07 LATECH 09:49 UTEP 02:51 UTEP

TEAM STATISTICS

TUCKER, Israel 1 yd run (HALE, Bailey kick), 8-73 3:17, LATECH 7 - UTEP 0 HUGHES, Treyvon 5 yd run (BAECHLE, Gavin kick), 12-84 6:02, LATECH 7 - UTEP 7 STANLEY, Malik 9 yd pass from SMITH, J’Mar (HALE, Bailey kick), 14-81 6:45, LATECH 14 - UTEP 7 HEBERT, Griffin 23 yd pass from SMITH, J’Mar (HALE, Bailey kick), 6-41 1:54, LATECH 21 - UTEP 7 HENDERSON, J. 3 yd run (HALE, Bailey kick), 8-91 2:27, LATECH 28 - UTEP 7 HOLLY, Bobby 5 yd pass from SMITH, J’Mar (HALE, Bailey kick), 6-51 2:45, LATECH 35 - UTEP 7 HENDERSON, J. 1 yd run (HALE, Bailey kick), 6-26 2:51, LATECH 42 - UTEP 7 LOCKSLEY, Kai 1 yd run (BAECHLE, Gavin kick), 15-81 7:11, LATECH 42 - UTEP 14 COWING, Jacob 54 yd pass from LOCKSLEY, Kai (BAECHLE, Gavin kick), 4-73 1:32, LATECH 42 - UTEP 21

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

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UTEP

29 21 34-152 34-104 338 227 36-29-1 30-17-0 70-490 64-331 1-4 0-0 0-0 1-11 1-16 6-111 0-0 1-0 3-36.3 4-30.2 1-0 4-3 6-66 3-30 32:03 27:57 6 of 10 6 of 13 1 of 1 3 of 3 5-5 2-3 4-15 2-13

RUSHING: Louisiana Tech-HENDERSON, J. 17-65; TUCKER, Israel 8-56; MARCUS, DeAndre 5-31; SMITH, J’Mar 4-0. UTEP-HUGHES, Treyvon 13-60; FIELDS, Josh 7-52; LOCKSLEY, Kai 10-17; FLORES, R. 2-5; TEAM 2-minus 30. PASSING: Louisiana Tech-SMITH, J’Mar 29-35-0-338; ALLEN, Aaron 0-1-1-0. UTEP-LOCKSLEY, Kai 17-30-0-227. RECEIVING: Louisiana Tech-POWELL, Cee Jay 6-85; HENDERSON, J. 6-73; HARRIS, Smoke 5-37; STANLEY, Malik 4-39; HARDY, Adrian 4-29; HEBERT, Griffin 2-39; GRAHAM, Isaiah 1-31; HOLLY, Bobby 1-5. UTEP-GARRETT, Justin 5-60; WOLF, Tre’shon 4-44; BUSEY, Alan 3-35; COWING, Jacob 2-70; TRUSSELL, Jess 1-10; FLORES, R. 1-4; JOHNSON, Kavika 1-4. INTERCEPTIONS: Louisiana Tech-None. UTEP-ROGERS, Justin 1-0. FUMBLES: Louisiana Tech-HALL, Deshon 1-0. UTEP-LOCKSLEY, Kai 3-2; TEAM 1-1. SACKS (UA-A): Louisiana Tech-ALLEN, Tristan 1-0; WILLIAMS, M. 1-0; ROBERTSON, Amik 1-0; BAKER, Willie 1-0. UTEP-HYNSON, Adrian 1-0; CHUKWUKELU, D. 1-0. TACKLES (UA-A): Louisiana Tech-SNEED, L’Jarius 7-2; BARNETT, E. 4-2; SCOTT, Collin 2-4; BALDWIN, Trey 4-1; SAM, Michael 4-0; ROBERTSON, Amik 4-0; WALLACE, C. 2-2; MURPHY, Kevin 2-0; ALLEN, Tristan 2-0; BAKER, Willie 2-0; COLE, Jaiden 1-1; TAYLOR, Connor 1-1; OKORIE, Praise 1-1; WILLIAMSON, B. 1-1; ROBERSON, Aaron 0-2; WHITE, Noah 1-0; LEWIS, Darryl 1-0; FARLOW, Brady 1-0; JACKSON, D.J. 1-0; WILLIAMS, M. 1-0; HALE, Bailey 0-1; MASON, K. 0-1; TURNER, M. 0-1. UTEP-LEWIS, Michael 10-4; ROGERS, Justin 6-2; CALDWELL, Josh 5-2; ORTEGA, Josh 2-4; HYNSON, Adrian 4-1; RICHARDSON, C. 2-3; TUPOU, Sione 3-1; LOGOLEO, Nathan 2-1; VANHOOK, Jayson 2-1; LOWE, Duron 1-2; FORESTER,S. 2-0; INYANG,Dy’vonne 2-0; CHUKWUKELU, D. 1-1; AMAEWHULE, P. 1-0; JOHNSON, C. 1-0; ROSS, Ykili 0-1; TURNER, DJ 0-1; GARRETT, Justin 0-1; PARSEE, Dylan 0-1. Stadium: Sun Bowl Stadium Attendance: 16084 Kickoff time: 6 p.m. End of Game: 9:14p.m. Total elapsed time: 3:14 Officials: Referee: Chris Bynum; Umpire: Joe Nanus; Linesman: Jerry Harris; Line judge: N. Theriot; Back judge: Sean Woodson; Field judge: Lark Jones; Side judge: Dustin Drawhorn; Center judge: Karina Tovar; Temperature: 59 Wind: SSW8MPH Weather: Clear


2019 GAME RECAPS

LOUISIANA TECH 52 | NORTH TEXAS - 17

MARSHALL - 31 | LOUISIANA TECH - 10

NOV. 9 • RUSTON, LA.

NOV. 15 • HUNTINGTON, W. VA.

RUSTON, La. – North Texas struck first in Saturday’s Conference USA contest with a field goal just three minutes into the game.

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. – The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs couldn’t overcome a series of miscues, losing 31-10 on the road to the Marshall Thundering Herd. Isaiah Green passed for 213 yards with two total touchdowns - one passing and one rushing for the Herd. Brenden Knox totaled 113 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. Justin Henderson rushed for 87 yards and a touchdown, his 15th of the season. Aaron Allen completed 19-of32 passes for 159 yards in his first career start. L’Jarius Sneed led the defense with 13 tackles and a pass break-up. The Bulldogs struck first on their second drive of the ball game, capitalizing on a short field. Allen completed a pair of chunk passes (19 yards to Malik Stanley and 16 yards to Smoke Harris) for his first two completions, and Henderson finished the drive with a 5-yard touchdown run. The C-USA rushing touchdown leader bounced outside before finding pay dirt. Marshall took its first lead of the contest with 4:25 left in the second quarter. The hosts started the drive at their own 48 after a 28-yard punt return. Then, the Thundering Herd needed just two plays (a 34-yard flea flicker and and 18-yard fade to the corner of the end zone) to strike. On the opening drive of the second half, the Bulldog defense extended its consecutive-games takeaways streak to 14 straight games after senior defensive back Michael Sam won a jump ball, picking off Marshall quarterback Isaiah Green. Tech capitalized on the turnover, marching down the field and adding three on a 38-yard Bailey Hale field goal, cutting the Marshall lead down to a score at 17-10. The Herd responded with an 8-play, 75-yard drive that culminated in a 17-yard touchdown run from Green. Marshall tacked on another seven points after a snap sailed over Allen’s head and the Herd recovered it at the Tech 40-yard line. Knox gave the home team a 31-10 advantage with a 4-yard run.

By the time the Mean Green (4-6, 3-3) put points on the scoreboard again, the game was over. Louisiana Tech rolled up more than 500 yards of offense and the Bulldog defense stymied a previously high-powered Mean Green offense in a 52-17 homecoming win before 22,792 fans at Joe Aillet Stadium. Justin Henderson added to his league high total with two more touchdowns and led a Bulldog ground attack that amassed 264 yards on the ground. Tech controlled the game on both sides of the ball, totaling 37 first downs and more than 39 minutes of possession in the lopsided victory. The 37 first downs are the most by a Conference USA team in a game this season. The Bulldogs defense knocked North Texas quarterback Mason Fine out of the game in the second quarter with Tech leading 10-3. A fumble late in the first half by the Mean Green gave Tech an opportunity and the Bulldogs capitalized with a 1-yard TD run by Henderson on the final play of the quarter. Tech led 17-3 at the half. Even with Fine playing for the majority of the first two quarters, North Texas failed to move the ball against the Bulldogs, totaling just 85 yards on offense on 27 offensive plays in the first 30 minutes of the game. Without Fine, North Texas didn’t fare any better in the second half. With the Mean Green offense unable to pick up first downs, the Bulldog offense had zero trouble. Israel Tucker scored on an eight-yard run with 5:08 to play in the third and then J’Mar Smith found Isaiah Graham for an 80-yard touchdown four minutes later for a 31-3 lead. The Graham TD came on the first play following Michael Sam’s interception of Bean in the Tech endzone, snuffing out the Mean Green’s attempt to get back into the game. Smoke Harris scored on an eight-yard run and Jawaun Johnson added a 15-yard TD -- the first of his career -- in the fourth while the Bulldog defense got into the action with L’Jarius Sneed’s 68-yard interception return for a score. It was Sneed’s third career pick six and the fourth of the year for the Tech defense. SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 2 3 4 SCORE North Texas 3 0 0 14 17 Record: (4-6,3-3) Louisiana Tech 7 10 14 21 52 Record: (8-1,5-0) SCORING SUMMARY:

1st 2nd 3rd 4th

12:07 09:42 07:29 00:00 05:08 01:15 13:00 09:40 09:25 05:08 03:13

UNT LATECH LATECH LATECH LATECH LATECH LATECH LATECH UNT LATECH UNT

TEAM STATISTICS

MOONEY, Ethan 38 yd field goal, 4-6 0:51, UNT 3 - LATECH 0 HENDERSON, J. 10 yd run (HALE, Bailey kick), 6-69 2:25, UNT 3 - LATECH 7 HALE, Bailey 24 yd field goal, 15-65 6:09, UNT 3 - LATECH 10 HENDERSON, J. 1 yd run (HALE, Bailey kick), 9-35 1:06, UNT 3 - LATECH 17 TUCKER, Israel 8 yd run (HALE, Bailey kick), 12-92 5:27, UNT 3 - LATECH 24 GRAHAM, Isaiah 80 yd pass from SMITH, J’Mar (HALE, Bailey kick), 1-80 0:12, UNT 3 - LATECH 31 HARRIS, Smoke 8 yd run (HALE, Bailey kick), 6-38 3:06, UNT 3 - LATECH 38 SNEED, L’Jarius 68 yd interception return (HALE, Bailey kick), , UNT 3 - LATECH 45 LAWRENCE, M. 74 yd pass from AUNE, Austin (MOONEY, Ethan kick), 1-74 0:15, UNT 10 - LATECH 45 JOHNSON, Jawaun 15 yd run (HALE, Bailey kick), 8-72 4:17, UNT 10 - LATECH 52 SIGGERS, Tre 22 yd run (MOONEY, Ethan kick), 5-73 1:55, UNT 17 - LATECH 52

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

NORTH TEXAS

LA TECH

16 37 23-74 53-264 265 278 35-23-2 40-23-1 58-339 93-542 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 8-138 2-25 1-0 2-68 5-47.4 2-30.5 2-2 2-1 8-91 7-48 20:56 39:04 2 of 11 9 of 15 1 of 1 1 of 2 0-1 6-6 3-23 1-6

RUSHING: North Texas-SIGGERS, Tre 19-77; BEAN, Jason 2-6; TEAM 1-minus 3; FINE, Mason 1-minus 6. Louisiana Tech-HENDERSON, J. 15-58; TUCKER, Israel 7-52; JOHNSON, Jawaun 8-49; SMITH, J’Mar 16-44; MARCUS, DeAndre 4-34; HARRIS, Smoke 2-23; TOUSSANT, Wayne 1-4. PASSING: North Texas-BEAN, Jason 12-16-2-94; FINE, Mason 8-15-0-48; AUNE, Austin 3-4-0-123. Louisiana TechSMITH, J’Mar 21-38-1-263; ALLEN, Aaron 1-1-0-8; ELLIOTT, Westin 1-1-0-7. RECEIVING: North Texas-DARDEN, Jaelon 6-16; SIGGERS, Tre 5-31; WHITE, Greg 3-43; SIMPSON, Deonte 3-24; LAWRENCE, M. 2-79; OGUNMAKIN, A. 2-23; MCCRARY, Cole 1-41; SHORTER, Jyaire 1-8. Louisiana Tech-HARDY, Adrian 9-104; HARRIS, Smoke 3-6; GRAHAM, Isaiah 2-91; HEBERT, Griffin 2-25; STANLEY, Malik 2-17; HENDERSON, J. 2-16; POWELL, Cee Jay 2-11; ADAMS, Jacob 1-8. INTERCEPTIONS: North Texas-MUHAMMAD, K. 1-0. Louisiana Tech-SNEED, L’Jarius 1-68; SAM, Michael 1-0. FUMBLES: North Texas-TEAM 1-1; BEAN, Jason 1-1. Louisiana Tech-SMITH, J’Mar 1-0; HARDY, Adrian 1-1. . 0-1; HALL, Deshon 0-1.

SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 2 3 4 SCORE Louisiana Tech 7 0 3 0 10 Record: (8-2,5-1) Marshall 0 17 7 7 31 Record: (7-3,5-1) SCORING SUMMARY:

1st 2nd 3rd 4th

09:07 LATECH 06:58 MAR 04:25 MAR 00:40 MAR 04:04 LATECH 00:33 MAR 06:25 MAR

TEAM STATISTICS

HENDERSON, J. 5 yd run (HALE, Bailey kick), 8-55 3:32, LATECH 7 - MAR 0 ROHRWASSER, J. 44 yd field goal, 7-49 2:30, LATECH 7 - MAR 3 JOHNSON, Willie 18 yd pass from GREEN, Isaiah (ROHRWASSER, J. kick), 3-52 0:50, LATECH 7 - MAR 10 KNOX, Brenden 1 yd run (ROHRWASSER, J. kick), 2-1 0:08, LATECH 7 - MAR 17 HALE, Bailey 38 yd field goal, 14-65 5:54, LATECH 10 - MAR 17 GREEN, Isaiah 17 yd run (ROHRWASSER, J. kick), 8-75 3:31, LATECH 10 - MAR 24 KNOX, Brenden 4 yd run (ROHRWASSER, J. kick), 8-40 4:22, LATECH 10 - MAR 31

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

LA TECH

MARSHALL

18 22 33-67 45-192 194 213 38-22-1 26-14-1 71-261 71-405 0-0 1-16 0-0 2-27 4-73 2-17 1-0 1-20 5-36.0 3-36.0 3-1 1-0 4-30 6-35 27:19 32:41 6 of 17 7 of 14 0 of 2 0 of 1 2-4 4-5 2-20 1-14

RUSHING: Louisiana Tech-HENDERSON, J. 21-87; TUCKER, Israel 5-29; ALLEN, Aaron 5-minus 4; FARLOW, Brady 1-minus 12; TEAM 1-minus 33. Marshall-KNOX, Brenden 25-113; EVANS, Sheldon 6-38; GREEN, Isaiah 9-24; GAINES, Xavier 3-18; WELLS, Grant 1-1; TEAM 1-minus 2. PASSING: Louisiana Tech-ALLEN, Aaron 19-32-0-159; ELLIOTT, Westin 3-6-1-35. Marshall-GREEN, Isaiah 14-26-1213. RECEIVING: Louisiana Tech-HARRIS, Smoke 9-91; STANLEY, Malik 7-82; GRAHAM, Isaiah 3-16; TUCKER, Israel 1-4; HEBERT, Griffin 1-1; HENDERSON, J. 1-0. Marshall-OBIALO, Obi 8-146; KNOX, Brenden 2-6; KEATON, Talik 1-34; JOHNSON, Willie 1-18; THOMPSON, Broc 1-6; LEVIAS, Armani 1-3. INTERCEPTIONS: Louisiana Tech-SAM, Michael 1-0. Marshall-GILMORE, Steven 1-20. FUMBLES: Louisiana Tech-TEAM 1-1; FARLOW, Brady 1-0; HENDERSON, J. 1-0. Marshall-GREEN, Isaiah 1-0. SACKS (UA-A): Louisiana Tech-WILLIAMS, M. 1-0; BARNETT, E. 1-0. Marshall-SILVA, Fermin 1-0. TACKLES (UA-A): Louisiana Tech-SNEED, L’Jarius 7-6; TAYLOR, Connor 3-7; WILLIAMS, M. 2-8; BAKER, Willie 3-4; LEWIS, Darryl 3-4; ROBERTSON, Amik 2-3; BARNETT, E. 1-3; WILLIAMSON, B. 0-4; BALDWIN, Trey 2-1; MASON, K. 1-2; WALLACE, C. 2-0; CARABIN, Maki 2-0; SAM, Michael 1-1; MURPHY, Kevin 0-2; FARLOW, Brady 1-0; HARRIS, Smoke 1-0; JACKSON, D.J. 0-1; ROBERSON, Aaron 0-1; ZAYED, Alex 0-1; SCOTT, Collin 0-1; BLANKENSHIP, R. 0-1. Marshall-BECKETT, T. 6-7; COBB, Omari 2-7; HODGE, Darius 0-7; JOHNSON, Nazeeh 3-3; ABRAHAM, Micah 4-1; MERRELL, Kereon 2-3; HAMES, Channing 1-4; GILMORE, Steven 3-1; COUCH, Marquis 1-3; JACKSON, Chris 2-1; CUMBERLANDER, K 0-3; CROOM, Rodney 0-3; SILVA, Fermin 1-1; ROHRWASSER, J. 1-0; THOMPSON, Broc 1-0; MCCLAIN-SAPP, J 1-0; MCDANIEL, K. 0-1; EDWARDS, Jamare 0-1; NEAL, Eli 0-1; RENALDS, Naquan 0-1. Stadium: Joan C. Edwards Attendance: 19893 Kickoff time: 7:02 PM End of Game: 10:26 PM Total elapsed time: 3:24 Officials: Referee: Rodney Burnette; Umpire: S. Marshall; Linesman: Lea Bailey; Line judge: Josh Fath; Back judge: Raymond Tate; Field judge: Brandon Spencer; Side judge: Joe Pester; Center judge: Nathan Jastram; Temperature: 43 Wind: NNW 6mph Weather: Clear

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UAB - 20 | LOUISIANA TECH - 14

LOUISIANA TECH - 41 | UTSA - 27

NOV. 13 • BIRMINGHAM, ALA.

NOV. 30 • RUSTON, LA.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The UAB Blazers scored 17 unanswered points in the second and third quarters before holding off a Louisiana Tech comeback attempt to defeat the Bulldogs 20-14 from Legion Field in front of 18,346. Tech nearly pulled off a fourth quarter comeback. L’Jarius Sneed picked off a pass in the end zone, and Aaron Allen marched the ‘Dogs 80 yards. The drive culminated in a five-yard touchdown pass to Smoke Harris. The comeback wasn’t meant to be, however, as Tech couldn’t continue its offensive momentum after forcing a three-and-out. The ‘Dogs got the ball back at the 23-yard line with 2:20 left, but Allen’s deep ball to Israel Tucker was incomplete later resulting in a turnover on downs. At halftime, the two offenses punted a total of eight times, and were a combined 3-of-15 on third-down conversions. Tech’s opening drive of the second half looked promising, as running back Justin Henderson broke off runs of 23 and 17 yards, bringing the ‘Dogs into Blazer territory. However, Tech’s gamble on 4th and 2 was thwarted, as Israel Tucker was stopped at the line, giving the Blazers the ball. UAB capitalized and put together one of its most sustainable drives of the day, covering 76 yards in 12 plays, while chewing up 6:45. UAB faced a 4th and 2, and lined up for a field goal try, but the snap was fumbled, and the home team converted as the holder Kyle Greenwell, miraculously found Hayden Pittman for a gain of two, extending the drive. Five plays later, Blazers running back Lucious Stanley found the end zone from two yards out, extending the host’s lead to two scores at 20-7. Darryl Lewis made a career-high 13 tackles, including one for a loss, for LA Tech. Courtney Wallace led the team with two tackles for loss.

RUSTON, La. – Griffin Hebert caught two touchdown passes and Isaiah Graham added a third to lead Louisiana Tech to a 41-27 win over UTSA in the regular season finale for the Bulldogs Saturday evening at Joe Aillet Stadium. In a game that was delayed by 2 ½ hours due to lightning delays, the Bulldogs (9-3, 6-2 C-USA) completed a perfect 6-0 record at home in 2019 – marking the first time a Tech football team posted a 6-0 mark at the Joe since 1973. Justin Henderson recorded another 100-yard effort on the ground in the win over the Roadrunners, totaling 105 yards on 20 carries. He needs just 33 yards to become the 13th Bulldog player to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark and will have the opportunity in the Bulldogs bowl game. Israel Tucker added 59 yards rushing on three carries as Tech recorded 499 total yards of offense in the win. Hebert, who caught three balls for 92 yards and the two scores, gave Tech an early 7-3 lead on a 22-yard reception on the Bulldogs opening possession. He added a 24-yard TD catch early in the fourth quarter that gave Tech a 41-20 advantage at the time. After UTSA took a 17-14 lead when the Roadrunners recovered a fumble on a muffed punt in the endzone with 11:35 to play in the second quarter, Graham put the Bulldogs back on top with a 39-yard TD reception less than three minutes later. Bailey Hale’s 34-yard field goal as time expired in the first half gave Tech a 24-17 halftime lead. Hale added 25-yard field goal in the third quarter. The Tech defense got into the scoring to open the third quarter when James Jackson intercepted a Jordan Weeks pass and returned it 17 yards for a score. It was the fifth pick six for the Bulldogs defense this season and the 11th in the past three years – the most in the nation. Connor Taylor led the Tech defense with nine tackles, while Bulldog defensive lineman Milton Williams recorded a career-high eight stops, including 1.5 tackles for loss.

SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 2 3 4 SCORE Louisiana Tech 0 7 0 7 14 Record: (8-3,5-2) UAB 3 10 7 0 20 Record: (8-3,5-2) SCORING SUMMARY:

1st 2nd 3rd 4th

10:21 09:15 01:35 00:23 04:20 08:07

UAB LATECH UAB UAB UAB LATECH

TEAM STATISTICS

VOGEL, Nick 36 yd field goal, 10-47 4:39, LATECH 0 - UAB 3 GRAHAM, Isaiah 42 yd pass from ALLEN, Aaron (HALE, Bailey kick), 3-53 0:46, LATECH 7 - UAB 3 PRINCE, Gerrit 14 yd pass from HOPKINS, Dylan (VOGEL, Nick kick), 7-57 2:21, LATECH 7 - UAB 10 VOGEL, Nick 31 yd field goal, 5-49 0:48, LATECH 7 - UAB 13 STANLEY, L. 2 yd run (VOGEL, Nick kick), 12-76 6:45, LATECH 7 - UAB 20 HARRIS, Smoke 5 yd pass from ALLEN, Aaron (HALE, Bailey kick), 14-80 6:04, LATECH 14 - UAB 20

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

LA TECH

UAB

16 17 31-97 44-166 173 187 34-16-0 23-12-1 65-270 67-353 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 1-35 2-53 1-0 0-0 7-36.0 5-41.2 1-0 0-0 8-70 8-70 27:08 32:52 5 of 14 3 of 15 0 of 2 2 of 4 1-1 4-6 0-0 2-7

RUSHING: Louisiana Tech-HENDERSON, J. 16-63; TUCKER, Israel 7-15; HOLLY, Bobby 2-9; HARRIS, Smoke 2-9; ALLEN, Aaron 4-1. UAB-STANLEY, L. 13-61; BROWN JR., J. 8-49; HOPKINS, Dylan 12-35; BROWN, Spencer 10-21; TEAM 1-0. PASSING: Louisiana Tech-ALLEN, Aaron 16-34-0-173. UAB-HOPKINS, Dylan 11-21-1-185; GREENWELL, Kyle 1-2-0-2. RECEIVING:Louisiana Tech-HARRIS, Smoke 4-29; TUCKER, Israel 3-31; HOLLY, Bobby 3-29; HEBERT, Griffin 2-33; GRAHAM, Isaiah 1-42; POWELL, Cee Jay 1-5; HENDERSON, J. 1-2; STANLEY, Malik 1-2. UAB-MITCHELL, Myron 4-81; WATKINS, Austin 3-75; PRINCE, Gerrit 1-14; GROSSMAN, M. 1-6; BROWN JR., J. 1-5; PARHAM, Kendall 1-4; PITTMAN, Hayden 1-2. INTERCEPTIONS: Louisiana Tech-SNEED, L’Jarius 1-0. UAB-None. . FUMBLES: Louisiana Tech-ALLEN, Aaron 1-0. UAB-None. SACKS (UA-A): Louisiana Tech-None. UAB-WRIGHT, Alex 1-0; MOLL, K. 1-0. TACKLES (UA-A): Louisiana Tech-LEWIS, Darryl 10-3; BARNETT, E. 5-1; JACKSON, James 4-2; SNEED, L’Jarius 2-3; TAYLOR, Connor 4-0; ROBERTSON, Amik 3-1; WILLIAMS, M. 2-2; SAM, Michael 3-0; ALLEN, Tristan 2-1; ROBERSON, Aaron 2-0; ZAYED, Alex 2-0; WALLACE, C. 2-0; SCOTT, Collin 1-1; BAKER, Willie 1-0; MORRISON, Khiry 1-0; MASON, K. 1-0; BALDWIN, Trey 1-0. UAB-MOLL, K. 9-0; DAWKINS, Will 5-0; BOLER, Will 4-1; WILDER, Noah 3-2; MARINO, Garrett 3-2; MARSHALL, TD 3-1; WRIGHT, Alex 3-0; THOMAS V, S. 2-1; FAIR, Tony 2-1; MOFOR, Fitz 2-0; TURNER, Dy’jonn 2-0; HADEN, Jonathan 1-0; TALAN, Adrienne 1-0; FUQUA, Jacob 1-0; JOHNSTON, T. 1-0; SMITH, Jordan 1-0. Stadium: Legion Field Attendance: 18346 Kickoff time: 2:30 PM End of Game: 5:50 PM Total elapsed time: 3:30 Officials: Referee: Justin Elliott; Umpire: Dongray Johnson; Linesman: Jerry Harris; Line judge: Joe Stahmer; Back judge: Michael Bailey; Field judge: Carlos Guzman; Side judge: Anthony Lombard; Center judge: Eric Steen; Temperature: 56F Wind: 16mph W Weather: Overcast

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SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 2 3 4 SCORE UTSA 10 7 3 7 27 Record: (4-8,3-5) Louisiana Tech 14 10 10 7 41 Record: (9-3,6-2) SCORING SUMMARY:

1st 2nd 3rd 4th

12:02 10:59 03:21 00:16 11:35 08:39 00:00 07:08 04:52 01:17 12:46 06:59

UTSA LATECH LATECH UTSA UTSA LATECH LATECH LATECH UTSA LATECH LATECH UTSA

TEAM STATISTICS

DUPLESSIS, H. 28 yd field goal, 8-64 2:58, UTSA 3 - LATECH 0 HEBERT, Griffin 22 yd pass from SMITH, J’Mar (HALE, Bailey kick), 4-66 1:03, UTSA 3 - LATECH 7 SMITH, J’Mar 5 yd run (HALE, Bailey kick), 4-85 1:43, UTSA 3 - LATECH 14 BRADY, Brenden 2 yd run (DUPLESSIS, H. kick), 9-75 3:05, UTSA 10 - LATECH 14 MOORHEAD, Blaze 0 yd fumble recovery (DUPLESSIS, H. kick), , UTSA 17 - LATECH 14 GRAHAM, Isaiah 39 yd pass from SMITH, J’Mar (HALE, Bailey kick), 7-76 2:56, UTSA 17 - LATECH 21 HALE, Bailey 34 yd field goal, 10-74 3:08, UTSA 17 - LATECH 24 JACKSON, James 17 yd interception return (HALE, Bailey kick), , UTSA 17 - LATECH 31 DUPLESSIS, H. 27 yd field goal, 7-42 2:16, UTSA 20 - LATECH 31 HALE, Bailey 25 yd field goal, 8-67 3:35, UTSA 20 - LATECH 34 HEBERT, Griffin 24 yd pass from SMITH, J’Mar (HALE, Bailey kick), 6-80 2:05, UTSA 20 - LATECH 41 McCORMICK, S. 6 yd pass from WEEKS, Jordan (DUPLESSIS, H. kick), 3-68 0:47, UTSA 27 - LATECH 41

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

NORTH TEXAS

LA TECH

17 24 31-128 38-168 280 331 44-26-2 35-25-0 75-408 73-499 0-0 0-0 4-1 2--6 2-66 4-109 0-0 2-17 7-40.1 6-39.7 3-0 2-2 11-89 6-47 27:45 32:15 3 of 17 5 of 14 2 of 3 0 of 1 4-5 3-4 5-15 1-6

RUSHING: UTSA-McCORMICK, S. 17-119; BRADY, Brenden 8-22; WEEKS, Jordan 4-2; TEAM 2-minus 15. Louisiana Tech-HENDERSON, J. 20-105; TUCKER, Israel 3-59; SMITH, J’Mar 15-4. PASSING: UTSA-WEEKS, Jordan 26-44-2-280. Louisiana Tech-SMITH, J’Mar 25-35-0-331. RECEIVING: UTSA-JONES, Sheldon 8-115; FRANKLIN, Z. 5-60; STRICKLAND, C. 4-70; McCORMICK, S. 4-12; MOORHEAD, Blaze 2-15; CLARK, D. 1-5; SHARP, Gavin 1-4; BRADY, Brenden 1-minus 1. Louisiana Tech-HARRIS, Smoke 5-21; STANLEY, Malik 4-40; HENDERSON, J. 4-39; HEBERT, Griffin 3-92; GRAHAM, Isaiah 3-62; HARDY, Adrian 2-43; POWELL, Cee Jay 2-26; TUCKER, Israel 2-8. INTERCEPTIONS: UTSA-None. Louisiana Tech-JACKSON, James 1-17; SNEED, L’Jarius 1-0. FUMBLES: UTSA-TEAM 2-0; JONES, Sheldon 1-0. Louisiana Tech-ROBERTSON, Amik 1-1; HENDERSON, J. 1-1. Stadium: Joe Aillet Stadium Attendance: 14782 Kickoff time: 5:00 PM End of Game: 8:31pm Total elapsed time: 3:31 Officials: Referee: Billy Williams; Umpire: Gregory Adams; Linesman: Lea Bailey; Line judge: Jeremiah Harris; Back judge: Brett Toney; Field judge: Chris Scott; Side judge: LaShell Nelson; Center judge: Patrick Foy;


2019 START CHART OFFENSE OPPONENT

LT

LG

C

RG

RT

WR

WR

WR

WR

RB

Graham

Tucker

Smith

Woodard Graham

Tucker

Smith

Holly

QB 

at #10 Texas

W. Allen

Kirkpatrick

Russey

Reed

Stallworth

Hardy

Hebert

GRAMBLING STATE

W. Allen

Kirkpatrick

Russey

Reed

Stallworth

Stanley

Powell

at Bowling Green

W. Allen

Kirkpatrick

Russey

Reed

Stallworth

Stanley

Powell

Hardy

Graham Henderson Smith

FIU*

W. Allen

Kirkpatrick

Russey

Reed

Stallworth

Stanley

Powell

Hardy

Graham

Dancy

Smith

at Rice*

W. Allen

Kirkpatrick

Russey

Reed

Stallworth

Hardy

Hebert

Holly

Graham

Dancy

Smith

UMASS

W. Allen

Kirkpatrick

Russey

Reed

Stallworth

Hardy

Stanley

Harris

Graham Henderson Smith

SOUTHERN MISS*

W. Allen

Kirkpatrick

Russey

Reed

Stallworth

Stanley

Hebert

Holly

Graham Henderson Smith

at UTEP*

W. Allen

Kirkpatrick

Russey

Reed

Stallworth

Hardy

Stanley

Holly

Hebert Henderson Smith

NORTH TEXAS*

W. Allen

Kirkpatrick

Russey

Reed

Stallworth

Hardy

Stanley

Holly

Harris Henderson Smith

at Marshall*

W. Allen

Kirkpatrick

Russey

Reed

Rossell

Stanley

Hebert

Harris

Graham Henderson A. Allen

at UAB*

W. Allen

Kirkpatrick

Russey

Reed

A. Lewis

Stanley

Hebert

Holly

Graham Henderson A. Allen

UTSA*

W. Allen

Kirkpatrick

Russey

Reed

Stallworth

Stanley

Hebert

Harris

Graham Henderson Smith

DEFENSE OPPONENT

DE DT DE LB LB LB LB CB S S CB

at #10 Texas

Mason

Wallace

M. Williams J. Jackson

Baker

Scott

Baldwin

Sam

Williamson

Sneed Robertson

GRAMBLING STATE

Mason

Wallace

M. Williams J. Jackson

Baker

Scott

Baldwin

Sam

Williamson

Sneed Robertson

at Bowling Green

Mason

Wallace

M. Williams J. Jackson

Baker

Scott

C. Taylor

Sam

Williamson

Sneed Robertson

FIU*

Mason

Wallace

M. Williams

J. Jackson

Baker

Scott

C. Taylor

Sam

Williamson

Sneed Robertson

at Rice*

Mason

Wallace

M. Williams J. Jackson

Baker

Scott

C. Taylor

Sam

D. Lewis

Sneed Robertson

UMASS

Mason

Wallace

M. Williams J. Jackson

Baker

Scott

C. Taylor

Sam

D. Lewis

Sneed Robertson

SOUTHERN MISS*

Mason

Wallace

M. Williams J. Jackson

Baker

Scott

C. Taylor

Sam

D. Lewis

Sneed Robertson

at UTEP*

Mason

Wallace

M. Williams

Barnett

Baker

Scott

C. Taylor

Sam

D. Lewis

Sneed Robertson

NORTH TEXAS*

Mason

Wallace

M. Williams

Barnett

Baker

Scott

C. Taylor

Sam

D. Lewis

Sneed Robertson

at Marshall*

Mason

Wallace

M. Williams

Barnett

Baker

Scott

C. Taylor

Sam

D. Lewis

Sneed Robertson

at UAB*

Mason

Wallace

M. Williams

Barnett

Baker

Scott

C. Taylor

Sam

D. Lewis

Sneed Robertson

UTSA*

Mason

Wallace

M. Williams J. Jackson

T. Allen

Scott

C. Taylor

Sam

D. Lewis

Sneed Robertson

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2019 LONG PLAYS LONG PLAYS

LONG PLAYS BY THE NUMBERS

30-YARD PLUS PLAYS Yards Type Player(s)

Opponent

*80

Pass

GRAHAM, Isaiah from SMITH, J’Mar North Texas

75

Rush

HENDERSON, J.

Bowling Green

*74

Rush

HENDERSON, J.

UMass

70

Pass

HEBERT, Griffin from SMITH, J’Mar Southern Miss

*68

INT

SNEED, L’Jarius

North Texas

66

Rush

HENDERSON, J.

UTSA

65

KR

TOUSSANT, Wayne

UMass

56

Pass

STANLEY, Malik from SMITH, J’Mar Southern Miss

No. TD 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 1 3 1 4 0 10 4 18 6 0 0

54

Pass

HEBERT, Griffin from SMITH, J’Mar FIU

Long Plays By Type No. TD Rushing 9 3 Passing 18 5 Punt returns 0 0 Kick returns 8 1 Interceptions 4 4 Fumble returns 0 0 Other 0 0 TOTAL 39 13

54

Rush

TUCKER, Israel

UTSA

30-YARD PLUS BY PLAYER

49

KR

TOUSSANT, Wayne

Marshall

*49

Pass

GRAHAM, Isaiah from SMITH, J’Mar Bowling Green

46

Pass

HEBERT, Griffin from SMITH, J’Mar UTSA

43

KR

TOUSSANT, Wayne

UTSA

43

KR

HARRIS, Smoke

Grambling State

*42

INT

ROBERTSON, Amik

UMass

55 Pass POWELL, Cee Jay from SMITH, J’Mar UMass

*42 Pass GRAHAM, Isaiah from ALLEN, Aaron UAB 41

Pass

HARDY, Adrian from SMITH, J’Mar Bowling Green

*40

Pass

HEBERT, Griffin from SMITH, J’Mar Grambling State

40

Pass

STANLEY, Malik from SMITH, J’Mar Grambling State

*39

Pass

GRAHAM, Isaiah from SMITH, J’Mar UTSA

39

Rush

MARCUS, DeAndre

37

Pass

STANLEY, Malik from SMITH, J’Mar Southern Miss

36

Pass

MATTHEWS, J. from ALLEN, Aaron UMass

*36

INT

ROBERTSON, Amik

Bowling Green

35

KR

TOUSSANT, Wayne

UAB

34

KR

TOUSSANT, Wayne

UTSA

34

Rush

SMITH, J’Mar

UMass

32

KR

HARRIS, Smoke

Grambling State

32

Pass

STANLEY, Malik from SMITH, J’Mar Southern Miss

31

Pass

GRAHAM, Isaiah from SMITH, J’Mar UTEP

31

Rush

DANCY, Jaqwis

Grambling State

*30

KR

ROBERTSON, Amik

FIU

30

Pass

HARDY, Adrian from SMITH, J’Mar UTSA

*30

Rush

HENDERSON, J.

Southern Miss

*30

Rush

MARCUS, DeAndre

UMass

30

Pass

HENDERSON, J. from SMITH, J’Mar UMass

*30

INT

BARNETT, E.

UMass

Southern Miss

* touchdown scored on play

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Player No. TD R P KR PR IR FR GRAHAM, Isaiah 5 4 0 5 0 0 0 0 HENDERSON, J. 5 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 TOUSSANT, Wayne 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 HEBERT, Griffin 4 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 STANLEY, Malik 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 ROBERTSON, Amik 3 3 0 0 1 0 2 0 MARCUS, DeAndre 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 HARDY, Adrian 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 HARRIS, Smoke 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 SNEED, L’Jarius 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 BARNETT, E. 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 SMITH, J’Mar 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 DANCY, Jaqwis 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 MATTHEWS, J. 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 POWELL, Cee Jay 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 TUCKER, Israel 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 TOTAL 39 13 9 18 8 0 4 0

LONGEST PLAYS OF THE YEAR Rushing 75 HENDERSON, J. vs Bowling Green (9/14/2019) Rushing Touchdown 74 HENDERSON, J. vs UMass (10/12/2019) Passing 80 GRAHAM, Isaiah from SMITH, J’Mar vs North Texas (11/9/2019) Passing Touchdown 80 GRAHAM, Isaiah from SMITH, J’Mar vs North Texas (11/9/2019) Punt Return 27 SAM, Michael vs Grambling State (9/7/2019) Kick Return 65 TOUSSANT, Wayne vs UMass (10/12/2019) Interception Return 68 SNEED, L’Jarius vs North Texas (11/9/2019) Fumble Return 2 HALL, Deshon vs UTEP (10/26/2019) Punt 57

FARLOW, Brady vs UTSA (11/30/2019)

Field Goal 50 HALE, Bailey vs Southern Miss (10/19/2019)


2019 Louisiana Tech Football Louisiana Tech - "Money" Plays 2019 MONEY PLAYS Money plays are defined as plays resulting in first down or a touchdown

MONEY RUSHERS HENDERSON, J. SMITH, J'Mar TUCKER, Israel DANCY, Jaqwis MARCUS, DeAndre JOHNSON, Jawaun HARRIS, Smoke HOLLY, Bobby HINES, Elijah TOTALS

1st 42 23 13 13 11 4 2 0 1 109

TD 15 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 26

No. 52 25 14 14 11 4 2 1 1 124

Att 166 68 60 44 26 8 9 5 3 409

1ST DOWN MONEY RUSHERS HENDERSON, J. DANCY, Jaqwis SMITH, J'Mar TUCKER, Israel MARCUS, DeAndre HINES, Elijah HARRIS, Smoke JOHNSON, Jawaun TOTALS

1st 8 8 5 4 3 1 1 1 31

TD 7 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 12

No. 14 9 6 5 3 1 1 1 40

Att 81 33 28 34 13 2 7 5 213

2ND DOWN MONEY RUSHERS HENDERSON, J. TUCKER, Israel MARCUS, DeAndre DANCY, Jaqwis SMITH, J'Mar JOHNSON, Jawaun HOLLY, Bobby TOTALS

1st 25 7 5 4 4 2 0 47

TD 6 1 0 1 1 0 1 10

No. 28 7 5 4 4 2 1 51

Att 67 18 10 10 16 2 2 134

3RD DOWN MONEY RUSHERS HENDERSON, J. SMITH, J'Mar MARCUS, DeAndre TUCKER, Israel JOHNSON, Jawaun DANCY, Jaqwis HARRIS, Smoke TOTALS

1st 9 10 3 2 1 1 1 27

TD 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3

No. 10 10 3 2 1 1 1 28

Att 17 19 3 6 1 1 1 51

4TH DOWN MONEY RUSHERS SMITH, J'Mar TOTALS

1st 4 4

TD 1 1

No. 5 5

Att 5 11

MONEY RECEPTIONS POWELL, Cee Jay HARDY, Adrian STANLEY, Malik HARRIS, Smoke HEBERT, Griffin GRAHAM, Isaiah HENDERSON, J. TUCKER, Israel DANCY, Jaqwis MAGEE, Tahj HOLLY, Bobby MATTHEWS, J. WOODARD, J. TOUSSANT, Wayne TOTALS

1st 28 28 24 18 18 14 8 4 3 2 1 1 1 1 151

TD 1 1 3 2 6 4 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 20

No. 29 28 27 19 18 14 9 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 158

Rec 43 41 37 47 28 19 21 12 9 2 6 1 1 2 272

1ST DOWN MONEY RECEPTIONS POWELL, Cee Jay STANLEY, Malik GRAHAM, Isaiah HARRIS, Smoke HARDY, Adrian HEBERT, Griffin HENDERSON, J. TOUSSANT, Wayne DANCY, Jaqwis MAGEE, Tahj HOLLY, Bobby TOTALS

1st 12 10 9 8 7 6 4 1 1 1 0 59

TD 1 0 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 8

No. 13 10 9 8 7 6 5 1 1 1 1 62

Rec 19 13 11 22 12 13 12 1 4 1 2 116

2ND DOWN MONEY RECEPTIONS HARDY, Adrian STANLEY, Malik HEBERT, Griffin HARRIS, Smoke POWELL, Cee Jay HENDERSON, J. GRAHAM, Isaiah TUCKER, Israel DANCY, Jaqwis HOLLY, Bobby MATTHEWS, J. TOTALS

1st 12 10 7 7 7 4 3 3 1 1 1 56

TD 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4

No. 12 11 7 7 7 4 3 3 1 1 1 57

Rec 16 16 9 16 13 8 6 6 3 3 1 99

3RD DOWN MONEY RECEPTIONS POWELL, Cee Jay HARDY, Adrian STANLEY, Malik HEBERT, Griffin HARRIS, Smoke GRAHAM, Isaiah DANCY, Jaqwis MAGEE, Tahj TUCKER, Israel WOODARD, J. TOTALS

1st 9 8 4 5 3 2 1 1 1 1 35

TD 0 1 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 8

No. 9 8 6 5 4 2 1 1 1 1 38

Rec 11 12 8 6 9 2 2 1 2 1 55

4TH DOWN MONEY RECEPTIONS HARDY, Adrian TOTALS

1st 1 1

TD 0 0

No. 1 1

Rec 1 2

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PASSING RECORDS

CURRENT BULLDOGS IN THE RECORD BOOKS RUSHING RECORDS

ATTEMPTS

RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS

Career 1. 1,827 Luke McCown.......................................................................................................2000-03 2. 1,552 Tim Rattay..............................................................................................................1997-99 3. 1,320 Jason Martin..........................................................................................................1993-96 4. 1,252 J’Mar Smith........................................................................... 2016-Present 5. 1,103 Matt Dunigan........................................................................................................1979-82 6. 982 Gene Johnson.......................................................................................................1988-91 7. 854 Colby Cameron....................................................................................................2009-12 8. 812 Ryan Higgins.........................................................................................................2013-16 9. 807 Terry Bradshaw.....................................................................................................1966-69 10. 767 Zac Champion......................................................................................................2004-07

SINGLE SEASON 1. 27 Kenneth Dixon........................................................................................................... 2012 2. 22 Kenneth Dixon........................................................................................................... 2014 3. 19 Kenneth Dixon........................................................................................................... 2015 4. 18 Ryan Moats.................................................................................................................. 2004 5. 17 Ary Moody................................................................................................................... 1976 6. 16 Joe Smith...................................................................................................................... 2002 7. 15 Justin Henderson............................................................................... 2019 15 Charles McDaniel....................................................................................................... 1974 9 14 Jason Davis.................................................................................................................. 1991 14 Charles McDaniel....................................................................................................... 1971

COMPLETIONS Career 1. 1,088 Luke McCown.......................................................................................................2000-03 2. 1,015 Tim Rattay..............................................................................................................1997-99 3. 746 J’Mar Smith........................................................................... 2016-Present 4. 705 Jason Martin..........................................................................................................1993-96 5. 550 Matt Dunigan........................................................................................................1979-82 6. 545 Colby Cameron....................................................................................................2009-12 7. 516 Ryan Higgins.........................................................................................................2013-16 8. 504 Gene Johnson.......................................................................................................1988-91 9. 438 Ross Jenkins..........................................................................................................2006-10 10. 424 Terry Bradshaw.....................................................................................................1966-69

YARDAGE Career 1. 12,994 Luke McCown.......................................................................................................2000-03 2. 12,746 Tim Rattay..............................................................................................................1997-99 3. 9,360 J’Mar Smith........................................................................... 2016-Present 4. 9,062 Jason Martin..........................................................................................................1993-96 5. 7,042 Matt Dunigan........................................................................................................1979-82 6. 6,589 Terry Bradshaw.....................................................................................................1966-69 7. 6,539 Ryan Higgins.........................................................................................................2013-16 8. 6,417 Colby Cameron....................................................................................................2009-12 9. 6,059 Gene Johnson.......................................................................................................1988-91 10. 5,036 Ross Jenkins..........................................................................................................2006-10

TOUCHDOWNS Career 1. 115 Tim Rattay..............................................................................................................1997-99 2. 88 Luke McCown.......................................................................................................2000-03 3. 64 Jason Martin..........................................................................................................1993-96 4. 50 J’Mar Smith........................................................................... 2016-Present 5. 48 Ryan Higgins.........................................................................................................2013-16 6. 45 Colby Cameron....................................................................................................2009-12 7. 40 Matt Dunigan........................................................................................................1979-82 8. 39 Gene Johnson.......................................................................................................1988-91 39 Terry Bradshaw.....................................................................................................1966-69 10. 36 Ross Jenkins..........................................................................................................2006-10

300-YARD GAMES Career 1. 27 Tim Rattay..............................................................................................................1997-99 2. 22 Luke McCown.......................................................................................................2000-03 3. 11 J’Mar Smith........................................................................... 2016-Present 4. 10 Colby Cameron....................................................................................................2009-12 5. 9 Ryan Higgins.........................................................................................................2013-16 6. 8 Jeff Driskel.................................................................................................................... 2015 8 Jason Martin..........................................................................................................1993-96 8. 7 Terry Bradshaw.....................................................................................................1966-69 9. 4 Matt Dunigan........................................................................................................1979-82 10. 3 Cody Sokol................................................................................................................... 2014 3 Keith Thibodeaux................................................................................................1976-78

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DEFENSIVE RECORDS INTERCEPTIONS Career 1. 16 Doyle Adams.........................................................................................................1982-85 2. 15 Wenford Wilborn.................................................................................................1971-74 15 John Causey ........................................................................................................ 1971-73 15 Larry Griffin............................................................................................................1971-74 5. 14 Amik Robertson................................................................... 2017-Present 14 Xavier Woods........................................................................................................2013-16 7. 13 Willie Smith............................................................................................................1994-95 9. 11 Demise Loyd.........................................................................................................1988-91 9. 11 John Noel...............................................................................................................1996-97 10. 10 Jean Dornier......................................................................................................... 1977-79 10 Antonio Baker.......................................................................................................2006-09


IN THE NFL DRAFT

LOUISIANA TECH IN NFL DRAFT (BY OVERALL PICK)

LOUISIANA TECH IN NFL DRAFT (BY YEAR) Year 2019 2018 2017 2016 2014 2013 2010 2007 2005 2004 2002 2000 1999 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1987 1986 1984 1983 1982 1981 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1970 1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964 1963 1961 1960 1958 1957 1956 1955 1954 1951 1948 1944

Rd-Pk-OP 3-22-85 6-27-201 3-18-82 5-34-177 6-7-191 1-30-30 4-36-134 6-32-207 4-7-107 6-34-210 4-31-128 5-30-163 3-10-74 6-5-174 7-44-254 3-13-77 4-10-106 5-5-137 5-5-140 4-29-123 7-6-212 1-13-13 Expansion 1-8-8 4-16-100 5-4-116 6-1-141 12-2-310 11-26-304 6-4-141 12-25-329 2-18-46 5-8-118 10-21-273 4-9-93 5-12-123 10-22-273 4-28-111 4-17-101 8-1-195 10-6-257 2-20-48 4-22-114 2-7-33 13-4-316 17-4-420 1-24-24 1-1-1 8-12-194 14-25-363 15-4-368 7-11-176 10-17-263 10-22-259 2-2-10 6-2-43 13-14-199 15-2-129 9-7-71 18-1-137 8-8-106 9-7-71 7-2-50 17-6-134 10-10-136 12-6-94 13-3-99 13-8-104 17-3-195 12-2-135 15-3-172 15-4-173 14-1-158 19-5-222 8-4-90 17-3-148 20-3-178 20-2-199

Name Jaylon Ferguson Boston Scott Carlos Henderson Trent Taylor Xavier Woods Vernon Butler Kenneth Dixon Jeff Driskel Justin Ellis IK Enemkpali Quinton Patton Jordan Mills D’Anthony Smith Dennis Morris Johnathan Holland Ryan Moats Luke McCown Josh Scobee Bobby Gray Joey Chustz Tim Rattay Troy Edwards Barron Rollins Willie Roaf Myron Baker Artie Smith Doug Evans Eric Shaw Bobby Slaughter Derrick Douglas Matt Stover Walter Johnson Doug Landry James Thaxton Trey Junkin Ed Jackson Andre Young Johnny Robinson Larry Anderson John Henry White Billy Ryckman Mike Barber Pat Tilley Fred Dean Charles McDaniel Roland Harper Roger Carr Terry Bradshaw Larry Brewer Tom Spinks Ken Liberto Bob Brunet Joe Peace Tom Croft Jim Boudreaux Dan Irby Jim Boudreaux Billy Laird Bob Malone David Lee John “J.R.” Williamson John “J.R.” Williamson Mickey Slaughter Jerry Griffin Paul Hynes Paul Hynes Tom Causey Gerald “Joe” Hinton Bob Hudson Tom Hinton Pat Hinton Charley Anderson Gordy Brown Jim Lum Leo Sanford Chuck Newman Cloyce Box George Doherty

Team Ravens Saints Broncos 49ers Cowboys Panthers Ravens 49ers Raiders Jets 49ers Bears Jaguars Redskins Raiders Eagles Browns Jaguars Bears Jaguars 49ers Steelers Saints Saints Bears 49ers Packers Bengals 49ers Buccaneers Giants Oilers Chargers Lions Bills Raiders Chargers Raiders Steelers Chiefs Falcons Oilers Cardinals Chargers Bears Bears Colts Steelers Falcons Vikings Steelers Redskins Oilers Bills Patriots (AFL) Patriots (AFL) Browns Patriots (AFL) Patriots (AFL) Patriots (AFL) Colts Raiders (AFL) Broncos (AFL) Oilers (AFL) 49ers Texans (AFL) Bills (AFL) Oilers (AFL) Lions Cardinals Packers Cardinals Cardinals Bears Cardinals Redskins Redskins Tigers

Pos. DE RB WR WR S DT RB QB DT DE WR T DT TE WR RB QB K DB T QB WR OT T LB DT DB LB WR RB K LB LB DB LB LB DB DT DB RB WR TE WR DE RB RB WR QB TE WR WR RB LB DB T T T QB T E LB LB QB E RB RB DB LB E G G E E T C E B G

Year 1970 1993 1966 1999 1974 2016 1975 1966 1987 1976 1963 1965 1964 2010 2005 2017 2019 1951 1983 1961 1961 1993 1978 1961 2004 1964 2014 1981 1976 1993 1986 2000 1982 2013 1966 2016 1958 1961 2004 1965 2002 1993 1990 1948 1955 2013 1957 1956 2010 1968 2017 1948 2017 1970 1978 1960 1966 1944 2018 2016 2014 2000 1954 2007 1977 1967 1968 1984 1982 1991 1992 1975 1990 1970 1969 1975 1994

Rd-Pk-OP 1-1-1 1-8-8 2-2-10 1-13-13 1-24-24 1-30-30 2-7-33 6-2-43 2-18-46 2-20-48 7-2-50 9-7-71 9-7-71 3-10-74 3-13-77 3-18-82 3-22-85 8-4-90 4-9-93 12-6-94 13-3-99 4-16-100 4-17-101 13-8-104 4-10-106 8-8-106 4-7-107 4-28-111 4-22-114 5-4-116 5-8-118 4-29-123 5-12-123 4-31-128 15-2-129 4-36-134 12-2-135 10-10-136 5-5-137 18-1-137 5-5-140 6-1-141 6-4-141 17-3-148 14-1-158 5-30-163 15-3-172 15-4-173 6-5-174 7-11-176 5-34-177 20-3-178 6-7-191 8-12-194 8-1-195 17-3-195 13-14-199 20-2-199 6-27-201 6-32-207 6-34-210 7-6-212 19-5-222 7-44-254 10-6-257 10-22-259 10-17-263 10-21-273 10-22-273 11-26-304 12-2-310 13-4-316 12-25-329 14-25-363 15-4-368 17-4-420 Expansion

Name Terry Bradshaw Willie Roaf Jim Boudreaux Troy Edwards Roger Carr Vernon Butler Fred Dean Dan Irby Walter Johnson Mike Barber Mickey Slaughter Bob Malone John “J.R.” Williamson D’Anthony Smith Ryan Moats Carlos Henderson Jaylon Ferguson Leo Sanford Trey Junkin Paul Hynes Tom Causey Myron Baker Larry Anderson Gerald “Joe” Hinton Luke McCown John Williamson Justin Ellis Johnny Robinson Pat Tilley Artie Smith Doug Landry Joey Chustz Ed Jackson Quinton Patton Billy Laird Kenneth Dixon Bill Hinton Paul Hynes Josh Scobee David Lee Bobby Gray Doug Evans Derrick Douglas Chuck Newman Gordy Brown Jordan Mills Pat Hinton Charley Anderson Dennis Morris Bob Brunet Trent Taylor Cloyce Box Xavier Woods Larry Brewer John Henry White Bob Hudson Jim Boudreaux George Doherty Boston Scott Jeff Driskel IK Enemkpali Tim Rattay Jim Lum Johnathan Holland Billy Ryckman Tom Croft Joe Peace James Thaxton Andre Young Bobby Slaughter Eric Shaw Charles McDaniel Matt Stover Tom Spinks Ken Liberto Roland Harper Barron Rollins

Team Steelers Saints Patriots (AFL) Steelers Colts Panthers Chargers Patriots (AFL) Oilers Oilers Broncos (AFL) Patriots (AFL) Raiders (AFL) Jaguars Eagles Broncos Ravens Cardinals Bills Texas (AFL) Bills (AFL) Bears Steelers Oilers (AFL) Browns Colts Raiders Raiders Cardinals 49ers Chargers Jaguars Raiders 49ers Patriots (AFL) Ravens Cardinals 49ers Jaguars Patriots (AFL) Bears Packers Buccaneers Redskins Cardinals Bears Packers Cardinals Redskins Redskins 49ers Redskins Cowboys Falcons Chiefs Lions Browns Dodgers Saints 49ers Jets 49ers Bears Raiders Falcons Bills Oilers Lions Chargers 49ers Bengals Bears Giants Vikings Steelers Bears Saints

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P

S T

R O U N D

RYAN

RB

DT O’SHEA

Ryan Allen New England Patriots 2013-18 Charlie Anderson Chicago Cardinals 1956 Larry Anderson Pittsburgh Steelers 1978-81 Baltimore Colts 1982-83 Indianapolis Colts 1984 Myron Baker Chicago Bears 1993-95 Carolina Panthers 1996-97 Mike Barber Houston Oilers 1976-81 Los Angeles Rams 1982-85 Denver Broncos 1985 Adairius Barnes Detroit Lions 2016-17 Houston Bates Washington Redskins 2015-16 George Benyola New York Giants 1987 Chris Boniol Dallas Cowboys 1994-96 Philadelphia Eagles 1997-98 Chicago Bears 1999 Jim Boudreaux Boston Patriots (AFL) 1966-68 Barry Bowman Seattle Seahawks 1987 Cloyce Box Detroit Lions 1949-54 Craig Bradshaw Houston Oilers 1980 Terry Bradshaw Pittsburgh Steelers 1970-83 Kentrell Brice Green Bay Packers 2016-18 Matt Broha New York Giants 2012-13 Bob Brunet Washington Redskins 1968-77 Vernon Butler Carolina Panthers 2016-18 Colby Cameron Carolina Panthers 2013 Roger Carr Baltimore Colts 1974-81 Seattle Seahawks 1982 San Diego Chargers 1983 Joey Chustz Jacksonville Jaguars 2000 Jessie Clark Green Bay Packers 1983-87 Detroit Lions 1988 Phoenix Cardinals 1988 Minnesota Vikings 1989 Phoenix Cardinals 1989 Minnesota Vikings 1990 Secdrick Cooper Atlanta Falcons 2018 Fred Dean San Diego Chargers 1975-81 San Francisco 49ers 1981-85 Kenneth Dixon Baltimore Ravens 2016-18 George Doherty Brooklyn Tigers 1944 Boston Yanks 1945 Buffalo Bison (AAFC) 1946 New York Yankees 1946 (AAFC) Buffalo Bills (AAFC) 1947 Vontarrius Dora Denver Broncos 2016 Arizona Cardinals 2017-18 Derrick Douglas Cleveland Browns 1991 Jeff Driskel San Francisco 49ers 2016 Cincinnati Bengals 2017-18 O’Shea Dugas Cincinnati Bengals 2019

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LB

OT JAYLON

JORDAN

FERGUSON

DE

MILLS

CB IMMANUEL

TRENT

TURNER

S TRAMON

WILLIAMS

Troy Edwards Pittsburgh Steelers 1999-01 St. Louis Rams 2002 Jacksonville Jaguars 2003-04 Detroit Lions 2005 Justin Ellis Oakland Raiders 2014-18 IK Enemkpali New York Jets 2014 Buffalo Bills 2015-16 Hiram Eugene Oakland Raiders 2007-10 Doug Evans Green Bay Packers 1993-97 Carolina Panthers 1998-01 Seattle Seahawks 2002-03 Detroit Lions 2003 Jaylon Ferguson Baltimore Ravens 2019 Bobby Fowler New Orleans Saints 1985 Hershel Giddens Philadelphia Eagles 1938 Boston Yanks 1944 Bobby Gray Chicago Bears 2002-04 Garland Gregory San Francisco 49ers 1946-47 (AAFC) Roland Harper Chicago Bears 1975-82 Carlos Henderson Denver Broncos 2017-19 Washington Redskins 2019 Johnathan Holland Oakland Raiders 2007-10 Paul Hynes Dallas Texans 1961 New York Titans 1961-62 Walter Johnson Houston Oilers 1987-89 James Jordan San Francisco 49ers 2002-03 Trey Junkin Buffalo Bills 1983-84 Washington Redskins 1984 Los Angeles Raiders 1985-89 Seattle Seahawks 1990-95 Oakland Raiders 1996 Arizona Cardinals 1996-01 David Lee Baltimore Colts 1966-78 Caleb Martin Chicago Cardinals 1947 Luke McCown Cleveland Browns 2004 Tampa Bay Bucs 2005-08 Jacksonville Jaguars 2009-11 New Orleans Saints 2012-16 Jordan Mills Chicago Bears 2013-14 Dallas Cowboys 2015 Buffalo Bills 2015-19 Miami Dolphins 2019 Ryan Moats Philadelphia Eagles 2005-07 Houston Texans 2008-09 Eldonta Osborne Phoenix Cardinals 1990 Quinton Patton San Francisco 49ers 2013-16 Curtis Randall Seattle Seahawks 2004 Tim Rattay San Francisco 49ers 2000-04 Tampa Bay Bucaneers 2005-06 Arizona Cardinals 2007 Willie Roaf New Orleans Saints 1993-01 Kansas City Chiefs 2002-05

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DORA

JUSTIN

TAYLOR

JEFF

VONTARRIUS

ELLIS

WR BOSTON

QB

DIXON

DUGAS

SCOTT

LB KENNETH

VERNON

BUTLER

OG

RB

NFL

S E L E C T I O N

DT

ALLEN

IN THE

Johnny Robinson John Rodgers Billy Ryckman Glen Sanders Leo Sanford Josh Scobee Boston Scott Eric Shaw John Simon J.W. Slack Mickey Slaughter Artie Smith D’Anthony Smith Quincy Stewart Matt Stover Trent Taylor Pat Tilley Immanuel Turner Paul Turner Josh Victorian Myles White Grant Williams Tramon Williams John Williamson Ray Wilmer Jerron Wishom Xavier Woods Andre Young

XAVIER

WOODS

Oakland Raiders Los Angeles Raiders Pittsburgh Steelers Atlanta Falcons Chicago Bears Los Angeles Rams Denver Broncos Indianapolis Colts Chicago Cardinals Baltimore Colts Jacksonville Jaguars Pittsburgh Steelers New Orleans Saints Cincinnati Bengals Tennessee Titans Washington Redskins San Diego Chargers Denver Broncos (AFL) San Francisco 49ers Cincinnati Bengals Dallas Cowboys Jacksonville Jaguars Detroit Lions Seattle Seahawks Chicago Bears San Francisco 49ers New York Jets Cleveland Browns Baltimore Ravens Indianapolis Colts San Francisco 49ers St. Louis Cardinals Arizona Cardinals Philadelphia Eagles Pittsburgh Steelers Houston Texans Green Bay Packers New York Giants Seattle Seahawks New England Patriots St. Louis Rams Green Bay Packers Cleveland Browns Arizona Cardinals Green Bay Packers Oakland Raiders (AFL) Boston Patriots (AFL) Boston Patriots (NFL) Seattle Seahawks Green Bay Packers Dallas Cowboys San Diego Chargers

1981 1982-83 1982-84 1977-79 1990 1991 1994 1995 1951-57 1958 2004-14 2015 2018 1992-94 2002 2003 1960 1963-66 1993-94 1994-96 1998 2010-13 2013 2013-15 2015 2001-02 2003 1991-95 1996-08 2009 2017-18 1976-86 2019 2016 2012-13 2013 2013-14 2015-16 1996-99 2000-01 2002-04 2006-14 2015-16 2017 2018 1964-67 1968-69 1970 1984 2005 2017-18 1982-84


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GAME RESULTS

Date

Aug 31, 2019 Sep 07, 2019 Sep 14, 2019 * Sep 20, 2019 * Sep 28, 2019 Oct 12, 2019 * Oct 19, 2019 * Oct 26, 2019 * Nov 09, 2019 * Nov 15, 2019 * Nov 23, 2019 * Nov 30, 2019

Opponent

at #10 Texas GRAMBLING STATE at Bowling Green FIU at Rice UMASS SOUTHERN MISS at UTEP NORTH TEXAS at Marshall at UAB UTSA

L W W W Wo W W W W L L W

Score

Overall

Conference

Time

Attend

14-45 20-14 35-7 43-31 23-20 69-21 45-30 42-21 52-17 10-31 14-20 41-27

0-1 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 6-1 7-1 8-1 8-2 8-3 9-3

0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 2-0 2-0 3-0 4-0 5-0 5-1 5-2 6-2

3:23 3:28 3:18 3:48 3:21 3:20 3:32 3:14 3:18 3:24 3:30 3:31

93418 23174 18021 18782 19075 19682 23419 16084 22792 19893 18346 14782

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OVERALL TEAM STATS Team Statistics

LATECH

SCORING Points Per Game Points Off Turnovers FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty RUSHING YARDAGE Yards gained rushing Yards lost rushing Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing PASSING YARDAGE Comp-Att-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing TOTAL OFFENSE Total Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game KICK RETURNS: #-Yards PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards INT RETURNS: #-Yards KICK RETURN AVERAGE PUNT RETURN AVERAGE INT RETURN AVERAGE FUMBLES-LOST PENALTIES-Yards Average Per Game PUNTS-Yards Average Per Punt Net punt average KICKOFFS-Yards Average Per Kick Net kick average TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 3RD-DOWN Conversions 3rd-Down Pct 4TH-DOWN Conversions 4th-Down Pct SACKS BY-Yards MISC YARDS TOUCHDOWNS SCORED FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS ON-SIDE KICKS RED-ZONE SCORES RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS PAT-ATTEMPTS ATTENDANCE Games/Avg Per Game Neutral Site Games Score by Quarters Louisiana Tech Opponents

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1st 2nd

98 122 58 95

408 34.0 121 286 109 151 26 2015 2291 276 435 4.6 167.9 26 3327 272-430-9 7.7 12.2 277.2 20 5342 865 6.2 445.2 33-727 9-32 15-230 22.0 3.6 15.3 21-9 67-556 46.3 51-1867 36.6 34.2 74-4101 55.4 37.1 30: 41 66/158 42% 6/16 38% 20-99 0 52 15-18 0-0 (42-47) 89% (32-47) 68% (51-51) 100% 122631 6/20438 3rd

4th

72 110 59 69

OT

6 3

Total 408 284

OPP

284 23.7 58 254 93 143 18 1710 1993 283 450 3.8 142.5 19 2973 263-429-15 6.9 11.3 247.8 14 4683 879 5.3 390.2 56-1155 11-81 9-36 20.6 7.4 4.0 21-8 70-631 52.6 58-2329 40.2 38.9 58-3121 53.8 35.2 29: 19 63/181 35% 15/31 48% 26-145 0 35 13-20 1-1 (33-51) 65% (24-51) 47% (35-35) 100% 184837 6/30806 0/0


2019 Louisiana Football 2 0 1 Tech 9 Louisiana Tech Overall Individual Statistics (as of Dec 20, 2019) All games

OVERALL INDIVIDUAL STATS Rushing

HENDERSON, J. TUCKER, Israel SMITH, J'Mar DANCY, Jaqwis MARCUS, DeAndre JOHNSON, Jawaun HARRIS, Smoke HINES, Elijah HOLLY, Bobby TOUSSANT, Wayne ALLEN, Aaron ELLIOTT, Westin FARLOW, Brady TEAM Total Opponents Passing

SMITH, J'Mar ALLEN, Aaron ELLIOTT, Westin TEAM HARDY, Adrian Total Opponents Receiving

HARRIS, Smoke POWELL, Cee Jay HARDY, Adrian STANLEY, Malik HEBERT, Griffin HENDERSON, J. GRAHAM, Isaiah TUCKER, Israel DANCY, Jaqwis HOLLY, Bobby MAGEE, Tahj TOUSSANT, Wayne MARCUS, DeAndre MATTHEWS, J. ADAMS, Jacob WOODARD, J. Total Opponents

gp

att

gain loss

net avg td

12 166 990 23 967 5.8 15 9 60 335 8 327 5.4 2 10 90 368 138 230 2.6 3 6 44 211 4 207 4.7 2 10 26 210 5 205 7.9 1 1 8 52 3 49 6.1 1 12 9 49 6 43 4.8 1 1 3 29 0 29 9.7 0 12 5 13 0 13 2.6 1 12 1 4 0 4 4.0 0 6 13 30 27 3 0.2 0 6 2 0 10 -10 -5.0 0 12 1 0 12 -12 -12.0 0 6 7 0 40 -40 -5.7 0 12 435 2291 276 2015 4.6 26 12 450 1993 283 1710 3.8 19 gp

10 6 6 6 9 12 12

gp

effic comp-att-int

149.70 223-339-4 117.82 43-75-1 25.91 6-14-4 0.00 0-1-0 0.00 0-1-0 139.41 272-430-9 123.29 263-429-15 no.

yds

12 47 348 12 43 488 9 41 525 12 37 574 12 28 511 12 21 196 12 19 383 9 12 83 6 9 65 12 6 38 7 2 29 12 2 26 10 2 12 11 1 36 12 1 8 8 1 5 12 272 3327 12 263 2973

avg

7.4 11.3 12.8 15.5 18.2 9.3 20.2 6.9 7.2 6.3 14.5 13.0 6.0 36.0 8.0 5.0 12.2 11.3

pct

lg avg/g

75 54 34 31 39 15 15 14 7 4 6 0 0 0 75 51

yds td

65.8 2814 17 57.3 446 3 42.9 67 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 63.3 3327 20 61.3 2973 14 td

2 1 1 3 6 1 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 20 14

lg avg/g

27 55 41 56 70 30 80 18 13 17 16 20 9 36 8 5 80 74

29.0 40.7 58.3 47.8 42.6 16.3 31.9 9.2 10.8 3.2 4.1 2.2 1.2 3.3 0.7 0.6 277.2 247.8

80.6 36.3 23.0 34.5 20.5 49.0 3.6 29.0 1.1 0.3 0.5 -1.7 -1.0 -6.7 167.9 142.5

lg avg/g

80 42 19 0 0 80 74

281.4 74.3 11.2 0.0 0.0 277.2 247.8

Punt Returns

no.

yds avg td

Interceptions

no.

5 3 3 1 1 1 1 15 9

yds avg td

97 18 68 0 17 30 0 230 36

2 0 1 0 1 1 0 5 0

42 18 68 0 17 30 0 68 20

Kick Returns

no.

yds avg td

lg

Fumble Returns

no.

yds avg td

lg

POWELL, Cee Jay SAM, Michael HARRIS, Smoke ROBERTSON, Amik Total Opponents ROBERTSON, Amik SAM, Michael SNEED, L'Jarius LEWIS, Darryl JACKSON, James BARNETT, E. TAYLOR, Connor Total Opponents TOUSSANT, Wayne HARRIS, Smoke GRAHAM, Isaiah OKORIE, Praise ADAMS, Jacob HENDERSON, J. ROBERTSON, Amik Total Opponents HALL, Deshon Total Opponents

3 2 2 2 9 11

11 27 0 -6 32 81

15 387 10 233 4 57 1 0 1 4 1 16 1 30 33 727 56 1155 1 1 1

3.7 13.5 0.0 -3.0 3.6 7.4

19.4 6.0 22.7 0.0 17.0 30.0 0.0 15.3 4.0

25.8 23.3 14.2 0.0 4.0 16.0 30.0 22.0 20.6

4 4.0 4 4.0 16 16.0

0 0 0 0 0 0

lg

7 27 0 0 27 28

lg

0 65 0 43 0 18 0 0 0 4 0 16 1 30 1 65 1 100 0 0 1

2 2 16

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OVERALL INDIVIDUAL STATS CONT’D Scoring

HENDERSON, J. HALE, Bailey HEBERT, Griffin GRAHAM, Isaiah SMITH, J'Mar ROBERTSON, Amik STANLEY, Malik HARRIS, Smoke DANCY, Jaqwis HOLLY, Bobby TUCKER, Israel JOHNSON, Jawaun MAGEE, Tahj HARDY, Adrian POWELL, Cee Jay MARCUS, DeAndre BARNETT, E. JACKSON, James SNEED, L'Jarius Total Opponents Field Goals

td

fg

16 - 15-18 6 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 52 15-18 35 13-20 fg

51-51 51-51 35-35

-

-

15-18 83.3 0-0

FG Sequence

Louisiana Tech

6-6

43,43 (33),(48) (25),(45),(41),(25),(29) (31) (42),(23) (50) (24) 42,(38) (34),(25)

4-4

4-7

Opponents

(43),49 48 25 (36),37 36,(37),(36) (28),(46),(41) (38),44 31,(44) (36),(31) (28),(27)

Numbers in (parentheses) indicate field goal was made.

30

-

-

pct. 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99

HALE, Bailey Texas Grambling State Bowling Green FIU Rice UMass Southern Miss UTEP North Texas Marshall UAB UTSA

PAT rush rcv pass dxp saf

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Total Offense

- 96 - 96 - 36 - 24 - 18 - 18 - 18 - 18 - 12 - 12 - 12 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 - 408 - 284

lg blk

50

0

g plays

rush pass

total avg/g

SMITH, J'Mar HENDERSON, J. ALLEN, Aaron TUCKER, Israel DANCY, Jaqwis MARCUS, DeAndre ELLIOTT, Westin JOHNSON, Jawaun HARRIS, Smoke HINES, Elijah HOLLY, Bobby TOUSSANT, Wayne FARLOW, Brady TEAM Total Opponents

10 12 6 9 6 10 6 1 12 1 12 12 12 6 12 12

Punting

no. yds avg lg tb fc i20 50+ blk

Kickoffs

no. yds avg tb ob retn

FARLOW, Brady BARNES, Jacob TEAM Total Opponents HALE, Bailey Total Opponents

429 230 2814 3044 304.4 166 967 0 967 80.6 88 3 446 449 74.8 60 327 0 327 36.3 44 207 0 207 34.5 26 205 0 205 20.5 16 -10 67 57 9.5 8 49 0 49 49.0 9 43 0 43 3.6 3 29 0 29 29.0 5 13 0 13 1.1 1 4 0 4 0.3 1 -12 0 -12 -1.0 8 -40 0 -40 -6.7 865 2015 3327 5342 445.2 879 1710 2973 4683 390.2

48 1792 2 59 1 16 51 1867 58 2329

37.3 29.5 16.0 36.6 40.2

57 33 16 57 57

74 4101 55.4 8 74 4101 55.4 8 58 3121 53.8 14

2 24 13 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 24 15 3 2 17 18 10

1 0 0 1 0

net ydln

0 0 20.6 37.1 1 22.0 35.2

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OVERALL INDIVIDUAL STATS CONT’D All Purpose

HENDERSON, J HARRIS, Smoke STANLEY, Malik HARDY, Adrian HEBERT, Griffin POWELL, Cee J GRAHAM, Isaia TOUSSANT, Wa TUCKER, Israel DANCY, Jaqwis SMITH, J'Mar MARCUS, DeAn ROBERTSON, A SNEED, L'Jarius HOLLY, Bobby JOHNSON, Jaw SAM, Michael MATTHEWS, J. BARNETT, E. MAGEE, Tahj HINES, Elijah JACKSON, Jam ADAMS, Jacob WOODARD, J. ALLEN, Aaron ELLIOTT, Westi FARLOW, Brady TEAM Total Opponents

g

rush

rcv

12 967 196 12 43 348 12 0 574 9 0 525 12 0 511 12 0 488 12 0 383 12 4 26 9 327 83 6 207 65 10 230 0 10 205 12 12 0 0 12 0 0 12 13 38 1 49 0 12 0 0 11 0 36 12 0 0 7 0 29 1 29 0 9 0 0 12 0 8 8 0 5 6 3 0 6 -10 0 12 -12 0 6 -40 0 12 2015 3327 12 1710 2973

pr

kr

0 16 0 233 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 57 0 387 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -6 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 727 81 1155

ir

total avg/g

0 1179 98.2 0 624 52.0 0 574 47.8 0 525 58.3 0 511 42.6 0 499 41.6 0 440 36.7 0 417 34.8 0 410 45.6 0 272 45.3 0 230 23.0 0 217 21.7 97 121 10.1 68 68 5.7 0 51 4.2 0 49 49.0 18 45 3.8 0 36 3.3 30 30 2.5 0 29 4.1 0 29 29.0 17 17 1.9 0 12 1.0 0 5 0.6 0 3 0.5 0 -10 -1.7 0 -12 -1.0 0 -40 -6.7 230 6331 527.6 36 5955 496.2

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2019 Louisiana 2 0 1Tech 9 Football Louisiana Tech Overall Defensive Statistics (as of Dec 20, 2019) All games

OVERALL DEFENSIVE STATS ## 1 2 35 21 10 4 97 46 85 5 90 3 25 96 48 30 7 43 94 92 18 17 93 14 52 42 2D 34 91 32 9 29 36 58 24 66 8 13 19 45 8A 40 TM

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Defensive Leaders

SNEED, L'Jarius TAYLOR, Connor SCOTT, Collin ROBERTSON, Amik JACKSON, James LEWIS, Darryl WILLIAMS, M. BARNETT, E. BAKER, Willie SAM, Michael WALLACE, C. BALDWIN, Trey WILLIAMSON, B. MASON, K. ZAYED, Alex ROBERSON, Aaron COLE, Jaiden ALLEN, Tristan MURPHY, Kevin DAVENPORT, L. HANNIBAL, Zach CALHOUN, B. HALL, Deshon OKORIE, Praise JACKSON, D.J. CARABIN, Maki TURNER, M. CLEVELAND, R. SHAW, Steven SPENCER, Trey HALE, Bailey FARLOW, Brady MORRISON, Khiry BLANKENSHIP, R. MATTHEWS, J. WHITE, Noah SMITH, J'Mar GRAHAM, Isaiah HARRIS, Smoke ADAMS, Jacob FLOYD, Brandon CONRAD, Kyle TEAM Total Opponents

gp

12 12 12 12 9 12 12 12 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 9 11 8 6 11 12 7 12 12 4 10 4 6 7 12 12 4 12 11 2 10 12 12 12 5 3 6 12 12

ua

42 34 29 44 36 37 23 37 32 31 17 26 15 16 14 15 12 11 3 3 6 4 4 4 2 4 1 2 2 1 2 2 1 . 1 1 1 1 1 1 . . . 518 492

a

30 32 35 16 19 18 31 16 19 11 22 10 16 11 9 8 6 5 9 6 2 3 2 2 4 1 4 2 2 2 1 . 1 1 . . . . . . 1 1 . 358 342

Tackles tot

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72 66 64 60 55 55 54 53 51 42 39 36 31 27 23 23 18 16 12 9 8 7 6 6 6 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 . 876 834

tfl/yds

3.5-6 6.0-20 2.0-3 8.0-20 3.5-7 1.0-1 7.5-30 5.5-24 10.0-21 1.0-1 8.5-26 4.0-14 1.5-7 6.0-25 0.5-1 . 1.0-3 2.0-9 1.0-1 . 1.0-4 . 1.0-4 . . . . . . 0.5-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75-227 59-245

Sacks no-yds

. 1.5-7 0.5-1 1.0-6 1.0-1 . 4.0-25 3.0-16 1.0-1 . 2.0-10 . 0.5-4 3.0-18 0.5-1 . . 2.0-9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-99 26-145

Pass defense int-yds brup

3-68 1-0 . 5-97 1-17 1-0 . 1-30 . 3-18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-230 9-36

4 1 . 16 2 2 1 2 . 6 1 . . . . 4 . . . . 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 40

qbh

. 2 3 1 . . 6 5 5 1 3 1 . 2 1 . 1 . 1 . 1 . 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 27

Fumbles rcv-yds

. 1-0 . 1-0 . . 2-0 . . . . . . . . 1-0 . 1-0 . . . . 1-4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 8-4 9-16

ff

. 2 . 1 3 1 . 1 . . 1 . . 1 . . . 1 . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 9

blkd kick

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

saf

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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GAME-BY-GAME TEAM STATISTICS

Date

Opponent

no.

Aug 31 at Texas Sep 07 GRAMBLING STATE Sep 14 at Bowling Green Sep 20 FIU Sep 28 at Rice Oct 12 UMASS Oct 19 SOUTHERN MISS Oct 26 at UTEP Nov 09 NORTH TEXAS Nov 15 at Marshall Nov 23 at UAB Nov 30 UTSA Louisiana Tech Opponents

Rushing yds td

26 73 0 41 170 1 36 129 2 43 275 3 22 84 2 38 385 4 40 151 4 34 152 3 53 264 5 33 67 1 31 97 0 38 168 1 435 2015 26 450 1710 19

lg

no.

Receiving yds td

lg

Passing cmp-att-int yds

td

lg

17 35 340 2 26 35-54-2 340 2 31 17 220 1 40 17-25-0 220 1 75 24 324 2 49 24-32-1 324 2 29 27 290 0 54 27-41-1 290 0 26 21 210 1 22 21-39-0 210 1 74 19 304 4 55 19-35-1 304 4 30 14 325 1 70 14-21-1 325 1 26 29 338 3 31 29-36-1 338 3 24 23 278 1 80 23-40-1 278 1 13 22 194 0 26 22-38-1 194 0 23 16 173 2 42 16-34-0 173 2 66 25 331 3 46 25-35-0 331 3 75 272 3327 20 80 272-430-9 3327 20 51 263 2973 14 74 263-429-15 2973 14

26 40 49 54 22 55 70 31 80 26 42 46 80 74

Kick Returns no. yds td lg

3 2 2 4 3 3 4 1 2 4 1 4 33 56

38 75 42 82 65 102 65 16 25 73 35 109 727 1155

0 20 0 43 0 25 1 30 0 26 0 65 0 20 0 16 0 13 0 49 0 35 0 43 1 65 1 100

Punt Returns no. yds td lg

1 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 9 11

0 27 9 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -6 32 81

tot off

0 0 413 0 27 390 0 7 453 0 0 565 0 2 294 0 0 689 0 0 476 0 0 490 0 0 542 0 0 261 0 0 270 0 0 499 0 27 5342 0 28 4683

Games: 12 • Avg/rush: 4.6 • Avg/catch: 12.2 • Pass effic: 139.41 • KR avg: 22.0 • PR avg: 3.6 • All purpose avg/game: 527.6 • Total offense avg/gm: 445.2 Date

Opponent

Date

Opponent

Aug 31 at Texas Sep 07 GRAMBLING STATE Sep 14 at Bowling Green Sep 20 FIU Sep 28 at Rice Oct 12 UMASS Oct 19 SOUTHERN MISS Oct 26 at UTEP Nov 09 NORTH TEXAS Nov 15 at Marshall Nov 23 at UAB Nov 30 UTSA Louisiana Tech Opponents

Aug 31 at Texas Sep 07 GRAMBLING STATE Sep 14 at Bowling Green Sep 20 FIU Sep 28 at Rice Oct 12 UMASS Oct 19 SOUTHERN MISS Oct 26 at UTEP Nov 09 NORTH TEXAS Nov 15 at Marshall Nov 23 at UAB Nov 30 UTSA Louisiana Tech Opponents

ua

50 48 47 35 44 60 35 42 41 31 46 39 518 492 no.

2 4 7 2 8 2 3 3 2 5 7 6 51 58

Tackles a total

6 52 40 36 36 18 38 20 18 50 14 30 358 342

yds

71 154 254 75 286 68 119 109 61 180 252 238 1867 2329

56 100 87 71 80 78 73 62 59 81 60 69 876 834

avg

35.5 38.5 36.3 37.5 35.8 34.0 39.7 36.3 30.5 36.0 36.0 39.7 36.6 40.2

tfl-yds

3.0-12 5.0-20 8.0-17 4.0-12 6.0-15 11.0-31 10.0-36 6.0-17 6.0-20 3.0-22 6.0-12 7.0-13 75.0-227 59.0-245

Sacks no-yds

1.0-6 3.0-12 0.0-0 3.0-11 1.0-1 2.0-8 2.0-14 4.0-15 1.0-6 2.0-20 0.0-0 1.0-6 20.0-99 26.0-145

Punting

long

39 44 50 43 41 35 44 47 36 55 42 57 57 57

Fumble ff fr-yds

blkd

0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

1 1 1 1 3 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 12 9 tb

0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2

Pass Defense blkd int-yds qbh brup kick

1-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-4 2-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 8-4 9-16

fc

1 4 4 1 4 2 1 0 0 2 4 1 24 17

0-0 0-0 1-36 1-18 1-0 2-42 4-49 0-0 2-68 1-0 1-0 2-17 15-230 9-36

50+

0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 10

i20

0 1 2 0 2 1 1 0 1 1 4 2 15 18

0 3 6 1 2 4 2 6 1 4 4 2 35 27

2 5 5 5 5 2 3 3 4 3 1 4 42 40

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

PAT Attempts kick rush rcv saf

2-2 2-2 5-5 4-4 2-2 9-9 6-6 6-6 7-7 1-1 2-2 5-5 51-51 35-35

Field Goals

md-att

0-2 2-2 0-0 5-5 1-1 2-2 1-1 0-0 1-1 1-2 0-0 2-2 15-18 13-20

long blkd

0 48 0 45 31 42 50 0 24 38 0 34 50 46

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

no.

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 7 0 6 0 0 0 14 0 21 0 21 0 28 0 3 0 7 0 14 0 121 0 58

Kickoffs

yds

3 150 5 289 6 359 9 444 4 218 11 636 8 459 7 417 8 436 3 143 3 189 7 361 74 4101 58 3121

off t/o

avg

50.0 57.8 59.8 49.3 54.5 57.8 57.4 59.6 54.5 47.7 63.0 51.6 55.4 53.8

tb

0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 8 14

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14 20 35 43 23 69 45 42 52 10 14 41 408 284 ob

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

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GAME-BY-GAME OPPONENT STATISTICS

Date

Opponent

no.

Aug 31 at Texas Sep 07 GRAMBLING STATE Sep 14 at Bowling Green Sep 20 FIU Sep 28 at Rice Oct 12 UMASS Oct 19 SOUTHERN MISS Oct 26 at UTEP Nov 09 NORTH TEXAS Nov 15 at Marshall Nov 23 at UAB Nov 30 UTSA Opponents Louisiana Tech

Rushing yds td

30 153 2 51 216 1 47 119 1 26 132 2 48 190 2 41 126 2 30 110 1 34 104 2 23 74 1 45 192 3 44 166 1 31 128 1 450 1710 19 435 2015 26

lg

no.

Receiving yds td

lg

Passing cmp-att-int yds

td

lg

19 31 301 4 28 31-43-0 301 4 28 25 26 239 1 27 26-40-0 239 1 27 21 18 171 0 59 18-38-1 171 0 59 21 29 394 2 45 29-41-1 394 2 45 28 16 148 0 18 16-26-1 148 0 18 51 25 221 1 24 25-43-2 221 1 24 37 26 327 1 31 26-40-4 327 1 31 30 17 227 1 54 17-30-0 227 1 54 22 23 265 1 74 23-35-2 265 1 74 22 14 213 1 41 14-26-1 213 1 41 13 12 187 1 48 12-23-1 187 1 48 51 26 280 1 36 26-44-2 280 1 36 51 263 2973 14 74 263-429-15 2973 14 74 75 272 3327 20 80 272-430-9 3327 20 80

Kick Returns no. yds td lg

2 4 6 6 2 9 7 6 8 2 2 2 56 33

53 72 142 107 36 199 161 111 138 17 53 66 1155 727

0 36 0 24 0 32 0 30 0 25 0 87 1 100 0 33 0 29 0 10 0 31 0 44 1 100 1 65

Punt Returns no. yds td lg

0 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 2 0 4 11 9

0 0 11 0 31 0 0 11 0 27 0 1 81 32

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

tot off

0 454 0 455 11 290 0 526 16 338 0 347 0 437 11 331 0 339 28 405 0 353 1 408 28 4683 27 5342

Games: 12 • Avg/rush: 3.8 • Avg/catch: 11.3 • Pass effic: 123.29 • KR avg: 20.6 • PR avg: 7.4 • All purpose avg/game: 496.2 • Total offense avg/gm: 390.2 Date

Opponent

Date

Opponent

Aug 31 at Texas Sep 07 GRAMBLING STATE Sep 14 at Bowling Green Sep 20 FIU Sep 28 at Rice Oct 12 UMASS Oct 19 SOUTHERN MISS Oct 26 at UTEP Nov 09 NORTH TEXAS Nov 15 at Marshall Nov 23 at UAB Nov 30 UTSA Opponents Louisiana Tech

Aug 31 at Texas Sep 07 GRAMBLING STATE Sep 14 at Bowling Green Sep 20 FIU Sep 28 at Rice Oct 12 UMASS Oct 19 SOUTHERN MISS Oct 26 at UTEP Nov 09 NORTH TEXAS Nov 15 at Marshall Nov 23 at UAB Nov 30 UTSA Opponents Louisiana Tech

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ua

51 33 42 53 26 40 36 44 52 28 43 44 492 518 no.

3 4 8 3 6 9 1 4 5 3 5 7 58 51

Tackles a total

20 36 30 32 30 20 24 26 34 48 8 34 342 358

yds

123 181 319 151 249 303 50 121 237 108 206 281 2329 1867

71 69 72 85 56 60 60 70 86 76 51 78 834 876

avg

41.0 45.2 39.9 50.3 41.5 33.7 50.0 30.2 47.4 36.0 41.2 40.1 40.2 36.6

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tfl-yds

5.0-14 3.0-11 7.0-40 5.0-10 5.0-28 2.0-5 4.0-14 4.0-20 6.0-30 1.0-14 5.0-13 12.0-46 59.0-245 75.0-227

Sacks no-yds

1.0-6 1.0-1 5.0-27 1.0-3 3.0-26 1.0-3 1.0-7 2.0-13 3.0-23 1.0-14 2.0-7 5.0-15 26.0-145 20.0-99

Punting

long

48 52 55 57 48 45 50 43 57 46 50 56 57 57

Fumble ff fr-yds

blkd

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 9 12 tb

0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2

Pass Defense blkd int-yds qbh brup kick

1-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 2-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 1-16 0-0 2-0 9-16 8-4

fc

2 2 3 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 17 24

2-16 0-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-20 0-0 0-0 9-36 15-230

50+

0 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 10 3

i20

1 1 4 1 1 2 1 0 1 2 2 2 18 15

1 0 1 3 5 0 1 3 1 7 3 2 27 35

6 0 3 2 9 2 1 0 3 3 9 2 40 42

0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

PAT Attempts kick rush rcv saf

6-6 2-2 1-1 4-4 2-2 3-3 3-3 3-3 2-2 4-4 2-2 3-3 35-35 51-51

Field Goals

md-att

1-2 0-1 0-1 1-2 2-3 0-0 3-3 0-0 1-2 1-2 2-2 2-2 13-20 15-18

long blkd

43 0 0 36 37 0 46 0 38 44 36 28 46 50

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

no.

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 3 0 7 0 3 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 58 0 121

Kickoffs

yds

8 429 2 129 2 117 6 314 4 225 4 193 7 402 4 228 4 162 6 233 5 325 6 364 58 3121 74 4101

off t/o

avg

53.6 64.5 58.5 52.3 56.2 48.2 57.4 57.0 40.5 38.8 65.0 60.7 53.8 55.4

tb

2 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 2 14 8

pts

45 14 7 31 20 21 30 21 17 31 20 27 284 408 ob

0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0


2019 Louisiana 2 0 1Tech 9 Football Louisiana Tech Game Superlatives (as of Dec 20, 2019) All games

GAME SUPERLATIVES INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS Rushes Yards Rushing TD Rushes Long Rush Pass attempts Pass completions Yards Passing TD Passes

Long Pass Receptions Yards Receiving TD Receptions Long Reception Field Goals Long Field Goal Punts Punting Avg

Long Punt Punts inside 20

Long Punt Return Long Kickoff Return Tackles Sacks Tackles For Loss Interceptions

21 141 3 3 75 51 34 338 3 3 3 80 9 9 212 2 80 5 50 8 39.7 39.7 39.7 57 2 2 2 2 2 27 65 13 13 2.0 3.5 3

HENDERSON, J. at Marshall (Nov 15, 2019) HENDERSON, J. vs FIU (Sep 20, 2019) HENDERSON, J. vs FIU (Sep 20, 2019) HENDERSON, J. vs UMass (Oct 12, 2019) HENDERSON, J. at Bowling Green (Sep 14, 2019) SMITH, J'Mar at Texas (Aug 31, 2019) SMITH, J'Mar at Texas (Aug 31, 2019) SMITH, J'Mar at UTEP (Oct 26, 2019) SMITH, J'Mar vs UMass (Oct 12, 2019) SMITH, J'Mar at UTEP (Oct 26, 2019) SMITH, J'Mar vs UTSA (Nov 30, 2019) SMITH, J'Mar vs North Texas (Nov 09, 2019) HARDY, Adrian vs North Texas (Nov 09, 2019) HARRIS, Smoke at Marshall (Nov 15, 2019) STANLEY, Malik vs Southern Miss (Oct 19, 2019) HEBERT, Griffin vs UTSA (Nov 30, 2019) GRAHAM, Isaiah vs North Texas (Nov 09, 2019) HALE, Bailey vs FIU (Sep 20, 2019) HALE, Bailey vs Southern Miss (Oct 19, 2019) FARLOW, Brady at Rice (Sep 28, 2019) FARLOW, Brady at Bowling Green (Sep 14, 2019) FARLOW, Brady vs Southern Miss (Oct 19, 2019) FARLOW, Brady vs UTSA (Nov 30, 2019) FARLOW, Brady vs UTSA (Nov 30, 2019) FARLOW, Brady at Bowling Green (Sep 14, 2019) FARLOW, Brady at Rice (Sep 28, 2019) FARLOW, Brady at UAB (Nov 23, 2019) BARNES, Jacob at UAB (Nov 23, 2019) FARLOW, Brady vs UTSA (Nov 30, 2019) SAM, Michael vs Grambling State (Sep 07, 2019) TOUSSANT, Wayne vs UMass (Oct 12, 2019) SNEED, L'Jarius at Marshall (Nov 15, 2019) LEWIS, Darryl at UAB (Nov 23, 2019) MASON, K. vs Southern Miss (Oct 19, 2019) MASON, K. vs Southern Miss (Oct 19, 2019) ROBERTSON, Amik vs Southern Miss (Oct 19, 2019)

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2019 Louisiana 2 0 1Tech 9 Football Louisiana Tech Game Superlatives (as of Dec 20, 2019) All games

GAME SUPERLATIVES TEAM GAME HIGHS Rushes Yards Rushing Yards Per Rush TD Rushes Pass attempts Pass completions Yards Passing Yards Per Pass TD Passes Total Plays Total Offense Yards Per Play Points Sacks By First Downs Penalties Penalty Yards Turnovers Interceptions By Punts Punting Avg Long Punt Punts inside 20 Long Punt Return

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53 385 10.1 5 54 35 340 15.5 4 93 689 9.4 69 4 37 8 8 85 3 3 4 8 39.7 39.7 57 4 27

vs North Texas (Nov 09, 2019) vs UMass (Oct 12, 2019) vs UMass (Oct 12, 2019) vs North Texas (Nov 09, 2019) at Texas (Aug 31, 2019) at Texas (Aug 31, 2019) at Texas (Aug 31, 2019) vs Southern Miss (Oct 19, 2019) vs UMass (Oct 12, 2019) vs North Texas (Nov 09, 2019) vs UMass (Oct 12, 2019) vs UMass (Oct 12, 2019) vs UMass (Oct 12, 2019) at UTEP (Oct 26, 2019) vs North Texas (Nov 09, 2019) at Bowling Green (Sep 14, 2019) at UAB (Nov 23, 2019) at Bowling Green (Sep 14, 2019) at Texas (Aug 31, 2019) vs UMass (Oct 12, 2019) vs Southern Miss (Oct 19, 2019) at Rice (Sep 28, 2019) vs Southern Miss (Oct 19, 2019) vs UTSA (Nov 30, 2019) vs UTSA (Nov 30, 2019) at UAB (Nov 23, 2019) vs Grambling State (Sep 07, 2019)

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GAME SUPERLATIVES OPPONENT INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS Rushes Yards Rushing TD Rushes Long Rush Pass attempts Pass completions Yards Passing TD Passes Long Pass Receptions Yards Receiving TD Receptions Long Reception Field Goals Long Field Goal Punts Punting Avg Long Punt Punts inside 20 Long Punt Return Long Kickoff Return Tackles Sacks Tackles For Loss

Interceptions

25 119 2 2 51 51 44 29 394 4 74 9 146 2 74 3 46 9 50.3 57 57 4 28 100 14 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

KNOX, Brenden, at Marshall (Nov 15, 2019) McCORMICK, S., vs UTSA (Nov 30, 2019) WALTER, Aston, at Rice (Sep 28, 2019) KNOX, Brenden, at Marshall (Nov 15, 2019) ALLY, Bilal, vs UMass (Oct 12, 2019) McCORMICK, S., vs UTSA (Nov 30, 2019) WEEKS, Jordan, vs UTSA (Nov 30, 2019) MORGAN,J, vs FIU (Sep 20, 2019) MORGAN,J, vs FIU (Sep 20, 2019) Sam Ehlinger, at Texas (Aug 31, 2019) AUNE, Austin, vs North Texas (Nov 09, 2019) Devin Duvernay, at Texas (Aug 31, 2019) OBIALO, Obi, at Marshall (Nov 15, 2019) Brennan Eagles, at Texas (Aug 31, 2019) LAWRENCE, M., vs North Texas (Nov 09, 2019) STEIN, Andrew, vs Southern Miss (Oct 19, 2019) STEIN, Andrew, vs Southern Miss (Oct 19, 2019) GEORGOPOULOS, G, vs UMass (Oct 12, 2019) HEATHERLY,T, vs FIU (Sep 20, 2019) HEATHERLY,T, vs FIU (Sep 20, 2019) KENWORTHY, A., vs North Texas (Nov 09, 2019) NARANJO, Matt, at Bowling Green (Sep 14, 2019) KEATON, Talik, at Marshall (Nov 15, 2019) HARRIS, D., vs Southern Miss (Oct 19, 2019) LEWIS, Michael, at UTEP (Oct 26, 2019) HAMILTON, L., vs North Texas (Nov 09, 2019) KONOWALSKI, Dav, at Bowling Green (Sep 14, 2019) ROBERTS, Jerry, at Bowling Green (Sep 14, 2019) DAMES,RICHARD, vs FIU (Sep 20, 2019) HAMILTON, L., vs North Texas (Nov 09, 2019) MOLL, K., at UAB (Nov 23, 2019) MARTEL, Andrew, vs UTSA (Nov 30, 2019) HENRY, D., vs UTSA (Nov 30, 2019) DeMar Overshown, at Texas (Aug 31, 2019) Joseph Ossai, at Texas (Aug 31, 2019) PERCE, Brandon, at Bowling Green (Sep 14, 2019) REYNOLDS,D, vs FIU (Sep 20, 2019) OGBONNA, C., vs UMass (Oct 12, 2019) MITCHELL, R., vs Southern Miss (Oct 19, 2019) ROGERS, Justin, at UTEP (Oct 26, 2019) MUHAMMAD, K., vs North Texas (Nov 09, 2019) GILMORE, Steven, at Marshall (Nov 15, 2019)

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GAME SUPERLATIVES OPPONENT TEAM GAME HIGHS Rushes Yards Rushing Yards Per Rush TD Rushes Pass attempts Pass completions Yards Passing Yards Per Pass TD Passes Total Plays Total Offense Yards Per Play Points Sacks By First Downs Penalties Penalty Yards Turnovers Interceptions By Punts Punting Avg Long Punt Punts inside 20 Long Punt Return

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51 216 5.1 3 44 31 394 9.6 4 91 526 7.9 45 5 5 32 11 91 4 4 2 9 50.3 57 57 4 28

vs Grambling State (Sep 07, 2019) vs Grambling State (Sep 07, 2019) at Texas (Aug 31, 2019) at Marshall (Nov 15, 2019) vs UTSA (Nov 30, 2019) at Texas (Aug 31, 2019) vs FIU (Sep 20, 2019) vs FIU (Sep 20, 2019) at Texas (Aug 31, 2019) vs Grambling State (Sep 07, 2019) vs FIU (Sep 20, 2019) vs FIU (Sep 20, 2019) at Texas (Aug 31, 2019) at Bowling Green (Sep 14, 2019) vs UTSA (Nov 30, 2019) vs Grambling State (Sep 07, 2019) vs UTSA (Nov 30, 2019) vs North Texas (Nov 09, 2019) vs Southern Miss (Oct 19, 2019) vs North Texas (Nov 09, 2019) at Texas (Aug 31, 2019) vs UMass (Oct 12, 2019) vs FIU (Sep 20, 2019) vs FIU (Sep 20, 2019) vs North Texas (Nov 09, 2019) at Bowling Green (Sep 14, 2019) at Marshall (Nov 15, 2019)

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2019 Louisiana 2 0 1Tech 9 Football Louisiana Tech Red-Zone Results (as of Dec 20, 2019) All games

RED-ZONE RESULTS Louisiana Tech Inside Opponent Red-Zone

Date

Aug 31, 2019 Sep 07, 2019 Sep 14, 2019 Sep 20, 2019 Sep 28, 2019 Oct 12, 2019 Oct 19, 2019 Oct 26, 2019 Nov 09, 2019 Nov 15, 2019 Nov 23, 2019 Nov 30, 2019

Opponent

at Texas GRAMBLING STATE at Bowling Green FIU at Rice UMASS SOUTHERN MISS at UTEP NORTH TEXAS at Marshall at UAB UTSA Totals 42 of 47 (89.4%)

Score

L W W W W W W W W L L W

14-45 20-14 35-7 43-31 23-20 69-21 45-30 42-21 52-17 10-31 14-20 41-27

Times Times In RZ Scored

2 3 3 5 3 7 4 5 6 4 1 4 47

2 2 2 5 3 7 4 5 6 2 1 3 42

Total Pts

14 10 14 23 16 45 28 35 38 10 7 13 253

TDs

2 1 2 2 2 6 4 5 5 1 1 1 32

Rush TDs

0 1 2 2 1 2 3 3 5 1 0 1 21

Pass TDs

2 0 0 0 1 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 11

FGs Made

Failed to score inside RZ FGA Down Int Fumb Half Game

FGs Made

Failed to score inside RZ FGA Down Int Fumb Half Game

0 1 0 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 10

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Opponents Inside Louisiana Tech Red-Zone

Date

Aug 31, 2019 Sep 07, 2019 Sep 14, 2019 Sep 20, 2019 Sep 28, 2019 Oct 12, 2019 Oct 19, 2019 Oct 26, 2019 Nov 09, 2019 Nov 15, 2019 Nov 23, 2019 Nov 30, 2019

Opponent

at Texas GRAMBLING STATE at Bowling Green FIU at Rice UMASS SOUTHERN MISS at UTEP NORTH TEXAS at Marshall at UAB UTSA Totals 33 of 51 (64.7%)

Score

L W W W W W W W W L L W

14-45 20-14 35-7 43-31 23-20 69-21 45-30 42-21 52-17 10-31 14-20 41-27

Times Times In RZ Scored

4 4 4 6 6 3 4 3 1 5 6 5 51

4 1 1 4 4 2 3 2 0 4 4 4 33

Total Pts

28 7 7 24 20 14 13 14 0 28 20 20 195

TDs

4 1 1 3 2 2 1 2 0 4 2 2 24

Rush TDs

2 1 1 2 2 1 0 2 0 3 1 1 16

Pass TDs

2 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 8

0 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 2 9

0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4

0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 8

0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3

0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2019 Louisiana 2 0 1Tech 9 Football Louisiana Tech By-Quarter Statistics (as of Dec 20, 2019) All games

BY-QUARTER STATS 3rd-Down Conversions Date

Aug 31, 2019 Sep 07, 2019 Sep 14, 2019 Sep 20, 2019 Sep 28, 2019 Oct 12, 2019 Oct 19, 2019 Oct 26, 2019 Nov 09, 2019 Nov 15, 2019 Nov 23, 2019 Nov 30, 2019

Opponent

at Texas GRAMBLING STATE at Bowling Green FIU at Rice UMASS SOUTHERN MISS at UTEP NORTH TEXAS at Marshall at UAB UTSA Louisiana Tech Opponents

Score

L W W W W W W W W L L W

14-45 20-14 35-7 43-31 23-20 69-21 45-30 42-21 52-17 10-31 14-20 41-27

Overall

5-14 4-12 4-13 10-17 3-12 5-10 4-10 6-10 9-15 6-17 5-14 5-14 66-158 63-181

35.7 33.3 30.8 58.8 25.0 50.0 40.0 60.0 60.0 35.3 35.7 35.7 41.8 34.8

1st Qtr

2-4 2-3 0-3 4-6 1-2 2-3 3-4 1-2 3-5 2-4 1-3 2-3 23-42 16-46

50.0 66.7 0.0 66.7 50.0 66.7 75.0 50.0 60.0 50.0 33.3 66.7 54.8 34.8

2nd Qtr

1-4 2-4 1-3 2-3 0-2 2-3 1-2 2-3 2-5 0-6 1-4 1-4 15-43 11-46

3rd Qtr

25.0 50.0 33.3 66.7 0.0 66.7 50.0 66.7 40.0 0.0 25.0 25.0 34.9 23.9

1-3 0-2 0-2 3-4 1-3 0-2 0-1 2-3 2-3 1-2 0-2 0-3 10-30 19-43

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 100.0 50.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 50.0 50.0

0-2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-5 3-7

4th Qtr

33.3 0.0 0.0 75.0 33.3 0.0 0.0 66.7 66.7 50.0 0.0 0.0 33.3 44.2

1-3 0-3 3-5 1-4 0-4 1-2 0-3 1-2 2-2 3-5 3-5 2-4 17-42 17-45

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 42.9

1-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-0 3-6 6-11

33.3 0.0 60.0 25.0 0.0 50.0 0.0 50.0 100.0 60.0 60.0 50.0 40.5 37.8

Overtime

1-1

100.0

1-1 0-1

100.0 0.0

4th-Down Conversions Date

Aug 31, 2019 Sep 07, 2019 Sep 14, 2019 Sep 20, 2019 Sep 28, 2019 Oct 12, 2019 Oct 19, 2019 Oct 26, 2019 Nov 09, 2019 Nov 15, 2019 Nov 23, 2019 Nov 30, 2019

Opponent

at Texas GRAMBLING STATE at Bowling Green FIU at Rice UMASS SOUTHERN MISS at UTEP NORTH TEXAS at Marshall at UAB UTSA Louisiana Tech Opponents

Score

L W W W W W W W W L L W

14-45 20-14 35-7 43-31 23-20 69-21 45-30 42-21 52-17 10-31 14-20 41-27

Overall

1-3 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-1 2-2 1-1 1-2 0-2 0-2 0-1 6-16 15-31

33.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 50.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 37.5 48.4

1st Qtr

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 2-5

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 100.0 40.0

2nd Qtr

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 1-2 0-1 0-0 0-0 2-4 4-8

3rd Qtr

4th Qtr

100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 50.0 54.5

Overtime

0-0

0.0

0-0 0-0

0.0 0.0

Time of Possession Date

Aug 31, 2019 Sep 07, 2019 Sep 14, 2019 Sep 20, 2019 Sep 28, 2019 Oct 12, 2019 Oct 19, 2019 Oct 26, 2019 Nov 09, 2019 Nov 15, 2019 Nov 23, 2019 Nov 30, 2019

Opponent

at Texas GRAMBLING STATE at Bowling Green FIU at Rice UMASS SOUTHERN MISS at UTEP NORTH TEXAS at Marshall at UAB UTSA Louisiana Tech Opponents

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Score

L W W W W W W W W L L W

14-45 20-14 35-7 43-31 23-20 69-21 45-30 42-21 52-17 10-31 14-20 41-27 Total Avg. Total Avg.

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Overall

32:16 29:15 31:39 36:47 23:07 30:27 26:52 32:03 39:04 27:19 27:08 32:15 368:12 30:41 351:48 29:19

1st Qtr

7:46 6:59 6:53 10:39 8:19 7:30 8:57 7:02 8:09 6:54 6:43 6:52 92:43 7:43 87:17 7:16

2nd Qtr

8:40 8:40 8:11 5:49 4:05 5:53 3:01 9:36 11:40 6:52 6:45 8:39 87:51 7:19 92:09 7:40

3rd Qtr

8:35 7:13 5:29 9:45 5:16 8:34 6:08 8:26 9:45 6:27 5:01 7:43 88:22 7:21 91:38 7:38

4th Qtr

7:15 6:23 11:06 10:34 5:27 8:30 8:46 6:59 9:30 7:06 8:39 9:01 99:16 8:16 80:44 6:43

Overtime

0:00

0:00 0:00 0:00 0:00


2019 Louisiana 2 0 1Tech 9 Football Louisiana Tech Passing Game-by-Game (as of Dec 20, 2019) All games

PASSING GAME-BY-GAME #8 SMITH, J'Mar Texas Grambling State Bowling Green FIU Rice UMass Southern Miss UTEP North Texas UTSA TOTALS

Comp 34 17 19 27 21 16 14 29 21 25 223

Att 51 25 26 41 39 28 21 35 38 35 339

Int 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 4

Pct 66.7 68.0 73.1 65.9 53.8 57.1 66.7 82.9 55.3 71.4 65.8

Yards 331 220 267 290 210 239 325 338 263 331 2814

TD 2 1 2 0 1 3 1 3 1 3 17

Long 26 40 49 54 22 55 70 31 80 46 80

Sacked 1-6 1-1 5-27 1-3 3-26 0-0 1-7 2-13 3-23 5-15 22-121

Effic 130.20 155.12 184.72 120.39 107.54 164.20 202.86 192.26 116.82 179.15 149.70

#3A ALLEN, Aaron Bowling Green UMass UTEP North Texas Marshall UAB TOTALS

Comp 5 2 0 1 19 16 43

Att 5 2 1 1 32 34 75

Int 0 0 1 0 0 0 1

Pct 100.0 100.0 0.0 100.0 59.4 47.1 57.3

Yards 57 49 0 8 159 173 446

TD 0 1 0 0 0 2 3

Long 19 36 0 8 26 42 42

Sacked 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-14 2-7 3-21

Effic 195.76 470.80 -200.00 167.20 101.11 109.21 117.82

#1A ELLIOTT, Westin Texas Bowling Green UMass North Texas Marshall TOTALS

Comp 1 0 1 1 3 6

Att 3 1 3 1 6 14

Int 1 1 1 0 1 4

Pct 33.3 0.0 33.3 100.0 50.0 42.9

Yards 9 0 16 7 35 67

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0

Long 9 0 16 7 19 19

Sacked 0-0 0-0 1-3 0-0 0-0 1-3

Effic -8.13 -200.00 11.47 158.80 65.67 25.91

#6 HARDY, Adrian UMass TOTALS

Comp 0 0

Att 1 1

Int 0 0

Pct 0.0 0.0

Yards 0 0

TD 0 0

Long 0 0

Sacked 0-0 0-0

Effic 0.00 0.00

#TM TEAM UMass TOTALS

Comp 0 0

Att 1 1

Int 0 0

Pct 0.0 0.0

Yards 0 0

TD 0 0

Long 0 0

Sacked 0-0 0-0

Effic 0.00 0.00

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2019 Louisiana 2 0 1Tech 9 Football Louisiana Tech Fumbles Game-by-Game (as of Dec 20, 2019) All games

FUMBLES GAME-BY-GAME FUMBLES SMITH, J'Mar HENDERSON, J. HARDY, Adrian ALLEN, Aaron MARCUS, DeAndre ROBERTSON, Amik ELLIOTT, Westin FARLOW, Brady TEAM HARRIS, Smoke HALL, Deshon

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No-Lost 5-0 4-3 2-1 2-0 2-2 1-1 1-0 1-0 1-1 1-1 1-0

UT 1-1 DNP DNP

GRAM 2-0 DNP DNP DNP

BGSU 1-1 1-0 1-0 DNP

FIU 1-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

RICE 1-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP

UMASS 1-1 1-1 -

USM 1-0 DNP DNP 1-1 DNP -

UTEP DNP 1-0

UNT 1-0 1-1 DNP -

MAR DNP 1-0 DNP 1-0 1-1 -

UAB DNP DNP 1-0 DNP DNP DNP -

UTSA 1-1 DNP 1-1 DNP DNP -

FUMBLES FORCED JACKSON, James TAYLOR, Connor HALL, Deshon WALLACE, C. ROBERTSON, Amik ALLEN, Tristan LEWIS, Darryl BARNETT, E. MASON, K.

Number 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

UT 1 DNP -

GRAM 1 DNP -

BGSU 1 DNP -

FIU 1 DNP DNP -

RICE 1 DNP 1 1 -

UMASS -

USM 1

UTEP DNP 1 1 1 -

UNT DNP 1 -

MAR DNP -

UAB -

UTSA -

FUMBLES RECOVERED WILLIAMS, M. ROBERTSON, Amik ROBERSON, Aaron TAYLOR, Connor HALL, Deshon ALLEN, Tristan TEAM

Number 2 1 1 1 1 1 1

UT 1 DNP -

GRAM DNP 1

BGSU DNP -

FIU 1 DNP DNP DNP

RICE DNP DNP

UMASS -

USM -

UTEP 1 1 1 DNP

UNT 1 1 DNP

MAR -

UAB DNP

UTSA DNP

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HOLTZ HEAD COACH @CoachSHoltz

Skip Holtz enters his seventh year as the head coach at Louisiana Tech after former Louisiana Tech University President Dr. Dan Reneau introduced former University of South Florida coach Skip Holtz as the 33rd head football coach of the Bulldogs during a press conference on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 in the Jarrell Room of the Charles Wyly Athletic Center. In 2018, Holtz guided the Bulldogs to bowl eligibility for a fifth straight season, a feat that no other Conference USA team has achieved over the last five seasons. With LA Tech’s 31-14 victory over Hawai’i in the 2018 SoFi Hawai’i Bowl, the Bulldogs became one of only two teams in the nation (along with Wisconsin) to win five consecutive bowl games from 2014 to 2018. LA Tech posted an 8-5 record under Holtz, as the Bulldogs also became the only C-USA team to win seven or more games in the last five years. The 2017 season brought a multitude of new faces for the Bulldogs after losing three of the nation’s top offensive players to graduation and the NFL Draft. Despite some growing pains along the way (LA Tech dropped three one-point games and an overtime affair), Holtz and the Bulldogs closed out the 2017 regular season on a twogame winning streak to reach bowl eligibility for a fourth straight season, a feat only one other school in Conference USA has achieved over the past four years. From there, Holtz guided LA Tech to a convincing 51-10 victory over No. 25-ranked SMU in the inaugural DXL Frisco Bowl as the Bulldogs joined Georgia, Utah and Wisconsin as one of only four schools in the nation (and the only non-Power 5 program) to win bowl games in each of the last four seasons. In 2016, Holtz earned Conference USA Coach of the Year honors after he guided the Bulldogs to yet another highly successful campaign as Louisiana Tech finished the season with a 9-5 overall record, a Conference USA West Division title and a bowl victory. It marks the first time in school history the Bulldogs have posted three consecutive 9-win seasons and three straight bowl appearances and victories. LA Tech’s 48-45 victory over No. 25-ranked Navy in the 2016 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl came down to a last-second game-winning field goal and marked the Bulldogs’ first win over a Top 25 team since the 2005 season. Holtz led the 2015 team to several firsts in school history including the first time the Bulldogs have won back-to-back bowl games behind one of the most potent offenses in school history. Louisiana Tech recorded more than 400 offensive yards through its first 10 games of the season, the first time any Bulldog team has achieved such a feat. Tech went on to a 9-4 record after dismantling Arkansas State, 47-28, in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. In just his second season at the helm of the Bulldogs, Holtz enjoyed a fivewin improvement from his inaugural campaign as the 15-year coaching veteran led LA Tech to a 9-5 record and a Conference USA West Division title in the team’s second year as a member of the league. Holtz and the Bulldogs capped off the 2014 season with a 35-18 win over Big Ten opponent Illinois in the Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl at Cotton Bowl Stadium on Dec. 26, 2014. In 2014, Holtz engineered an offense that was ranked fourth most improved with an average of 37.4 points per game, while Louisiana Tech was the national leader in points off of turnovers on the defensive side of the ball. In his first season, Holtz inherited a team that lost 35 seniors with seven being invited to NFL camps (two through the NFL Draft) and brought together the team as it entered a new conference (Conference USA) under a new President and new Athletics Director, going 4-8. Holtz had spent the past three seasons as the head football coach at the University of South Florida. He has also served as the head coach at the University of Connecticut and East Carolina University where he won back-toback Conference USA titles with the Pirates in 2008 and 2009. He also led his teams to five consecutive post-season bowl games between 2006 and 2010. “I am extremely excited about the opportunity to have a coach of the caliber and experience of Skip Holtz leading our football program into the future,” said Reneau during the introductory press conference. “The success he has had throughout his career as a head coach is solid and will offer a unique opportunity for our student-athletes to learn from one of the best.” “It’s a privilege to welcome Coach Holtz and his family to Louisiana Tech and to the Louisiana Tech Family.” Holtz was hired following a national search led by then Louisiana Tech President-Elect Dr. Les Guice. “Coach Holtz is a talented coach with a solid record of success and experience,” said Guice. “He has great knowledge of the game, tremendous character, exceptional leadership abilities, and a professional approach that will serve him well as head coach at Louisiana Tech. Holtz has participated in 16 postseason games in his coaching career, including eight as a head coach and eight as an assistant coach. Of the eight games as head coach, six occurred in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and two occurred in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). In his first season at South Florida, Holtz promptly led the Bulls to their fifth consecutive eight-win season, making them one of just 15 teams nationally that had won at least eight games during that time span and one of only 10 teams in BCS leagues to accomplish the feat. In addition, USF played in its sixth consecutive bowl game, a 31-26 victory over Clemson in the Meineke Car

Care Bowl. At the time, USF was one of just six programs nationally that had reached postseason play in each year as a BCS league member. In addition, with the victory, USF was one of just four programs that had won three consecutive bowl games. In 2010, USF accomplished numerous firsts under Holtz. The Bulls won at Cincinnati and at Louisville for the first time in program history and beat Rutgers in Tampa for the first time. In addition, USF traveled to Miami and defeated the Hurricanes in an overtime thriller, 23-20, marking the Bulls first win over Miami in program history. The 2011 season showed major improvement on the field, if not in the record, as USF finished 5-7 thanks to numerous heartbreaking defeats. After starting 4-0, including a huge win at Notre Dame to open the season, the Bulls dropped six of their final seven games by a combined 28 points or 4.7 points per game. Included in those six losses were four 3-point defeats, three of which came on the final play of the game. USF was the only team in the nation that lost three games at the final gun. Looking past the wins and losses, the Bulls improved in virtually every statistical category, especially on offense. USF improved its national ranking in total offense 75 spots from 2010 to 2011, the largest jump of any school in the country. The biggest improvement came in the passing game, where USF improved by 85 yards per game. Only two teams saw a greater jump in the passing offense national rankings. In addition, the Bulls improved 39 spots in rushing offense. Defensively, the Bulls finished second nationally in TFL and fourth in sacks and in the top 40 in run defense, total defense and scoring defense. Holtz went to USF after five seasons at East Carolina, where he won backto-back Conference USA Championships in 2008 and `09 and finished with a 38-27 record. Holtz also spent five years as head coach at Connecticut, where he amassed a 34-23 record. Holtz led ECU to unprecedented heights, including four-straight winning seasons, a quartet of bowl game appearances and the back-to-back league crowns. A once-proud program, Holtz quickly revived the Pirates, which had stumbled to record just three wins in a 25-game period in the two-plus seasons prior to his arrival in 2005. He promptly instilled a sense of pride, commitment, character and discipline into a Pirate team that went on to reward its loyal and passionate fan base with the school’s first-ever run of four consecutive bowl invitations and the program’s first four-year streak of winning seasons since the 1970s. The drastic turnaround at ECU, which included a 7-6 finish in 2006, an 8-5 ledger in 2007, a 9-5 mark in 2008 and another nine-win campaign in 2009, coincided with dramatic school-record attendance increases at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. While the initial success in 2005 relied heavily on a wide-open offensive assault, it was a no-nonsense and fundamentally-sound defensive effort that launched the Pirates back into college football’s competitive arena a year later. Holtz followed by using a combination of both in 2007, offering a wellbalanced offense and a run-stopping, ball-hawking defense to lead East Carolina to its highest Conference USA win total in school history at that time. The Pirates ended up just one victory shy of earning a berth in the league championship game, despite playing one of the toughest schedules in program history, which was loaded with four Bowl Championship Series members. In addition to guiding ECU to its first postseason win since 2000 with a 4138 victory over No. 24 Boise State in the Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl, Holtz fine-tuned the efforts of running back Chris Johnson, who was college football’s national statistical champion in all-purpose yards. Johnson also became the program’s second first-round draft choice (first since 1992) when the Tennessee Titans selected him with their initial pick in April, 2008. Johnson went on to be named the 2009 NFL Offensive Player of the Year. In 2008, Holtz earned Conference USA Coach of the Year honors, while leading the Pirates to a spot in the Conference USA Championship game. ECU defeated Tulsa to claim the program’s first conference title in 32 years, earning a bid to the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. During that season, Holtz led the Pirates to a No. 14 ranking in the polls and victories over No. 17 Virginia Tech and No. 8 West Virginia. Holtz continued his success at East Carolina in 2009, leading the Pirates to a second consecutive Conference USA Championship. They became the first team in C-USA Championship game history to post consecutive victories. Prior to his time in Greenville, Holtz spent six seasons at South Carolina. He wore several hats during his tenure with the Gamecocks, coaching the quarterbacks his first four seasons, before handling the tight ends in 2003 and then returning to guide the signal-callers in `04. He displayed his all-around abilities as a coach in working closely with the Gamecock offense in addition to handling a variety of duties as assistant head coach under his father, the legendary Lou Holtz. While at South Carolina, Holtz was recognized as an Assistant Coach-of-theYear in 2001 by the All-American Football Foundation. That year, the Gamecocks ranked second in the Southeastern Conference in rushing offense, and under Holtz’s tutelage, senior Phil Petty went on to lead South Carolina to 17 victories in his last 23 starts, including back-to-back Outback Bowl wins over Ohio State in 2001 (24-7) and `02 (31-28). Holtz went to South Carolina after a successful five-year stint as head coach at fellow BIG EAST school, Connecticut. While at UConn, he led the Huskies to their best season in school history, up to that point, in 1998 and was recognized as one of the top young coaching talents in the country. Holtz has been credited for developing high-powered and prolific offenses throughout his coaching career. During his last season at Connecticut, he led the Huskies to a then-school-record 10 victories and an appearance in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs. His team ranked 11th nationally in scoring offense and averaged nearly 36 points per game. During his five-year tenure as head coach at UConn, Holtz guided the

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HOLTZ COACHING

EXPERIENCE 1987-88 FLORIDA STATE GA COACH

1990-91 NOTRE DAME

1989 COLORADO STATE WIDE RECEIVERS

WIDE RECEIVERS

1992-93

1994-98

OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR

UCONN

HEAD COACH

2004 SOUTH CAROLINA

ASSISTANT HC/QBs

2010-12 SOUTH FLORIDA HEAD COACH

NOTRE DAME

1999-2003 SOUTH CAROLINA

ASSISTANT HC/OC

2005-09

EAST CAROLINA HEAD COACH

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Huskies’ program to national top 25 rankings the last four seasons and unprecedented success in the school’s 100-year football history, which provided a firm foundation for the school’s eventual move to the FBS level in 2002. The success Holtz earned on the field at Connecticut during his first head coaching tenure was matched by his involvement in the community as a successful speaker, clinician and humanitarian often donating his time and effort to many charitable and educational organizations. He served as the honorary chairman for Camp Courant in Hartford for four consecutive years, helping fund-raising efforts to send more than 1,000 under-privileged area children to recreational and educational camps during the summer. Holtz was also actively involved with the American Diabetes Association, serving as an honorary chairman and member of the Board of Trustees for two years. Holtz was honored in 1996 with the National Football Foundation Man-of-the-Year Award and was a member of the Foundation’s ethics committee. He was also the recipient of the Franciscan Life Center’s St. Francis Award in 1995, an honor given for his dedication and support of Christian values and outstanding athletic achievements. Prior to taking the head coaching job at UConn, Holtz worked on the offensive staff under his father at Notre Dame. He spent four years at Notre Dame and served as the Fighting Irish’s offensive coordinator during the 1992 and `93 seasons. During those years, Holtz was in charge of one of the country’s most potent offensive attacks - a period in which the Irish compiled a 21-2-1 record. The 1992 Notre Dame offense ranked third nationally

in total offense, averaging better than 470 yards per game. The 1993 Irish offense, despite the loss of AllAmerica running backs Jerome Bettis and Reggie Brooks, ended the season ranked No. 9 in scoring offense (36.6 points per game). During Holtz’s two seasons as offensive coordinator at Notre Dame, the Irish offense averaged nearly 37 points per game. Holtz has also served on the coaching staffs at Florida State and Colorado State. While serving on Bobby Bowden’s FSU staff in 1987 and `88, the Seminoles rolled to a 22-2 record, captured the Sugar and Fiesta Bowl titles and earned a No. 2 and No. 3 national rank, respectively. In all, he has been involved in eight New Year’s Day bowl games during his coaching career. Prior to his stint at South Carolina, the overall record of teams he had been associated with as an assistant coach was an impressive 67-15-2. Born March 12, 1964, in Willimantic, Conn., Louis “Skip” Holtz spent the first two years of his life in Connecticut, while his father served as the top football assistant on the Huskies’ staff from 196465. He was a prep quarterback at Fayetteville (Ark.) High School, while his father was the head coach at the University of Arkansas. He attended Holy Cross Junior College in South Bend, Ind., for two years before transferring to Notre Dame in 1984. Holtz earned his bachelor’s degree in business management in 1986 and was a football letterwinner for the Irish that same year, appearing in all 11 games as a special teams member and backup flanker. Skip and his wife, Jennifer, are the parents of three children: Louis Leo (Trey) Holtz III, Chad Fitzgerald Holtz and Hailey Elizabeth Holtz.

Bowl/Postseason Experience Year Bowl/Postseason Round Final Score 1988 Fiesta Bowl Florida State 31, Nebraska 28 (No. 2 final national rank) 1989 Sugar Bowl Florida State 13, Auburn 7 (No. 3 final national rank) 1991 Orange Bowl Colorado 10, Notre Dame 9 (No. 6 final national rank) 1992 Sugar Bowl Notre Dame 39, Florida 28 (No. 13 final national rank) 1993 Cotton Bowl Notre Dame 28, Texas A&M 3 (No. 4 final national rank) 1994 Cotton Bowl Notre Dame 24, Texas A&M 21 (No. 2 final national rank) 1998 NCAA Division I-AA Playoffs UConn 42, Hampton 34 Georgia Southern 52, UConn 30 2001 Outback Bowl South Carolina 24, Ohio State 7 (No. 19 final national rank) 2002 Outback Bowl South Carolina 31, Ohio State 28 (No. 13 final national rank) 2006 PapaJohns.com Bowl South Florida 24, East Carolina 7 2007 Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl East Carolina 41, Boise State 38 2008 AutoZone Liberty Bowl Kentucky 25, East Carolina 19 2009 AutoZone Liberty Bowl Arkansas 20, East Carolina 17 [OT] 2010 Meineke Car Care Bowl South Florida 31, Clemson 26 2014 Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl LA Tech 35, Illinois 18 2015 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl LA Tech 47, Arkansas State 28 2016 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl LA Tech 48, Navy 45 2017 DXL Frisco Bowl LA Tech 51, SMU 10 2018 SoFi Hawai’i Bowl LA Tech 31, Hawai’i 14 Coaching Records Years School 1987-88 Florida State 1989 Colorado State 1990-93 Notre Dame 1994-98 Connecticut 1999-2004 South Carolina 2005-09 East Carolina 2010-12 South Florida 2013-Present Louisiana Tech Totals Head Coach Assistant Coach Collegiate Coach

Record (Pct.)/Years Position 22-2 (.917)/2 Years Graduate Assistant Coach 5-5-1 (.500)/1 Year Assistant Coach 40-8-1 (.827)/4 Years Assistant Coach 34-23 (.596)/5 Years Head Coach 33-37 (.471)/6 Years Assistant Coach 38-27 (.584)/5 Years Head Coach 16-21 (.432)/3 Years Head Coach 46-33 (.582)/6 years Head Coach 134-104 (.563)/19 years 100-52-2 (.650)/13 Years 234-156-2 (.600)/32 years

Playing Experience Years School 1979-82 Fayetteville HS, Fayetteville, Ark. 1986 Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind.

Years Lettered (Position) 4 (QB) 1 (special teams/flanker)

Education Years School 1986 University of Notre Dame

Degree B.S. in business management

Personal Information Full Name: Louis Leo “Skip” Holtz Born: March 12, 1964 in Willimantic, Conn. Wife: the former Jennifer Fitzgerald of Port Charlotte, Fla. Children: Louis Leo “Trey” Holtz, III; Chad Fitzgerald Holtz; Hailey Elizabeth Holtz

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SKIP HOLTZ YEAR-BY-YEAR UCONN 1994-98

1994 (4-7, 4-4 Yankee) Date Opponent 9/3 Nicholls State 9/10 Troy State 9/17 Richmond 9/24 at New Hampshire 10/1 at Yale 10/8 Villanova 10/15 Maine 10/22 Rhode Island 11/5 at Boston University 11/12 at James Madison 11/19 at UMass

W/L Score L 7-16 L 21-31 W 36-21 L 19-20 L 17-28 W 26-10 L 31-35 W 33-16 L 9-26 L 20-48 W 21-13

1995 (8-3, 5-3 Yankee) Date Opponent 9/9 New Hampshire 9/16 Central Connecticut 9/23 Buffalo 9/30 at Yale 10/7 at Villanova 10/14 at Maine 10/21 at Rhode Island 10/28 Northeastern 11/4 Boston University 11/11 at James Madison 11/18 UMass

W/L Score W 23-21 W 54-9 W 26-25 W 39-20 W 14-13 W 31-30 L 19-24 L 9-10 W 28-17 L 16-24 W 20-7

1996 (5-6, 3-5 Yankee) Date Opponent 9/7 at Buffalo 9/14 Northeastern 9/21 at New Hampshire 9/28 at Yale 10/5 Villanova 10/12 Maine 10/19 Rhode Island 10/26 Hofstra 11/2 at Boston University 11/9 James Madison 11/16 at UMass

W/L Score W 20-3 W 21-19 L 13-21 W 42-6 L 27-38 L 16-17 W forfeit L 16-24 W 45-10 L 6-14 L 38-39

1997 (7-4, 4-4 Atlantic 10) Date Opponent W/L Score 9/13 Northeastern W 38-26 9/20 at Hofstra W 35-31 9/27 at Yale W 28-0 10/4 Buffalo W 55-0 10/11 at Maine L (3 OT) 47-49 10/18 Williams & Mary L 17-38 10/25 Rhode Island W 37-21 11/1 Boston University W 45-7 11/8 at Delaware L 29-37 11/15 at UMass W 49-16 11/22 New Hampshire L 18-21 1998 (10-3, 6-2 Atlantic 10) Date Opponent W/L Score 9/5 at Colgate W 45-35 9/19 Maine W 35-27 9/26 at Yale W 63-21 10/3 at New Hampshire L 20-34 10/10 Hofstra W 40-18 10/17 UMass W (OT) 44-41 10/24 Rhode Island W 31-17 10/31 at Northeastern W 32-22 11/7 Delaware L 17-59 11/14 at William & Mary W 34-26 11/21 at UMass W 28-27 11/28 Hampton (1) W 42-34 12/5 at Georgia Southern (1) L 30-52

EAST CAROLINA 2005-09

2005 (5-6, 4-4 C-USA) Date Opponent 9/3 Duke 9/17 at Wake Forest 9/24 at West Virginia 10/1 Southern Miss 10/8 Rice 10/15 at SMU 10/22 at Memphis 10/29 UCF 11/12 at Tulsa 11/19 at Marshall 11/26 UAB

W/L Score W 24-21 L 34-44 L 15-20 L 7-33 W 41-28 W 24-17 L 24-27 L 20-30 L 13-45 W 34-29 W 31-23

2006 (7-6, 5-3 C-USA) Date Opponent 9/2 at Navy 9/9 at UAB 9/16 Memphis 9/23 West Virginia 10/7 Virginia 10/14 Tulsa 10/21 SMU 10/28 at Southern Miss 11/4 at UCF 11/11 Marshall 11/18 at Rice 11/25 at North Carolina St 12/23 South Florida (2)

W/L Score L 23-28 L 12-17 W 35-20 L 10-27 W 31-21 L 10-31 W 38-21 W (OT) 20-17 W 23-10 W 33-20 L 17-18 W 21-16 L 7-24

2007 (8-5, 6-2 C-USA) Date Opponent 9/1 at Virginia Tech 9/8 North Carolina 9/15 Southern Miss 9/22 at West Virginia 9/29 at Houston 10/6 UCF 10/13 at UTEP 10/20 North Carolina St 10/27 UAB 11/3 at Memphis 11/10 at Marshall 11/24 Tulane 12/23 vs. Boise State (3)

W/L Score L 7-17 W 34-31 L 21-28 L 7-48 W 37-35 W 52-38 W (OT) 45-42 L 20-34 W 41-6 W 56-40 L 7-26 W 35-12 W 41-38

2008 (9-5, 6-2 C-USA) Date Opponent 8/30 Virginia Tech (4) 9/6 West Virginia 9/13 at Tulane 9/20 at North Carolina St 9/27 Houston 10/11 at Virginia 10/18 Memphis 11/2 at UCF 11/8 Marshall 11/15 at Southern Miss 11/22 at UAB 11/28 UTEP 12/6 at Tulsa (5) 1/2 vs. Kentucky (6)

W/L Score W 27-22 W 24-3 W 28-24 L (OT) 24-30 L 24-41 L 20-35 W 30-10 W (OT) 13-10 W (OT) 19-16 L 3-21 W 17-13 W 53-21 W 27-24 L 19-25

2009 (9-5, 7-1 C-USA) Date Opponent 9/5 Appalachian State 9/12 at West Virginia 9/19 at North Carolina 9/26 UCF 10/3 at Marshall 10/10 at SMU 10/17 Rice 10/27 at Memphis 11/5 Virginia Tech 11/15 at Tulsa 11/21 UAB 11/28 Southern Miss 12/5 Houston (5) 1/2 vs. Arkansas (6)

W/L Score W 29-24 L 20-35 L 17-31 W 19-14 W 21-17 L 21-28 W 49-13 W 38-19 L 3-16 W 44-17 W 37-21 W 25-20 W 38-32 L (OT) 17-20

Legend (1) – NCAA Division I-AA Playoffs (2) – PapaJohns.com Bowl, Birmingham, Ala. (3) – Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl, Honolulu, Hawai’i (4) – at Charlotte, N.C. (5) – Conference USA Championship Game (6) – AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Memphis, Tenn. (7) – Meineke Car Care Bowl, Charlotte, N.C. (8) – Heart of Dallas Classic, Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Texas

SOUTH FLORIDA 2010-12

2010 (8-5, 3-4 Big East) Date Opponent 9/5 Stony Brook 9/12 at Florida 9/26 Western Kentucky 10/2 FAU 10/9 Syracuse 10/14 at West Virginia 10/22 Cincinnati 11/3 Rutgers 11/13 at Louisville 11/20 Pittsburgh 11/27 at Miami (Fla.) 12/4 UConn 12/31 vs. Clemson (7)

W/L Score W 40-7 L 14-38 W 24-12 W 31-3 L 9-13 L 6-20 W 38-30 W 28-27 W (OT) 24-21 L 10-17 W (OT) 23-20 L 16-19 W 31-26

2011 (5-7, 1-6 Big East) Date Opponent 9/3 at Notre Dame 9/10 Ball State 9/17 Florida A&M 9/24 UTEP 9/29 at Pittsburgh 10/15 at UConn 10/22 Cincinnati 11/5 at Rutgers 11/11 at Syracuse 11/19 Miami (Fla.) 11/25 Louisville 12/1 West Virginia

W/L Score W 23-20 W 37-17 W 70-17 W 54-24 L 17-44 L 10-16 L 34-37 L 17-20 W 37-17 L 3-6 L 24-34 L 27-30

2012 (3-9, 1-6 Big East) Date Opponent 9/1 Chattanooga 9/8 at Nevada 9/13 Rutgers 9/22 at Ball State 9/29 #4 Florida State 10/6 at Temple 10/20 at Louisville 10/27 Syracuse 11/3 UConn 11/17 at Miami (Fla.) 11/23 at Cincinnati 12/1 Pittsburgh

W/L Score W 34-13 W 32-31 L 13-23 L 31-27 L 17-30 L 28-37 L 25-27 L 36-37 W 13-6 L 9-40 L 10-27 L 3-27

(9) – Heart of Dallas Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Texas (10) – New Orleans Bowl, Superdome, New Orleans, La. (11) – Armed Forces Bowl, Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas (12) – DXL Frisco Bowl, Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas (13) – SoFi Hawai’i Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawai’i

LA TECH 2013-PRESENT

2013 (4-8, 3-5 C-USA) Date Opponent 8/31 at North Carolina St 9/7 Lamar 9/12 Tulane 9/21 at Kansas 9/28 vs. Army (8) 10/5 at UTEP 10/19 North Texas 10/26 at FIU 11/9 Southern Miss 11/16 at Rice 11/23 Tulsa 11/30 at UTSA

W/L Score L 14-40 W 27-14 L 15-24 L 10-13 L 16-35 W 38-35 L 13-28 W 23-7 W 36-13 L 14-52 L 14-24 L 10-30

2014 (9-5, 7-1 C-USA) Date Opponent 8/30 at Oklahoma 9/6 at UL-Lafayette 9/11 at North Texas 9/20 Northwestern State 9/27 at Auburn 10/4 UTEP 10/18 UTSA 10/25 at Southern Miss 11/1 Western Kentucky 11/8 at UAB 11/22 at Old Dominion 11/29 Rice 12/6 at Marshall (5) 12/26 vs. Illinois (9)

W/L Score L 16-48 W 48-20 W 42-21 L 27-30 L 17-45 W 55-3 W 27-20 W 31-20 W 59-10 W 40-24 L (OT) 27-30 W 76-31 L 23-26 W 35-18

2015 (9-4, 6-2 C-USA) Date Opponent W/L Score 9/5 Southern W 62-15 9/10 at Western Kentucky L 38-41 9/19 at Kansas State L (3OT) 33-39 9/26 FIU W 27-17 10/3 Louisiana-Lafayette W 43-14 10/10 at UTSA W 34-31 10/17 at Mississippi State L 20-45 10/24 Middle Tennessee W 45-16 10/30 at Rice W 42-17 11/7 North Texas W 56-13 11/21 at UTEP W 17-15 11/28 Southern Miss L 24-58 12/19 Arkansas State (10) W 47-28 2016 (9-5, 6-2 C-USA) Date Opponent 9/3 at Arkansas 9/10 SC STATE 9/17 at Texas Tech 9/24 at Middle Tennessee 10/1 UTEP 10/6 WKU 10/15 at UMass 10/22 at FIU 10/29 RICE 11/5 at North Texas 11/12 UTSA 11/25 at Southern Miss 12/3 WKU (5) 12/19 #25 Navy (11)

W/L Score L 20-21 W 53-24 L 45-59 L 34-38 W 28-7 W 55-52 W 56-28 W 44-24 W 61-16 W 45-24 W 63-35 L 24-39 L 44-58 W 48-45

2017 (7-6, 4-4 C-USA) Date Opponent 9/2 NORTHWESTERN ST. 9/9 MISSISSIPPI STATE 9/16 at WKU 9/23 at South Carolina 9/30 SOUTH ALABAMA 10/7 at UAB 10/21 SOUTHERN MISS 10/28 at Rice 11/4 NORTH TEXAS 11/11 FLORIDA ATLANTIC 11/18 at UTEP 11/25 UTSA 12/20 #25 SMU (12)

W/L Score W 52-24 L 21-57 W 23-22 L 16-17 W 34-16 L 22-23 L (2 OT) 27-34 W 42-28 L 23-24 L 23-48 W 42-21 W 20-6 W 51-10

2018 (8-5, 5-3 C-USA) Date Opponent 9/1 at South Alabama 9/8 SOUTHERN 9/22 at LSU 9/29 at North Texas 10/6 UAB 10/13 at UTSA 10/20 UTEP 10/26 at Florida Atlantic 11/3 at Mississippi State 11/10 RICE 11/17 at Southern Miss 11/24 WKU 12/22 vs. Hawai’i (13)

W/L Score W 30-26 W 54-17 L 38-21 W 29-27 L 7-28 W 31-3 W 31-24 W 21-13 L 45-3 W 28-13 L 20-21 L 15-30 W 31-14

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SECOND SEASON at LA TECH PERSONAL Birthdate: June 6, 1972 Family: Wife, Lisa EDUCATION College: Notre Dame – 1993

JEFF

BURRIS DEFENSIVE BACKS @JeffBurris93

PLAYING EXPERIENCE 1990-93 Notre Dame 1994-97 Buffalo Bills 1998-01 Indianapolis Colts 2002-03 Cincinnati Bengals

2018-

Louisiana Tech - Defensive Backs

BOWL EXPERIENCE 1991 Orange Bowl (Notre Dame, player) 1992 Sugar Bowl (Notre Dame, player) 1993 Cotton Bowl (Notre Dame, player) 1994 Cotton Bowl (Notre Dame, player) 2018 Hawai’i Bowl (Louisiana Tech)

COACHING EXPERIENCE 2011 Sacramento Mountain Lions (UFL) Defensive Backs 2012 UMass - Cornerbacks 2013-15 Miami Dolphins - Defensive Backs 2016 Notre Dame - Senior Def. Analyst 2017 Northern Iowa - Cornerbacks

FIRST SEASON at LA TECH PERSONAL Birthdate: Feb. 19, 1973 Family: Wife, Julia; Children, Angela, Michael and Josephine EDUCATION College: Iowa– 1995 (bachelor’s) PLAYING EXPERIENCE 1992-95 Iowa (LB)

BOB

DIACO DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR @CoachDiaco

COACHING EXPERIENCE 1996-97 Iowa – Graduate Assistant 1999-00 Western Illinois – RB/Special Teams 2001 Eastern Mich. – RB/Special Teams 2002 Eastern Mich. – LB/Special Teams 2003 Eastern Mich. – OLB/Special Teams 2004 Western Mich. – LB/Special Teams 2005 Central Mich. – Co-Defensive Coord./LB 2006-08 Virginia – LB/Special Teams Coord. 2009 Cincinnati – Defensive Coord./ILB

2010 2011 2012-13 2014-16 2017 2018 2019-

Notre Dame – Defensive Coord./ILB Notre Dame – Defensive Coord./LB Notre Dame – Def. Coord./Asst. HC Connecticut – Head Coach Nebraska – Defensive Coordinator Oklahoma – Defensive Analyst Louisiana Tech – Defensive Coordinator

BOWL EXPERIENCE 1993 Alamo Bowl (Iowa, player) 1995 Sun Bowl (Iowa, player) 1996 Alamo Bowl (Iowa) 1997 Sun Bowl (Iowa) 2007 Gator Bowl (Virginia) 2009 Sugar Bowl (Cincinnati) 2010 Sun Bowl (Notre Dame) 2011 Champs Sports Bowl (Notre Dame) 2012 BCS National Championship (Notre Dame) 2013 Pinstripe Bowl (Notre Dame) 2015 St. Petersburg Bowl (UConn) 2018 Orange Bowl (Oklahoma)

FOURTH SEASON at LA TECH PERSONAL Birthdate: Feb. 15, 1964 Family: Wife, Julie; Children, Curtis, Peyton EDUCATION College: Ohio Wesleyan – 1986 PLAYING EXPERIENCE 1982-85 Ohio Wesleyan

TODD

FITCH OFFENSIVE COORD./QBs @CoachTFitch

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COACHING EXPERIENCE 1986-87 Ohio Wesleyan – Assistant 1988 Bowling Green – Graduate Assistant 1989 West Virginia – Volunteer Coach 1990-91 Bowling Green – Wide Receivers 1992-93 Colorado State – RB/Special Teams 1994-98 Connecticut – Offensive Coordinator 1999-01 South Carolina – Wide Receivers 2002 South Carolina – Running Backs 2003 South Carolina – Quarterbacks 2004-06 Iowa State – Quarterbacks 2007-09 East Carolina – Offensive Coord./QB 2010-12 South Florida – Offensive Coord.

2013-14  Boston College – WR/Passing Coord. 2015 Boston College – Offensive Coord./QB 2016-18 Louisiana Tech – Offensive Coord./OWR 2019- Louisiana Tech – Offensive Coord./QB BOWL EXPERIENCE 1989 Gator Bowl (West Virginia) 1991 California Bowl (Bowling Green) 2000 Outback Bowl (South Carolina) 2001 Outback Bowl (South Carolina) 2004  Independence Bowl (Iowa State) 2005 Houston Bowl (Iowa State) 2007 Hawai’I Bowl (East Carolina) 2008 Liberty Bowl (East Carolina) 2009 Liberty Bowl (East Carolina) 2010  Meineke Car Care Bowl (USF) 2013 Independence Bowl (Boston College) 2014 Pinstripe Bowl (Boston College) 2016 Armed Forces Bowl (Louisiana Tech) 2017 Frisco Bowl (Louisiana Tech) 2018 Hawai’i Bowl (Louisiana Tech)


SECOND SEASON at LA TECH PERSONAL Birthdate: July 24, 1979 Family: Wife, Stephanie; Children, Bossley and Madelyn EDUCATION College: Texas A&M, 2002 PLAYING EXPERIENCE 1999-02 Texas A&M

BRIAN

GAMBLE

COACHING EXPERIENCE 2004 Kilgore College - Linebackers 2005-07 Houston - Graduate Assistant 2008-11 Incarnate Word - Defensive Line 2012-17 Incarnate Word - Defensive Coord. 2018- Louisiana Tech - Linebackers BOWL EXPERIENCE 1999 Alamo Bowl (Texas A&M, player) 2000 Independence Bowl (Texas A&M, player) 2001 GalleryFurniture.com Bowl (Texas A&M, player) 2018 Hawai’i Bowl (Louisiana Tech)

LINEBACKERS @CoachBGamble

FIRST SEASON at LA TECH PERSONAL Birthdate: June 27, 1991 Family: Children, Jordan

2017 Texas - Quality Control (WR) 2017-18 Houston - Wide Receivers 2018- Louisiana Tech - Outside WR

EDUCATION College: Ohio State, 2013

BOWL EXPERIENCE 2011 Sugar Bowl (Ohio State, player) 2012 Gator Bowl (Ohio State, player) 2014 Orange Bowl (Ohio State, player) 2015 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (Houston) 2016 Las Vegas Bowl (Houston) 2017 Hawai’i Bowl (Houston) 2018 Armed Forces Bowl (Houston)

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KENNY

COACHING EXPERIENCE 2015-16 Houston - Graduate Assistant

GUITON OUTSIDE WIDE RECEIVERS @CoachGuiton

FIRST SEASON at LA TECH PERSONAL Birthdate: Jan. 31, 1986 Family: Wife, Lekeshia; Children, Lilah EDUCATION College: Grambling State – 2009 COACHING EXPERIENCE 2004-06 Helen Cox HS – Offensive Line 2007 New Iberia HS – Defensive Line 2008-09 Grambling HS – Asst. Def. Coord/DL

2010-13 Edna Karr HS – Asst. Def. Coord./DL 2013-14  Miller McCoy Academy – Def. Coord. 2014-15  Edna Karr HS – Asst. HC/Asst. DC/DL 2015 Louisiana College – Defensive Line 2016-17 Nicholls State – Running Backs 2018 Southern Miss – Tight Ends 2019-- Louisiana Tech – Running Backs BOWL EXPERIENCE 2017 FCS Playoffs (Louisiana College)

BROCK

HAYS RUNNING BACKS @coachbhays

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SEVENTH SEASON at LA TECH PERSONAL Birthdate: Oct. 28, 1963 Family: Wife, Seana; Children, Sydney, Rieleah, Remy EDUCATION College: Tulane – 1995 COACHING EXPERIENCE 1994-95 Tulane – Graduate Assistant

1995-98 LSU – Assistant Strength Coach 2013-- Louisiana Tech – Head Strength Coach BOWL EXPERIENCE 2014 Heart of Dallas Bowl (Louisiana Tech) 2015 New Orleans Bowl (Louisiana Tech) 2016 Armed Forces Bowl (Louisiana Tech) 2017 Frisco Bowl (Louisiana Tech) 2018 Hawai’i Bowl (Louisiana Tech)

KURT

HESTER STRENGTH & CONDITIONING @TheKurtHester

28TH SEASON at LA TECH PERSONAL Birthdate: Feb. 5, 1959 Family: Wife, Sheila; Children, Ashley, Adrianna, Andrea, Aisha, Alexis, Charlea, Nick EDUCATION College: Louisiana Tech – 1986 (bachelor’s); Mississippi College – 1990 (master’s)

ED

JACKSON ASST. A.D./CHARACTER ED

PLAYING EXPERIENCE 1978-80 Louisiana Tech 1981-82 Oakland Raiders 1983 Toronto Argonauts 1984-85 Tampa Bay Bandits 1986 Orlando Renegades COACHING EXPERIENCE 1980-81 Louisiana Tech – Student Assistant 1987-93 Hinds CC – Defensive Coordinator

1993-96 Louisiana Tech – Defensive Ends 1997-99 Louisiana Tech – Asst. HC/LB 2000-07 Louisiana Tech – Defensive Line 2008-- Louisiana Tech – Character Education BOWL EXPERIENCE 1977 Independence Bowl (Louisiana Tech, player) 1978 Independence Bowl (Louisiana Tech, player) 2001 Humanitarian Bowl (Louisiana Tech) 2008 Independence Bowl (Louisiana Tech) 2011 Poinsettia Bowl (Louisiana Tech) 2014 Heart of Dallas Bowl (Louisiana Tech) 2015 New Orleans Bowl (Louisiana Tech) 2016 Armed Forces Bowl (Louisiana Tech) 2017 Frisco Bowl (Louisiana Tech) 2018 Hawai’i Bowl (Louisiana Tech)

FIFTH SEASON at LA TECH PERSONAL Birthdate: Jan. 1, 1961 Family: Wife, Pam; Children, Ashley and Koy

ROBERT

McFARLAND OFFENSIVE LINE @CoachMacOL

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2010 UFL Florida Tuskers – Run Game Coordinator/TE 2011 UFL Sacramento Mountain Lions – Offensive Line 2012-14 Copiah-Lincoln JC – Off. Coord./OL 2015-- Louisiana Tech – offensive line

COACHING EXPERIENCE 1986-87 UL-Lafayette – Graduate Asst./RB 1988-89 Clemson – Graduate Asst./OL 1990 Notre Dame – Graduate Asst./OL 1991 Kent State – Recruiting Coord./OL 1992-99 Stephen F. Austin – Offensive Line 2000-04 Central Florida – Off. Coord./OL 2004 East Carolina – Offensive Line 2005-06 Stephen F. Austin – Head Coach 2007-08 Iowa State – Offensive Coord./OL

BOWL EXPERIENCE 1988 Florida Citrus Bowl (Clemson) 1989 Gator Bowl (Clemson) 1990 Orange Bowl (Notre Dame) 1993 Division I-AA Playoffs (SFA) 1995 Division I-AA Playoffs (SFA) 2015 New Orleans Bowl (Louisiana Tech) 2016 Armed Forces Bowl (Louisiana Tech) 2017 Frisco Bowl (Louisiana Tech) 2018 Hawai’i Bowl (Louisiana Tech)


SIXTH (NON-CONSECUTIVE) SEASON at LA TECH PERSONAL Birthdate: Aug. 30, 1953 Family: Wife, Marsha; Children, Brad and Kory EDUCATION College: University of Missouri-Rolla – 1976 PLAYING EXPERIENCE 1973-75 Missouri-Rolla

RICK

PETRI DEFENSIVE LINE @CoachPetriDL

COACHING EXPERIENCE 1977-78 Pittsburgh State – Graduate Asst. 1979-88 Arkansas State – Defensive Line 1989-91 Ole Miss – Defensive Line 1992 Louisiana Tech – Defensive Line 1993-95 Miami (Fla.) – Defensive Line 1996-98 South Carolina – Defensive Line 1998-04 Ole Miss – Defensive Line 2005-09 Kentucky – Defensive Line 2010 Miami – Defensive Line 2011-14 Duke – Defensive Line 2015-- Louisiana Tech – Defensive Line

BOWL EXPERIENCE 1989 Liberty Bowl (Ole Miss) 1990 Gator Bowl (Ole Miss) 1993 Fiesta Bowl (Miami) 1994 Orange Bowl (Miami) 1998 Independence Bowl (Ole Miss) 1999 Independence Bowl (Ole Miss) 2000 Music City Bowl (Ole Miss) 2002 Independence Bowl (Ole Miss) 2003 Cotton Bowl (Ole Miss) 2006 Music City Bowl (Kentucky) 2007 Music City Bowl (Kentucky) 2008 Liberty Bowl (Kentucky) 2009 Music City Bowl (Kentucky) 2012 Belk Bowl (Duke) 2013 Chick-Fil-A Bowl (Duke) 2014 Sun Bowl (Duke) 2015 New Orleans Bowl (Louisiana Tech) 2016 Armed Forces Bowl (Louisiana Tech) 2017 Frisco Bowl (Louisiana Tech) 2018 Hawai’i Bowl (Louisiana Tech)

SEVENTH SEASON at LA TECH PERSONAL Birthdate: Dec. 6, 1986 Family: Wife, Taylor EDUCATION College: East Carolina – 2008 (bachelor’s); East Carolina – 2010 (master’s) PLAYING EXPERIENCE 2005-09 East Carolina

JOE

SLOAN ASST. HC/CO-OFF. COORD. @CoachJoeSloan

COACHING EXPERIENCE 2010 East Carolina – Administrative Assistant/Recruiting 2010-11 South Florida – Offensive Quality Control Assistant 2012 South Florida – Graduate Assistant 2013 Louisiana Tech – Inside Receivers

2014 Louisiana Tech – Recruiting Coord./ Inside Receivers 2015-- Louisiana Tech – Asst. HC/ Recruiting Coordinator/Inside Receivers BOWL EXPERIENCE 2006 PapaJohns.com Bowl (East Carolina, player) 2007 Hawai’i Bowl (East Carolina, player) 2008 Liberty Bowl (East Carolina, player) 2009 Liberty Bowl (East Carolina, player) 2014 Heart of Dallas Bowl (Louisiana Tech) 2015 New Orleans Bowl (Louisiana Tech) 2016 Armed Forces Bowl (Louisiana Tech) 2017 Frisco Bowl (Louisiana Tech) 2018 Hawai’i Bowl (Louisiana Tech)

FIRST SEASON at LA TECH PERSONAL Birthdate: June 20, 1982 EDUCATION College: Miami – 2005 (bachelor’s) COACHING EXPERIENCE 2007 FIU – Asst. Director of FB Operations 2008-10 FIU – Graduate Assistant 2011 FIU – Dir. of Player Personnel/QC 2012 FIU – Recruiting Coordinator/TE

2013-14 Itawamba CC – Wide Receivers 2015 Florida A&M – Special Teams/TE 2016-18 McNeese State – Special Teams Coordinator/RB 2019-- Louisiana Tech – Special Teams Coordinator BOWL EXPERIENCE 2010 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl (FIU) 2011 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl (FIU)

DENNIS

SMITH SPECIAL TEAMS COORD. @dtrain2901

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DOYLE

JACOB

AARON

Position: WR | Height: 5-10 | Weight: 185 Year: Freshman | Experience: HS Hometown: Benton, La. Previous School: Benton HS

Position: FB | Height: 6-0 | Weight: 227 Year: RS Sophomore | Experience: SQ Hometown: West Monroe, La. Previous School: West Monroe HS

Position: QB | Height: 6-1 | Weight: 193 Year: RS Freshman | Experience: RS Hometown: Missouri City, Texas Previous School: Ridge Point HS

Notes • S aw action in two games in 2019, and did not

Notes • S aw action in all 12 games in 2019 as a

Notes

record any stats, while redshirting as a true freshman.

•G  raduated from Benton High School in 2018. •N  amed to the LSWA’s Class 4A All-State first

team as a junior after catching 62 passes for 582 yards and 13 touchdowns.

RS-sophomore, primarily on special teams.

• C aught his first career pass for eight yards vs. North Texas (11/9).

• D id not see action in 2018 as a redshirt freshman.

Opp. No. Yards Avg. at #10 UT Did not play GSU Did not play at BGSU Did not play FIU* Did not play at RICE* Did not play UMASS 0 0 0 USM* Did not play at UTEP* Did not play UNT* 0 0 0 at MAR* Did not play at UAB* Did not play UTSA* Did not play Totals 0 0 0 

against Southern on September 8.

• Graduated from Ridge Point High School in

•G  raduated from West Monroe High School in

• Named District 20-6A Offensive MVP twice • Holds the Ridge Point school record for passing

2017.

TD Long

season (at Marshall, Nov. 15, at UAB, Nov. 23).

• T hrew for 173 yards and two TDs at UAB. • S aw action at quarterback in two games in 2018. •W  ent 3-for-5 for 47 yards and a touchdown

• R edshirted as a true freshman in 2017, did not see action.

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• S tarted his first two games of his career this

•H  elped lead West Monroe to a district championship four straight years.

• E arned All-State, All-District, All-Northeast and All-Parish honors in high school.

2018.

yards in a game, season and career.

2019 Game-by-Game Stats

Opp. C-A-I Yards TD Long RushYds at #10 UT Did not play recoveries, 7 forced fumbles and 5 interceptions 0 0 GSU Did not play during his prep career. at BGSU 5-5-0 57 0 19 6 FIU* Did not play at RICE* Did not play 0 0 UMASS* 2-2-0 49 1 36 0 2019 Game-by-Game Stats USM* Did not play 0 0 0 0 Opp. No. Yards Avg. TD Long at UTEP* 0-1-1 UNT* 1-1-0 8 0 8 0 at #10 UT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19-32-0 159 0 26 -4 GSU 0 0 0 0 0 at MAR* at UAB* 16-34-0 173 2 42 1 at BGSU 0 0 0 0 0 UTSA* Did not play FIU* 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 43-75-1 446 3 42 3 at RICE* 0 0 0 0 0 UMASS 0 0 0 0 0 Career Stats Career Highs Did not play Year No. Yards Avg. TD Long USM* Rush attempts: 5, at Marshall, Nov. 15, 2019 Did not play 2019 0 0 0 0 0 at UTEP* Rush yards: 6, at Bowling Green, Oct. 12, 2019 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 0 0 0 0 0 UNT* Pass attempts: 34, at UAB, Nov. 23, 2019 at MAR* Did not play Pass completions: 19, at Marshall, Nov 15, 2019 at UAB* Did not play Pass yards: 173, at UAB, Nov 23, 2019 UTSA* Did not play Pass TDs: 2, at UAB, Nov 23, 2019 Totals 0 0 0 0 0

• Totaled 320 tackles, 18 TFL, 7 sacks, 8 fumble

Career Highs

Had intercepted: 1, at UTEP, Oct 26, 2019 Long pass: 42, at UAB, Nov 23, 2019

Tackles: 1, at Bowling Green, Sep 14, 2019 (1-0)

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No. Yards Avg. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Career Stats

Year 2018 2019 TD Long Totals 0 0 0 0 Year 0 0 2018 2019 Totals

C-A-I Yards TD Long 3-6-1 47 1 30 43-75-1 446 3 42 46-81-2 493 4 42

Att. Yds. TD Lg. Rec. Yds. TD Lg. 2 -6 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 3 0 6 0 0 0 0 15 -3 0 6 0 0 0 0


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ALLEN

BAKER

TRISTAN

WILLIE

WILLIE

Position: DE/LB | Height: 6-4 | Weight: 240 Year: RS Sophomore | Experience: 1L Hometown: Atlanta, Texas Previous School: Atlanta HS

Position: OL | Height: 6-6 | Weight: 343 Year: RS Junior | Experience: 1L Hometown: River Ridge, La. Previous School: Tyler JC

Position: DE/OLB | Height: 6-3 | Weight: 246 Year: RS Junior | Experience: 2L Hometown: New Roads, La. Previous School: Livonia HS

Notes

Notes • S tarted in all 12 games at left tackle in 2019. • S aw action in 12 games in 2018, while making

Notes

• Saw action in 11 games in 2019, while making 16 total tackles along with 2.0 sacks. • Recorded a career-high four tackles along with a sack vs. UMass (10/12/19). • Saw action in seven games as a redshirt freshman in 2018. • Recorded three total tackles on the season (1 solo, 2 assists). • Redshirted as a true freshman in 2017, did not see action. • Graduated from Atlanta High School in 2017. • Three-sport athlete who lettered in football, powerlifting and track. • Named first team all-region in both 2015 and 2016 while receiving playing time as a linebacker, defensive end, tight end and full back.

2019 Game-by-Game Stats

Opp. UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR at #10 UT 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 GSU 2/1/3 0 0 0 0 at BGSU 0/1/1 0 0 0 0 FIU* Did not play at RICE* 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 UMASS 4/0/4 1.0 1.0 0 0 USM* 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 at UTEP* 2/0/2 1.0 1.0 1 0 UNT* 0/0/0 0 0 0 1 at MAR* 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 at UAB* 2/1/3 0 0 0 0 UTSA* 1/2/3 0 0 0 0 Totals 11/5/16 2.0 2.0 1 1

Int PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tackles: 4, UMass, Oct 12, 2019 Sacks: 1.0, 2 times Tackles for loss: 1.0, 2 times Fumbles forced: 1, at UTEP, Oct 26, 2019 Fumbles recovered:1, North Texas, Nov 9, 2019

Year 2018 2019 Totals

UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR 1/2/3 0 0 0 0 11/5/16 2.0 2.0 1 1 12/7/19 2.0 2.0 1 1

two starts on the offensive line (at UTSA, at FAU).

• S pent the 2017 season at Tyler Junior College

where he played in five games on the offensive line.

• R edshirted the 2016 season at LSU. • Graduated from John Curtis Christian High School in 2016.

• Touted as the No. 2 offensive tackle and the No. 2 player in Louisiana per ESPN.

• Helped lead John Curtis to three state championships in football.

Career Stats

Year Games Played 2018 12 2019 12 Totals 24

2019 Game-by-Game Stats

Opp. UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR at #10 UT 3/0/3 1.0 0 0 0 GSU 3/3/6 0 0 0 0 at BGSU 1/2/3 0.5 0 0 0 FIU* 5/1/6 1.0 0 0 0 at RICE* 4/0/4 1.0 0 0 0 UMASS 4/2/6 3.0 0 0 0 USM* 5/5/10 1.5 0 0 0 at UTEP* 2/0/2 2.0 1.0 0 0 UNT* 1/2/3 0 0 0 0 at MAR* 3/4/7 0 0 0 0 at UAB* 1/0/1 0 0 0 0 UTSA* Did not play Totals 32/19/51 10.0 1.0 0 0

Int PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Career Highs

Tackles: 10, Southern Miss, Oct 19, 2019 (5-5) Sacks: 4.0, at Hawaii, Dec 22, 2018 TFL: 5.0, at Hawaii, Dec 22, 2018

Career Stats

Career Highs

Career Stats

• Played in all 13 games for the Bulldogs in 2018, totaling 33 tackles (19 solo, 14 assists), 11.5 TFL, 7 sacks (57 yards) and 1 forced fumble. • Had a career day in LA Tech’s win over Hawai’i in the 2018 Hawai’i Bowl with 5 tackles (all solo), 5 TFL and 4 sacks, earning a spot on ESPN’s All-Bowl Team. • Led the Bulldogs on the road at Southern Miss with 4 tackles, 3 TFL, 1 sack and a forced fumble.

Year 2017 2018 2019 Totals

UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR 2/1/3 0 0 0 0 19/14/33 11.5 7.0 1 0 32/19/51 10.0 1.0 0 0 53/34/87 21.5 8.0 1 0

Int PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Int PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0

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BARNES

BARNETT

TREY

EZEKIEL

Position: LB | Height: 6-2 | Weight: 236 Year: RS Junior | Experience: RS Hometown: Orange, Texas Previous School: Trinity Valley CC

Position: K/P | Height: 5-9 | Weight: 170 Year: Freshman | Experience: HS Hometown: Baton Rouge, La. Previous School: Woodlawn HS

Position: LB | Height: 6-2 | Weight: 213 Year: RS Junior | Experience: 2L Hometown: Benton, La. Previous School: Benton HS

Notes • In 2019, saw action in all 12 games, primarily on

Notes

Notes • S aw action in all 12 games in 2019, totaling 53

special teams, totaling 26 tackles.

• Had a career-high 10 tackles (9 solo) including 2.0 TFL vs. UMass (10/12/19).

• In 2018, saw action in four games in his first

season in Ruston, while totaling three tackles on the season. • T ransferred to LA Tech in 2018 from Trinity Valley CC, where he totaled 69 tackles in 12 games in 2017. • S pent the 2016 season at Missouri, where he played in three games as a true freshman primarily on special teams. • Graduated from Cypress Falls High School in December 2015 before enrolling early at Missouri. • A three-star linebacker by ESPN, Scout.com and a two-star prospect by Rivals; Scout.com ranked him as the No. 2 inside linebacker in the state of Texas.

2019 Game-by-Game Stats Opp. at #10 UT GSU at BGSU FIU* at RICE* UMASS USM* at UTEP* UNT* at MAR* at UAB* UTSA* Totals

UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR 1/0/1 0 0 0 0 3/1/4 0 0 0 0 1/0/1 0 0 0 0 0/2/2 0 0 0 0 1/1/2 1.0 0 0 0 9/1/10 2.0 0 0 0 2/2/4 1.0 0 0 0 4/1/5 0 0 0 0 2/1/3 0 0 0 0 2/1/3 0 0 0 0 1/0/1 0 0 0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 26/10/36 4.0 0 0 0

Int PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Career Highs

Tackles: 10, UMass, Oct 12, 2019 (9-1) Tackles for loss: 2.0, UMass, Oct 12, 2019

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UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR 2/1/3 0 0 0 0 26/10/36 4.0 0 0 0 28/11/39 4.0 0 0 0

•S  aw action in one game while earning a redshirt as a true freshman in 2019. •P  unted twice against UAB in his first collegiate game, pinning both punts inside the 20. •G  raduated from Woodlawn High School in 2019. •G  raduated from Woodlawn High School in 2019. •N  amed First Team All-District for Class 6-4A in 2018 as both a kicker and punter for the Woodlawn Panthers. •E  arned LSWA All-State honors in Class 4A as a junior in 2017. •H  e is the younger brother of former Bulldog and record-breaking LA Tech kicker Jonathan Barnes. •C  oached by Daniel Luquette. •C  hose Louisiana Tech over Southern Miss.

total tackles and 5.5 TFL. •M  ade the first four starts of his career (at UTEP, vs. North Texas, at Marshall, at UAB). • S aw action in 10 games in 2018, totaling 9 tackles (7 solo), 1 blocked kick (vs. WKU) and 1 QB hurry. • Tied a career-high three times with 2 tackles against Southern (9/8), UTSA (10/13) and #18 Mississippi State (11/3). • Played in all 13 games primarily on special teams. • Made his first career appearance in the season-opener vs. Northwestern State (9/2). • Registered five total tackles on the season (3 solo, 2 assists).

2019 Game-by-Game Stats

2019 Game-by-Game Stats

Career Highs

Career Highs

Opp. Punts Yds. Avg. Lg. TB FC 50+ I-20 at #10 UT Did not play GSU Did not play at BGSU Did not play FIU* Did not play at RICE* Did not play UMASS Did not play USM* Did not play at UTEP* Did not play UNT* Did not play at MAR* Did not play at UAB* 2 59 29.5 33 0 0 0 2 UTSA* Did not play Totals 2 59 29.5 33 0 0 0 2

Punt attempts: 2, at UAB, Nov 23, 2019 Punt yards: 59, at UAB, Nov 23, 2019 (2 punts) Longest punt: 33, at UAB, Nov 23, 2019

Career Stats Year 2019 Totals Int PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Punts Yds. Avg. Lg. TB FC 50+ I-20 2 59 29.5 33 0 0 0 2 2 59 29.5 33 0 0 0 2

Opp. at #10 UT GSU at BGSU FIU* at RICE* UMASS USM* at UTEP* UNT* at MAR* at UAB* UTSA* Totals

UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR 2/0/2 0 0 0 0 3/3/6 1.0 1.0 0 0 4/4/8 1.5 0 0 0 4/2/6 1.0 1.0 0 0 2/0/2 0 0 0 0 3/0/3 0 0 0 0 1/0/1 0 0 0 0 4/2/6 0 0 1 0 7/0/7 1.0 0 0 0 1/3/4 1.0 1.0 0 0 5/1/6 0 0 0 0 1/1/2 0 0 0 0 37/16/53 5.5 3.0 1 0

Int PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2

Tackles: 8, at Bowling Green, Sep 7, 2019 (4-4) Sacks: 1.0, three times TFL: 1.5, at Bowling Green, Sep 7, 2019 INT: 1, Southern Miss, Oct 19, 2019 (30 yards for a TD) Forced fumbles: 1, at UTEP, Oct 26, 2019

Career Stats Year 2017 2018 2019 Totals

UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR 3/2/5 0 0 0 0 7/2/9 0 0 0 0 37/16/53 5.5 3.0 1 0 47/20/67 5.5 3.0 1 0

Int PBU 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 2


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BLANKENSHIP

CALHOUN

CARABIN

REEVES

BRODRICK

MAKI

Position: DS | Height: 6-4 | Weight: 218 Year: RS Sophomore | Experience: 1L Hometown: Springfield, La. Previous School: Springfield HS

Position: CB | Height: 5-10 | Weight: 170 Year: RS Freshman | Experience: RS Hometown: Dallas, Texas Previous School: John Horn HS

Position: LB | Height: 6-1 | Weight: 223 Year: Freshman | Experience: HS Hometown: San Antonio, Texas Previous School: Alamo Heights HS

Notes

Notes

Notes

• Played in all 12 games in 2019 as Tech’s starting deep snapper. • Named second-team all conference. • Did not have a snap go awry, while the Bulldogs did not have a punt or FG blocked in 2019. • Made his first career tackle at Marshall (Nov. 15, 2019). • Played in all 13 games in 2018 as Tech’s starting deep snapper. • Named to the 2018 C-USA All-Freshman Team and named C-USA Honorable Mention. • In 2018, the Bulldogs did not give up a blocked punt or field goal with Blankenship handling the snapping duties. • Redshirted as a true freshman, did not see action. • Graduated from Springfield High School in 2017. • Lettered in football, basketball and track. • Ranked as the No. 1 long snapper in the state in the state of Louisiana.

2019 Game-by-Game Stats Opp. at #10 UT GSU at BGSU FIU* at RICE* UMASS USM* at UTEP* UNT* at MAR* at UAB* UTSA* Totals

UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0/1/1 0 0 0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0/1/1 0 0 0 0

Int PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tackles: 1, at Marshall, Nov 15, 2019 (0-1)

Year 2018 2019 Totals

UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0/1/1 0 0 0 0 0/1/1 0 0 0 0

2019 Game-by-Game Stats Opp. at #10 UT GSU at BGSU FIU* at RICE* UMASS USM* at UTEP* UNT* at MAR* at UAB* UTSA* Totals

UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0/1/1 0 0 0 0 0/1/1 0 0 0 0 1/0/1 0 0 0 0 2/1/3 0 0 0 0 1/0/1 0 0 0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 4/3/7 0 0 0 0

Int PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Career Highs

Tackles: 3 vs. UMass, Oct 12, 2019 (2-1)

Career Stats Year 2018 2019 Totals

Career Highs

Career Stats

•S  aw action in all 12 games as a RS freshman in 2019, mainly on special teams. •R  ecorded 7 tackles including a career high three vs. UMass. •R  edshirted as a true freshman. •S  aw action in two games in his first season in Ruston primarily on special teams, did not record any stats. •M  ade his first appearance as a Bulldog in LA Tech’s road contest at UTSA (10/13). •G  raduated from John Horn High School in 2018. •L  ettered in football and track. •R  ated as a three-star athlete by Rivals.com and 247sports.com.

UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 4/3/7 0 0 0 0 4/3/7 0 0 0 0

Int PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0

• Saw action in four games as a true freshman in 2019, primarily on special teams. • Tallied 5 tackles (4 solo) including a season-high 3 tackles vs. North Texas. • Graduated from Alamo Heights High School in 2019. • Selected to play in the 2019 San Antonio Sports All-Star Football Game. • Has been the leading tackler for Alamo Heights for all four years of high school. • Named 2018 Defensive MVP of District 14-5A as a senior. • Helped guide Alamo Heights to an 8-4 record and a playoff appearance as a senior for the Mules.

2019 Game-by-Game Stats

Opp. UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR at #10 UT 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 GSU DId not play at BGSU Did not play FIU* Did not play at RICE* Did not play UMASS Did not play USM* Did not play at UTEP* Did not play UNT* 2/1/3 0 0 0 0 at MAR* 2/0/2 0 0 0 0 at UAB* 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 UTSA* Did not play Totals 4/1/5 0 0 0 0

Int PBU 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Career Highs

Tackles: 3 vs. North Texas, Nov 9, 2019 (2-1)

Career Stats Year 2019 Totals

UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR Int PBU 4/1/5 0 0 0 0 0 0 4/1/5 0 0 0 0 0 0

Int PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0

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CLEVELAND

COLE

DANCY

REGGIE

JAIDEN

JAQWIS

Position: LB | Height: 6-0 | Weight: 224 Year: RS Junior | Experience: SQ Hometown: Baton Rouge, La. Previous School: Scotlandville HS

Position: S | Height: 6-0 | Weight: 197 Year: RS Sophomore | Experience: 1L Hometown: Monroe, La. Previous School: Neville HS

Position: RB | Height: 5-11 | Weight: 193 Year: RS Junior | Experience: 3L Hometown: Junction City, Ark. Previous School: Junction City HS

Notes

Notes

Notes

• In 2019, played in four games, primarily on special teams, while recording four total tackles. • In 2018, played in four games primarily on special teams, did not record any stats. • Played in the season-opener versus Northwestern State before suffering a season-ending injury and missing the rest of the 2017 campaign. • Redshirted as a true freshman, did not see action. • Graduated from Scotlandville High School in 2016. • Lettered in football all four years.

2019 Game-by-Game Stats

Opp. UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR at #10 UT Did not play GSU 0/1/1 0 0 0 0 at BGSU 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 FIU* Did not play at RICE* Did not play UMASS 2/1/3 0 0 0 0 USM* Did not play at UTEP* Did not play UNT* 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 at MAR* Did not play at UAB* Did not play UTSA* Did not play Totals 2/2/4 0 0 0 0

Int PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0

Career Highs

Tackles: 3, vs. UMass, Oct 12, 2019 (2-1)

Career Stats Year 2017 2018 2019 Totals

UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR 1/0/1 0 0 1 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 2/2/4 0 0 0 0 3/2/5 0 0 1 0

Int PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

•S  aw action in nine games in 2019, primarily on special teams. •R  ecorded 18 tackles (12 solo) along with a TFL and a QBH. •H  ad a career-best five tackles at Rice (9/28). •R  edshirted as a sophomore. •S  aw action in four games in his second season. •H  ad seven total tackles (4 solo) in four games and one TFL. •R  ecorded a career-high four tackles in LA Tech’s win at North Texas (9/29). •S  aw action in 10 games for the Bulldogs as a true freshman, receiving playing time both on defense and special teams. •H  ad five total tackles on the season, including a season-high two solo tackles in LA Tech’s conference game versus North Texas (11/4). •M  ade his first career appearance as a Bulldog in LA Tech’s road conference win over WKU (9/16), registering a solo tackle in the contest. •G  raduated from Neville High School in 2017. • Three-star athlete ranked No. 22 in Louisiana by Rivals.com.

2019 Game-by-Game Stats

Opp. UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR at #10 UT 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 GSU 2/1/3 0 0 0 0 at BGSU 1/1/2 1.0 0 0 0 FIU* 2/1/3 0 0 0 0 at RICE* 3/2/5 0 0 0 0 UMASS 3/0/3 0 0 0 0 USM* 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 at UTEP* 1/1/2 0 0 0 0 UNT* Did not play at MAR* Did not play at UAB* Did not play UTSA* 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 Totals 12/6/18 1.0 0 0 0

Int PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

Career Highs

Tackles: 5, at Rice, Sep 28, 2019 (3-2)

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UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR 4/1/5 0 0 0 0 4/3/7 1.0 0 0 0 12/6/18 1.0 0 0 0 20/10/30 2.0 0 0 0

• Rushed 44 times for 207 yards as a senior in 2019. • Rushed 8 times for 31 yards and two TDs at Bowling Green (9/14). • In 2018, led the team with 109 rushes for 634 yards and 9 touchdowns. • Earned C-USA Honorable Mention in 2018. • In 2017, had 39 carries for 262 yards and 2 TD. • Endured 4 months of chemotherapy treatments and radiation at St. Jude’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, before learning he was cancer-free on Feb. 9, 2017. •R  edshirted in 2016 after he was diagnosed with stage 3 Hodgkin lymphoma in early October. • In 2015, saw action in 13 games, totaling 17 kick returns for 296 yards.

2019 Game-by-Game Stats

Opp. Att. Yds. TD Lg. Rec. Yds. TD Lg. at #10 UT 7 25 0 17 2 18 0 13 GSU 5 49 0 31 0 0 0 0 at BGSU 8 31 2 11 3 24 0 9 FIU* 17 73 0 12 4 23 0 8 at RICE* 4 17 0 10 0 0 0 0 UMASS 3 12 0 7 0 0 0 0 USM* Did not play at UTEP* Did not play UNT* Did not play at MAR* Did not play at UAB* Did not play UTSA* Did not play Totals 44 207 2 31 9 65 0 13

Career Highs

Points scored: 18, Rice, Nov 10, 2018 Touchdowns: 3, Rice, Nov 10, 2018 Rush attempts: 24, at FAU, Oct 26, 2018 Rush yards: 144, at USA, Sep 1, 2018 Rush TDs: 3, Rice, Nov 10, 2018 Long rush: 61, at USA, Sep 1, 2018 Receptions: 4, FIU, Sep 20, 2019 Receiving yards: 63, at Hawaii, Dec 22, 2018 Long reception: 58, at Hawaii, Dec 22, 2018 Total offense att.: 24, at FAU, Oct 26, 2018 Total offense yards: 144, at USA, Sep 1, 2018 All-purpose yards: 167, at USA, Sep 1, 2018 Kick ret.: 5, at Mississippi State, Oct 17, 2015 Kick return yards: 89, vs SMU, Dec 20, 2017 Long kick return: 65, vs SMU, Dec 20, 2017 Tackles: 1, 7 times

Career Stats Int PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Year 2015 2017 2018 2019 Totals

Att. Yds. TD Lg. Rec. Yds. TD Lg. 2 2 0 6 1 30 0 30 39 262 2 54 3 26 0 18 124 667 9 61 16 140 1 58 44 207 2 31 9 65 0 13 209 1138 13 61 29 261 1 58

Year 2015 2017 2018 2019 Totals

PR Yds. TD Lg. KR Yds. TD Lg. 0 0 0 0 17 296 0 47 0 0 0 0 10 308 0 65 0 0 0 0 2 37 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 641 0 65


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DELFIN

ELLIOTT

FARLOW

ABRAHAM

WESTIN

BRADY

Position: OL | Height: 6-1 | Weight: 303 Year: RS Sophomore | Experience: 1L Hometown: Plaquemine, La. Previous School: Plaquemine HS

Position: QB | Height: 6-5 | Weight: 221 Year: RS Junior | Experience: 1L Hometown: Shallowater, Texas Previous School: Blinn College

Position: P/K | Height: 5-11 | Weight: 186 Year: RS Junior | Experience: RS Hometown: Hattiesburg, Miss. Previous School: Jones County JC

Notes • S aw action in all 12 games in 2019 along the

Notes

Notes

offensive line and on special teams. • S aw action in all 13 games in 2018 along the offensive line and on special teams. • R edshirted as a true freshman, did not see action. •G  raduated from Plaquemine High School in 2017. • E arned academic all-state honors for class 4A, while also earning all-state honors in football. • A two-time all-metro and all-district selection.

Career Stats

Year Games Played 2018 13 2019 12 Totals 25

•S  aw action in six games in 2019, completing 6 passes for 67 yards. •S  aw his only action of 2018 against WKU, completing 4-of-8 passes for 39 yards. •S  aw his first action as a Bulldog in a 57-21 loss to Mississippi State (9/9) when he was 3-for-6 passing for 23 yards and a TD. •S  aw action in 2017 in four games for the Bulldogs, passing for 23 yards and a TD, while also rushing for 13 yards. • T ransferred to LA Tech in 2017 from Blinn College, where he played in 5 games in 2016, including starting the final four. • T hrew for 662 yards and four touchdowns as a freshman for Blinn. • Graduated from Midland Christian School in 2016. • Named first team all-district in 2015 and offensive MVP in 2016.

• Saw action in all 12 games in 2019, serving as Tech’s starting punter. • Punted 48 times for 1,792 yards (37.3 avg.) while setting a new career-long of 57 yards vs. UTSA (11/30). • Saw action in 2 games in 2018, recording 5 punts for 179 yards (35.8 avg.). • Saw action in 9 games in his first season with the Bulldogs in 2017. • Had 36 punts for 1,355 yards and 37.6 yards per punt. • Had 15 fair catches, seven punts inside the 20 and two punts of 50-plus yards in 2017. • At Jones County JC, he connected on 10 of his 15 field goals and was 23-of-32 on extra points. • Totaled 58 points in his only season at Jones County. • Graduated from Purvis High School in May 2016.

2019 Game-by-Game Stats

2019 Game-by-Game Stats

Opp. C-A-I Yards TD Long RushYds at #10 UT 1-3-1 9 0 9 0 GSU Did not play at BGSU 0-1-1 0 0 0 -7 FIU* Did not play at RICE* Did not play UMASS 1-3-1 16 0 16 -3 USM* Did not play at UTEP* 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 UNT* 1-1-0 7 0 7 0 at MAR* 3-6-1 35 0 19 0 at UAB* Did not play UTSA* Did not play Totals 6-14-4 67 0 19 -10

Opp. Punts Yds. Avg. Lg. TB FC 50+ I-20 at #10 UT 2 71 35.5 39 0 1 0 0 GSU 4 154 38.5 44 0 4 0 1 at BGSU 6 238 39.7 50 0 4 1 2 FIU* 2 75 37.5 43 0 1 0 0 at RICE* 8 286 35.7 41 0 4 0 2 UMASS 2 68 34.0 35 0 2 0 1 USM* 3 119 39.7 44 2 1 0 1 at UTEP* 3 109 36.3 47 0 0 0 0 UNT* 2 61 30.5 36 0 0 0 1 at MAR* 5 180 36.0 55 0 2 1 1 at UAB* 5 193 38.6 42 0 4 0 2 UTSA* 6 238 39.7 57 0 1 1 2 Totals 48 1792 37.3 57 2 24 3 13

Career Highs

Career Highs

Rush attempts: 1, Three times Rush yards: 13, at UTEP, Nov 18, 2017 (1 carry) Long rush: 13, at UTEP, Nov 18, 2017 Pass attempts: 8, WKU, Nov 24, 2018 Pass completions: 4, WKU, Nov 24, 2018 Pass yards: 39, WKU, Nov 24, 2018 Pass TDs: 1, Mississippi State, Sep 9, 2017 Long pass: 28, WKU, Nov 24, 2018 Total off. att.: 8, WKU, Nov 24, 2018 (8 pass) Total off. yds: 39, WKU, Nov 24, 2018 (39 pass) All-purpose yards: 13, at UTEP, Nov 18, 2017

Punt attempts: 8, at Rice, Sep. 28, 2019 Punt yards: 286, at Rice, Sep. 28, 2019 Longest punt: 57, UTSA, Nov 30, 2019

Career Stats Year 2017 2018 2019 Totals

Punts Yds. Avg. Lg. TB FC 50+ I-20 36 1355 37.6 55 1 15 2 7 5 179 35.8 55 0 1 1 3 48 1792 37.3 57 2 24 3 13 89 3326 37.4 57 3 40 6 23

Career Stats Year 2017 2018 2019 Totals

C-A-I Yards TD Long 4-9-0 23 1 10 4-8-0 39 0 28 6-14-4 67 0 19  14-31-4 129 1 28

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FLOYD

GRAHAM

HALE

BRANDON

ISAIAH

Position: LB | Height: 6-2 | Weight: 223 Year: RS Junior | Experience: RS Hometown: New Orleans, La. Previous School: Trinity Valley CC

Position: WR/KR | Height: 6-0 | Weight: 188 Year: RS Junior | Experience: 1L Hometown: Bastrop, La. Previous School: TCU

Position: K | Height: 5-11 | Weight: 196 Year: RS Senior | Experience: 1L Hometown: Iowa Park, Texas Previous School: Eastern New Mexico

Notes

Notes

Notes

• Saw action in 5 games in 2019, primarily on special teams. • In 2018, played in four games for the Bulldogs primarily on special teams, while totaling 1 tackle in the win at North Texas. • Spent two seasons at Trinity Valley Community College where he totaled 80 tackles (56 solo) combined in 2016 and 2017. • Also added seven tackles for loss, five pass breakups, one interception and one forced fumble. • Helped lead Trinity Valley to a pair of conference regional championships. • Earned All-Conference honors as a linebacker for the Cardinals. • Graduated from Denton Ryan High School in 2015.

2019 Game-by-Game Stats

Opp. UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR at #10 UT 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 GSU 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 at BGSU Did not play FIU* Did not play at RICE* Did not play UMASS 0/1/1 0 0 0 0 USM* Did not play at UTEP* Did not play UNT* 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 at MAR* 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 at UAB* Did not play UTSA* Did not play Totals 0/1/1 0 0 0 0

Int PBU 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tackles: 1, twice (last: vs. UMass, Oct 12, 2019)

Career Stats Year 2018 2019 Totals

UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR 1/0/1 0 0 0 0 0/1/1 0 0 0 0 1/1/2 0 0 0 0

•E  arned a redshirt for the 2018 season after sitting out due to NCAA transfer rules. •S  pent the past two seasons at TCU. •P  layed in a total of 19 games, making eight receptions for 84 yards in two years. •R  eturned three kickoffs for the Horned Frogs for 60 yards. •E  nrolled at TCU early and participated in 2016 spring practice. •G  raduated from Bastrop High School in 2016, where he was rated as a 4-star wide receiver by 247Sports.com. •P  articipated in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl. •R  anked as the No. 3 wide receiver in Louisiana and No. 14 overall player in the state out of high school.

2019 Game-by-Game Stats Opp. at #10 UT GSU at BGSU FIU* at RICE* UMASS USM* at UTEP* UNT* at MAR* at UAB* UTSA* Totals

No. Yards Avg. TD Long 4 39 9.7 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 1 49 49.0 1 49 1 10 10.0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 3 43 14.3 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 1 31 31.0 0 31 2 91 45.5 1 80 3 16 5.3 0 8 1 42 42.0 1 42 3 62 20.7 1 39 19 383 20.2 4 80

Career Highs

Career Highs

Int PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0

Points scored: 6, four times Touchdowns: 1, four times Receptions: 4, at #10 Texas, Aug 31, 2019 Receiving yards: 91, vs. North Texas, Nov 9, 2019 Receiving TDs: 1, four times Long reception: 80, vs. North Texas, Nov 9, 2019 Kick returns: 2, twice Kick return yards: 32, vs. UTSA, Nov 30, 2019 Long KR: 18, vs. UTSA, Nov 30, 2019

Career Stats Year 2019 Totals

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• Named 2019 All-C-USA Second Team after leading the league in points (96). • Named 2018 C-USA Honorable Mention and earned C-USA Kicker of the Week accolades after his 5-for-5 performance at North Texas on Sep. 29. • Successfully converted 34 of his 35 PAT attempts, and was 14-21 on field goal attempts in 2018. • Spent two seasons as a placekicker at Eastern New Mexico University where he played in 22 games, connecting on 23 of 34 field goals in 2016 and 2017 combined with a long field goal of 48. • Successfully converted 73 PATs in two seasons. • Served as Eastern New Mexico’s punter in 2016 when he had 42 punts for 1,519 yards, an average of 36.2 yards per punt and booted nine punts inside the 20-yard line. • Was ENMU’s second-leading scorer with 70 points in 2016 and 72 in 2017.

2019 Game-by-Game Stats

Opp. FG-FGA Long XP-XPA Pts. at #10 UT 0-2 0 2-2 2 GSU 2-2 48 2-2 8 at BGSU 0-0 0 5-5 5 FIU* 5-5 45 4-4 19 at RICE* 1-1 31 2-2 5 UMASS 2-2 42 9-9 15 USM* 1-1 50 6-6 9 at UTEP* 0-0 0 6-6 6 UNT* 1-1 24 7-7 10 at MAR* 1-2 38 1-1 4 at UAB* 0-0 0 2-2 2 UTSA 2-2 34 5-5 11 Totals 15-18 50 51-51 96

Career Highs

Pts. scored: 19, vs. FIU, Sep 20, 2019 Kick PATs: 9, UMass, Oct 12, 2019 FG made: 5, twice (last: FIU, Sep 20, 2019) FG attempts: 5, twice (last: FIU, Sep 20, 2019) Longest FG: 50, Southern Miss, Oct 19, 2019 Tackles: 2, at UTSA, Oct 13, 2018 (1-1)

Career Stats

No. Yards Avg. TD Long Year 19 383 20.2 4 80 2018 19 383 20.2 4 80 2019 Totals

FG-FGA Long XP-XPA Pts. 15-22 46 38-39 83 15-18 50 51-51 96 30-40 50 89-90 179


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HALL

HANNIBAL

HARDY

DESHON

ZACH

ADRIAN

Position: DE/LB | Height: 6-3 | Weight: 237 Year: Freshman | Experience: HS Hometown: Gonzales, La. Previous School: East Ascension HS

Position: CB | Height: 6-0 | Weight: 182 Year: RS Sophomore | Experience: 1L Hometown: Monroe, La. Previous School: Ouachita Parish HS

Position: WR | Height: 6-2 | Weight: 193 Year: RS Junior | Experience: 2L Hometown: Houston, Texas Previous School: Dekaney HS

Notes

Notes

Notes • B attled injuries as a redshirt junior to record 525

• Played in seven games as a true freshman, totalling 6 tackles (4 solo) with 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery • Graduated from East Ascension High School in 2019. • Rated as a 3-star recruit by both 247sports.com and Rivals.com. • Helped lead East Ascension to a 12-3 overall record during his senior season. • Coached by Darnell Lee. • Chose Louisiana Tech over offers from Colorado, TCU, Wisconsin, Colorado State and others..

2019 Game-by-Game Stats

Opp. UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR at #10 UT Did not play GSU Did not play at BGSU Did not play FIU* Did not play at RICE* Did not play UMASS 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 USM* 0/1/1 0 0 0 0 at UTEP* 0/0/0 0 0 0 1 UNT* 4/0/4 0 0 1 0 at MAR* 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 at UAB* 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 UTSA* 0/1/1 0 0 0 0 Totals 4/2/6 0 0 1 1

Int PBU

• In 2019, played in 11 games, both in the secondary and on special teams. Totaled up 8 tackles (6 solo), 1 TFL, and 3 pass breakups. • In 2018, played in all 12 games in both the secondary and on special teams, while totaling 6 tackles (3 solo) and 1 pass break-up. •S  aw action in 10 games in 2017, totaling 6 tackles (5 solo), including two a career-high two tackles twice. •R  edshirted as a true freshman in 2016, did not see action. •G  raduated from Ouachita Parish High School in 2016. •R  eceived first team all-district and All-Northeast honors while also receiving honorable mention all-state accolades.

2019 Game-by-Game Stats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Opp. UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR at #10 UT 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 GSU 1/0/1 0 0 0 0 at BGSU 1/0/1 0 0 0 0 FIU* 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 at RICE* 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 UMASS 2/1/3 1.0 0 0 0 USM* 1/0/1 0 0 0 0 at UTEP* 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 UNT* 1/1/2 0 0 0 0 at MAR* Did not play at UAB* 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 UTSA* 0/1/1 0 0 0 0 Totals 6/2/8 1.0 0 0 0

Int PBU 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3

yards on 41 receptions. Scored his lone touchdown of the season in a win over Rice. •N  amed Second Team All-Conference USA in 2018 after leading the team with 69 receptions for 1,052 yards. • P osted five 100+ yard outings, including a career best 181 yards and two touchdowns on the road at No. 6 LSU. • R ecorded 5+ catches in 7 games in 2018. • R anks 24th nationally, averaging 87.7 receiving yards per game. • P layed in 9 games in 2017, totalling 18 catches for 251 yards and 1 T • R edshirted as a true freshman in 2016. • Graduated from Dekaney High School in 2016. • R ated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN.

2019 Game-by-Game Stats

Opp. Att. Yds. TD Lg. Rec. Yds. TD Lg. at #10 UT 0 0 0 0 3 38 0 14 GSU 0 0 0 0 3 31 0 14 at BGSU 0 0 0 0 6 95 0 41 FIU* 0 0 0 0 5 49 0 14 at RICE* 0 0 0 0 6 78 0 1 UMASS 0 0 0 0 3 58 0 23 USM* Did not play at UTEP* 0 0 0 0 4 29 0 11 UNT* 0 0 0 0 9 104 0 22 at MAR* Did not play at UAB* Did not play UTSA* 0 0 0 0 2 43 0 30 Totals 0 0 0 0 41 525 1 41

Career Highs Career Highs

Tackles: 2, 3 times Pass breakups: 1, Rice, Nov 10, 2018

Career Stats Year 2017 2018 2019 Totals

UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR 5/1/6 0 0 0 0 3/4/7 0 0 0 0 6/2/8 1.0 0 0 0 14/7/21 1.0 0 0 0

Int PBU 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 4

Points scored: 12, at LSU, Sep 22, 2018 Touchdowns: 2, at LSU, Sep 22, 2018 Rush attempts: 1, UTSA, Nov 25, 2017 Rush yards: 1, UTSA, Nov 25, 2017 Long rush: 1, UTSA, Nov 25, 2017 Receptions: 11, at USM, Nov 17, 2018 Receiving yards: 181, at LSU, Sep 22, 2018 Receiving TDs: 2, at LSU, Sep 22, 2018 Long reception: 51, at USA, Sep 1, 2018 Total offense attempts: 1, UTSA, Nov 25, 2017 Total offense yards: 1, UTSA, Nov 25, 2017 All-purpose yards: 181, at LSU, Sep 22, 2018 Tackles: 2, Rice, Nov 10, 2018

Career Stats Year 2017 2018 2019 Totals

No. Yards Avg. TD Long 18 251 13.9 1 30 75 1145 15.3 6 51 41 525 12.8 1 41 134 1921 15.0 8 51

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GRIFFIN

Position: WR | Height: 5-6 | Weight: 171 Year: Freshman | Experience: HS Hometown: St. Francisville, La. Previous School: West Feliciana HS

Position: WR | Height: 6-3 | Weight: 217 Year: RS Sophomore| Experience: 1L Hometown: Lafayette, La. Previous School: St. Thomas More HS

Position: RB | Height: 5-10 | Weight: 218 Year: RS Junior | Experience: 1L Hometown: Lake Wales, Fla. Previous School: Coffeyville CC

Notes • S aw action in every game as a reciever and kick

Notes • P layed in all 12 games in 2019, recording 511

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returner. Rushed for 43 yards and a touchdown while catching 47 passes for 348 yards and 2 TDs. • S aw action in four games as a true freshman in 2018, mainly as a kick returner. • R eturned six kicks for 117 yards. • R ecorded his first two career catches (both went for touchdowns) for 64 yards against Southern on Sep. 8. •G  raduated from West Feliciana High School in 2018. • L ettered in football, basketball, track and baseball. •N  amed MVP of the state championship game following a 40-21 victory over Richwood. • S et a Louisiana Prep Classic record with 167 kick return yards in the championship game.

Opp. Att. Yds. TD Lg. Rec. Yds. TD Lg. at #10 UT 0 0 0 0 6 58 0 18 GSU 3 5 0 9 2 3 0 9 at BGSU 0 0 0 0 5 64 1 27 FIU* 1 -2 0 0 3 24 0 22 at RICE* 0 0 0 0 3 8 0 6 UMASS 1 8 0 8 2 7 0 6 USM* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at UTEP* 0 0 0 0 5 37 0 18 UNT* 2 23 1 15 3 6 0 7 at MAR* 0 0 0 0 9 91 0 26 at UAB* 2 9 0 7 4 29 1 12 UTSA* 0 0 0 0 5 21 0 25 Totals 9 41 1 15 41 525 1 41

Career Highs

Points scored: 12, Southern, Sep 8, 2018 Touchdowns: 2, Southern, Sep 8, 2018 Receptions: 9, at Marshall, Nov. 15, 2019 Rec. yards: 91, at Marshall, Nov. 15, 2019 Receiving TDs: 2, Southern, Sep 8, 2018 Long reception: 34, Southern, Sep 8, 2018 All-purpose yards: 91, at Marshall, Nov. 15, 2019 Kick returns: 3, at Texas, Aug. 31, 2019 KR yards: 78, Grambling State, Sept. 6, 2019 Long kick return: 36, WKU, Nov 24, 2018

yards with 6 TDs. • R ecorded his best game against UTSA in the regular season finale, catching 2 TDs and recording 92 yards • S aw action in 11 games in 2018, mostly on special teams. • R edshirted as a true freshman in 2017, did not see action. •G  raduated from St. Thomas More High School in 2017. • E arned a total of six letters in both football and basketball. •N  amed All-Acadiana and All-District as both a junior and senior. • E clipsed 1,000 receiving yards with 24 touchdowns in his high school career.

Opp. Att. Yds. TD Lg. Rec. Yds. TD Lg. at #10 UT 0 0 0 0 5 50 1 18 GSU 0 0 0 0 3 68 1 40 at BGSU 0 0 0 0 2 22 0 12 FIU* 0 0 0 0 5 78 0 54 at RICE* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 UMASS 0 0 0 0 1 17 1 17 USM* 0 0 0 0 2 86 0 70 at UTEP* 0 0 0 0 2 39 1 23 UNT* 0 0 0 0 2 25 0 15 at MAR* 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 at UAB* 0 0 0 0 2 33 0 18 UTSA* 0 0 0 0 3 92 2 46 Totals 0 0 0 0 28 511 6 70

Year 2018 2019 Totals

Att. Yds. TD Lg. Rec. Yds. TD Lg. 0 0 0 0 2 64 2 34 9 43 1 15 47 348 2 27 0 0 0 0 2 64 2 34

Year 2018 2019 Totals

PR Yds. TD Lg. KR Yds. TD Lg. 1 -3 0 0 6 117 0 36 2 0 0 0 10 233 0 43 1 -3 0 0 6 117 0 36

• Stepped in as a starting running back after injuries and never looked back en route to All-Conference USA 2nd Team Honors. • Led the conference with 15 rushing TDs, including two games with 3 touchdowns (vs. FIU, vs. UMass) • Saw action in 10 games at running back in 2018. • Rushed 28 times for 113 yards and caught one pass for 14 yards. • Redshirted as a true freshman at Coffeyville in 2016. • Earned first team KJCCC honors and JUCO All-American Honorable Mention in 2017. • Rushed for 943 yards on 158 carries with 12 rushing touchdowns as a redshirt freshman. • Graduated from Lake Wales High School in 2015. • Lettered in football, basketball, track and soccer for the Highlanders. • Earned first team all-state honors and player of the year accolades as a three-star running back.

2019 Game-by-Game Stats

Opp. Att. Yds. TD Lg. Rec. Yds. TD Lg. at #10 UT 5 18 0 7 0 0 0 0 GSU 6 23 1 7 0 0 0 0 at BGSU 9 95 0 75 1 8 0 8 FIU* 15 141 3 29 0 0 0 0 at RICE* 12 64 1 26 4 27 0 9 UMASS 11 137 3 74 2 31 1 30 USM* 19 111 2 30 0 0 0 0 at UTEP* 17 65 2 12 6 73 0 19 UNT* 15 58 2 10 2 16 0 9 at MAR* 21 87 1 11 1 0 0 0 at UAB* 16 63 0 23 1 2 0 2 Career Stats UTSA* 20 105 0 66 4 39 0 16 Year Att. Yds. TD Lg. Rec. Yds. TD Lg. Totals 166 967 15 75 21 196 1 30 2018 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2019 0 0 0 0 28 5211 6 70 Career Highs Totals 0 0 0 0 28 5211 6 70

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Points scored: 24, vs. UMass, Oct. 12, 2019 Rush TDs: 3, Two times Rush attempts: 21, at Marshall, Nov. 15, 2019 Rush yards: 141, vs. FIU, Sept. 20, 2019 Long rush: 75, at Bowling Green, Sept. 14, 2019 Receptions: 6, at UTEP, Oct. 26, 2019 Receiving yards: 73, at UTEP, Oct. 26, 2019 Long reception: 30, vs. UMass, Oct. 12, 2019 Reciving TD: 1, vs. UMass, Oct. 12, 2019 Total off. yds: 168, vs. UMass, Oct. 12, 2019

Career Stats Year 2018 2019 Totals

Att. Yds. TD Lg. Rec. Yds. TD Lg. 28 113 0 12 1 14 0 14 166 967 15 75 21 196 1 30 194 1,080 15 75 22 210 0 30


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HOLLY

JACKSON

RANDY

BOBBY

D.J.

Position: LB | Height: 6-1 | Weight: 227 Year: RS Senior | Experience: 1L Hometown: Pascagoula, Miss. Previous School: Pearl River CC

Position: FB | Height: 6-1 | Weight: 252 Year: RS Senior | Experience: 3L Hometown: Famerville, La. Previous School: Union Parish HS

Position: DT | Height: 6-0 | Weight: 295 Year: RS Freshman | Experience: RS Hometown: Dallas, Texas Previous School: West Mesquite HS

Notes • P layed in 6 games as a reserve linebacker in

Notes

Notes • S aw time in all 12 games in a reserve role as

2019. Did not record any stats.

• F orced to miss the entire 2018 season due to injury.

• In 2017, saw action in all 13 games in his first

season with the Bulldogs, totaling 15 tackles (10 solo) and a half sack on the season, while also registering a QB hurry and forced fumble on the year. • R egistered a season-high 4 total tackles in LA Tech’s win over Northwestern State on Sept. 2, 2017. • T ransferred to LA Tech in 2017 after spending two seasons at Pearl River CC, where he led the team with 98 tackles and three sacks in 2016. • R ecorded 59 total tackles as a freshman at Pearl River in 2015. • Earned second team all-region honors on the MACJC All-South Division Teams. • Graduated from Pascagoula High School in 2015.

2019 Game-by-Game Stats

Opp. UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR at #10 UT 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 GSU 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 at BGSU 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 FIU* 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 at RICE* Did not play UMASS Did not play USM* Did not play at UTEP* Did not play UNT* 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 at MAR* Did not play at UAB* 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 UTSA* Did not play Totals 0/0/0 0 0 0 0

Int PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Opp. at #10 UT GSU at BGSU FIU* at RICE* UMASS USM* at UTEP* UNT* at MAR* at UAB* UTSA* Totals

0 0 0 0 0 0

Tackles: 5, vs SMU, Dec 20, 2017 (5-0) Tackles for loss: 0.5, USM, Oct 21, 2017 (0-0) Fumbles forced: 1, vs SMU, Dec 20, 2017

Year UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR Int PBU 2017 10/5/15 0.5 0 1 0 0 0 Totals 10/5/15 0.5 0 1 0 0 0

a redshirt freshman. Finished the year with 6 tackles (2 solo) and 1 QB Hurry.

• R edshirted as a true freshman in 2018, did not

see action. • Graduated from West Mesquite High School in 2018. • Totaled a combined 120 tackles (65 solo) in his junior and senior seasons, including 12.5 sacks in two seasons. • Chose Louisiana Tech over offers from North Texas, Tulane, Southern Miss and Syracuse.

2019 Game-by-Game Stats

2019 Game-by-Game Stats

Att. Yds. TD Lg. Rec. Yds. TD Lg. 2 3 0 2 1 0 0 0  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 86 0 70 0 0 0 0 2 39 1 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 29 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 13 1 7 6 38 1 17

Career Highs

Career Highs

Career Stats

• In 2019, scored 2 TDs while appearing in every game as a fullback. Named a team captain by his teammates. • In 2018, appeared in 11 games, making 4 catches for 7 yards and a pair of TDs. •B  oth his TDs (at USA and atLSU) came on 1-yard receptions from the goal line. • In 2017, appeared in all 13 games primarily on special teams. •H  ad one kick return in 2017 for seven yards in the regular-season finale vs. UTSA. • In 2016, appeared in all 14 games mainly on special teams, while totaling 4 rushes. •H  ad nine total tackles (5 solo, 4 assisted) on special teams coverage in 2016. •R  edshirted as a true freshman in 2015. •G  raduated from Union Parish in 2015.

Opp. at #10 UT GSU at BGSU FIU* at RICE* UMASS USM* at UTEP* UNT* at MAR* at UAB* UTSA* Totals

UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0/1/1 0 0 0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0/1/1 0 0 0 0 1/1/2 0 0 0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 1/0/1 0 0 0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0/1/1 0 0 0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 2/4/6 0 0 0 0

Int PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Points scored: 6, 2 times Touchdowns: 1, 2 times Rush attempts: 3, SC State, Sep 10, 2016 Rush yards: 4, SC State, Sep 10, 2016 Long rush: 3, SC State, Sep 10, 2016 Receptions: 2, at UTSA, Oct 13, 2018 Receiving yards: 5, at UTSA, Oct 13, 2018 Receiving TDs: 1, 2 times Long reception: 3, at UTSA, Oct 13, 2018 Total offense att.: 3, SC State, Sep 10, 2016 Total offense yards: 4, SC State, Sep 10, 2016 All-purpose yards: 16, vs SMU, Dec 20, 2017 Kick returns: 1, 4 times Kick return yards: 16, vs SMU, Dec 20, 2017 Long kick return: 16, vs SMU, Dec 20, 2017 Tackles: 3, at UMass, Oct 15, 2016 (1-2)

Career Stats Year 2016 2017 2018 2019 Totals

Att. Yds. TD Lg. Rec. Yds. TD Lg. 4 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 2 3 5 13 1 7 6 38 1 17 9 13 1 7 10 45 3 17

Year 2016 2017 2018 Totals

PR Yds. TD Lg. KR Yds. TD Lg. 0 0 0 0 1 11 0 11 0 0 0 0 2 23 0 16 0 0 0 0 1 -5 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 29 0 16

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JAMES

DREW

Position: S | Height: 5-11 | Weight: 225 Year: RS Senior | Experience: 3L Hometown: Haynesville, La. Previous School: Haynesville HS

Position: OL | Height: 6-3 | Weight: 310 Year: RS Senior | Experience: 1L Hometown: Uvalde, Texas Previous School: Blinn College

Position: S | Height: 5-10 | Weight: 175 Year: RS Junior | Experience: 1L Hometown: Batesville, Miss. Previous School: South Panola HS

Notes • In 2019, racked up 55 tackles (36 solo) to go

Notes

Notes • In 2019, saw action in 9 games as a reserve DB.

with 3.5 TFL, 1 sack, 3 forced fumbles, 2 pass breakups, and a pick-6. • R ecorded the second-most tackles on the team with 74 (48 solo), while also adding 8.5 TFL, 2.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and recoveries, 1 interception and 4 pass break-ups. • E arned C-USA Honorable Mention in 2018. • In 2017, appeared in 12 games, registering 11 tackles (10 solo), including a season-high 3 tackles in a win over UTSA. • In 2016, appeared in 7 games, registering 1 tackle in LA Tech’s win over Rice. • R edshirted as a true freshman in 2015. •G  raduated from Haynesville High School in 2015. • Named MVP of the 2014 state title game. • Helped lead team to the 2013 and 2014 state championship.

2019 Game-by-Game Stats

Opp. UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR at #10 UT 8/1/9 0 0 0 0 GSU 3/4/7 0 0 0 0 at BGSU 7/2/9 0.5 0 1 0 FIU* 3/2/5 0 0 1 0 at RICE* 4/2/6 1.0 1.0 1 0 UMASS 2/1/3 0 0 0 0 USM* 2/4/6 1.0 0 0 0 at UTEP* Did not play UNT* Did not play at MAR* Did not play at UAB* 4/2/6 0 0 0 0 UTSA* 3/1/4 1.0 0 0 0 Totals 36/19/55 3.5 1.0 3 0

•S  tarted all 12 games as a senior at left gaurd. •S  aw action in ten games in 2018, while making five starts on the offensive line. •R  edshirted his junior season in 2017 after signing out of Blinn College, did not see action. •N  amed second team all-conference in 2016 by the Southwest Junior College Football Conference. •H  elped pave the way for a Blinn offense that racked up 462.8 yards per game and 38.1 points per game in 2016. •G  raduated from Uvalde High School in 2015. •N  amed first team all-district in 2013 and 2014.

Career Stats

Year Games Played 2018 11 2019 12 Totals 23

Int PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 1 1 2

Career Highs

Interceptions: 1, Two times Tackles: 9, Three times Sacks: 1.5, at USA, Sep 1, 2018 Tackles for loss: 2.0, at LSU, Sep 22, 2018 Fumbles forced: 2, at USA, Sep 1, 2018 Fumbles recovered: 1, 2 times Pass breakups: 1, Five times

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EPHRAIM

UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR 1/0/1 0 0 0 0 10/1/11 0 0 0 0 48/26/74 8.5 2.5 2 2 36/19/55 3.5 1.0 3 0 95/46/141 8.5 3.5 5 2

Did not record any stats.

• In 2018, played in 11 games in both the secondary and on special teams, while recording 17 total tackles (10 solo), 1.5 TFL and 1 pass break-up on the season. • S uffered a season-ending injury in fall camp, forcing him to miss the 2017 season. • In 2016, battled through injuries to play in 8 games, while registering 31 total tackles (24 solo, 7 assisted) with 4.5 tackles for loss and four pass break-ups. • In 2015, played in first two games of the season, registering four solo tackles in first career appearance against Southern (9/5) before suffering a season-ending injury. • Graduated from South Panola High School in 2015. • A unanimous 3-star rated recruit that ranked 3rd in Mississippi among CBs and 31st in the state among all players. • Lettered in football and track. • Led team to two state championships and a No. 6 national ranking. • Named Mississippi’s Defensive Back of the Year.

2019 Game-by-Game Stats

Opp. UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR at #10 UT 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 GSU 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 at BGSU Did not play FIU* Did not play at RICE* Did not play UMASS 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 USM* 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 at UTEP* 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 UNT* 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 at MAR* 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 at UAB* 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 UTSA* 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 Totals 0/0/0 0 0 0 0

Int PBU 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Career Highs Int PBU 0 0 0 0 1 4 1 2 2 6

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Career Stats

Year UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR 2015 4/0/4 0 0 0 0 2016 24/7/31 4.5 0 0 0 2018 10/7/17 1.5 0 0 0 Totals 38/14/52 6.0 0 0 0

Int PBU 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 5


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MAGEE

ANTAWN

DARRYL

TAHJ

Position: OL | Height: 6-5 | Weight: 193 Year: RS Sophomore | Experience: TR Hometown: West Palm Beach, Fla. Previous School: Coahoma CC

Position: S | Height: 5-11 | Weight: 210 Year: RS Senior| Experience: 3L Hometown: New Orleans, La. Previous School: Lusher HS

Position: WR | Height: 5-11 | Weight: 188 Year: RS Freshman | Experience: RS Hometown: Franklinton, La. Previous School: Franklinton HS

Notes

Notes • P layed in all 12 games in 2019 while starting the

Notes •M  ade his Louisiana Tech debut against UMass.

• Played in all 12 games as the Bulldogs backup Right Tackle • Spent the 2018 season at Coahoma Community College. • Rated as a 2-star offensive lineman by both Rivals.com and 247sports.com out of high school. • Spent his true freshman season at Hutchinson Community College in Kansas. • Graduated from Dwyer High School in 2017. • Coached by Steven Miller and Matt Lott while at Coahoma. • Was offered by USF, North Carolina, Middle Tennessee, Charlotte and others out of high school.

Career Stats

Year Games Played 2019 12 Totals 12

final 8. Accumulated 55 total tackes (37 solo) with 1 interception, 2 PBUs, and 1 forced fumble • In 2018, started all 13 games, totaling 66 tackles (41 solo), 4 TFL, 2 INT, 1 forced fumble, 1 QB hurry and 1 pass break-up. • In 2017, started and played in all 13 games, totaling 45 tackles (30 solo, 15 assists), 4 interceptions (2 TD), 1 QB hurry and 1 pass break-up. • R ecorded his first career INT vs. USM in 2017, before totaling two more in games against Rice and UTSA later in the season. • In 2016, saw action in all 14 games, totaling 19 tackles (14 solo, 5 assists), 1.5 sacks, two pass break-ups and one forced fumble. •H  ad a career-high 5 tackles (3 solo) versus #25 Navy in the Armed Forces Bowl. • Redshirted as a true freshman in 2015.

2019 Game-by-Game Stats Opp. at #10 UT GSU at BGSU FIU* at Rice* UMASS USM* at UTEP* UNT* at MAR* at UAB* UTSA* Totals

UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR 4/0/4 0 0 0 0 1/2/3 0 0 0 0 0/2/2 0 0 0 0 3/0/3 0 0 0 0 3/2/5 0 0 1 0 2/0/2 0 0 0 0 4/2/6 0 0 0 0 1/0/1 0 0 0 0 4/1/5 0 0 0 0 3/4/7 1.0 0 0 0 10/3/13 1.0 0 0 0 2/2/4 0 0 0 0 37/18/55 1.0 0 1 0

Int PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2

Career Highs

Points scored: 6, 2 times Touchdowns: 1, 2 times All-purpose yards: 63, USM, Oct 21, 2017 Interceptions: 1, 7 times Long INT return: 63, USM, Oct 21, 2017 Tackles: 13, UAB, Nov. 23, 2019 (10-3) Sacks: 1.0, UTSA, Nov 12, 2016 (1-0) Tackles for loss: 1.0, 6 times Fumbles forced: 1, 3 times Pass breakups: 2, UTSA, Nov. 30, 2019

Career Stats Year 2016 2017 2018 2019 Total

UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR 14/5/19 1.5 1.5 1 0 30/15/45 0 0 0 0 38/25/63 4.0 0 1 0 37/18/55 1.0 0 1 0 122/63/185 6.5 1.5 3 0

Totaled 2 catches for 29 yards and a touchdown

• R edshirted as a true freshman, did not see action. •G  raduated from Franklinton High in May of 2018..

• R egistered more than 8,000 total yards of

offense in his high school career with 90 touchdowns to earn all-district and all-state honors on offense. • E arned all-state honorable mention honors and first team all-district during his prep days. • T hrew for 4,856 passing yards and 50 touchdowns in high school, while also rushing for 3,336 yards and 37 touchdowns.

2019 Game-by-Game Stats

Opp. Att. Yds. TD Lg. Rec. Yds. TD Lg. at #10 UT Did not play GSU Did not play at BGSU Did not play FIU* Did not play at Rice* Did not play UMASS* 0 0 0 0 2 29 1 16 USM* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at UTEP* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 UNT* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at MAR* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at UAB* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 UTSA* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 0 0 0 0 2 29 1 16

Career Highs

Points scored: 6, UMass, Oct. 12, 2019 Receptions: 2, UMass, Oct. 12, 2019 Rec. yards: 27, UMass, Oct. 12, 2019 Receiving TDs: 1, UMass, Oct. 12, 2019 Long reception: 16, UMass, Oct. 12, 2019

Career Stats Year 2019 Totals

Att. Yds. TD Lg. Rec. Yds. TD Lg. 0 0 0 0 2 29 1 16 0 0 0 0 2 29 1 16

Int PBU 0 2 4 5 2 3 1 3 7 14

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MASON

MATTHEWS

DeANDRE

JOSHUA

Position: WR | Height: 6-2 | Weight: 194 Year: RS Sophomore | Experience: SQ Hometown: Baton Rouge, La. Previous School: Dunham HS

Position: RB | Height: 6-1 | Weight: 201 Year: RS Freshman | Experience: RS Hometown: Ruston, La. Previous School: Ruston HS

Position: DT | Height: 6-4 | Weight: 291 Year: Senior | Experience: 3L Hometown: McComb, Miss. Previous School: McComb HS

Notes

Notes Notes • Played in all 12 games in 2019, mainly on special • In 2019, teams. • In 2018, played in all 13 games while starting two • Matthews’ first reception as a Bulldog went for

• Played in 10 of Tech’s 12 games in 2019, totaling up 205 yards rushing and 1 touchdown on 26 carries. • Racked up a career-high 99 yards on 8 carries and scored his first TD as a Bulldog against UMass • Saw action in four games at running back and special teams in 2018. • Graduated from Ruston High in 2018. • Saw time as both a running back and linebacker over the course of his prep career with the Bearcats. • Selected to play in the 2017 LHSCA East-West All-Star Game.

2019 Game-by-Game Stats

Opp. Att. Yds. TD Lg. Rec. Yds. TD Lg. at #10 UT 1 7 0 7 1 9 0 9 GSU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at BGSU 4 14 0 9 1 3 0 3 FIU* Did not play at Rice* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 UMASS* 8 99 1 39 0 0 0 0 USM* 4 20 0 6 0 0 0 0 at UTEP* 5 31 0 13 0 0 0 0 UNT* 4 34 0 16 0 0 0 0 at MAR* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at UAB* Did not play UTSA* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 26 205 1 39 2 12 0 9

Career Highs

Points scored: 6, UMass, Oct. 12, 2019 Rush attempts: 8, UMass, Oct. 12, 2019 Rush yards: 99, UMass, Oct. 12, 2019 Long rush: 39, UMass, Oct. 12, 2019 Total offense att.: 8, UMass, Oct. 12, 2019 Total off. yds: 99, UMass, Oct. 12, 2019 All-purpose yards: 99, UMass, Oct. 12, 2019 Receptions: 1, Two times Rec. yards: 9, #10 UT, Aug 31, 2019

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Att. Yds. TD Lg. Rec. Yds. TD Lg. 3 15 0 6 0 0 0 0 26 205 1 39 2 12 0 9 29 220 0 39 2 12 0 9

36 yards against UMass • Saw action in four games in 2018, mainly on special teams. Did not record any stats. • Redshirted as a true freshman, did not see action. • Graduated from The Dunham School in 2017. • Lettered in football, basketball and track.

and totaling 16 tackles (4 solo), 1.0 TFL, 1.0 sack and 1 QB hurry.

• In 2017, saw action in all 13 games while starting six and totaling 21 tackles (14 solo), 1.0 TFL, 2 QB hurries and 1 forced fumble.

• In 2016, saw action in 13 games as a true freshman, while recording three tackles and a fumble recovery.

2019 Game-by-Game Stats

Opp. Att. Yds. TD Lg. Rec. Yds. TD Lg. at #10 UT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 GSU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 player overall in Mississippi according to ESPN. at BGSU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 FIU* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Rice* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2019 Game-by-Game Stats UMASS* 0 0 0 0 1 36 0 36 Opp. UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR Int PBU USM* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at #10 UT 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at UTEP* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 GSU 1/2/3 1.0 1.0 0 0 0 0 UNT* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at BGSU 2/0/2 0 0 0 0 0 0 at MAR* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 FIU* 0/2/2 0 0 0 0 0 0 at UAB* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Rice* 4/0/4 0 0 0 0 0 0 UTSA* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 UMASS 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 0 0 0 0 1 36 0 36 USM* 3/3/6 3.5 2.0 1 0 0 0 at UTEP* 0/1/1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Career Stats UNT* 2/0/2 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 Year Att. Yds. TD Lg. Rec. Yds. TD Lg. at MAR* 1/2/3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2018 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at UAB* 1/0/1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2019 0 0 0 0 1 36 0 36 UTSA* 1/2/3 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 0 0 0 0 1 36 0 36 Totals 16/11/27 6.0 3.0 1 0 0 0

•G  raduated from McComb High School in 2016 . • Rated as the No. 5 defensive lineman and No. 28

Career Highs

Career Highs

Tackles: 6, vs. Southern Miss, Oct. 12, 2019 Sacks: 2.0, vs. Southern Miss, Oct. 12, 2019 TFL: 3.5, vs. Southern Miss, Oct. 12, 2019 Fumbles forced: 1, Twice Fumbles recovered: 1, UTEP, Oct 1, 2016

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UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR 1/2/3 0 0 0 1 14/7/21 1 0 1 0 4/12/16 1 1 0 1 16/11/27 6 3 1 0 35/32/67 8.0 4.0 2 2



Int PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Receptions: 1, UMass, Oct. 12, 2019 Rec. yards: 36, UMass, Oct. 12, 2019 Long reception: 36, UMass, Oct. 12, 2019 Tackles: 1, UMass, Oct. 12, 2019


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MAXWELL

MORRISON

MOTE

KYLE

KHIRY

JOSHUA

Position: WR | Height: 6-3 | Weight: 184 Year: Freshman| Experience: HS Hometown: Amite City, La. Previous School: Amite HS

Position: S | Height: 6-0 | Weight: 207 Year: Freshman | Experience: HS Hometown: St. Francisville, La. Previous School: West Feliciana HS

Position: OL | Height: 6-3 | Weight: 287 Year: RS Sophomore | Experience: 1L Hometown: Oak Grove, La. Previous School: Oak Grove HS

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• Made his Louisiana Tech debut against UMass. • Graduated from Amite High School in 2019. • Rated as a 3-star wide receiver by both 247sports.com and Rivals.com. • Helped lead Amite to a 15-1 record as a senior in 2018 and the program’s first state championship title since 2004. • Caught two touchdowns in the state championship game. • Coached by Zephaniah Powell. • Chose Louisiana Tech over offers from Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Memphis, Tennessee, Tulane and Tulsa.

2019 Game-by-Game Stats

Opp. Att. Yds. TD Lg. Rec. Yds. TD Lg. at #10 UT Did not play GSU Did not play at BGSU Did not play FIU* Did not play at Rice* Did not play UMASS* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 USM* Did not play at UTEP* Did not play UNT* Did not play at MAR* Did not play at UAB* Did not play UTSA* Did not play Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

•S  aw action in four games as a true freshman, recording two tackles. •P  icked up his first tackle as a Bulldog against UAB •G  raduated West Feliciana High School in 2019. •R  ated as a 3-star athlete by both 247sports.com and Rivals.com. •H  elped lead West Feliciana to a state championship as a junior in 2017 with fellow Bulldog Smoke Harris.

2019 Game-by-Game Stats Opp. at #10 UT GSU at BGSU FIU* at Rice* UMASS USM* at UTEP* UNT* at MAR* at UAB* UTSA* Totals

UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR Did not play Did not play Did not play Did not play Did not play 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 Did not play 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 Did not play Did not play 1/0/1 0 0 0 0 0/1/1 0 0 0 0 1/1/2 0 0 0 0

Int PBU

• Played in all 12 games in 2019 as the ‘Dogs primary backup at both gaurd spots • Saw action in four games in 2018 - all coming via starts along the offensive line. • Redshirted as a true freshman in 2017, did not see action. • Graduated from Oak Grove High School in 2017. • Earned 11 letters in football (4), track and field (4) and basketball (3). • Named all-state three times, while also earning All-Northeast Louisiana honors for three years.

Career Stats

Year Games Played 2018 4 2019 12 Totals 16

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Career Highs

Tackles: 1 solo vs. UAB, Nov. 23, 2019

Career Stats Year 2019* Totals

UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR Int PBU 1/1/2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1/1/2 0 0 0 0 0 0

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NORRIS

OKORIE

KEVIN

JAKE

Position: DL | Height: 6-2 | Weight: 305 Year: RS Senior | Graduate Transfer Hometown: West Chester, Pa. Previous School: West Chester East HS

Position: WR | Height: 5-9 | Weight: 165 Year: RS Junior | Experience: 2L Hometown: West Monroe, La. Previous School: West Monroe HS

Position: WR | Height: 5-10 | Weight: 177 Year: Junior | Experience: 2L Hometown: Houston, Texas Previous School: Langham Creek HS

Notes

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Notes

• Made 12 tackles (3 solo) after returning from an early season injury in 2019 •T  ransferred to Louisiana Tech from UCONN • Played in 34 games for the Huskies, recording 32 total tackles (12 solo), 1.0 TFL, 1.0 sack, and 1 interception. • East West All-Star Game Nominee • Three year All-Chesmont player OL and DL • Three-time All-Area

2019 Game-by-Game Stats

Opp. UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR at #10 UT Did not play GSU Did not play at BGSU Did not play FIU* Did not play at Rice* 0/3/3 0 0 0 0 UMASS 0/1/1 0 0 0 0 USM* 1/2/3 0 0 0 0 at UTEP* 2/0/2 1.0 0 0 0 UNT* 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 at MAR* 0/2/2 0 0 0 0 at UAB* 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 UTSA* 0/1/1 0 0 0 0 Totals 3/9/12 1.0 0 0 0

Career Highs

Tackles: 3, four times Sacks: 1.0, at Boston College, Nov. 19, 2016 TFL: 1.0, two times Interceptions: 1, vs. UMass, Oct 27, 2018

Int PBU

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

•S  aw action in five games, primarily on special teams, before a season-ending injury •S  aw action in seven games in 2018, while making three receptions for 22 yards. •S  aw action in seven games in 2017, including seeing time on special teams. •R  edshirted as a true freshman in 2016, did not see action. •G  raduated from West Monroe High School in 2016. • Three-sport athlete that earned a total of nine letters in football (3), basketball (3) and track (3). • Earned first team all-district and All-NELA, while also being named LHSAA All-State Honorable Mention in football.

• Played in all 12 games in 2019, mainly on special teams where he recorded 6 tackles • Played in four games in 2018, mainly as a kickoff returner. • Returned seven kicks for 130 yards, with a long return of 33 yards on the road at No. 18 Mississippi State. • Graduated from Langham Creek High School in 2017 before coming to LA Tech as a track and field student-athlete. • Lettered in football, track and wrestling.

2019 Game-by-Game Stats

Opp. at #10 UT GSU 2019 Game-by-Game Stats Opp. Att. Yds. TD Lg. Rec. Yds. TD Lg. at BGSU FIU* at #10 UT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Rice* GSU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 UMASS at BGSU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 USM* FIU* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at UTEP* at Rice* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 UNT* UMASS* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at MAR* USM* Did not play at UAB* at UTEP* Did not play UTSA* UNT* Did not play Totals at MAR* Did not play at UAB* Did not play UTSA* Did not play Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Career Highs

Receptions: 2, Southern, Sep 8, 2018 Receiving yards: 17, Southern, Sep 8, 2018 Long reception: 9, Southern, Sep 8, 2018 All-purpose yards: 17, Southern, Sep 8, 2018

Career Stats Year 2017 2018 2019 Totals

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Att. Yds. TD Lg. Rec. Yds. TD Lg. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 22 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 22 0 9

UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0/1/1 0 0 0 0 1/0/1 0 0 0 0 1/0/1 0 0 0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 1/1/2 0 0 0 0 1/0/1 0 0 0 0 0/2/2 0 0 0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0/1/1 0 0 0 0 4/2/6 0 0 0 0

Int PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Career Highs

All-purpose yards: 96, at Miss. St., Nov 3, 2018 Kick returns: 4, at Miss. St., Nov 3, 2018 Kick return yards: 96, at Miss. St., Nov 3, 2018 Long kick return: 33, at Miss. St., Nov 3, 2018 Tackles: 2, at UTEP, Oct. 26 2019

Career Stats

Year Att. Yds. TD Lg. Rec. Yds. TD Lg. 2018 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Year PR Yds. TD Lg. KR Yds. TD Lg. 2018 0 0 0 0 7 130 0 33 Totals 0 0 0 0 7 130 0 33 Year 2019

UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR Int PBU 4/2/6 0 0 0 0 0 0


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PITRE

POPE

POWELL

NOAH

BRETT

CEE JAY

Position: OL | Height: 6-6 | Weight: 263 Year: RS Freshman | Experience: RS Hometown: Geismar, La. Previous School: Dutchtown HS

Position: OL | Height: 6-3 | Weight: 270 Year: Freshman | Experience: HS Hometown: Leesville, La. Previous School: Leesville HS

Position: WR | Height: 5-7 | Weight: 173 Year: RS Junior | Experience: 2L Hometown: Maringouin, La. Previous School: Livonia HS

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Career Stats

Career Stats

• Played in all 12 games for the Bulldogs as a backup offensive lineman. • Often enters the game as a sixth lineman in goal line formations. • Redshirted as a true freshman. Did not play. • Graduated from Dutchtown High School in 2018. • Dual-sport athlete, lettering in football and track all four years of high school. • Named all-district in football as a senior.

Year Games Played 2019 12 Totals 12

•R  edshirting as a true freshman. •M  ade his Bulldog debut on October 12, 2019 against UMass. •G  raduated from Leesville High School in 2019. •L  ettered in football all four years. •N  amed first team all-parish and first team all-district. • Won a district championship.

Year Games Played 2019 1 Totals 1

• Played in all 12 games in 2019, recording 488 yards on 43 catches with one touchdown. • Set a new carrer high by reeling in six passes for 85 yards against UTEP on Oct. 26. • In 2018, saw action in all 13 games, both on offense and special teams. • In 2017, saw action in 12 games, both on offense and special teams. Made five receptions for 37 yards and returned a pair of kickoffs for 54 total yards. • Redshirted as a true freshman in 2016. • Earned 1st team all-state, all-metro and all-district at Livonia HS and was also named MVP of the state championship game. • Helped lead Livonia to the 2014 state title.

2019 Game-by-Game Stats

Opp. Att. Yds. TD Lg. Rec. Yds. TD Lg. at #10 UT 0 0 0 0 6 56 0 19 GSU 0 0 0 0 4 57 0 18 at BGSU 0 0 0 0 3 32 0 15 FIU* 0 0 0 0 6 52 0 13 at Rice* 0 0 0 0 6 71 0 22 UMASS* 0 0 0 0 4 70 1 55 USM* 0 0 0 0 3 23 0 12 at UTEP* 0 0 0 0 6 85 0 20 UNT* 0 0 0 0 2 11 0 6 at MAR* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at UAB* 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 5 UTSA* 0 0 0 0 2 26 0 19 Totals 0 0 0 0 43 488 1 55

Career Highs

Points: 6, UMass, Oct. 12, 2019 Receptions: 7, WKU, Nov 24, 2018 Receiving yards: 85, at UTEP, Oct. 26 2019 Long reception: 55, UMass, Oct. 12, 2019 All-purpose yards: 85, at UTEP, Oct. 26 2019 Punt returns: 1, at UTSA, Oct 13, 2018 Punt return yards: -4, at UTSA, Oct 13, 2018 Kick returns: 1, 2 times KR yards: 28, North Texas, Nov 4, 2017 Long KR: 28, North Texas, Nov 4, 2017 Tackles: 1, WKU, Nov 24, 2018 (0-1)

Career Stats Year 2017 2018 2019 Totals  

Att. Yds. TD Lg. Rec. Yds. TD Lg. 0 0 0 0 5 37 0 10 0 0 0 0 17 101 0 11 0 0 0 0 43 488 1 55 0 0 0 0 65 626 1 55

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RHINES

RIEDER

ETHAN

CALVIN

Position: OL | Height: 6-4 | Weight: 295 Year: RS Senior | Experience: 3L Hometown: Orange, Texas Previous School: Little Cypress-Mauriceville HS

Position: DL | Height: 6-0 | Weight: 257 Year: Freshman | Experience: HS Hometown: Gonzales, La. Previous School: East Ascension HS

Position: WR | Height: 6-2 | Weight: 225 Year: Freshman | Experience: HS Hometown: Destrehan, La. Previous School: Destrehan HS

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• Started all 12 games for the Bulldogs during the 2019 season. •A  ll-Conference-USA Second Team Selectiondds • Has now started 52 consecutive games for the ‘Dogs, the longest streak in the nation • One of two Bulldogs to start all 13 games on the offensive line during the 2018 season. • Earned C-USA Honorable Mention in 2018. • Named an All-Conference Honorable Mention in 2017. • In 2017, started all 13 games on the offensive line. • Named a freshman all-American in 2016 by USA TODAY Sports. • In 2016, started all 14 games on the offensive line. • Redshirted as a true freshman in 2015, did not see action. • Graduated from Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School in 2015. • Received first team all-district honors his junior and senior year. • Finished third in the discus at the state track and field meet his junior year.

•D  id not play as a true freshman •G  raduated from East Ascension High School in 2018 •L  ettered all four years in football •C  oached by Darnell Lee

Career Stats

Year Games Played 2016 14 2017 13 2018 13 2019 12 Totals 52

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2019 Game-by-Game Stats

Opp. Att. Yds. TD Lg. Rec. Yds. TD Lg. at #10 UT Did not play GSU Did not play at BGSU Did not play FIU* Did not play at Rice* Did not play UMASS* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 USM* Did not play at UTEP* Did not play UNT* Did not play at MAR* Did not play at UAB* Did not play UTSA* Did not play Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


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ROBERSON

ROBERTSON

ROSSELL

AARON

Position: DB | Height: 5-9 | Weight: 200 Year: RS Senior | Experience: 3L Hometown: Shreveport, La. Previous School: Huntington HS

AMIK

BIRON

Position: OL | Height: 6-4 | Weight: 297 Year: RS Freshman | Experience: RS Hometown: West Memphis, Ark. Previous School: West Memphis Christian HS

Position: CB | Height: 5-9 | Weight: 180 Year: Sophomore | Experience: 1L Hometown: Thibodaux, La. Previous School: Thibodaux HS

Notes Notes N  amed a PFF and FWAA 1st Team All-American • In 2019, saw action in all 12 games as a defensive • after ranking 2nd in the nation in passes defendback. Made 23 tackles (15 solo) and broke up 4 passes.

• In 2018, saw action in 7 games in both the

secondary and on special teams, while recording 3 tackles and 1 pass break-up.

• In 2017, saw action in 12 games while starting

four and recording 31 tackles (22 solo), 4 pass break-ups and 1 interception.

• P osted a career-high nine tackles (4 solo, 5 assists) on the road against WKU in 2017.

• R edshirted the 2016 season, did not see action. • In 2015, saw action in the final 10 games of the season, while recording a forced fumble, an interception and 18 tackles.

2019 Game-by-Game Stats Opp. at #10 UT GSU at BGSU FIU* at Rice* UMASS USM* at UTEP* UNT* at MAR* at UAB* UTSA* Totals

UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR 2/0/2 0 0 0 0 3/2/5 0 0 0 0 2/1/3 0 0 0 0 1/1/2 0 0 0 1 1/0/1 0 0 0 0 2/0/2 0 0 0 0 1/1/2 0 0 0 0 0/2/2 0 0 0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0/1/1 0 0 0 0 2/0/2 0 0 0 0 1/0/1 0 0 0 0 15/8/23 0 0 0 1

Int PBU 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4

Career Highs

All-purpose yds: 19, at S. Carolina, Sep 23, 2017 Interceptions: 1, Two times Long INT return: 19, at S. Carolina, Sep 23, 2017 Tackles: 9, at WKU, Sep 16, 2017 (4-5) TFL: 1.0, Mississippi State, Sep 9, 2017 Fumbles forced: 1, Two times Fumbles recovered: 1, vs Ark. State, Dec 19, 2015 Pass breakups: 3, Two times

Career Stats Year 2015 2017 2018 Totals

UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR 18/0/18 0 0 1 1 22/9/31 1.0 0 0 0 0/3/3 0 0 0 0 40/12/52 1.0 0 1 1

Int PBU 1 2 1 5 0 1 2 8

ed (21) and 5th in interceptions (5). •S  econd among active career leaders in passes defensed (48) with 8 fewer games than anyone else in the top 10 • Was named the Bronko Nagurski National Player of the Week after a three INT game vs. Southern Miss. •E  arned 1st Team All-Conference honors in 2018 after totaling 57 tackles (40 solo), 7.5 TFL, 2 interceptions, 12 pass break-ups and 2 blocked kicks. • In 2017, named a Freshman All-American by the FWAA, as well as second team All-Conference and All-Freshman Team. •L  ed the Bulldogs with 5 INTs (1 TD) and finished 2nd on the team with 7.5 TFL. •R  anked 3rd on the team with 62 tackles (51 solo) in 2017, while adding 2 sacks, 6 PBU and 1 QB hurry during his rookie campaign. •R  eturned an INT 45 yards for a touchdown vs. #25 SMU in the Frisco Bowl.

2019 Game-by-Game Stats Opp. at #10 UT GSU at BGSU FIU* at Rice* UMASS USM* at UTEP* UNT* at MAR* at UAB* UTSA* Totals

UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR 4/0/4 0 0 0 0 2/3/5 0 0 0 0 7/3/10 2.0 0 0 0 4/2/6 0 0 0 0 6/1/7 1.0 0 0 0 3/1/4 1.0 0 0 0 1/2/3 0 0 0 0 4/0/4 1.0 1.0 1 1 2/0/2 1.0 0 0 0 2/3/5 0 0 0 0 3/1/4 1.0 0 0 0 6/0/6 1.0 0 0 0 44/16/60 8.0 1.0 1 1

Notes

• Played in 10 games as a redshirt freshman, serving as Tech’s backup left tackle. • Made his first start as a Bulldog at Marshall in the place of an injured Gewhite Stallworth • Did not play in 2018. • Graduated from West Memphis Christian High School in 2018. • Helped lead the Black Knights to a state championship title as a senior. • Three-sport athlete who earned letters all four years of high school. • Earned first team all-state honors as a senior, while also being selected to participate in the state’s All-Star game.

Career Stats

Year Games Played 2019 10 Totals 10

Int PBU 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 2 1 0 3 2 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 5 16

Career Highs

Points scored: 6, Three times Touchdowns: 1, Three times All-purpose yards: 61, Miss. St., Sep 9, 2017 Interceptions: 3, vs. Southern Miss, Oct. 19, 2019 Long INT return: 61, Miss. St., Sep 9, 2017 Tackles: 10, Two times Sacks: 1.0, 4 times Tackles for loss: 2.5, at FAU, Oct 26, 2018 (2-0) Fumbles forced: 1, Two times Fumbles recovered: 1, Two times Pass breakups: 3, vs. FIU, Sept. 20, 2019 Blocked kicks: 1, 2 times

Career Stats Year 2017 2018 2019 Totals

UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR 51/11/62 7.5 2.0 0 0 40/17/57 7.5 1.0 1 1 44/16/60 8.0 1.0 1 1 135/44/179 23.0 4.0 2 2

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SAM

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KODY

MICHAEL

COLLIN

Position: OL | Height: 6-1 | Weight: 290 Year: RS Junior | Experience: 2L Hometown: Burleson, Texas Previous School: Burleson HS

Position: CB | Height: 6-1 | Weight: 194 Year: RS Senior | Experience: 1L Hometown: New Iberia, La. Previous School: Trinity Valley CC

Position: LB | Height: 6-0 | Weight: 231 Year: RS Senior | Experience: 3L Hometown: Houston, Texas Previous School: Manvel HS

Notes

Notes

Notes • A massed 64 tackles (29 solo) as a redshirt se-

• Started all 12 games as the Bulldogs’ center. • One of two Bulldogs to start in all 13 games in 2018. • Earned C-USA Honorable Mention in 2018. Started 10 games and saw action in all 13 on the Bulldog offensive line in 2017. • Named to the C-USA All-Freshman Team. • Redshirted as a true freshman in 2016, did not see action. • Graduated from Burleson High School in 2016. • Played on both the offensive and defensive lines. • Set the Texas state deadlift record by lifting 715 pounds. • Finished fourth in the Texas High School Powerlifting Association state championships his junior year.

Career Stats

Year Games Played 2017 13 2018 13 2018 12 Totals 38 

• In 2019, played in all 12 games as a starting cornerback. Recorded 42 tackles (31 solo), 1.0 TFL, 3 interceptions, and 6 pass break-ups. •A  ll-Conference-USA Honorable Mention Honoree • In 2018, played in 10 games primarily on special teams, serving as a kick returner for the Bulldogs in 5 games. •H  ad 8 kick returns for 175 yards in 2018, while totaling 5 tackles and 1 pass breakup. • In 2017, played in 2 games due to injury. • S pent two seasons at Trinity Valley CC where he totaled 46 tackles (24 solo), 2 interceptions and 10 pass break-ups in 2016. • Helped lead Trinity Valley to an 11-win season, a SW Junior College championship and a win in the Heart of Texas Bowl in 2016. • In 2015, recorded 25 tackles (16 solo), 3 INT and 6 pass break-ups.

2019 Game-by-Game Stats Opp. at #10 UT GSU at BGSU FIU* at Rice* UMASS USM* at UTEP* UNT* at MAR* at UAB* UTSA* Totals

UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR 5/1/6 1.0 0 0 0 4/1/5 0 0 0 0 1/3/4 0 0 0 0 3/2/5 0 0 0 0 4/0/4 0 0 0 0 3/1/4 0 0 0 0 2/1/3 0 0 0 0 4/0/4 0 0 0 0 3/1/4 0 0 0 0 1/1/2 0 0 0 0 3/0/3 0 0 0 0 1/1/2 0 0 0 0 31/11/42 1.0 0 0 0

Int PBU 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 3 6

Career Highs

All-purpose yards: 63, at UTSA, Oct 13, 2018 Kick returns: 2, 3 times Kick return yards: 63, at UTSA, Oct 13, 2018 Long kick return: 43, at UTSA, Oct 13, 2018 Tackles: 6, at #10 Texas, Aug. 31, 2019 TFL: 1, at #10 Texas, Aug. 31, 2019 Pass breakups: 2, at BGSU, Sept. 14, 2019 Interceptions: 1, 3 times

Career Stats Year 2017 2018 2019 Totals

UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR 2/2/4 0 0 0 0 4/1/5 0 0 0 0 31/11/42 1.0 0 0 0 37/14/51 1.0 0 0 0

Int PBU 0 0 0 1 3 6 3 7

nior with 2.0 TFL, 0.5 sack and 3 QB Hurries.

• R ecorded 9 tackles in each of the first two games

of the season with 0.5 sacks against Grambling State •A  ll-Conference-USA Honorable Mention Honoree • In 2018, started all 12 games, totaling a teamhigh 83 tackles (31 solo) with 8.5 TFL, 3 sacks, 3 QB hurries and 2 interceptions. • E arned C-USA Honorable Mention in 2018. • In 2017, saw action in all 13 games, registering 26 tackles (14 solo), 2 QB hurries and one TFL. • P osted a career-high eight tackles (2 solo, 6 assists) against Southern Miss. • In 2016, saw action in 7 games, recording 9 tackles (4 solo) and 1 pass break-up. •H  ad a career-high 6 tackles (3 solo) vs. #25 Navy in the Armed Forces Bowl. • Redshirted as a true freshman in 2015. • Graduated from Manvel High School in 2015. • A 3-star rated recruit ranked 23rd in Texas and 122nd nationally among linebackers.

2019 Game-by-Game Stats Opp. at #10 UT GSU at BGSU FIU* at Rice* UMASS USM* at UTEP* UNT* at MAR* at UAB* UTSA* Totals

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Int PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Career Highs

All-purpose yards: 31, Rice, Nov 10, 2018 Interceptions: 2, Rice, Nov 10, 2018 Long INT return: 16, Rice, Nov 10, 2018 Tackles: 11, 2 times Sacks: 1.5, WKU, Nov 24, 2018 (1-1) TFL: 2.5, at North Texas, Sep 29, 2018 (2-1) Pass breakups: 1, Rice, Oct 29, 2016

Career Stats

Year PR Yds. TD Lg. KR Yds. TD Lg. Year 2018 0 0 0 0 8 175 0 43 2016 Totals 0 0 0 0 8 175 0 43 2017 2018 2019 Totals

70

UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR 7/2/9 0 0 0 0 3/6/9 0.5 0.5 0 0 2/2/4 1.0 0 0 0 1/5/6 0 0 0 0 1/5/6 0.5 0 0 0 2/1/3 0 0 0 0 2/4/6 0 0 0 0 2/4/6 0 0 0 0 4/1/5 0 0 0 0 0/1/1 0 0 0 0 1/1/2 0 0 0 0 4/3/7 0 0 0 0 29/35/64 2.0 0.5 0 0

UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR 4/5/9 0 0 0 0 14/12/26 1.0 0 0 0 31/52/83 8.5 3.0 0 0 29/35/64 2.0 0.5 0 0 78/104/182 11.5 3.5 0 0

Int PBU 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 3


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SHAW

SMITH

GEORGE

STEVEN

J’MAR

Position: WR | Height: 6-1 | Weight: 198 Year: Junior | Experience: 2L Hometown: Natchez, Miss. Previous School: Adams County Christian HS

Position: DE | Height: 6-5 | Weight: 264 Year: Freshman | Experience: HS Hometown: Houston, Texas Previous School: Manvel HS

Position: QB | Height: 6-1 | Weight: 226 Year: RS Junior | Experience: 2L Hometown: Meridian, Miss. Previous School: Meridian HS

Notes

Notes • A ppeared in five games as a redshirt freshman,

Notes

• In 2019, appeared in 3 games while redshirting. Did not record any stats., • In 2018, saw action in all 12 games, while making three starts at wide receiver. • Hauled in seven catches for 173 yards and a touchdown. • Posted a career high 88 receiving yards against UTSA, including a 67-yard touchdown reception down the sideline - Tech’s longest play from scrimmage in 2018. • In 2017, saw action in eight games, registering five catches for 37 yards. • Made his first career catch in LA Tech’s win over South Alabama on Sept. 30, 2017. • Graduated from Adams County Christian High School in 2017. • Selected as a MAIS All-Star (Miss. Assoc. of Independent Schools). • Ranked No. 43 in the state of Mississippi by 247Sports.com. • Helped lead Adams County to the 2016 MAIS 3A state title game.

recording 4 tackles (2 solo). • R edshirted as a true freshman in 2018, did not see action. •G  raduated from Manvel High School in 2018. •H  elped lead Manvel High School to a state championship appearance as a senior, while the Mavericks posted a 14-1 record in Shaw’s final season. •R  ated as a three-star lineman by 247sports.com. •C  oached by Kirk Martin.

2019 Game-by-Game Stats

Opp. UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR at #10 UT 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 GSU 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 at BGSU 1/1/2 0 0 0 0 FIU* 0/1/1 0 0 0 0 at Rice* Did not play UMASS 1/0/1 0 0 0 0 USM* Did not play at UTEP* 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 UNT* Did not play at MAR* Did not play 2019 Game-by-Game Stats at UAB* Did not play Opp. Att. Yds. TD Lg. Rec. Yds. TD Lg. UTSA* Did not play at #10 UT Did not play Totals 2/2/4 0 0 0 0 GSU Did not play at BGSU Did not play FIU* Did not play Career Stats at Rice* Did not play Year UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR UMASS* Did not play 2019 2/2/4 0 0 0 0 USM* Did not play Totals 2/2/4 0 0 0 0 at UTEP* Did not play UNT* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at MAR* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Career Highs at UAB* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tackles: 2, at BGSU, Sept. 14, 2019 UTSA* Did not play Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Career Highs

Points scored: 6, at UTSA, Oct 13, 2018 Touchdowns: 1, at UTSA, Oct 13, 2018 Receptions: 2, 4 times Receiving yards: 88, at UTSA, Oct 13, 2018 Receiving TDs: 1, at UTSA, Oct 13, 2018 Long reception: 67, at UTSA, Oct 13, 2018 All-purpose yards: 88, at UTSA, Oct 13, 2018 Tackles: 4, at North Texas, Sep 29, 2018 (2-2)

Career Stats Year 2017 2018 Totals

Att. Yds. TD Lg. Rec. Yds. TD Lg. 0 0 0 0 5 37 0 15 0 0 0 0 7 173 1 67 0 0 0 0 12 210 1 67

Int PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0

Int PBU 0 0 0 0

• Started 10 games at QB in 2019, amassing nearly 3,000 yards through the air (2,814), with 17 TDs and just 4 INTs. • Started all 12 games at QB for Tech in 2018. • Earned C-USA Honorable Mention in 2018. • Threw for 2,875 yards and 14 touchdowns, while rushing for 138 yards and two TDs. • Threw for 300 yards in 4 games, tying Terry Bradshaw with 7 career 300-yard games. • Started all 12 games at QB for Tech in 2017. • Threw for 2,758 yards and 13 touchdowns, while rushing for 356 yards and five TDs. • Passed for 300+ yards in three contests. • In 2016, played in 7 games, making his first start in the season opener at Arkansas.

2019 Game-by-Game Stats

Opp. C-A-I Yards TD Long RushYds at #10 UT 34-51-1 331 2 26 8 GSU 17-25-0 220 1 40 25 at BGSU 19-26-1 267 2 49 -8 FIU* 27-41-1 290 0 54 63 at Rice* 21-39-0 210 1 22 3 (TD) UMASS 16-28-0 239 3 55 69 USM* 14-21-1 325 1 70 22 (TD) at UTEP* 29-35-0 338 3 31 0 UNT* 21-38-1 263 1 80 44 at MAR* Did not play UAB* Did not play UTSA* 25-35-0 331 3 46 4 (TD) Totals 223-330-4 2814 17 80 230 (3 TD)

Career Highs

Points scored: 12, at UTEP, Nov 18, 2017 Touchdowns: 2, at UTEP, Nov 18, 2017 Rush attempts: 17, FAU, Nov 11, 2017 Rush yards: 78, Florida Atlantic, Nov 11, 2017 Rush TDs: 2, at UTEP, Nov 18, 2017 Long rush: 58, UAB, Oct 6, 2018 Pass attempts: 51, FAU, Nov 11, 2017 Pass completions: 34, at #10 Texas, Aug. 31, 2019 Pass yards: 380, Southern, Sep 8, 2018 Pass TDs: 3, 6 times Had intercepted: 3, at USA, Sep 1, 2018 Long pass: 89, Rice, Oct 29, 2016 Total offense attempts: 68, FAU, Nov 11, 2017 Total off. yards: 434, Southern, Sep 8, 2018 All-purpose yards: 78, FAU, Nov 11, 2017 Tackles: 1, 3 times

Career Stats Year 2016 2017 2018 2019 Totals 

C-A-I Yards TD Long 30-43-1 412 2 89 229-409-5 2,974 16 87 264-461-10 3,160 14 67 223-330-4 2814 17 80 746-1,252-20 9,360 50 89

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SPENCER

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L’JARIUS

TREY

Position: CB | Height: 6-1 | Weight: 191 Year: Senior | Experience: 3L Hometown: Minden, La. Previous School: Minden HS

Position: CB | Height: 5-11 | Weight: 187 Year: Senior | Experience: 2L Hometown: Orange, Texas Previous School: West Orange-Stark HS

Position: OL | Height: 6-8 | Weight: 322 Year: RS Senior | Experience: 3L Hometown: Houston, Texas Previous School: Navarro JC

Notes

Notes • S aw action in 7 games as a redshirt senior. • R edshirted in 2018. Saw action in four games,

Notes

• Moved to safety for his senior season and totaled up a team-high 72 tackles (42 solo) to go with 3.5 TFL, and 3 interceptions including a pick-6. •A  ll-Conference-USA Second Team Honoree • Tied for first among active career leaders in pick sixes • In 2018, started all 12 games, totaling 54 tackles (39 solo), 1.5 TFL, 3 INT (1 TD) and 7 pass break-ups to earn C-USA Honorable Mention in 2018. • Made 6 starts and played in 11 games in 2017, recording 30 total tackles (29 solo), 1 interception and six pass break-ups. • In 2016, played in all 14 games, registering 17 total tackles (12 solo) and one INT returned 48 yards for a touchdown. • Enjoyed his best game as a freshman in the 2016 C-USA Championship against WKU where he totaled a season-high six tackles (5 solo, 1 assist) and his first career INT.

2019 Game-by-Game Stats Opp. at #10 UT GSU at BGSU FIU* at Rice* UMASS USM* at UTEP* UNT* at MAR* at UAB* UTSA* Totals

UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR 4/0/4 0 0 0 0 0/1/1 0 0 0 0 3/6/9 0.5 0 0 0 1/3/4 0 0 0 0 3/5/8 0.5 0 0 0 4/0/4 1.0 0 0 0 2/3/5 0 0 0 0 7/2/9 0 0 0 0 2/1/3 1.0 0 0 0 7/6/13 0 0 0 0 2/3/5 0.5 0 0 0 7/0/7 0 0 0 0 42/30/72 3.5 0 0 0

Int PBU 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 4

Career Highs

Points scored: 6, 3 times Touchdowns: 1, 3 times All-purpose yards: 68, vs. UNT, Nov. 9, 2019 Interceptions: 1, 8 times Long INT return: 68, vs. UNT, Nov. 9, 2019 Tackles: 13, at Marshall, Nov. 15, 2019 Sacks: 1.0, 2 times Tackles for loss: 1.0, 4 times Pass breakups: 3, USA, Sep 30, 2017

Career Stats Year 2016 2017 2018 2019 Totals

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GEWHITE

UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR 12/5/17 0 0 0 0 29/1/30 1.0 1.0 0 0 39/15/54 1.5 1.5 0 0 42/30/72 3.5 0 0 0 122/51/173 6.0 2.5 0 0

Int PBU 1 1 1 7 3 10 3 4 8 22

while assisting on 1 tackle on the season.

• In 2017, saw action in 12 games while starting

three at corner and recording 14 tackles (10 solo), 3 pass break-ups, 1 fumble recovery and 2 interceptions (1 TD). • R ecorded his first career INT against Rice in 2017 and returned it 37 yards. • In 2016, saw action in 5 games, assisting on 2 tackles against Texas Tech and UMass. • In 2015, saw action in ten games and recorded eight solo tackles. • Graduated from West Orange-Stark High School in 2015.

2019 Game-by-Game Stats Opp. at #10 UT GSU at BGSU FIU* at Rice* UMASS USM* at UTEP UNT* at MAR* at UAB* UTSA* Totals 

UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR Int PBU Did not play 1/1/2 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Did not play 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Did not play *0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Did not play Did not play 0/1/1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1/2/3 0.5 0 0 0 0 0

Career Highs

Points scored: 6, at Rice, Oct 28, 2017 Touchdowns: 1, at Rice, Oct 28, 2017 All-purpose yards: 37, at Rice, Oct 28, 2017 Interceptions: 1, 2 times Long INT return: 37, at Rice, Oct 28, 2017 Tackles: 4, North Texas, Nov 7, 2015 Sacks: 1.0, vs SMU, Dec 20, 2017 Tackles for loss: 1.0, vs SMU, Dec 20, 2017 Fumbles recovered: 1, FAU, Nov 11, 2017 Pass breakups: 1, 4 times

Career Stats Year 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Totals

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UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR 8/0/8 0 0 0 0 0/2/2 0 0 0 0 10/4/14 1.0 1.0 0 1 0/1/1 0 0 0 0 1/2/3 0.5 0 0 0 19/9/28 1.5 1.0 0 1

Int PBU 0 1 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 2 6

• Started 10 games and played in 11 games as Tech’s starting left tackle. Missed one game due to injury. •A  ll-Conference-USA Honorable Mention Honoree • In 2018, played in just one game due to injury. • In 2017, played in 12 games, while starting three on the offensive line. • In 2016, saw action in 11 games for the Bulldogs on the offensive line. • Spent the 2014-15 seasons at Navarro College, where he redshirted as a freshman in 2014. • Graduated from Reagan High School in 2014.

Career Stats

Year Games Played 2016 11 2017 12 2018 1 2019 11 Totals 33


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STANLEY

TAYLOR

TOUSSANT

MALIK

CONNOR

WAYNE

Position: WR | Height: 6-3 | Weight: 213 Year: RS Senior | Experience: Graduate Transfer Hometown: Topeka, Kansas Previous School: South Alabama

Position: LB | Height: 6-0 | Weight: 223 Year: Senior | Experience: 1L Hometown: Kaysville, Utah Previous School: Snow College

Position: WR | Height: 5-9 | Weight: 159 Year: Freshman | Experience: HS Hometown: Maringouin, La. Previous School: Plaquemine HS

Notes

Notes

Notes

• In 2019, racked up 574 yards and 3 touchdowns on 37 catches as a graduate transfer from South Alabama. •A  ll-Conference-USA Honorable Mention Honoree • Earned LSWA All-Louisiana Player of the Week honors catching 8 passes for 212 yards and 1 touchdown in a 45-30 win over Southern Miss. • Played in four games for South Alabama in 2018, while hauling in eight catches for 110 yards and a touchdown. • Saw action in 10 games for the Jaguars in 2017, while recording 27 catches for 324 yards and three touchdowns. • Went to South Alabama after spending the 2015-16 seasons at Coffeyville Community College, where he earned First Team All-Conference honors as a sophomore.

2019 Game-by-Game Stats

Opp. Att. Yds. TD Lg. Rec. Yds. TD Lg. at #10 UT 0 0 0 0 4 48 1 26 GSU 0 0 0 0 1 40 0 40 at BGSU 0 0 0 0 2 27 0 16 FIU* 0 0 0 0 3 54 0 29 at Rice* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 UMASS* 0 0 0 0 1 13 0 13 USM* 0 0 0 0 8 212 1 56 at UTEP* 0 0 0 0 4 39 1 11 UNT* 0 0 0 0 2 17 0 12 at MAR* 0 0 0 0 7 82 0 19 at UAB* 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 UTSA* 0 0 0 0 4 40 0 21 Totals 0 0 0 0 37 574 3 56

•S  tarted at linebacker in Tech’s final 10 games of the season and played in all 12 contests •A  ll-Conference-USA Honorable Mention Honoree •S  econd on the team with 66 tackles (34 solo) and also recorded 6.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks, 1 interception, and 2 forced fumbles. • In 2018, played in all 12 games for the Bulldogs both at linebacker and on special teams, while totaling 28 tackles (14 solo), a fumble recovery and 1 pass break-up. •S  pent two seasons at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah, where he saw action in 21 games as a linebacker for the Badgers. •N  amed the 2017 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Defensive Player of the Year. •H  elped lead Snow College to a 10-1 record, including a win over Blinn College in the El Toro Bowl. •L  ed the NJCAA with 139 tackles this season, including 75 solo tackles, 21 tackles for loss, three sacks and four forced fumbles. •N  amed First Team NJCAA All-America in 2017.

2019 Game-by-Game Stats Opp. at #10 UT GSU at BGSU FIU* at Rice* UMASS USM* at UTEP* UNT* at MAR* at UAB* UTSA* Totals

UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR 3/1/4 1.0 1.0 1 1 8/3/11 1.00 0 1 0 1/3/4 0 0 0 0 1/3/4 0.5 0.5 0 0 1/2/3 0 0 0 0 2/2/4 0 0 0 0 3/3/6 1.0 0 0 0 1/1/2 0 0 0 0 3/2/5 0 0 0 0 3/7/10 0.5 0 0 0 4/0/4 1.0 0 0 0 4/5/9 1.0 0 0 0 34/32/66 6.0 1.5 2 1

Int PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

Career Highs

Tackles: 4, 3 times Sacks: 1.0, at Southern Miss, Nov 17, 2018 TFL: 1.0, at Southern Miss, Nov 17, 2018 Fumbles forced: 1, at USM, Nov 17, 2018 Fumbles recovered: 1, at USM, Nov 17, 2018 Pass breakups: 1, at UTSA, Oct 13, 2018

Career Stats Year 2018 2019 Totals

UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR 14/14/28 0.5 0 0 1 34/32/66 6.0 1.5 2 1 48/46/94 6.5 1.5 2 2

• Played in all 12 games for Tech in 2019, primarily as a kick returner. • Averaged 34.8 all-purpose yards per game as a returner with a season long of 65 yards against UMass • Played in four games for the Bulldogs in 2018. • Caught two passes for 53 yards on the season, including a 44-yard reception against Rice. • Graduated from Plaquemine High School in May of 2018. • Three-sport athlete who lettered all four years in football, basketball and track. • Rated as a three-star athlete by 247sports.com and the No. 68-ranked wide receiver in the state of Louisiana. • Played in 10 games as a junior, making 30 receptions for 595 yards and 10 touchdowns.

2019 Game-by-Game Stats

Opp. Att. Yds. TD Lg. Rec. Yds. TD Lg. at #10 UT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 GSU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at BGSU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 FIU* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Rice* 0 0 0 0 2 26 0 20 UMASS* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 USM* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at UTEP* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 UNT* 1 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 at MAR* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at UAB* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 UTSA* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 1 4 0 4 2 26 0 20

Career Highs

Receptions: 1, 2 times Receiving yards: 44, Rice, Nov 10, 2018 Long reception: 44, Rice, Nov 10, 2018 All-purpose yards: 102, UMass, Oct. 12, 2019 Long kick return: 65, UMass, Oct. 12, 2019

Career Stats Year 2018 2019 Totals

Int PBU 0 1 1 1 1 2

Att. Yds. TD Lg. Rec. Yds. TD Lg. 0 0 0 0 2 53 0 44 1 4 0 4 2 26 0 20 0 0 0 0 2 53 0 44

Year PR Yds. TD Lg. KR Yds. TD Lg. 2019 0 0 0 0 15 387 0 65 Totals 0 0 0 0 15 387 0 65

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TURNER

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ISRAEL

MAQUALLIUS

Position: RB | Height: 5-8 | Weight: 199 Year: RS Sophomore | Experience: 1L Hometown: Metairie, La. Previous School: Archbishop Rummel HS

Position: DB | Height: 5-9 | Weight: 170 Year: Freshman | Experience: HS Hometown: Shreveport, La. Previous School: Southwood HS

Position: DT | Height: 6-2 | Weight: 309 Year: RS Senior | Experience: 3L Hometown: Monroe, La. Previous School: Neville HS

Notes

Notes

Notes

• Battled injury and illness to play in 9 of Tech’s 12 games in 2019, including 2 starts • Rushed for 327 yards, including a carrer-long 56 yard carry in the season finale against UTSA. • Saw action in 9 games in 2018, while making five starts at running back. • Rushed for 333 yards and 2 touchdowns, while catching 10 passes for 61 yards. • Against North Texas, rushed 15 times for a career-high 95 yards and a touchdown, including a career long 48-yard rush. • In 2017, played in 9 games, rushing 8 times for 42 yards and 3 kick returns for 51 yards. • In 2016, redshirted after suffering a season-ending injury during fall camp. • Graduated from Archbishop Rummel High School in 2016.

• In 2019, primarily saw action on special teams •M  ade five tackles (one solo) as a member of the punt and kick coverage units •G  raduated from Southwood High School in 2018.

2019 Game-by-Game Stats

Opp. at #10 UT GSU at BGSU FIU* at Rice* UMASS USM* at UTEP* UNT* 2019 Game-by-Game Stats at MAR* Opp. Att. Yds. TD Lg. Rec. Yds. TD Lg. at UAB* at #10 UT 6 12 0 6 3 24 0 12 UTSA* GSU 16 71 0 18 3 16 0 11 Totals at BGSU Did not play FIU* Did not play at Rice* Did not play UMASS* 6 34 0 8 0 0 0 0 USM* 2 -1 0 2 0 0 0 0 at UTEP* 8 56 1 26 0 0 0 0 UNT* 7 52 1 16 0 0 0 0 at MAR* 5 29 0 13 1 4 0 4 at UAB* 7 15 0 7 3 31 0 18 UTSA* 3 59 0 54 2 8 0 5 Totals 60 327 2 54 12 83 0 18

Career Highs

Points scored: 6, 4 times Touchdowns: 1, 4 times Rush attempts: 19, at USA, Sep 1, 2018 Rush yards: 95, at North Texas, Sep 29, 2018 Rush TDs: 1, 2 times Long rush: 54, UTSA, Nov. 30, 2019 Receptions: 3, Four times Receiving yards: 31, at UAB, Nov. 23, 2019 Long reception: 20, WKU, Nov 24, 2018 Total off. attempts: 19, Twice Total off. yards: 95, at UNT, Sep 29, 2018 All-purpose yards: 95, at UNT, Sep 29, 2018 Kick returns: 1, 3 times Kick return yards: 20, at UTEP, Nov 18, 2017 Long kick return: 20, at UTEP, Nov 18, 2017

Career Stats

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Year 2017 2018 2019 Totals

Att. Yds. TD Lg. Rec. Yds. TD Lg. 9 42 0 19 1 0 0 0 85 333 2 48 10 61 0 20 60 327 2 54 12 83 0 18 154 602 4 54 13 144 0 20

Year 2017 2018 Totals

PR Yds. TD Lg. KR Yds. TD Lg. 0 0 0 0 3 51 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 51 0 20

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UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR Did not play Did not play 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0/1/1 0 0 0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 1/0/1 0 0 0 0 0/1/1 0 0 0 0 0/1/1 0 0 0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 1/4/5 0 0 0 0

Int PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

• In 2019, played in all 12 games, making 39 tackles (17 solo), 8.5 TFL, 2.0 sacks, 3 quarterback hurries, and 1 pass breakup. • In 2018, played in 9 games, while totaling 2 tackles on the season. • In 2017, saw action in 12 contests and registered 6 tackles (3 solo, 3 assists), 2.5 TFL and 1.5 sacks. • Redshirted in 2016 due to a season-long injury. • In 2015, saw action in all 13 games as a true freshman, registering five tackles and recovering a fumble. • Graduated from Neville High School in 2015. • A three-star rated recruit that was ranked 51st in Louisiana among all players and 54th nationally among defensive tackles by 24/7 Sports. • Helped lead Neville to a state championship his senior year. • Received honorable mention all-state honors along with all-district and all-Northeast accolades.

2019 Game-by-Game Stats Opp. at #10 UT GSU at BGSU FIU* at Rice* UMASS USM* at UTEP* UNT* at MAR* at UAB* UTSA* Totals

UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 1/4/5 0 0 0 0 0/4/4 0.5 0 0 0 1/1/2 0 0 0 0 2/2/4 1.0 0 1 0 2/1/3 1.0 1.0 0 0 3/2/5 2.0 0 0 0 2/2/4 0 0 0 0 0/3/3 0 0 0 0 2/0/2 0 0 0 0 2/0/2 2.0 0 0 0 2/3/5 2.0 1.0 0 0 17/22/39 8.5 2.0 1 0

Int PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Career Highs

Tackles: 5, UTSA, Nov. 30, 2019 Sacks: 1.0, Three times Tackles for loss: 2.0, three times Fumbles recovered: 1, Southern, Sep 5, 2015 Fumbles forced: 1, at Rice, Sept. 28, 2019 Pass Breakups: 1, Southern Miss, Oct. 19, 2019

Career Stats Year 2015 2017 2018 2019 Totals

UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR 2/3/5 0.5 0 0 1 3/3/6 2.5 1.5 0 0 1/1/2 0 0 0 0 17/22/39 8.5 2.0 1 0 23/29/52 11.5 3.5 1 1

Int PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1


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WILLIAMSON

WINDMON

MILTON

BEE JAY

ISAIAH

Position: DE | Height: 6-4 | Weight: 271 Year: RS Sohomore | Experience: 1L Hometown: Crowley, Texas Previous School: Crowley HS

Position: S | Height: 6-1 | Weight: 185 Year: RS Freshman | Experience: RS Hometown: Dallas, Texas Previous School: John Horn HS

Position: LB | Height: 6-1 | Weight: 198 Year: RS Freshman | Experience: RS Hometown: Marrero, La. Previous School: John Ehret HS

Notes • In 2019, started all 12 games as a defensive end

Notes • Started four games at strong safety in 2019,

Notes

in Tech’s new 3-4 scheme under DC Bob Diaco

• T otaled up 54 tackles (23 solo), 4.0 sacks, 7.5

TFL, 2 fumble recoveries, and 1 pass breakup as a redshirt sophomore.

• E arned Conference-USA Honorable Mention honors in 2019

• In 2018, played in 6 games, while totaling 3 tackles on the season.

• R edshirted as a true freshman in 2017.

• Graduated from Crowley High School in 2017. • Two-sport athlete that lettered in football and basketball. • Named Defensive MVP in District 5A-Region II. • Registered 300 total tackles, 22 sacks and scored four touchdowns.

recording 31 tackles (15 solo) with 1.5 TFL, 0.5 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles. • Named to the 2019 Conference-USA All-Freshman Team • In 2018, saw action in three games primarily on special teams. •G  raduated from Horn High School in 2018. • Earned THSCA Academic All-State Honorable Mention honors as a senior. •R  egistered 150 total tackles over his high school career (107 solo), while also totaling seven interceptions, five forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. •R  ated as a three-star athlete by 247sports.com and Rivals.com. •E  arned first team all-district honors as a junior.

2019 Game-by-Game Stats 2019 Game-by-Game Stats Opp. at #10 UT GSU at BGSU FIU* at Rice* UMASS USM* at UTEP* UNT* at MAR* at UAB* UTSA* Totals

UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR 2/0/2 0 0 0 0 2/4/6 1.0 0 0 0 5/0/5 0 0 0 0 2/2/4 1.0 1.0 0 0 1/6/7 0 0 0 0 3/1/4 0 0 0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 1/0/1 1.0 1.0 0 1 1/2/3 1.0 1.0 0 1 2/8/10 1.5 1.0 0 0 2/2/4 0.5 0 0 0 2/6/8 1.5 0 0 0 23/31/54 7.5 4.0 0 3

Int PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Opp. at #10 UT GSU at BGSU FIU* at Rice* UMASS USM* at UTEP* UNT* at MAR* at UAB* UTSA* Totals

UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR 1/1/2 0 0 0 0 3/3/6 0.5 0.5 0 0 3/2/5 0 0 0 0 2/1/3 0 0 0 0 0/2/2 0 0 0 0 2/0/2 1.0 0 0 0 1/1/2 0 0 0 0 1/1/2 0 0 0 1 1/1/2 0 0 0 1 0/4/4 0 0 0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 1/0/1 0 0 0 0 15/16/31 1.5 0.5 0 2

Int PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Career Highs Tackles: 10, at Marshall, Nov. 15, 2019 Sacks: 1.0, Four times Tackles for loss: 1.5, Two times Fumbles recovered: 1, Two times

Year 2018 2019 Totals

UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR 1/2/3 0 0 0 0 23/31/54 7.5 4.0 0 2 24/33/57 7.5 4.0 0 2

2019 Game-by-Game Stats Opp. at #10 UT GSU at BGSU FIU* at Rice* UMASS USM* at UTEP* UNT* at MAR* at UAB* UTSA* Totals 

UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR Did not play 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 Did not play 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 Did not play Did not play 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 Did not play 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 Did not play Did not play Did not play 0/0/0 0 0 0 0

Int PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 

Career Highs

Tackles: 1, at Mississippi State, Nov 3, 2018

Career Stats Year 2018 2019 Totals

UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR 0/1/1 0 0 0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0/1/1 0 0 0 0

Int PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tackles: 1, UAB, Oct 6, 2018 TFL: 1.0, UMass, Oct. 12, 2019 Sacks: 0.5, Grambling State, Sept. 7, 2019

Career Highs

Career Stats

• Saw action in one game for the Bulldogs in 2018, recording 1 tackle at Mississippi State. • Graduated from John Ehret High School in 2018. • Led his team to a 9-4 record in 2017. • Earned three letters in football as a defensive back. • Ranked as the No. 37 player in Louisiana according to Rivals.

Career Stats Int PBU 0 0 0 1 0 1

Year 2018 2019 Totals

UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR 0/1/1 0 0 0 0 15/16/31 1.5 0.5 0 3 15/17/32 1.5 0.5 0 3

Int PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0

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JAVONTE

ALEX

Position: WR | Height: 6-0 | Weight: 194 Year: RS Junior | Experience: 2L Hometown: Haughton, La. Previous School: Haughton HS

Position: LB | Height: 5-11 | Weight: 222 Year: RS Junior | Experience: 2L Hometown: Destrehan, La. Previous School: Destrehan HS

Notes

Notes • In 2019, played in all 12 games, recording 23

• In 2019, saw action in eight games, catching one pass for five yards • In 2018, saw action in 11 games, bringing in five receptions for 62 yards. • In 2017, saw action in six games, recording a pair of receptions for 84 yards. • Hauled in a career-long 53-yard reception in Tech’s season opener against Northwestern State (Sep. 2, 2017). • In 2016, saw action in 13 games, hauling in one catch for 17 yards. • Redshirted as a true freshman in 2015. • Graduated from Haughton High School in 2015. • Recorded 786 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns this senior season. • Received all-district, all-city and all-parish honors.

tackles (14 solo) with 0.5 TFL and sacks.

• In 2018, saw action in all 13 games primarily on

special teams, while totaling 2 tackles (1 solo) on the season and 1 fumble recovery at North Texas.

• In 2017, saw action in all 13 games primarily on

special teams, while recording 6 total tackles (2 solo).

• R edshirted as a true freshman in 2016. •G  raduated from Destrehan High School in 2016. • Helped lead Destrehan to a district championship and state runner-up.

• Named a first team all-district selection twice during his prep career.

2019 Game-by-Game Stats

Opp. Att. Yds. TD Lg. Rec. Yds. TD Lg. at #10 UT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 GSU 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 5 at BGSU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 FIU* Did not play at Rice* Did not play UMASS* Did not play USM* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at UTEP* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 UNT* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at MAR* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at UAB* Did not play UTSA* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 5

Career Highs

Receptions: 1, 9 times Rec. yards: 53, Northwestern St., Sep 2, 2017 Long rec.: 53, Northwestern St., Sep 2, 2017 All-purpose yds: 53, Northwestern St., Sep 2, 2017 Tackles: 1, 3 times

Career Stats Year 2016 2017 2018 2019 Totals

76

Att. Yds. TD Lg. Rec. Yds. TD Lg. 0 0 0 0 1 17 0 17 0 0 0 0 2 84 0 53 0 0 0 0 5 62 0 33 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 9 168 0 53

2019 Game-by-Game Stats Opp. at #10 UT GSU at BGSU FIU* at Rice* UMASS USM* at UTEP* UNT* at MAR* at UAB* UTSA* Totals

UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR 2/0/2 0 0 0 0 1/4./5 0 0 0 0 3/1/4 0 0 0 0 1/1/2 0.5 0.5 0 0 1/1/2 0 0 0 0 1/1/2 0 0 0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 1/0/1 0 0 0 0 0/1/1 0 0 0 0 2/0/2 0 0 0 0 2/0/2 0 0 0 0 15/16/31 0.5 0.5 0 0

Int PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 

Career Highs

Tackles: 2, 2 times Fumbles recovered: 1, at UNT, Sep 29, 2018

Career Stats Year 2017 2018 2019 Totals

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UT/AT/TT TFL Sacks FF FR 2/4/6 0 0 0 0 1/1/2 0 0 0 1 15/16/31 0.5 0.5 0 0 18/21/41 0.5 0.5 0 1

Int PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


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DEC. 22 • ALOHA STADIUM • HONOLULU, HAWAI’I HONOLULU, Hawai’i - Jaylon Ferguson got the record. Louisiana Tech got the win. On a night that saw Ferguson pass former Arizona State and NFL star Terrell Suggs as the NCAA all-time sack leader, Louisiana Tech defeated Hawai’i 31-14 in the SoFi Hawai’i Bowl at Aloha Stadium on Saturday night. Ferguson recorded 2.5 sacks and the Bulldog defense totaled a Hawai’i Bowl record nine sacks and three interceptions while holding the high-powered Warriors offense in check all night long. The Bulldog All-American -- named MVP of the game -- ends his decorated collegiate career with 45 sacks, one more than Suggs, and coincidentally his jersey number. Tech won its fifth bowl title in five years, adding another trophy to the case. In a game that saw Tech trail 7-3 at the half after committing three first half turnovers, the Bulldogs came out and owned the third quarter, outscoring Hawai’i 21-0 and outgaining UH 210-53. Tech scored on three straight offensive possessions. While the Tech offense found its groove in the third quarter, it was – appropriately – a pair of defensive plays that sparked the rally. After a failed fourth down play deep in Tech territory on the opening possession of the third quarter, Ferguson and the Bulldogs D stood tall. On a first down and 10 play from the Bulldogs 18, Ferguson tied Suggs for the NCAA record, teaming up with Jacorion Andrews for a sack of UH quarterback Chevan Cordeiro. On the next play Jordan Baldwin stepped in front of a Cordeiro pass and returned it to the Tech 49 yard line, ending the UH threat. Following the interception, Tech drove 51 yards on three plays highlighted by a 41-yard pass from J’Mar Smith to Teddy Veal and capped by a 5-yard TD run by Israel Tucker. Bailey Hale’s extra point gave Tech a 10-7 lead. Ferguson wasn’t the only Bulldog defensive lineman who had a field day on the Island. Willie Baker, who entered the game with two sacks on the season, recorded five tackles for loss, including four sacks for a Hawai’i Bowl record. Leading by a field goal, Tech turned to Jaqwis Dancy on its next possession. After taking over on its eight yard line following a UH punt, Smith picked up a huge first down on a 25-yard scramble from the shadow of the Tech end zone. Back to back runs by Dancy picked up another first down and set up the second TD of the night. On a second down and 10, Dancy took a screen pass from Smith and raced 58 yards untouched to paydirt and a 17-7 Bulldog lead. Tech’s final score of the third quarter came via the legs of Smith. After a 54-yard hookup to Adrian Hardy took the ball down to the UH 7-yard line, Smith faked a handoff and ran four yards through the middle of the Hawai’i defense for the score. The fourth quarter turned into the Amik Robertson Show. The sophomore all-conference corner fed off of the Hawai’i passing game, recording two interceptions off of UH quarterback Cole McDonald, equaling his total from the 12 regular season games. Hawai’i added a TD with 6:14 to play following a blocked punt. McDonald drove UH 35 yards, 15 coming on a questionable defensive pass interference penalty, and finished the drive with a 7-yard scoring pass to Armstrong-Brown. However, with the game still in doubt, the Tech special teams unit recovered an onside kick. The Bulldogs offense then sealed the victory as Kam McKnight took a third down handoff out of the full house backfield, ran off right tackle and went untouched for a 39-yard score with 3:45 remaining in the game. The first two quarters of the game were far from explosive. Hale gave Tech a 3-0 lead with a 24-yard field goal with 1:08 to play in the opening quarter, capping a nine-play, 44-yard drive. The second quarter was one of turnovers for Tech as the Bulldogs committed three. Following a fumble by Hardy that UH recovered, the Warriors drove 71 yards on seven plays to grab a 7-3 lead on a 24-yard pass from Cordeiro to Jason-Matthew Sharsh. Despite two more turnovers by Tech on its ensuing two possessions, UH wasn’t able to add to its lead thanks to a stellar effort by the Bulldogs defense. Offensively, Tech totaled 455 yards, including 285 through the air and 170 on the ground. Smith completed 19-of-31 passes for 285 yards and one score while Veal caught eight passes for 107 yards and Hardy added six catches for 93 yards. Tech’s defense held UH to only 226 yards and 2-of-14 on third down conversions.

Score by Quarters Louisiana Tech Hawai’i

1 3 0

2 0 7

3 21 0

4 7 7

Score 31 14

Record: (8-5) Record: (8-6)

Scoring Summary: 1st 01:08 LATECH HALE, Bailey 24 yd field goal, 9-44 3:04, LATECH 3 - UH 0 2nd 08:20 Hawai’i SHARSH 24 yd pass from CORDEIRO (MESKELL kick), 7-71 3:21, UH 7 - LATECH 3 3rd 10:27 LATECH TUCKER, Israel 5 yd run (HALE, Bailey kick), 3-51 0:32, LATECH 10 - UH 7 04:44 LATECH DANCY 58 yd pass from SMITH, J’Mar (HALE kick), 7-92 2:55, LATECH 17 - UH 7 00:55 LATECH SMITH, J’Mar 4 yd run (HALE, Bailey kick), 4-65 2:05, LATECH 24 - UH 7 4th 06:14 Hawai’i ARMSTRONG-BROWN 7 yd pass from MCDONALD (MESKELL kick), 7-38 2:39, LATECH 24 - UH 7 03:45 LATECH MCKNIGHT, K. 39 yd run (HALE, Bailey kick), 6-65 2:25, LATECH 31 - UH 14 Team Statistics LA TECH UH FIRST DOWNS 21 17 RUSHES-YARDS (NET) 38-168 32-58 PASSING YDS (NET) 285 168 Passes Att-Comp-Int 31-19-1 34-17-3 TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS 69-453 66-226 Fumble Returns-Yards 0-0 1-11 Punt Returns-Yards 1-12 2-25 Kickoff Returns-Yards 1-17 2-56 Interception Returns-Yards 3-45 1-0 Punts (Number-Avg) 4-31.8 9-39.9 Fumbles-Lost 2-2 1-0 Penalties-Yards 9-99 12-140 Possession Time 30:37 29:23 Third-Down Conversions 6 of 13 2 of 14 Fourth-Down Conversions 0 of 1 3 of 3 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 3-3 1-2 Sacks By: Number-Yards 9-46 3-17 Individual Statistics  RUSHING: Louisiana Tech-DANCY, Jaqwis 15-57; TUCKER, Israel 10-44; MCKNIGHT, K. 2-38; SMITH, J’Mar 7-21; SMITH, Alfred 1-16; TEAM 2-minus 3; OKORIE, Praise 1-minus 5. Hawai’i-HOLLY III, F. 9-57; FURUTA, Dayton 3-9; ITO, Genta 2-8; REED, Miles 1-4; CORDEIRO, C. 7-minus 9; MCDONALD, Cole 10-minus 11. PASSING: Louisiana Tech-SMITH, J’Mar 19-31-1-285. Hawai’i-MCDONALD, Cole 10-20-2-85; CORDEIRO, C. 7-14-1-83. RECEIVING: Louisiana Tech-VEAL, Teddy 8-107; HARDY, Adrian 6-93; DANCY, Jaqwis 2-63; SMITH, Alfred 2-14; TUCKER, Israel 1-8. Hawai’i-ARMSTRONG-BROWN 7-59; SHARSH, Jason-M 5-67; BYRD, Cedric 3-31; ITO, Genta 1-6; FURUTA, Dayton 1-5. INTERCEPTIONS: Louisiana Tech-ROBERTSON, Amik 2-27; BALDWIN, Jordan 1-18. Hawai’i-HUNE, Kendall 1-0. FUMBLES: Louisiana Tech-SMITH, J’Mar 1-1; HARDY, Adrian 1-1. Hawai’i-MCDONALD, Cole 1-0. SACKS (UA-A): Louisiana Tech-BAKER, Willie 4-0; FERGUSON, J. 2-1; SCOTT, Collin 1-0; ANDREWS, J. 0-1; ADEOLA, Charles 1-0. Hawai’i-PADELLO, K. 1-0; SANITOA, S. 1-0; CHOI, Zeno 1-0. TACKLES (UA-A): Louisiana Tech-SNEED, L’Jarius 5-0; BAKER, Willie 5-0; FERGUSON, J. 4-1; BALDWIN, Jordan 4-0; ROBERTSON, Amik 4-0; SCOTT, Collin 4-0; KITCHEN, E. 4-0; LEWIS, Darryl 3-0; ANDREWS, J. 2-1; TURNER, I. 2-0; BRADFORD, J. 2-0; WASHINGTON, D. 2-0; ADEOLA, Charles 1-1; TAYLOR, Connor 1-1; JACKSON, James 1-0; ZAYED, Alex 1-0; YDARRAGA, M. 1-0; HANNIBAL, Zach 0-1; WILLIAMSON, B. 0-1. Hawai’i-MATAUTIA, S. 7-3; CHOI, Zeno 5-2; TA’ALA, B. 3-3; SANITOA, S. 4-0; OKEKE, Ikem 3-1; HUNE, Kendall 2-2; PAVIHI, Penei 1-3; FARRIS, R. 3-0; HICKS, Kalen 3-0; PICANCO, Kana’i 2-1; PADELLO, K. 2-0; BETHLEY, Khoury 2-0; AKOTEU, Sam 2-0; SEEI, Azia 1-0; MANNING, Ilm 1-0; HENSLEY, J.R. 1-0; SCOTT, Paul 1-0; PRITCHARD, J. 0-1; HUDSONRASMUSSEN 0-1; WILLIAMS, Manly 0-1. Stadium: Aloha Stadium Attendance: 30,911 Kickoff time: 5:35 pm End of Game: 9:14 pm Total elapsed time: 3:39 Officials: Referee: Greg Sujack; Umpire: Bob Holcomb; Linesman: Kris Van Meter; Line judge: JonathanShelton; Back judge: Josh Dascher; Field judge: Phil Hicks; Side judge: Gaylon Williams; Center judge: Chris La Mange Temperature: 79 Wind: NE 10mph Weather: Fair Most Outstanding Players: Jaylon Ferguson (LA Tech); Kendall Hune (Hawai’i)

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DEC. 20 • TOYOTA STADIUM • FRISCO, TEXAS FRISCO, Texas - Louisiana Tech entered its matchup against SMU in the DXL Frisco Bowl as a touchdown underdog as the Mustangs boasted one of the top offenses in the country. The Mustangs met their match Wednesday night at Toyota Stadium. Namely, the Bulldogs defense. Louisiana Tech’s defense forced six turnovers, scored two touchdowns on interception returns and sacked SMU quarterback Ben Hicks four times to lead the Bulldogs to a lopsided 51-10 victory before 14,419 fans. It marked the fourth straight bowl win for Louisiana Tech and left a savory taste in the mouths of Bulldog fans following a regular season that saw its share of sourness. The Bulldog senior class also recorded its 34th win in four years, the most by any LA Tech senior class since the program joined the FBS ranks in 1988. “Turnovers are such a big part of winning and losing,” head coach Skip Holtz said. “You look at this game statistically - Ok, yards, we gained a couple more - but you look at the turnover battle and I think a big part of that [was] J’Mar [Smith] not having any. Offensively, we didn’t have a turnover tonight. And then defensively, what we were able to create. Four sacks, six turnovers. I thought it was a total team effort with the pressure up front and then the guys in coverage. When you look at the weapons they have LOUIsIANA TECH with two draft-pick receivers and all the weapons that they’ve put up, the whole mindset was keep the ball in front of us, make them snap it again. It was fun to watch those guys run around and play.” Tech scored early and Tech scored often, building a 21-0 first quarter lead and a 42-10 halftime advantage. In its most complete game of the year, the Bulldogs saw contributions in every phase of the game as the Tech offense amassed 357 yards and the Bulldogs special teams added three field goals by Jonathan Barnes and a 65-yard kickoff return by Jaqwis Dancy in the first quarter. Sophomore quarterback J’Mar Smith was named the offensive player of the game after throwing for 216 yards and three touchdowns. Smith completed 15-of-23 passes and also added a 1-yard rushing TD that gave Tech an early 7-0 lead. Freshman defensive back Amik Robertson earned the Defensive Player of the Game Award. Robertson totaled four tackles, one tackle for loss and returned a first quarter interception 45-yards for a score, upping the Tech lead to 14-0. Robertson and his fellow Bulldog defensive backs held a heralded trio of SMU receivers in check all night long. Trey Quinn, Courtland Sutton and James Proche entered the night with a combined 208 catches for just over 3,000 yards and 30 touchdowns. However, the trio did little damage during the game. Quinn finished with eight catches for 45 yards and one score, Sutton added six catches for 68 yards and Proche was held without a reception. Hicks also had a rough night behind center as he was constantly scrambling for his life. Tech blitzed time after time during the game, forcing Hicks to make quick throws resulting in three interceptions or getting the SMU signal caller to the ground. Hicks completed 19-of34 passes for a season-low 127 yards and three interceptions. The previous low in passing yards for SMU this season was 218 in a loss to Memphis. The first play of the game was a microcosm of the entire night. After receiving the opening kickoff, SMU running back Xavier Jones fumbled on the first play of the game and Bulldog defensive end Jaylon Ferguson recovered. Tech would stall out on offense and Barnes’ 37-yard field goal attempt missed wide left as SMU dodged the first bullet. It wouldn’t matter. SMU picked up a couple of first downs on the next possession before Scedrick Cooper interception Hicks and returned it 31 yards to the Mustangs 30 yard line. Nine plays later, Smith got into the endzone on a fourth down and 1 quarterback sneak and Barnes’ extra point made it 7-0. Robertson’s pick six on SMU’s next possession made it 14-0 Tech. SMU’s fourth drive results in a 25-yard field goal by Josh Williams. However, any momentum the Mustangs might have gained on the drive was doused with Dancy took the ensuing kickoff and galloped 65 yards to the SMU 26-yard line. This time it took Tech four plays to cover 26 yards as Smith hit Teddy Veal on a quick pass, and Veal made two SMU defenders look silly on the six-yard TD. Barnes PAT upped the advantage to 21-3 and the route was on. Tech added three more touchdowns in the second quarter. Darryl Lewis returned a Hicks interception 23 yards for a score. Veal then capped an impressive 5-play, 82-yard drive by the Bulldog offense with a 27-yard TD reception from Smith to up the lead to 35-3. Finally Kam McKnight made an acrobatic touchdown reception from 11 yards out following a fumble recovery by Russell Farris that set up the Bulldogs deep in SMU territory. SMU added a 9-yard TD throw and catch from Hicks to Quinn with 15 seconds to SMU vs.

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play in the second quarter, but the Bulldogs took a comfortable 42-10 lead into the halftime locker room. As impressive as the Tech defense was in the first half, it was even more dominating in the third and fourth quarters. After amassing just over 200 yards of offense in the first half, SMU totaled only 91 yards of total offense on 31 offensive plays in the second half as the Tech defense kept the Mustangs off the scoreboard. With the lead, the Bulldog offense managed the clock in the second half. Senior running back Boston Scott chewed up yards and time as he finished the game with 110 yards rushing on 20 carries, giving him 1,047 yards for the season. Scott becomes the third Bulldog in the last four years to rush for over 1,000 yards and the 12th all-time. Barnes contributed the only points by either team after halftime, hitting field goals of 28, 43 and 41-yards. The Baton Rouge native finished his Tech career with 462 points, second all-time and first among a host of NFL caliber Bulldog kickers. Veal tied a season-high with 118 yards receiving on five catches and two touchdowns. The 51 points were the most a LA Tech team has ever scored in a bowl game. Tech held SMU to 10 points, the fewest the Mustangs scored this season (the previous low was 22 against Houston). Score by Quarters Louisiana Tech #25 SMU

1 21 3

2 21 7

3 6 0

4 3 0

Score 51 10

Record: (7-6) Record: (7-6)

Scoring Summary: 1st 07:43 LATECH SMITH, J’Mar 1 yd run (BARNES, J. kick), 9-30 3:24, LATECH 7 - SMU 0 06:50 LATECH ROBERTSON, A. 45 yd interception return (BARNES kick), , LATECH 14 - SMU 0 03:04 SMU WILLIAMS, Josh 25 yd field goal, 9-47 3:36, LATECH 14 - SMU 3 00:45 LATECH VEAL 6 yd pass from SMITH, J. (BARNES kick), 4-26 2:07, LATECH 21 - SMU 3 2nd 11:31 LATECH LEWIS, D. 23 yd interception return (BARNES kick), , LATECH 28 - SMU 3 05:12 LATECH VEAL 27 yd pass from SMITH, J. (BARNES kick), 5-82 2:26, LATECH 35 - SMU 3 01:33 LATECH MCKNIGHT 11 yd pass from SMITH, J. (BARNES kick), 6-30 3:05, LATECH 42 - SMU 3 00:15 SMU QUINN 9 yd pass from HICKS (WILLIAMS kick), 9-78 1:13, LATECH 42 - SMU 10 3rd 10:33 LATECH BARNES, J. 28 yd field goal, 9-65 4:22, LATECH 45 - SMU 10 03:53 LATECH BARNES, J. 43 yd field goal, 11-41 5:01, LATECH 48 - SMU 10 4th 08:47 LATECH BARNES, J. 41 yd field goal, 5-37 1:53, LATECH 51 - SMU 10 Team Statistics LA TECH SMU FIRST DOWNS 18 20 RUSHES-YARDS (NET) 38-141 41-167 PASSING YDS (NET) 216 127 Passes Att-Comp-Int 27-16-0 34-19-3 TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS 65-357 75-294 Fumble Returns-Yards 1-8 0-0 Punt Returns-Yards 0-0 0-0 Kickoff Returns-Yards 3-105 10-184 Interception Returns-Yards 3-99 0-0 Punts (Number-Avg) 3-41.0 6-39.3 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 6-3 Penalties-Yards 5-50 5-35 Possession Time 30:21 29:39 Third-Down Conversions 6 of 16 5 of 15 Fourth-Down Conversions 1 of 2 0 of 0 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 5-6 2-3 Sacks By: Number-Yards 4-35 1-4 Individual Statistics  RUSHING: Louisiana Tech-SCOTT, Boston 20-110; CRAFT, Jarred 8-16; SMITH, J’Mar 9-15; TUCKER, Israel 1-0. SMU-WEST, Braeden 8-56; JONES, Xavier 12-56; JOHNSON, M. 6-55; PIERCE, Merek 3-16; FREEMAN, Ke’Mon 5-16; HICKS, Ben 7-minus 32. PASSING: Louisiana Tech-SMITH, J’Mar 15-23-0-216; ELLIOTT, Westin 1-3-0-0; VEAL, Teddy 0-1-00. SMU-HICKS, Ben 19-34-3-127. RECEIVING: Louisiana Tech-VEAL, Teddy 5-118; HARDY, Adrian 4-49; SCOTT, George 2-14; MCKNIGHT, K. 2-12; COUSAR, Zach 1-17; BONNETTE, R. 1-6; TUCKER, Israel 1-0. SMU-QUINN, Trey 8-45; SUTTON, C. 6-68; FREEMAN, Ke’Mon 3-0; JONES, Xavier 2-14. INTERCEPTIONS: LA Tech-ROBERTSON, Amik 1-45; COOPER, S. 1-31; LEWIS, Darryl 1-23. SMU-None. FUMBLES: LA Tech-None. SMU-HICKS, Ben 3-1; JOHNSON, M. 1-0; JONES, Xavier 1-1; WEST, Braeden 1-1. SACKS (UA-A): Louisiana Tech-FERGUSON, J. 1-0; SPENCER, Trey 1-0; CANTY, Deldrick 1-0; SNEED, L’Jarius 1-0. SMU-DAVIS, Pono 1-0. TACKLES (UA-A): Louisiana Tech-COOPER, S. 5-0; HOGAN, Randy 5-0; TUCKER, Israel 5-0; WASHINGTON, D. 4-0; ROBERTSON, Amik 4-0; BALDWIN, Jordan 4-0; FARRIS, Russell 3-1; SNEED, L’Jarius 3-0; BRADFORD, J. 2-0; HANNIBAL, Zach 2-0; BLANKENSHIP, E. 2-0; ROBERSON, Aaron 2-0; TURNER, I. 2-0; SCOTT, Collin 2-0; JACKSON, James 1-0; BARNETT, E. 1-0; KENDZIOR, Eric 1-0; KING, DaMarion 1-0; ZAYED, Alex 1-0; SPEARS, Tyler 1-0; YDARRAGA, M. 1-0; LEWIS, Darryl 1-0; CANTY, Deldrick 1-0; SPENCER, Trey 1-0; FERGUSON, J. 1-0; GARNER, K. 0-1. SMU-ONU, Mikial 12-0; COX, RC 5-0; WILLIAMS, J.T. 3-1; HAILEY, Shaine 3-0; SCOTT, Delontae 3-0; LANCASTER, C. 3-0; ROBINSON,Delano 2-1; MITCHELL, Kyran 2-1; CLEMONS, Rodney 2-1; GARY, Demerick 2-0; HORTON, Nick 2-0; HICKS, Ben 2-0; DAVIS, Pono 2-0; NEALS, Tyeson 1-1; RHONE, Anthony 1-1; JOHNSON, Kevin 1-0; SUTTON, Eric 1-0. Stadium: Toyota Stadium Attendance: 14,419 Kickoff time: 7:05 pm End of Game: 10:31 pm Total elapsed time: 3:26 Officials: Referee: Ted Pitts; Umpire: John Short; Linesman: Greg Lefils, Jr; Line judge: Walter Flowers; Back judge: Jay Brown; Field judge: Duval West; Side judge: Chip Shields; Center judge: Greg Lefils, Sr; Temperature: 55 Wind: SSE 7mph Weather: clear Most Valuable Players: J’Mar Smith (Offense); Amik Robertson (Defense)


Navy responded quickly with the game-tying touchdown, a 30-yard rushing score by Malcolm Perry to knot the game, 45-45, before LA Tech orchestrated a 9-play, 70-yard game-winning drive that took the final 3:40 off the clock.

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DEC. 23 • AMON G. CARTER STADIUM FORT WORTH, TEXAS FORT WORTH, Texas - Jonathan Barnes’ 32-yard field goal as time expired to give Louisiana Tech the storybook ending it deserved and clinched the Bulldogs’ third consecutive bowl championship over No. 25 Navy Friday in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas. Tied 45-45 with under four minutes to play, the junior kicker’s game-winning field goal capped off a wild back-and-forth affair between the Bulldogs and Midshipmen that ended up coming down to the final three seconds in the fourth quarter. With the win, Louisiana Tech recorded its third straight 9-win season to end the 2016 campaign 9-5 overall. Navy fell to 9-5 on the year in the loss. The two teams combined for nearly 1,000 yards Friday night in Fort Worth with the Bulldogs edging the Midshipmen with 497 yards of total offense. “To come in here and beat a No. 25 team like Navy is big for our program,” head coach Skip Holtz said. “It took us a while to get going offensively, and we had some sacks early, but Jarred Craft got our running game going and opened up the pass. This was a tremendous win, and everyone contributed. I’m proud of this team, and that was a really clutch LOUISIANA TECH . NAVY kick to win it by Jonathan (Barnes) to get the win.” Ryan Higgins set new bowl records for completions as the senior ended the night 29-of-40 passing for 409 yards and four touchdowns through the air. Trent Taylor earned Armed Forces Bowl MVP honors with 12 receptions for 233 receiving yards and two touchdowns. The senior receiver broke bowl records for receptions and receiving yards in a game on his way to leading LA Tech to a third straight bowl title. In what ended up being the quickest start to a game in the history of the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, Louisiana Tech’s Carlos Henderson showed off his speed against No. 25 Navy on an 82-yard return on the opening kickoff and the Bulldogs never slowed down from that point. Henderson’s shifty return set up Ryan Higgins’ quarterback keeper for a 7-0 lead for the Bulldogs in what became the fastest touchdown scored in bowl history less than 90 seconds into the game. Henderson ended the night with 266 all-purpose yards with 129 receiving, 137 kick return yards and two touchdown receptions in the victory. On Navy’s first offensive possession, the Midshipmen gave Louisiana Tech an early Christmas gift by fumbling the football, which was recovered by Prince Sam to set up Jonathan Barnes’ 22-yard field goal to extend LA Tech’s lead to 10. Midway through the first, the Midshipmen settled in and forced a LA Tech punt, which set up an 8-play, 55-yard drive by Navy to cut the lead the three with a 3-yard rushing touchdown by quarterback Zach Abey. The Bulldogs responded on the next drive when Higgins had a hand in the second touchdown of the day for LA Tech with a 19-yard touchdown pass to Trent Taylor to put Tech up 17-7 over Navy with just 18 seconds left in the first quarter. Navy had an answer on the first play of the second quarter as Abey completed a 64yard touchdown pass to Darryl Bonner to cut the Midshipmen’s deficit to 17-14. The Midshipmen took their first lead of the game on the next drive thanks to Abey’s efforts on the ground after a 30-yard rush, facemask penalty against the Bulldogs and then a 2-yard quarterback keeper gave Navy a 21-17 lead over LA Tech in the second. Later in the first half, the Bulldog offense got its groove back a little bit with a 9-play, 65-yard drive that led to a 3-yard touchdown reception by Henderson to retake the lead over Navy, 24-21, midway through the second quarter of play. After Navy tied it up at 24-24 thanks to a career-long 40-yard field goal by Barrett Moehring, Louisiana Tech answered with a 51-yard touchdown pass from Higgins to Taylor to send the Bulldogs into halftime with a 31-24 lead over the Midshipmen. Navy opened the second half with a 14-play drive that took more than seven minutes off the clock and spanned 90 yards before knotting the game at 31-31 with a 24-yard rushing touchdown by Chris High. At the beginning of the fourth quarter, LA Tech drove 70 yards down the field on a drive that included a 41-yard reception by Taylor over the middle to set up Boston Scott’s 12-yard rushing touchdown to give the Bulldogs a 38-31 lead over Navy. Navy’s Chris High tied the game, 38-38, midway through the fourth with a 9-yard touchdown run, his second of the game, but Carlos Henderson once again took the stage later in the quarter to give Louisiana Tech another lead. With just over four minutes left in the game, Henderson caught his second touchdown of the night, both coming on fade routes on crucial third down conversions, to give the Bulldogs a 7-point lead in the final quarter. CARLOS

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Score by Quarters Louisiana Tech #25 Navy

1 17 7

2 14 17

3 0 7

4 17 14

Score 48 45

Record: (9-5) Record: (9-5)

Scoring Summary: 1st 13:35 LATECH HIGGINS, R. 1 yd run (BARNES, J. kick), 4-16 1:25, LATECH 7 - NAVY 0 09:48 LATECH BARNES, J. 22 yd field goal, 8-48 3:03, LATECH 10 - NAVY 0 04:04 NAVY ABEY, Z. 3 yd run (MOEHRING, B. kick), 8-55 2:46, LATECH 10 - NAVY 7 00:18 LATECH TAYLOR, T. 19 yd pass from HIGGINS (BARNES kick), 9-66 3:39, LATECH 17 - NAVY 7 2nd 14:49 NAVY BONNER 64 yd pass from ABEY (MOEHRING kick), 2-73 0:24, LATECH 17 - NAVY 14 11:17 NAVY ABEY, Zach 2 yd run (MOEHRING, B kick), 3-52 1:47, LATECH 17 - NAVY 21 07:15 LATECH HENDERSON 3 yd pass from HIGGINS (BARNES kick), 9-65 4:02, LATECH 24 - NAVY 21 02:02 NAVY MOEHRING, B. 40 yd field goal, 10-41 5:07, LATECH 24 - NAVY 24 00:35 LATECH TAYLOR, T. 51 yd pass from HIGGINS (BARNES kick), 6-83 1:22, LATECH 31 - NAVY 24 3rd 07:53 NAVY HIGH, Chris 24 yd run (MOEHRING, B kick), 14-90 7:02, LATECH 31 - NAVY 31 4th 13:10 LATECH SCOTT, B. 12 yd run (BARNES kick), 6-70 2:06, LATECH 38 - NAVY 31 09:05 NAVY HIGH, Chris 9 yd run (MOEHRING, B kick), 10-75 4:05, LATECH 38 - NAVY 38 04:12 LATECH HENDERSON 4 yd pass from HIGGINS (BARNES kick), 10-72 4:48, LATECH 45 - NAVY 38 03:46 NAVY PERRY, M. 30 yd run (MOEHRING, B. kick), 2-75 0:20, LATECH 45 - NAVY 45 00:00 LATECH BARNES, J. 32 yd field goal, 9-70 3:40, LATECH 48 - NAVY 45 Team Statistics FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

LA TECH NAVY 31 25 33-88 49-300 409 159 40-29-0 12-7-0 73-497 61-459 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-31 6-177 7-155 0-0 0-0 2-47.0 3-47.3 2-1 2-1 4-50 6-70 31:31 28:29 7 of 10 6 of 11 0 of 0 1 of 1 7-8 4-4 2-5 3-24

Individual Statistics RUSHING: Louisiana Tech-CRAFT, Jarred 17-63; SCOTT, Boston 7-33; TEAM 1-minus 1; HIGGINS, Ryan 8-minus 7. Navy-ABEY, Zach 25-114; ROMINE, Dishan 3-47; HIGH, Chris 7-46; PERRY, Malcolm 1-30; BONNER, Darryl 4-22; CASS Jr., C 6-19; WALKER, Tre 1-15; WHITE, Shawn 2-7. PASSING: Louisiana Tech-HIGGINS, Ryan 29-40-0-409. Navy-ABEY, Zach 7-12-0-159. RECEIVING: Louisiana Tech-TAYLOR, Trent 12-233; HENDERSON, C. 10-129; SMITH, Conner 4-34; SMITH, Alfred 1-7; BONNETTE, R. 1-5; CRAFT, Jarred 1-1. Navy-BONNER, Darryl 2-79; TILLMAN, Jamir 2-16; HIGH, Chris 1-38; BROWN III, John 1-16; COLON, Brandon 1-10. INTERCEPTIONS: Louisiana Tech-None. Navy-None. FUMBLES: Louisiana Tech-CRAFT, Jarred 1-1; TAYLOR, Trent 1-0. Navy-ABEY, Zach 2-1. SACKS (UA-A): Louisiana Tech-FARRIS, Russell 1-0; BROWN, Aaron 0-1; WASHINGTON, D. 0-1. Navy-POLU, Jarvis 1-0; PALMORE, D.J. 1-0; THOMAS, Micah 1-0. TACKLES (UA-A): Louisiana Tech-WOODS, Xavier 6-2; GROGAN, Lloyd 3-5; FARRIS, Russell 3-5; SCOTT, Collin 3-3; CANTY, Deldrick 5-0; LEWIS, Darryl 3-2; WASHINGTON, D. 2-3; FERGUSON, J. 2-2; DURMAN, Brandon 1-3; SNEED, L’Jarius 2-1; BROWN, Aaron 2-1; SAM, Prince 1-1; KING, DaMarion 1-1; BLANKENSHIP, E. 1-1; NOLAND, C. 1-1; JOHNSON, Cedric 1-0; MASON, K. 1-0; HOLLY, Bobby 1-0; SMITH, J’Mar 0-1; MIMS, Michael 0-1; YDARRAGA, M. 0-1; BRADFORD, J. 0-1; GARNER, K. 0-1. Navy-THOMAS, Micah 7-2; WOOTEN, Tyris 6-0; THOMASSON, D 5-1; GILMAN, Alohi 5-1; RYAN, Jarid 4-2; NORTON, Justin 4-2; JONES, Brandon 4-1; MASON, Amos 3-0; PALMORE, D.J. 3-0; WILLIAMS, Sean 2-1; LASTER, T 2-0; POLU, Jarvis 2-0; UZOMA, Nnamdi 2-0; CAROTHERS, Paul 2-0; FORRESTAL, P 1-0; PITTMAN, J 1-0; MCCOY, Kevin 1-0; COLBURN, Ted 1-0; WILLIAMS, K 0-1; SAYLES, Tyler 0-1. Stadium: Amon G. Carter Attendance: 40,542 Kickoff time: 3:30 PM End of Game: 7:06 PM Total elapsed time: 3:36 Officials: Referee: Larry Smith; Umpire: Robert Holcomb; Linesman: Kole Knueppel; Line judge: Jeff Meslow; Back judge: Tom Riepenoff; Field judge: Monte Tilgner; Side judge: Richard Ames; Center judge: Jason Nickleby Temperature: 49° Wind: S, 3 mph Weather: Cloudy Most Valuable Player: Trent Taylor

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2015 R+L CARRIERS NEW ORLEANS BOWL

ARKANSAS STATE

28

LOUISIANA TECH

47

DEC. 19 • MERCEDES BENZ SUPERDOME NEW ORLEANS, LA. NEW ORLEANS - Kenneth Dixon has always taken a team-first, me-last attitude. So it was fitting that on the series in which he set a new NCAA record for career touchdowns scored, the stitched numbers on his jersey were ripped off and he entered the end zone – and history – anonymously, at least visually. Dixon scored four touchdowns total (two rushing, two receiving) and helped Louisiana Tech (9-4) set the fifth-most offensive yards in NCAA bowl history as the Bulldogs won the 2015 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, 47-28, over Arkansas State (9-4) late Saturday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. He would finish the game as No. 1, both in the record books and on his jersey as he wore teammate Carlos Henderson’s number over the final quarter after Henderson left the game with a foot injury in the first quarter. “That number is symbolic of his unselfish attitude,” Louisiana Tech head coach Skip Holtz said following the game. “It’s incredibly symbolic; Kenneth Dixon gets just as excited when somebody else scores as when he does. He gets embarrassed talking about himself, he doesn’t get embarrassed when he goes out on that field. He’s an incredible talent, an incredible young man, you put them all together and he’s pretty special.” For Louisiana Tech it was a game of breaking records. Dixon is now the NCAA’s career touchdown scorer, LA Tech’s 687 yards are the fifth-most of any bowl game in NCAA history and Tech set or tied 17 New Orleans Bowl records. But as Dixon constantly preaches, it wasn’t about him. It was about everyone else on his team. It was about Jeff Driskel completing his redemption story by winning in the Superdome after losing in the Sugar Bowl in 2013. The Tech quarterback finished the year with 4,033 passing yards, ranking third in Louisiana Tech history, and set a new career-best performance with 458 passing yards. It was about the Bulldogs making good on its week-long claim that “NOLA is Bulldog Country” with the dominating win, Tech’s 10th straight over a Sun Belt Conference opponent. And it was about the senior class becoming the school’s winningest class in its Division I history by securing the 31st win, making good on a promise they made as freshmen to take the program to heights never seen before. But as dominating as the win was, the game’s outcome was in doubt for nearly three quarters. The teams entered halftime knotted in a 17-17 tie and even traded field goals early in the second half. It took a 59-yard pass to Dixon from Driskel that pushed the Bulldogs ahead followed by Dixon running it in from eight yards out to secure the win and set the NCAA record. Jonathan Barnes would kick a 28-yard field goal early in the fourth and Dixon would score once more as the 24 unanswered points proved to be more than Arkansas State could overcome. Entering the week, turnovers were a key part of the game and critical in the pregame analysis. Deservedly so considering Arkansas State entered as the national leaders in interceptions and turnovers while Louisiana Tech committed seven turnovers in its last outing. But it was the lack of turnovers that helped decide Saturday’s outcome. Louisiana Tech did not commit a turnover while forcing three turnovers from the Red Wolves with two interceptions and a fumble. “We talked to our football team about winning the turnover battle, and that’s something that Arkansas State has done well,” Holtz said. Hardly lost in the Dixon and Driskel show was reliable receiver Trent Taylor’s New Orleans Bowl record 149 receiving yards on 10 catches. His lone touchdown catch came early in the second quarter when Driskel found him alone in the back of the end zone as the A-State defense keyed in on Dixon. Louisiana Tech’s defense was its normal salty self with seven tackles for a loss of 21 yards, two forced fumbles and two interceptions. Beau Fitte led the team with seven total tackles while Vontarrius Dora registered two tackles for a loss of 12 yards. Adairius Barnes made his 10th career interception while Xavier Woods tallied his ninth career interception. With the win, Louisiana Tech joins Marshall as the only two Conference USA teams to record nine wins over the last two seasons.

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Score by Quarters Arkansas State Louisiana Tech

1 3 10

2 14 7

3 3 17

4 8 13

Score 28 47

Record: (9-4,8-0) Record: (9-4,6-2)

Scoring Summary: 1st 12:00 LATECH DIXON, Kenneth 9 yd pass from DRISKEL, Jeff (BARNES,Jonathan kick), 7-88 3:00 06:38 ASU Houston, J.D. 36 yd field goal, 15-56 5:22 01:55 LATECH BARNES,Jonathan 50 yd field goal, 6-29 1:52 2nd 12:06 LATECH TAYLOR, Trent 13 yd pass from DRISKEL, Jeff (BARNES,Jonathan kick), 5-63 2:54 07:22 ASU Wand, Warren 1 yd run (Houston, J.D. kick), 14-91 4:39 00:18 ASU Knighten, Fredi 1 yd run (Houston, J.D. kick), 4-25 1:14 3rd 10:00 LATECH BARNES,Jonathan 20 yd field goal, 9-57 3:02 08:17 ASU Houston, J.D. 37 yd field goal, 7-55 1:43 05:09 LATECH DIXON, Kenneth 59 yd pass from DRISKEL, Jeff (BARNES,Jonathan kick), 5-84 3:03 00:18 LATECH DIXON, Kenneth 8 yd run (BARNES,Jonathan kick), 8-90 3:08 4th 13:45 LATECH BARNES,Jonathan 28 yd field goal, 5-16 1:15 10:52 LATECH DIXON, Kenneth 4 yd run (BARNES,Jonathan kick), 4-88 2:02 10:38 ASU Taylor, Blaise 98 yd kickoff return (Griswold, D. pass from Knighten, Fredi) 01:31 LATECH BARNES,Jonathan 22 yd field goal, 16-70 9:01 Team Statistics ASU LA TECH FIRST DOWNS 23 26 RUSHES-YARDS (NET) 39-177 36-229 PASSING YDS (NET) 146 458 Passes Att-Comp-Int 29-15-2 38-26-0 TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS 68-323 74-687 Fumble Returns-Yards 0-0 0-0 Punt Returns-Yards 2-40 1--3 Kickoff Returns-Yards 7-225 6-107 Interception Returns-Yards 0-0 2-31 Punts (Number-Avg) 5-40.0 3-43.3 Fumbles-Lost 3-1 1-0 Penalties-Yards 11-109 13-154 Possession Time 25:13 34:47 Third-Down Conversions 7 of 15 4 of 12 Fourth-Down Conversions 0 of 0 0 of 0 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 4-4 7-7 Sacks By: Number-Yards 1-5 1-10 Individual Statistics RUSHING: Arkansas State-Wand, Warren 12-66; Knighten, Fredi 13-42; White, Johnston 9-41; McKissic, J.D. 3-25; Gordon, Michael 2-3. Louisiana Tech-SCOTT, Boston 4-106; DIXON, Kenneth 21102; DRISKEL, Jeff 8-16; HIGGINS, Ryan 1-3; MARTIN, Blake 2-2. PASSING: Arkansas State-Knighten, Fredi 14-28-2-137; McKissic, J.D. 1-1-0-9. Louisiana TechDRISKEL, Jeff 26-38-0-458. RECEIVING: Arkansas State-Wand, Warren 5-20; Houston, Tres 3-47; McKissic, J.D. 3-26; Stowers, S. 2-27; Paschal, Dijon 1-17; Knighten, Fredi 1-9. Louisiana Tech-TAYLOR, Trent 10-149; DIXON, Kenneth 6-113; TURNER, Paul 5-97; SMITH, Conner 3-40; HENDERSON, C. 1-53; GAINES, Marcus 1-6. INTERCEPTIONS: Arkansas State-None. Louisiana Tech-BARNES,Adairius 1-20; WOODS, Xavier 1-11. FUMBLES: Arkansas State-Knighten, Fredi 1-0; Wand, Warren 1-1; Taylor, Blaise 1-0. Louisiana Tech-TAYLOR, Trent 1-0. SACKS (UA-A): Arkansas State-Swalley, Jake 1-0. Louisiana Tech-DORA,Vontarrius 1-0. TACKLES (UA-A): Arkansas State-Hayes, Rocky 7-1; Brown, Cody 7-1; Lain, Khari 6-1; Woodson-Luster 6-0; Copeland, A. 5-1; Humes, Chris 3-3; Rolland-Jones 4-1; Roberson, W. 3-1; Heath, Q. 3-0; Taylor, Blaise 1-2; Hunter, Money 2-0; Houston, Tres 2-0; Williams, D. 1-0; Chandler, J. 1-0; Mondie, Robert 1-0; Robison, Chase 1-0; Odom, Chris 1-0; Ota, Chuks 1-0; Swalley, Jake 1-0; Hart, Jamaris 0-1. Louisiana Tech-FITTE, Beau 4-3; ABRAHAM, Bryson 6-0; THOMASON, Nick 5-1; BARNES,Adairius 5-1; WOODS, Xavier 4-2; CLEVELAND, C.J. 5-0; ROBERSON, Aaron 5-0; BRICE, Kentrell 3-1; DORA,Vontarrius 3-1; COOPER,Secdrick 2-1; CANTY, Deldrick 2-0; BUTLER, Vernon 1-1; BROWN, Aaron 1-1; SHOUSE,Gerald 1-0; WASHINGTON, D. 1-0; FERGUSON, J. 1-0; PORTER, Tyler 1-0; ANDERSON,Darchi 1-0; DANCY, Jaqwis 1-0; FARRIS, Russell 0-1; GROGAN, Lloyd 0-1. Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome Attendance: 32,847 Kickoff time: 8:10 PM End of Game: 11:53 PM Total elapsed time: 3:43 Officials: Referee: Adam Savoie; Umpire: Jeff Akers; Linesman: Jim Casey; Line judge: Baron Ballester; Back judge: Gary Powers; Field judge: Ben Vasconcells; Side judge: Alex Moore; Center judge: Mark Windham; Temperature: - Wind: N/A Weather: N/A (Indoors)


2014 ZAXBY’S HEART OF DALLAS BOWL

LOUISIANA TECH

35

ILLINOIS

18

DEC. 26 • COTTON BOWL STADIUM • DALLAS, TEXAS

DALLAS (AP) - Louisiana Tech’s Houston Bates had a career day against his former team - his 4 1-2 sacks in the Heart of Dallas Bowl matched the number he had in three seasons at Illinois. Bates, who graduated and transferred to finish his eligibility closer to home was chosen MVP of the game after the Bulldogs beat the Illini 35-18 on Friday. “It wasn’t Houston Bates vs. Illinois. It was Louisiana Tech vs. Illinois,” Bates said. Kenneth Dixon scored one of his two touchdowns on an 80-yard reception and Xavier Woods scored on a 69-yard interception. The Bulldogs (9-5) also got touchdown runs of 16 yards from Jarred Craft and 28 yards from Blake Martin on a dark, overcast day at the Cotton Bowl stadium. Illinois (6-7) struggled early with penalties and missed field goals, but got within three points on David Reisner’s 43-yard field goal early in the fourth quarters. But Dixon scored his second TD from one yard out with six minutes left to make it 28-18 and the Illini couldn’t answer. Illinois appeared to have gotten a break when LaKeith Walls sacked Cody Sokol, causing him to fumble. Jihad Ward returned it 19 yards before Dixon forced a fumble and Sokol recovered. That drive was capped by Dixon’s TD. “The way the guys played, Kenneth and Cody and throughout the whole season, it’s truly outstanding,” Bates said. “It’s something I’m going to live for the rest of my life. And if I die tomorrow, my life would be complete.” Tech coach Skip Holtz then asked Bates to skip the humble answer and say what it really meant to him to win. “Unbelievable,” Bates added with a huge smile. “I know it’s been an emotional week for him,” Holtz said, “and I know it’s been an emotional week to see him go out and do the things that he did.” Bates had an additional sack in the closing minutes negated when a teammate couldn’t get off the field in time and the Bulldogs were penalized for having 12 players on the field. Dixon became Louisiana Tech’s career leader in yards rushing, finishing with 63 for a total of 3,410 in three seasons. He is also the only FBS player with both a run and a reception of at least 80 yards this season. Louisiana Tech went into the game tied for first place among FBS schools with 25 interceptions and first with 40 total turnovers forced. With Monday’s two Illini turnovers, Tech converted turnovers into 198 points this season. “I was just not giving up on the play,” Dixon said. “I mean, he got the ball. He was running. I got behind him and just tried to do my best to get the ball back.” “I saw Kenneth coming and, what went through my head?” Holtz said. “`Get `im, Kenneth! Get `im! Get `im! Get `im!’ And he got there. Great strip on the ball.” “That’s the game of football to me,” Illinois coach Tim Beckman said of the turnovers. “I think they’ve been very opportunistic in what they’ve done this year. We need to become that better, our defense. No question those were big, huge plays.” Tech led 21-9 lead at halftime after Reilly O’Toole’s pass was returned for a touchdown by Woods midway through the second, but Illinois responded with a 3-yard scoring run by Donovonn Young. The 2-point conversion failed, though, but Reisner banked in a field goal to cut the Bulldogs’ lead to 3. O’Toole threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Jon Davis early in the second quarter. He was 24 of 39 for a season-high 295 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Taylor Zalewski kicked a 27-yard FG in the first quarter for Illinois, which committed eight first-half penalties for 53 yards and missed two field goals attempts and an extra point. Sokol, who began his collegiate career in the Big Ten at Iowa, completed 14 of 28 passes for 247 yards and one touchdown. On Woods’ interception, the pass was thrown ahead of Dudek, whose uniform appeared to be held by Tech’s Bryson Abraham just before Woods made the grab. “Reilly threw the ball where I was supposed to be,” Dudek said. “Which I probably would have been had I not been held, but the ref didn’t call it.”

Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 OT Score Record Illinois 3 6 6 3 - 18 (6-7) Louisiana Tech 14 7 0 14 - 35 (9-5) Scoring Summary: 1st 07:29 LATECH CRAFT, Jarred 16 yd run (BARNES,Jonathan kick), 6-63 1:26 03:46 ILL Zalewski, T. 27 yd field goal, 8-64 3:37 03:28 LATECH DIXON,Kenneth 80 yd pass from SOKOL, Cody (BARNES,Jonathan kick), 1-80 0:12 2nd 11:15 ILL Davis, Jon 25 yd pass from O’Toole, Reilly (Zalewski, T. kick failed), 5-65 1:30 07:20 LATECH WOODS, Xavier 69 yd interception return (BARNES,Jonathan kick) 3rd 06:04 ILL Young, Donovonn 3 yd run (O’Toole, Reilly pass failed), 9-72 4:17 4th 14:01 ILL Reisner, David 43 yd field goal, 10-49 3:59 06:15 LATECH DIXON,Kenneth 1 yd run (BARNES,Jonathan kick), 5-84 2:06 03:43 LATECH MARTIN, Blake 28 yd run (BARNES,Jonathan kick), 6-49 1:36 Team Statistics ILL LA Tech First Downs 26 16 RUSHES-YARDS (NET) 33-122 31-114 PASSING YDS (NET) 329 247 Passes Att-Comp-Int 47-28-1 28-14-0 TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS 80-451 59-361 Fumble Returns-Yards 1-19 0-0 Punt Returns-Yards 0-0 2-11 Kickoff Returns-Yards 3-66 4-76 Interception Returns-Yards 0-0 1-69 Punts (Number-Avg) 5-38.8 6-37.3 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-1 Penalties-Yards 9-68 6-45 Possession Time 35:00 25:00 Third-Down Conversions 3 of 15 3 of 13 Fourth-Down Conversions 1 of 2 0 of 0 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 2-3 2-2 Sacks By: Number-Yards 2-19 6-43 Individual Statistics RUSHING: Illinois-Ferguson, Josh 7-50; Dudek, Mike 1-50; Young, Donovonn 6-18; O’Toole, Reilly 18-2; Davis, Jon 1-2. Louisiana Tech-DIXON,Kenneth 13-63; MARTIN, Blake 4-38; CRAFT, Jarred 5-16; HENDERSON, C. 3-11; LEE, Hunter 1-0; TEAM 2-minus 4; SOKOL, Cody 3-minus 10. PASSING: Illinois-O’Toole, Reilly 24-39-1-295; Lunt, Wes 4-8-0-34. Louisiana Tech-SOKOL, Cody 14-28-0-247. RECEIVING: Illinois-Dudek, Mike 7-73; Turner, Malik 6-84; Ferguson, Josh 6-54; Allison, G. 4-72; Davis, Jon 2-38; Young, Donovonn 2-minus 2; Hardee, Justin 1-10. Louisiana Tech-HENDERSON, C. 4-93; DIXON,Kenneth 4-79; TURNER, Paul 3-38; TAYLOR, Trent 2-20; LEE, Hunter 1-17. INTERCEPTIONS: Illinois-None. Louisiana Tech-WOODS, Xavier 1-69. FUMBLES: Illinois-Ward, Jihad 1-1. Louisiana Tech-SOKOL, Cody 1-1. SACKS (UA-A): Illinois-Walls, LaKeith 1-0; Bain, Rob 1-0. Louisiana Tech-BATES, Houston 4-1; BRICE, Kentrell 1-0; VILLEMEZ, Mitch 0-1. TACKLES (UA-A): Illinois-Thomas III, E. 4-1; Neal Jr., T.J. 4-1; Petty, Zane 3-2; Barton, Taylor 2-2; Smoot, Dawuane 2-2; Bain, Rob 3-0; Fejedelem, C. 3-0; Ward, Jihad 3-0; Monheim, Mason 1-2; Grimes, Z. 2-0; Bentley, V. 1-1; Woods, DeJazz 0-2; Cazley, Dillan 1-0; Spence, Eaton 1-0; Day, Caleb 1-0; Teitsma, Austin 1-0; Walls, LaKeith 1-0; Kwaaning, D. 0-1. Louisiana Tech-VILLEMEZ, Mitch 6-4; WOODS, Xavier 9-0; LIGGINS, L. 7-2; BRICE, Kentrell 6-0; BATES, Houston 5-1; BUTLER, Vernon 3-1; GROGAN, Lloyd 3-0; CLEVELAND, C.J. 2-1; BROWN, Colby 2-0; THOMASON, Nick 2-0; ABRAHAM, Bryson 1-1; FARRIS, Russell 0-2; BARNES,Adairius 0-2; FITTE, Beau 0-2; DIXON,Kenneth 1-0; PREWITT, Jabari 1-0; MIMS, Michael 1-0; DUNN JR.,Roland 1-0; DORA,Vontarrius 1-0; THOMAS, Kylin 0-1; WILLIAMS,Dillon 0-1. Stadium: Cotton Bowl Stadium Attendance: 31,297 Kickoff time: 12:02 PM End of Game: 3:32 PM Total elapsed time: 3:30 Officials (Pac-12): Referee: Land Clark; Umpire: Mat Jordan; Linesman: Bart Longson; Line judge: Tim Messuir; Back judge: Joe Johnson; Field judge: John Morton; Side judge: Ryan Dickson; Center judge: Mike Weseloh Temperature: 59° Wind: SSE, 10 Weather: Light Rain Most Valuable Player: Houston Bates

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2011 SAN DIEGO COUNTY CREDIT UNION POINSETTIA BOWL

#15

TCU

LOUISIANA TECH

28 47

DEC. 21 • QUALCOMM STADIUM • SAN DIEGO, CALIF.

SAN DIEGO - Fifteenth-ranked TCU scored two fourth quarter touchdowns to complete a 31-24 come-from-behind victory over Louisiana Tech in the 2011 San Diego Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl Wednesday night at Qualcomm Stadium. With Tech (8-5) leading 24-17 midway through the fourth quarter, TCU running back Luke Shivers completed an impressive 18-play, 72-yard drive with a one-yard plunge with 7:49 to play to tie the game at 24-24. After a three-and-out by the Bulldog offense on its ensuing possession, TCU (11-2) took the lead on a 42-yard strike from Casey Pachall to Skye Dawson with 4:26 to play. The touchdown came on a third-down-and-five play where TCU caught the Bulldogs blitzing and the speedster Dawson beat the LA Tech secondary for the score. Quarterback Colby Cameron and the Bulldog offense had one final opportunity but another threeand-out - the third of the second half - forced a Tech punt and TCU ran out the clock by grinding out two first downs via the ground. The Bulldogs had the momentum in the opening two quarters as Matt Nelson’s 23-yard field goal with 8:30 to play in the first quarter gave Tech a 3-0 lead. The score capped a 13-play, 65-yard drive by Tech which was highlighted by a 28-yard pass from Cameron to Quinton Patton that took the Bulldogs down to the TCU 12-yard line. However, Tech was unable to get into the endzone on six plays inside the TCU red zone, forcing the field goal attempt. Following a Hunter Lee fumble inside the TCU 35-yard line late in the first quarter, the Horned Frogs drove deep inside Tech territory and tied the game on a Ross Evans 25-yard field goal with 14:11 to play in the second quarter. Tech countered immediately with a seven-play, 59-yard drive that was capped by Cameron’s two-yard strike to Patton - a play that was initially ruled as an incompletion but that was overturned after instant replay. Nelson’s extra point made it 10-3. The drive was highlighted by a 26-yard toss from Cameron to Taulib Ikharo that took the ball down to the TCU four-yard line. The Bulldogs appeared to have all the momentum heading into half until TCU corner Greg McCoy intercepted a Cameron pass with just over two minutes to play and returned it to the LA Tech 25-yard line. Four plays later, Ed Wesley tied the game on a seven-yard run with only 55 seconds to play in the half. The two teams entered the locker room tied despite the fact Tech ran 21 more offensive plays than the Horned Frogs and outgained TCU 266-144. TCU took its first lead of the contest on their opening drive of the second half as Matthew Tucker scored from one-yard out, ending an 11-play, 55-yard drive. Trailing 17-10, Tech was forced to punt on its next possession but the Bulldogs special teams came up big as Josh Cuthbert recovered a muffed punt by Brandon Carter inside the TCU red zone. Three plays later, Lee hit paydirt from two yards out and the game was tied again at 17-17. After neither team was able to move the ball on their next possessions, the Bulldog defense came up with a turnover as Quinn Giles intercepted Paschall on the Tech 39-yard line. On a third-down-and 10 play, Cameron found Myles White deep over the middle for a 61-yard touchdown. Nelson’s extra point was good as Tech regained the advantage 24-17. TCU then put together the drive of the night, marching 72 yards on 18 plays and tying the game at 24 on a one-yard run by Shivers. The Horned Frogs recorded six first downs on the drive, converting two fourth down conversions and picking up a huge first down on a defensive pass interference call in the end zone on a third-down-and-goal at the nine. The Horned Frogs dominated the time of possession in the second half, holding onto the football for 24 minutes and 10 seconds while running 52 offensive plays to LA Tech’s 21. Cameron finished the game completing 21-of-43 passes for 264 yards and two touchdowns with one interception while White (7-110, 1 TD) and Patton (5-67, 1 TD) were his top two targets. Lee rushed 20 times for 64 yards and one score. Defensively, the Bulldogs were led by Jay Dudley (10 tackles, 1 TFL), Justin Goodman (9 tackles, 1.5 TFL) and Jamel Johnson (9 tackles). Tech ends the season 8-5, the most wins by a Tech team since 1999. The Bulldogs also won their second Western Athletic Conference championship and participated in their second bowl game in the last four years.

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1 0 3

2 10 7

3 7 14

4 14 0

OT - -

Score 31 24

Record (11-2) (8-5)

Scoring Summary: 1st 08:30 LATECH Nelson,Matt 23 yd field goal, 13-67 3:33 2nd 14:11 TCU EVANS, Ross 25 yd field goal, 8-57 3:22 11:37 LATECH Patton,Q. 2 yd pass from Cameron,C. (Nelson,M. kick), 7-59 00:26 TCU WESLEY, Ed 7 yd run (EVANS, Ross kick), 4-25 0:55 3rd 09:54 TCU TUCKER, Matthew 1 yd run (EVANS, Ross kick), 11-55 5:06 07:18 LATECH Lee,Hunter 2 yd run (Nelson,Matt kick), 3-12 0:52 02:10 LATECH White,M. 61 yd pass from Cameron,C. (Nelson,M. kick), 3-61 0:17 4th 07:49 TCU SHIVERS, Luke 1 yd run (EVANS, Ross kick), 18-72 9:21 04:26 TCU DAWSON, S. 42 yd pass from PACHALL, C. (EVANS, R. kick), 5-69 1:58 Team Statistics TCU LA Tech First Downs 22 19 Rushes-Yards (Net) 51-190 27-96 Passing Yards (Net) 206 264 Passes Att-Comp-Int 29-15-1 43-21-1 Total Offense Plays-Yards 80-396 70-360 Fumble Returns-Yards 0-0 0-0 Punt Returns-Yards 3-18 3--2 Kickoff Returns-Yards 4-98 5-136 Interception Returns-Yards 1-24 1-0 Punts (Number-Avg) 5-43.8 5-43.2 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-1 Penalties-Yards 7-66 6-31 Possession Time 36:28 23:32 Third-Down Conversions 4 of 14 5 of 15 Fourth-Down Conversions 3 of 3 0 of 0 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 4-4 3-3 Sacks By: Number-Yards 1-6 0-0 Individual Statistics RUSHING: TCU-WESLEY, Ed 16-77; JAMES, Waymon 14-51; PACHALL, Casey 8-31; TUCKER, Matthew 7-18; CARTER, Brandon 1-15; SHIVERS, Luke 2-2; DAWSON, Skye 1-minus 1; TEAM 2-minus 3. Louisiana Tech-Lee,Hunter 20-64; Cameron,Colby 6-23; Patton,Quinton 1-9. PASSING: TCU-PACHALL, Casey 15-29-1-206. Louisiana Tech-Cameron,Colby 21-43-1-264. RECEIVING: TCU-BOYCE, Josh 5-66; DAWSON, Skye 4-85; PORTER, David 2-22; BROCK, Logan 1-11; SHIVERS, Luke 1-10; TUCKER, Matthew 1-7; JONES, Jonathan 1-5. Louisiana Tech-White,Myles 7-110; Patton,Quinton 5-67; Ikharo,Taulib 4-41; Casey,Richie 2-24; Isham,Nick 2-13; Gru,David 1-9. INTERCEPTIONS: TCU-MCCOY, Greg 1-24. Louisiana Tech-Giles,Quinn 1-0. FUMBLES: TCU-CARTER, Brandon 1-1. Louisiana Tech-Johnson,Craig 1-0; Lee,Hunter 1-1. SACKS (UA-A): TCU-JOHNSON, David 1-0. Louisiana Tech-None. TACKLES (UA-A): TCU-CUBA, Tekerrein 5-0; CAIN, Kenny 5-0; FORREST, Ross 1-4; FOBBS, Johnny 4-0; CARDER, Tank 4-0; MAPONGA, Stansl 3-1; VERRETT, Jason 2-1; MCCOY, Greg 2-0; ANDERSON, Jonat 2-0; JOHNSON, David 2-0; JOHNSON, Devin 2-0; YENDREY, D.J. 1-1; GARDNER, Kris 1-0; TUCKER, Matthew 1-0; WHITE, Kevin 1-0; LEWIS, Jon 1-0; OLABODE, Elisha 1-0; SHIVERS, Luke 1-0; GILDON, Deryck 1-0; MALLET, Marcus 1-0; BROUGHTON, Bray 1-0; SHELLEY, Daniel 1-0; BURNS, Ray 0-1. Louisiana Tech-Dudley,Jay 6-4; Johnson,Jamel 8-1; Goodman,Justin 8-1; Cole,Adrien 6-1; Boyd,Chad 1-4; Crowe,Javontay 3-0; Broha,Matt 3-0; White,Jon’al 3-0; Giles,Quinn 2-1; Ellis,Justin 2-1; Johnson,Craig 2-1; Porter,Rufus 2-0; Clark,Dave 2-0; Lucas,Shakeil 2-0; Mitchum,Antonio 2-0; Enemkpali,IK 1-1; Cameron,Colby 1-0; Taylor,Andre 1-0; Hayes,Kendall 1-0; James,Kendrick 1-0; Carter,Terry 0-1. Stadium: Snapdragon (Qualcomm) Stadium Attendance: 24,607 Kickoff time: 5:06 PM End of Game: 8:35 PM Total elapsed time: 3:29 Officials (Big Ten): Referee: Todd Geerlings; Umpire: Rick Nelson; Linesman: John Quinn; Line judge: Jeff Szink; Back judge: Denny Morris; Field judge: Craig Jeffreys; Side judge: John Hayes; Scorer: John Gunther Temperature: 57° Wind: WSW, 5 Weather: Partly Cloudy


2008 INDEPENDENCE BOWL

LOUISIANA TECH

17

NORTHERN ILLINOIS

10

DEC. 28 • INDEPENDENCE STADIUM • SHREVEPORT, LA.

It’s no surprise that Louisiana Tech turned to its defense and special teams against Northern Illinois Sunday night at the 33rd Independence Bowl at Independence Stadium. Those units were instrumental all season in leading head coach Derek Dooley and Co. to its first post-season appearance since 2001 and only its third since the program joined the Football Bowl Subdivision in 1989. On Sunday night in Shreveport, once again, they came through leading Tech to a 17-10 win over the Huskies. Phillip Livas, the offensive MVP of the game, got the game started for Tech with a 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the first quarter and then the Bulldogs defense stiffened the rest of the way. After allowing a NIU touchdown on only its second possession, the Tech defensive unit limited the Huskies to three points over the final three quarters of play. Senior defensive back Weldon Brown, playing before a home crowd -- Brown prepped at Bossier High School -- , earned defensive MVP honors after recording a career-high 14 tackles, one fumble recovery, one interception and a key pass breakup on a NIU fourth down play early in the game. Northern Illinois jumped out to an early 7-0 lead on an 8-yard pass from Chandler Harnish to fullback Kyle Skarb with 1:56 to play in the first quarter. The play culminated an 11-play drive covering 69 yards in 1:56. The lead was short-lived as “Saturday Night” Livas took the ensuing kickoff, ran straight up the middle before veering left towards the Bulldog sideline and raced 97 yards for a touchdown. It was Livas’ second career kickoff return for a touchdown and the sixth longest in Bulldog history. Livas, who also has two punt returns for scores this season, now has four returns for scores in his career, the second most trailing only Larry Anderson with five. The kickoff return was the second longest in Indy Bowl history and the first since Duece McAllister returned one for Ole Miss against Texas Tech in 1998. After a three-and-out by NIU on its next possession, the Bulldogs took a 14-7 lead on an 11-yard Daniel Porter touchdown run with 13:41 to play in the second quarter. The touchdown, which came on a draw play on second and goal, capped a 5-play, 42-yard drive over 2:04. After another three-and-out by NIU, Tech appeared to have threatened again when senior Patrick Jackson took a handoff and raced over 50 yards inside the Huskies 10-yard line but a holding penalty negated the play. After a failed third down attempt brought up a fourth down and seven, Tech attempted a fake punt but Quin Harris was tackled a foot short of the line to gain as NIU took over on the Tech 46-yard line. The game remained 14-7 but the Bulldogs had a golden opportunity to take a bigger lead into the half when Weldon Brown recovered a fumbled punt return by the Huskies with only 36 seconds remaining in the half. However, after three straight incompletions by Ross Jenkins, Brad Oestriecher had a 41-yard field goal attempt partially blocked by Jake Coffman as the Bulldogs entered the halftime locker room leading by a touchdown. Oestriecher redeemed himself early in the third quarter as the Bulldogs marched 49 yards on eight plays and took a 17-7 lead on a 33-yard field goal at the 11:54 mark. NIU answered on its ensuing possession as the Huskies drove 66 yards on 10 plays and connected on a 20-yard field goal by Mike Salerno. The big play for NIU during the drive was a third down completion from Harnish to Marcus Perez that covered 40 yards and gave the Huskies the ball on the Tech 8-yard line. However, little did anyone know that would be the last of the scoring for either team. Over the last five offensive possessions of the game for NIU, the Tech defense held the Huskies to only 103 yards and NIU ventured past midfield only once -- the Bulldogs defense held on a fourth-down-and-five play on its own 46 yard line with less than two minutes to play. The Bulldogs on the other hand had a couple of opportunities to add on to their total as Patrick Jackson fumbled inside the NIU 15-yard line after a 34-yard gain on a screen pass from Ross Jenkins midway through the fourth quarter. Tech also failed to capitalize after Brown intercepted Harnish at the Huskies 37-yard line with 6:25 to play. The Bulldogs lost five yards on their three offensive plays and were forced to punt. The eight wins is the most by a Bulldog team since the 1999 Tech squad posted an 8-3 mark and the bowl win was the first since the 1977 Independence Bowl.

Score by Quarters Northern Illinois Louisiana Tech

1 7 7

2 0 7

3 3 3

4 0 0

OT - -

Score 10 17

Record (6-7) (8-5)

Scoring Summary: 1st 01:56 NIU SKARB, Kyle 8 yd pass from HARNISH, Chand. (SALERNO kick), 11-69 5:50 01:43 TECH Livas, Phillip 97 yd kickoff return, (Oestriecher, B kick) 2nd 13:41 TECH Porter, Daniel 11 yd run (Oestriecher, B kick), 5-42 2:04 3rd 11:54 TECH Oestriecher, B 33 yd field goal, 8-49 3:06 07:31 NIU SALERNO, Mike 20 yd field goal, 10-66 4:23 Team Statistics NIU LA Tech First Downs 17 12 Rushes-Yards (Net) 31-153 31-92 Passing Yards (Net) 186 144 Passes Att-Comp-Int 41-20-2 27-12-0 Total Offense Plays-Yards 72-339 58-236 Fumble Returns-Yards 0-0 0-0 Punt Returns-Yards 2-0 2-5 Kickoff Returns-Yards 4-95 3-132 Interception Returns-Yards 0-0 2-0 Punts (Number-Avg) 6-35.3 8-35.6 Fumbles-Lost 3-1 2-1 Penalties-Yards 7-70 6-40 Possession Time 33:12 26:48 Third-Down Conversions 7 of 16 2 of 14 Fourth-Down Conversions 0 of 2 0 of 1 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 2-4 2-2 Sacks By: Number-Yards 3-15 0-0 Individual Statistics RUSHING: Northern Illinois-SPANN, Chad 14-79; HARNISH, Chand. 12-61; PALMER, Nathan 1-12; BROWN, Me’co 1-2; GRADY, DeMarcus 2-1; TEAM 1-minus 2. Louisiana Tech-Porter, Daniel 18-78; Livas, Phillip 3-15; Jackson,Patrick 5-9; Harris, Quin 1-6; Jenkins, Ross 4-minus 16. PASSING: Northern Illinois-HARNISH, Chand. 20-40-2-186; SIMON, Matt 0-1-0-0. Louisiana Tech-Jenkins, Ross 12-27-0-144. RECEIVING: Northern Illinois-SIMON, Matt 6-44; PEREZ, Marcus 2-44; CUNNINGHAM, R. 2-26; COX, Landon 2-15; TURNER, Greg 2-15; SPANN, Chad 2-15; SKARB, Kyle 1-8; FLAHIVE, Connor 1-8; BROWN, Me’co 1-6; DAVIS, Britt 1-5. Louisiana Tech-Livas, Phillip 4-18; Tuminello, H 2-30; Beck, Phillip 2-17; Jackson,Patrick 1-34; Porter, Daniel 1-24; Morris, Dennis 1-15; Womack, Shane 1-6. INTERCEPTIONS: Northern Illinois-None. Louisiana Tech-Brown, Weldon 1-0; Young, Deon 1-0. FUMBLES: Northern Illinois-CUNNINGHAM, R. 1-0; BROWN, Me’co 1-0; TURNER, Greg 1-1. Louisiana Tech-Jackson,Patrick 1-1; Livas, Phillip 1-0. SACKS (UA-A): Northern Illinois-BICE, Brandon 1-1; KRUTSCH, Alex 0-1; COFFMAN, Jake 1-0. Louisiana Tech-None. TACKLES (UA-A): Northern Illinois-HANSON, Cory 1-8; BRYANT, David 2-5; ALLEN, Josh 1-5; McCARTHY, Tim 2-3; RICE, Melvin 1-4; WILSON, Tracy 2-2; KRUTSCH, Alex 0-4; SOBOL, Mike 0-4; PRUITT, Bradley 2-1; COLEMAN, Adam 1-2; BICE, Brandon 1-2; CARTER, Chase 2-0; COFFMAN, Jake 2-0; KUBE, Alex 1-1; GRIFFIN, T.J. 1-0; ENGLISH, Larry 1-0; CRIDER, Ricky 1-0; CUNNINGHAM, R. 1-0; KRAUSE, Mike 0-1. Louisiana Tech-Brown, Weldon 10-4; Harris, Quin 5-1; Young, Deon 4-2; Victorian, Josh 4-2; Howze, Stevon 3-3; Jackson,Brannon 2-3; Baker, Antonio 2-2; Cole, Adrien 1-3; Broha, Matt 0-3; Logan, Adrian 1-1; Washington, K 1-1; Dudley, Jay 0-2; Smith,D’Anthony 1-0; Anderson, Alex 1-0; Lacey,Christian 1-0; Rust, Dusty 0-1; Barron, Jared 0-1; Hitt, Mason 0-1; Compton, Myke 0-1; Carter, Terry 0-1. Stadium: Independence Stadium Attendance: 41,567 Kickoff time: 7:17 pm End of Game: 10:43 Total elapsed time: 3:26 Officials: Referee: David Epperley; Umpire: Mark Baynes; Linesman: Gary Calip; Line judge: Rod Pearson; Back judge: Paul Jones; Field judge: Tony Meyer; Side judge: Greg Shields; Scorer: Troy Mitchell Temperature: 44° Wind: ESE at 3mph W eather: P. Cloudy, Hum 69%

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2001 CRUCIAL.COM HUMANITARIAN BOWL

CLEMSON

49

LOUISIANA TECH

24

DEC. 31 • BRONCO STADIUM • BOISE, IDAHO

Four third-quarter touchdowns, including two Woody Dantzler scoring passes, were too much for Louisiana Tech to overcome, as the Clemson Tigers downed the Bulldogs 4924 in the 2001 Crucial.com Humanitarian Bowl before 23,472 fans at Bronco Stadium Dec. 31, 2001. Trailing only 14-10 at the half, Tech failed to find an answer for Dantzler and company in the third quarter. Dantzler, who finished the afternoon completing 15 of 23 passes for 218 yards and four touchdowns, found running back Bernard Rambert for perhaps the game’s biggest play early in the second half. Leading 21-10, Rambert caught a short pass out of the backfield on third down, and after appearing to be stopped short, spun out of the arms of four Bulldog tacklers and raced 62 yards down the sideline to give Clemson a 28-10 advantage. The play seemed to take all of the life out of the Bulldogs. A Rambert 21-yard touchdown scamper, followed by an Airese Currie 19-yard jaunt, increased the Tiger lead to 42-10 heading into the final stanza. The loss of All-WAC selections Bobby Gray and Jamie Nichols to first half injuries added to the Bulldogs’ defensive difficulties. After holding Clemson to only 14 points and 207 yards in the first half, the injury-riddled Bulldogs’ defense allowed 35 points and 341 yards in the second stanza. Two Bulldog touchdowns in the fourth quarter, a 34-yard Luke McCown pass to Delwyn Daigre and a Joe Smith two-yard plunge, closed the gap to 49-24. However, Clemson wasn’t satisfied with the score. The Tigers drove down the field in the final three minutes and instead of running out the clock, attempted a pass into the end zone with under 30 seconds left before also attempting to run the ball in from the one-yard line on the game’s final play. Tech took an early 3-0 lead in the first quarter on a Josh Scobee 29-yard field goal on the Bulldogs’ first possession. Clemson scored the game’s first touchdown when Dantzler found tight end Mike Bailey from 10 yards out for a 7-3 lead with 5:48 remaining in the first quarter. The Bulldogs retook the lead at 10-7 when McCown raced in from 11 yards away midway through the second quarter. However, a 15-yard penalty against Tech on the extra point allowed Clemson great field position on its next drive. Two plays later, Dantzler threw his second touchdown pass of the game and Clemson took a 14-10 advantage into the locker room. One of the bright spots for Tech was the play of Daigre, who earned the most valuable player of the game award for the Bulldogs. Daigre caught 10 passes for 178 yards and one touchdown in his final game. Despite the disappointing loss, the Bulldogs finished their season 7-5, including the program’s first Western Athletic Conference title.

Score by Quarters Clemson Louisiana Tech

1 2 3 4 OT Score Record 7 7 28 7 - 49 (7-5) 3 7 0 14 - 24 (7-5)

Scoring Summary: 1st 12:22 TECH Scobee, Josh 29 yd field goal, 10-61 2:38 05:48 CLEM Bailey, M 10 yd pass from Dantzler, Woody (Hunt, A kick), 8-51 3:25 2nd 07:51 TECH McCown, Luke 11 yd run (Scobee, Josh kick), 12-79 4:05 06:54 CLEM Crosby, R 53 yd pass from Dantzler, W (Hunt, A kick), 2-57 0:57 3rd 11:43 CLEM Hall, B 5 yd pass from Dantzler, W (Hunt, A kick), 9-65 3:17 09:42 CLEM Rambert, B 62 yd pass from Dantzler, W (Hunt, A kick), 3-62 0:30 06:36 CLEM Rambert, B 21 yd run (Hunt, A kick), 7-58 1:25 04:34 CLEM Currie, A 19 yd run (Hunt, A kick), 6-51 1:46 4th 09:24 CLEM Hamilton, D 57 yd pass from Simmons, W (Hunt, A kick), 2-60 0:52 07:46 TECH Daigre, Delwyn 34 yd pass from McCown, Luke (Simon, John pass from McCown), 7-76 1:38 03:14 TECH Smith, Joe 2 yd run (Causey, Maxie kick failed), 8-75 1:00 Team Statistics CLEM LA Tech First Downs 28 25 Rushes-Yards (Net) 55-273 26-49 Passing Yards (Net) 275 401 Passes Att-Comp-Int 29-16-1 59-29-3 Total Offense Plays-Yards 84-548 85-450 Fumble Returns-Yards 0-0 0-0 Punt Returns-Yards 2-12 1-3 Kickoff Returns-Yards 3-24 7-150 Interception Returns-Yards 3-9 1-9 Punts (Number-Avg) 6-32.7 7-34.3 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 0-0 Penalties-Yards 5-34 8-80 Possession Time 31:03 28:57 Third-Down Conversions 9 of 16 7 of 17 Fourth-Down Conversions 0 of 0 0 of 1 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 0-0 0-0 Sacks By: Number-Yards 6-44 2-15 Individual Statistics RUSHING: Clemson-Rambert, B 16-101; Jasmin, C 16-83; Dantzler, W 15-57; Currie, A 2-31; Hamilton, D 2-17; Schell, M 1-2; Team 1-minus 1; Simmons, W 2-minus 17. Louisiana TechSmith, Joe 14-57; Curry, D.J. 1-minus 3; McCown, Luke 11-minus 5. PASSING: Clemson-Dantzler, W 15-23-0-218; Simmons, W 1-4-0-57; Reames, J 0-1-1-0; Schell, M 0-1-0-0. Louisiana Tech-McCown, Luke 25-52-3-328; Causey, Maxie 4-7-0-73. RECEIVING: Clemson-Hamilton, D 4-94; Crosby, R 4-69; Rambert, B 3-77; Bailey, M 1-10; McKelvey, J 1-10; Robinson, J 1-5; Currie, A 1-5; Hall, B 1-5. Louisiana Tech-Daigre, Delwyn 10-178; Simon, John 7-96; Harris, Ahmad 4-31; Curry, D.J. 3-20; Stark, Allen 2-36; Richmond, Major 1-16; Piper, Shawn 1-13; Smith, Joe 1-11. INTERCEPTIONS: Clemson-Meekins, E 1-9; Hafley, C 1-0; Mance, B 1-0. Louisiana Tech-Davis, Quincy 1-9. FUMBLES: Clemson-Dantzler, W 1-0. Louisiana Tech-None. SACKS (UA-A): Clemson-Thomas, Rod 1-0; Carson, C 1-0; Leake, J 1-0; Washington, D 1-0; Bush, J 1-0; Williams, B 1-0. Louisiana Tech-Price, Jonte 1-0; Myles, Quincy 1-0. TACKLES (UA-A): Clemson-Leake, J 3-6; Williams, B 3-4; Mance, B 4-2; Hafley, C 1-5; Johnson, K 4-1; Thomas, Rod 3-2; Feaster, R 1-4; Francis, T 3-1; McNeal, B 2-1; Monts, T 2-1; Carson, C 2-1; Bush, J 1-2; Meekins, E 1-1; Washington, D 1-1; Hemby, R 1-1; Hill, L 1-1; Vaughn, K 0-2; Pugh, T 1-0; Polk, D 0-1; White, T 0-1; Miller, T 0-1; Gardner, J 0-1; Lazzara, T 0-1; Reames, J 0-1. Louisiana Tech-Nash, John 2-7; Marshall, Chris 2-6; Crow, Antonio 1-5; Lenard, Michael 1-5; Olford, Jason 3-2; Davis, Quincy 2-3; Brown, Travon 1-4; Avance, Brandon 0-5; Love, Moses 0-5; Wallace, Gerome 3-1; Myles, Quincy 1-3; Ellsworth, Clin 1-3; Gray, Bobby 2-1; Davis, Romedro 1-2; Thomas, Carlin 1-2; Randall, Curtis 1-2; Johnson, Michae 0-3; Sheppard, Will 0-3; Van Hoy, Chris 0-3; Washington, B 0-3; Nichols, Jamie 1-1; Price, Jonte 1-1; Kador, Josh 0-2; Cage, Jemelle 0-2; Franklin, Erick 1-0; Gipson, Montoya 1-0; Brown, Kevin 1-0; Brazil, Corey 1-0; Johnson, Lee 0-1; Young, Spencer 0-1. Stadium: Bronco Stadium Attendance: 23,472 Kickoff time: 10:36 am End of Game: 2:19 pm Total elapsed time: 3:43 Officials: Referee: Gordon Riese; Umpire: John Pemberton; Linesman: Dale Newhouse; Line judge: Blake Lozo; Back judge: Mike Aaronian; Field judge: D Spriesterbach; Side judge: Craig Wrolstad; Scorer: Job & Hays LLC Temperature: 32° Wind: none Weather: Snowing

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1990 POULAN/WEED EATER INDEPENDENCE BOWL

LOUISIANA TECH

34

MARYLAND

34

DEC. 15 • INDEPENDENCE STADIUM • SHREVEPORT, LA.

SHREVEPORT, La. - An Independence Bowl record crowd of 48,325 showed up to see Louisiana Tech and Maryland battle to a 34-34 tie in one of the most exciting games of the bowl season. Chris Boniol’s 29-yard field goal as time expired gave the Bulldogs the tie. Louisiana Tech, participating in its first bowl game since joining the Division I-A ranks prior to the 1989 season, fell behind 14-0 in the first quarter as Maryland running back Troy Jackson scored on a one-yard run and a two-yard run. However, the Bulldogs would not let the predominantly Louisiana Tech crowd down as they fought back to tie the game at 14-14 at the half. Tech’s first touchdown came with 8:30 remaining in the second quarter on a five-yard Michael Richardson run, and Boniol’s extra point made the score 14-7 Terps. Head coach Joe Raymond Peace’s team tied the game with only 0:17 remaining in the first half on a three-yard Jason Davis touchdown run as the two teams entered their respective locker rooms tied at 14. Louisiana Tech came out in the second half and quickly took a 21-14 lead on a Richardson oneyard run. Jackson scored his third touchdown of the game for Maryland, but the extra point failed as Tech led 21-20. The Bulldogs upped their advantage to 28-20 when Gene Johnson hooked up with Bobby Slaughter on a seven-yard scoring toss. A Boniol field goal gave Tech a 31-20 lead. Maryland scored two fourth quarter touchdowns to pull ahead 34-31, the last coming with only 0:52 remaining on a 15-yard touchdown pass from Scott Zolak to Barry Johnson on a fourth down play. Lorenzo Baker returned the ensuing kickoff 41 yards to the Terps 39-yard line setting up the final Boniol heroics. Richardson (81 yards, two scores) and Davis (72 yards, one score) led Tech’s ground attack, while Johnson and Sam Hughes combined to complete 11 of 17 passes for 115 yards and one score.

Score by Quarters 1 Maryland 14 Louisiana Tech 0

2 0 14

3 6 14

4 14 6

OT - -

Score 34 34

Record (6-5-1) (8-3-1)

Scoring Summary: 1st 11:59 MD Jackson, Troy 1yd run (DeArmas, Dan kick), 6-24 2:06 5:06 MD Jackson, Troy 2yd run (DeArmas, Dan kick), 13-78 4:55 2nd 8:30 TECH Richardson, Michael 5yd run (Boniol, Chris kick), 10-74 4:32 0:17 TECH Davis, Jason 3yd run (Boniol, Chris kick), 6-31 2:07 3rd 10:35 TECH Richardson, Michael 1yd run (Boniol, Chris kick), 7-37 2:44 7:44 MD Jackson, Troy 11yd run (Kick failed - wide right), 7-80 2:51 5:52 TECH Slaughter, Bobby 7yd pass from 4-31 1:39 Johnson, Gene (Boniol, Chris kick) 4th 13:52 TECH Boniol, Chris 36yd field goal, 11-38 4:17 11:20 MD Mason, Mark 28yd pass from Zolak, Scott (DeArmas, Dan kick), 5-77 2:26 0:52 MD Johnson, Barry 15yd pass from Zolak, Scott (DeArmas, Dan kick), 6-52 1:58 0:00 TECH Boniol, Chris 29yd field goal, 6-28 0:44 Team Statistics LA Tech MD First Downs 16 25 Rushes-Yards (Net) 47-191 39-150 Passing Yards (Net) 115 254 Passes Att-Comp-Int 18-11-1 29-18-3 Total Offense Plays-Yards 65-306 68-404 Fumble Returns-Yards - Punt Returns-Yards 2-8 1-3 Kickoff Returns-Yards 4-157 3-54 Interception Returns-Yards 3-0 1-0 Punts (Number-Avg) 4-37.2 1-34.0 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 3-1 Penalties-Yards 9-88 6-53 Possession Time 31:14 28:46 Third-Down Conversions 6 of 12 5 of 12 Fourth-Down Conversions 0 of 0 2 of 2 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 7-7 4-4 Sacks By: Number-Yards 1-9 0-0 Individual Statistics RUSHING: LA Tech-RICHARDSON 27-81; DAVIS 12-72; HUGHES 4-26; JOHNSON 4-12. MARYLAND-MASON 15-93; JACKSON 17-50; ZOLAK 5-(-1); COLVIN 2-8. PASSING: LA Tech-JOHNSON 7-8-0-70; HUGHES 4-9-0-45; SLAUGHTER 0-1-1-0. MARYLAND-ZOLAK 17-28-3-215; JACKSON 1-1-0-39. RECEIVING: LA Tech-SLAUGHTER 5-68; BROWN 2-20; RICHARDSON 2-18; COOK 1-9; DAVIS 1-2. MARYLAND-JOHNSON 5-107; WUCHEK 5-46; MASON 3-47; BOEHLY 1-25; PHILLIPS 2-12; JACKSON 2-17. INTERCEPTIONS: LA Tech-BAKER, Myron 1-(-2); BROUDY, Carey 1; NICHOLAS, Dwight 1. MARYLAND-Rosen, Scott 1. FUMBLES: LA Tech-JOHNSON 1-1. MARYLAND-JACKSON 1-1; MASON 1-0. SACKS (UA-A): LA Tech-BAKER, Lorenza 1-0. MARYLAND-None. TACKLES (UA-A): LA Tech-BAKER, Lorenza 9-1; BAKER, Myron 6-1; POLK, Stan 4-2; EVANS, Douglas 4-1; SMITH, Freddy 4-0; LOYD, Demise 2-2; COOK, Rusty 2-1; WILSON, Pat 2-1; NICHOLAS, Dwight 2-1; BOLTON, Carlos 2-1; BRANNON, Trae 2-0; BROUDY, Carey 2-0; McMAHAN, Howard 1-1; SMITH, Artie 1-1; DUNN, Norman 1-1; BRADY, Warren 0-2; DAVIS, Nate 1-0; BOYD, Andy 1-0; WILSON, Steve 1-0; PIETE, Herman 1-0; GOLDEN, Russ 0-1. ECU-BRADFORD, Jack 10-1; ZAZAKOUIC, Luba 6-1; WHITTIER, Scott 1-1; JARMOLOWICH, Mike 5-2; STURDIVANT, Mark 5-0; PAGE, Glenn 3-1; ROSEN, Scott 2-2; FLEECE, Rick 3-0; HOLLIS, Michael 2-1; WILSON, Adriene 2-1; REAGAN, Ron 2-0; THOMAS, Mike 1-1; BROWN, Hugh 1-1; BOYD, Andy 1-0; ORTA; Ralph 1-0; RORES, Jamie 1-0; MARRONE, Dave 1-0; WEBSTER, Larry 0-1; VESSELS, Johnny 0-1. Stadium: Independence Stadium Attendance: 48,325 Kickoff time: 7:14 pm End of Game: 10:35 Total elapsed time: 3:21 Officials: Referee: Terry Monk; Umpire: Rusty Spindel; Linesman: John McGrath; Line judge: Yan Golmont; Back judge: Bob Jamison; Field judge: Mike Cochran; Side judge: Wayne Keirns Temperature: 54° Wind: W at 5mph Weather: Partly Cloudy

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1978 INDEPENDENCE BOWL

EAST CAROLINA

35

LOUISIANA TECH

13

DEC. 16 • STATE FAIR STADIUM • SHREVEPORT, LA.

Tech’s return trip to the Independence Bowl was quite different from the first as East Carolina defeated the Bulldogs 35-13. The Pirates forced four fumbles and intercepted Bulldogs quarterback Eric Barkley three times en route to the victory. ECU took control of the game early, scoring twice in the first quarter. The Pirates pushed their lead to 21-0 on a touchdown run early in the second quarter. The Bulldogs answered less than two minutes later with a 32-yard touchdown strike. Tech cut the lead to 21-10 with a 36-yard field goal less than a minute before the end of the half. The second half was virtually all East Carolina. Swilley booted another 36-yard field goal six minutes into the third quarter, but that was the end of the offensive night for the Bulldogs. Pirate running back Theodore Sutton raced 45 yards for a touchdown with just under seven minutes remaining in the quarter. The Pirates sealed the victory with another touchdown late in the game. ECU rolled up 278 yards rushing on the night, while holding the Bulldogs to only 12 yards on the ground.

Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 OT Score Record East Carolina 14 7 7 7 - 35 (9-3) Louisiana Tech 0 10 3 0 - 13 (6-5) Scoring Summary: 1st 7:53 ECU Collins 3yd run (Lamm kick), 3-16 0:39 ECU Green 1yd run (Lamm kick), 8-49 3:30 2nd 10:47 ECU Collins 1yd run (Lamm kick), 6-31 2:15 9:05 TECH Spruiell 32yd pass from Thibodeaux (Swilley kick), 5-65 1:42 0:57 TECH Swilley 36yd field goal, 7-32 1:29 3rd 8:54 TECH Swilley 36yd field goal, 9-38 4:25 6:57 ECU Sutton 45yd run (Lamm kick), 5-80 1:57 4th 3:20 ECU Hicks 2yd run (Lamm kick), 10-66 4:43 Team Statistics ECU LA Tech First Downs 17 18 Rushes-Yards (Net) 67-278 33-12 Passing Yards (Net) 54 263 Passes Att-Comp-Int 13-4-0 52-18-3 Total Offense Yards 332 275 Return Yardage 97 6 Punts-Average 7-30.4 5-41.6 Penalties-Yaardage 7-65 0-0 Fumbles-Lost 2-2 4-4 Individual Statistics RUSHING: LA Tech-CLARK 6-28; BARKLEY 7-(-24); YATES 12-19; THIBODEAUX 4-(-12); JOHNSON, J. 1-3; VERNASCO 1-3; LEVISTON 1-2; BARRIOS 1-(-7). ECU-SUTTON 17-143; GREEN 17-41; HICKS 13-23; COLLINS 9-18; WASHINGTON 2-34; GREER 2-28; WILEY 2-0; HAWKINS 1-2; COBB 1-1; HARRELL 1-(-2); GALLAHER 1-(-11); TEAM 1-1. PASSING: LA Tech-THIBODEAUX 6-13-0-13; BARKLEY 12-39-3-160. ECU-GREEN 4-13-054; COLLINS 0-1-0-0. RECEIVING: LA Tech-SPRUIELL 7-130; GIORDANO 3-67; YATES 2-12; WILLIS 1-17; CLARK 1-10; JOHNSON, J. 1-9; PREE 1-7; LEVISTON 1-7; COATES 1-4. ECU-GALLAHER 3-33; WASHINGTON 1-21. INTERCEPTIONS: LA Tech-None. ECU-McNEIL 1-59; SUMMER 1-48; BREWINGTON 1-0. FUMBLES: LA Tech-BARKLEY 2-2; THIBODEAUX 2-1; YATES 1-1. ECU-WILEY 1-1; GREEN 1-1. SACKS (UA-A): LA Tech-McCANN 3-1; JACKSON 2-0; ROBINSON, Johnny 0-1; TADEMY, Tony 1-0. ECU-VALENTINE, Zack 2-0; MORRIS 1-0. TACKLES (UA-A): LA Tech-ROBINSON, Johnny 9-1; JACKSON, Ed 9-0; BLACKSHIRE, Jimmy 7-0; JAMES, Lavon 7-0; JONES, Zack 7-0; SCHNEIDER, Bill 6-0; McCANN, Ardin 6-0; PAGGETT, Ronnie 3-1; WARD, John 2-0; TADEMY, Tony 2-0; GIDEON 2-0; BUCANAN, Mark 1-0; CHOATE 1-0; JONES, N. 1-0; BARKLEY, 1-0; LEE 1-0; GIORDANO 1-0. ECU-VALENTINE, Zack 7-0; TINGLER, Vance 5-0; BREWINGTON, Mike 4-0; FELTON, Oliver 3-1; ELLIOTT 3-0; CHAVIS 3-0; HALL, Gerald 1-1; WARREN 2-0; PERRY 2-0; MORRIS 2-0; JACKSON 2-0; SUMMER, Tommy 1-0; CARTER, Charlie 1-0; SYKES 1-0; HALLOW 1-0; CLARK 1-0; McLAURIN 1-0; McNEIL 1-0. Stadium: State Fair Stadium Attendance: 18,200 Temperature: 55° Wind: N, 15mph Weather: Overcast, chance of rain

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Tech used a high-powered passing attack and a stingy defense to defeat the favored University of Louisville, 24-14, in the school’s first Division I bowl game appearance. Bulldog sophomore quarterback Keith Thibodeaux was named the game’s most valuable player, completing 19 of 39 passes for 287 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The Cardinals looked to take control of the game early when safety Kevin Miller returned a Bulldog punt 60 yards for the game’s first touchdown less than two minutes into the contest. However, that was the end of the road for Louisville as Thibodeaux proceeded to pick apart the Cardinal secondary. The Opelousas native drove the Bulldogs 68 yards to paydirt, tying the score. Running back Charlie Lewis capped the drive, punching it in from one yard out. Later in the first quarter Thibodeaux hooked up with receiver George Pree for a 41-yard scoring strike to give the Bulldogs a 13-7 lead. Tech never looked back, pushing its lead to 21-7 late in the first when Thibodeaux connected with tight end Larry McCartney from eight yards out and Lewis added the two-point conversion. Tech added a 21-yard Keith Swilley field goal in the second quarter. Louisville tried to climb back into the game in the third, scoring on a 13-yard run by Miller midway through the quarter. However, that was all the Bulldogs would allow. Tech forced three fumbles, an interception and held the Cardinals to only 11 first downs. The Louisville offense could muster only 100 yards rushing and an astonishing 61 yards through the air.

Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 OT Score Record Louisville 7 0 7 0 - 14 (7-4-1) Louisiana Tech 21 3 0 0 - 24 (9-1-2) Scoring Summary: 1st 13:10 UofL Miller 60yd punt return (Posadas kick) 8:49 TECH Lewis 1yd run (Swilley kick) 5:22 TECH Pree 41yd pass from Thibodeaux (kick failed) 2:21 TECH McCartney 8yd pass from Thibodeaux (Lewis run) 2nd 1:49 TECH Swilley 21yd field goal 3rd 9:52 UofL Miller 13yd run (Posadas kick) Team Stats UofL LA Tech First Downs 11 25 Rushes-Yards (Net) 100 48 Passing Yards (Net) 61 287 Passes Att-Comp-Int 23-9-1 39-19-2 Total Offense Yards 67-161 83-335 Return Yardage 67 -6 Punts-Average 12-38.4 6-32.2 Penalties-Yardage 8-92 4-36 Fumbles-Lost 8-3 6-3 Individual Statistics RUSHING: LA Tech-LEWIS 17-39; HERREN 9-36; LEWISTON 6-12; SINGLETON 4-4; GATES 1-1; McCARTNEY 1-(-6); THIBODEAUX 3-(-58). UOFL-POOLE 17-50; MULLINS 2-24; MILLER 1-13; PRINCE 13-12; MOON 2-5; STRAM 7-4. PASSING: LA Tech-THIBODEAUX 19-39-2-287. UOFL-STRAM 7-18-1-61; MULLINS 2-5-0-0. RECEIVING: LA Tech-McCARTNEY 5-71; FOPPE 4-78; LEWIS 4-22; PREE 1-41; GATES 1-20; HERREN 1-17; SPRUELL 1-15; LEVISTON 1-12; LOPER 1-11. UOFL-BESANCENEY 2-25; MITCHELL 2-17; MILLER 1-17; POOLE 1-5; PRINCE 3-(-3). INTERCEPTIONS: LA Tech-SCHNEIDER, Bill 1-6. UOFL-SIMPSON, Danny 1; ELLIS. Zarko 1. FUMBLES: LA Tech-McCARTNEY 1-0; HERREN 1-0; LEWIS 1-1. UOFL-STRAN 1-0; PRINCE 1-1; MILLER 1-1; BUTLER 1-1. SACKS (UA-A): LA Tech-MAJORS, Danny 1-0. UOFL-HAROLD, Don 1-0; PONGONIS, Mark 0-1; ABOOD, Tom 0-1; GAGEL, Nick 1-0. TACKLES (UA-A): LA Tech-BLACKSHIRE, Jimmy 2-6; WHITE, Curley 4-4; JAMES, Jackie 4-3; ANDERSON, Larry 5-1; SCHNEIDER, Bill 4-1; MAJORS, Danny 2-3; PAGGETT, Ronnie 2-3; ROBINSON, Johnny 4-1; THOMAS, Joel 4-0; ABOOD, Tom 3-1; JONES, Zack 0-3; WILTINS, Larry 0-3; POWELL, David 1-2; WARD, John 0-3. UOFL-WILSON, Otis 5-7; JOHNSON, Eddie 5-4; HAROLD, Don 3-5;PONGONIS, Mark 2-5; SIMPSON, Danny 4-2; ELLIS, Zarko 3-2; HENRY, Jeff 2-3; WOODRUFF, K Dewayne 2-3; BRADSHAW, David 2-1; PAYTON 2-1; EMBRY, Jim 0-3; PERRIN, Billy 1-1; GAGEL, Nick 1-1; GIBSON, Greg 1-1; DICKERSON, Mine 0-1; CODE 0-1; DICKERSON 1-0. Stadium: State Fair Stadium Attendance: 18,500 Kickoff time: 1:42 pm End of Game: 4:40 pm Total elapsed time: 2:58 Officials: Referee: Joe Thomas; Umpire: Harvey Hardy; Linesman: Butch Lambert; Line judge: Bobby Brooks; Back judge: Charles Horton; Field judge: Dan Wilford Temperature: 63° Wind: W, Gusting to 30mph Weather: Clear and dusty, dry field

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SUPERLATIVES

RUSHING ATTEMPTS

RUSHING ATTEMPTS

MOST TOUCHDOWNS SCORED

Bowl Game 1. 47 vs. Maryland 2. 44 vs. Louisville 3. 38 at Hawaii 4. 38 vs. SMU 5. 33 vs. Navy 33 vs. East Carolina

1990 1977 2018 2017 2016 1978

RUSHING YARDS

Bowl Game 1. 229 vs. Arkansas State 2. 191 vs. Maryland 3. 168 at Hawaii 4. 141 vs. SMU 5. 114 vs. Illinois

2015 1990 2018 2017 2014

RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS Bowl Game 1. 3 at Hawaii 3 vs. Illinois 3 vs. Maryland 4. 2 vs. Navy 2 vs. Arkansas State 2 vs. Clemson

2018 2014 1990 2016 2015 2001

PASS COMPLETIONS

Bowl Game 1. 29 vs. Navy 29 vs. Clemson 3. 26 vs. Arkansas State 4. 21 vs. TCU 5. 19 at Hawaii 19 vs. Louisville

2016 2001 2015 2011 2018 1977

PASS ATTEMPTS

Bowl Game 1. 59 vs. Clemson 2. 52 vs. East Carolina 3. 43 vs. TCU 4. 40 vs. Navy 5. 39 vs. Louisville

2001 1978 2011 2016 1977

PASSING YARDS

Bowl Game 1. 458 vs. Arkansas State 2. 409 vs. Navy 3. 401 vs. Clemson 4. 287 vs. Louisville 5. 285 at Hawaii

2015 2016 2001 1977 2018

2016 2017 2015 2011 1977

2001 1978 1977 2018 2011 1990

TOTAL YARDS

Bowl Game 1. 687 vs. Arkansas State 2. 497 vs. Navy 3. 453 at Hawaii 4. 450 vs. Clemson 5. 361 vs. Illinois

2015 2016 2018 2001 2014

POINTS SCORED

Bowl Game 1. 51 vs. SMU 2. 48 vs. Navy 3. 47 vs. Arkansas State 4. 35 vs. Illinois 5. 34 vs. Maryland

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Bowl Game 1. 300 Navy 2. 278 East Carolina 3. 273 Clemson 4. 190 TCU 5. 177 Arkansas State

2016 1978 2001 2011 2015

RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS Bowl Game 1. 5 Navy 2. 4 East Carolina 3. 3 TCU 3 Maryland 5. 2 Arkansas State 2 Clemson

2016 1978 2011 1990 2015 2001

PASS COMPLETIONS

Bowl Game 1. 28 Illinois 2. 20 Northern Illinois 3. 19 SMU 4. 18 Maryland 5. 17 Hawaii

2014 2008 2017 1990 2018

PASS ATTEMPTS

Bowl Game 1. 47 Illinois 2. 41 Northern Illinois 3. 34 SMU 4. 29 Arkansas State 29 TCU 29 Clemson 29 Maryland

2014 2008 2017 2015 2011 2001 1990

Bowl Game 1. 329 Illinois 2. 275 Clemson 3. 254 Maryland 4. 206 TCU 5. 186 Northern Illinois

2014 2001 1990 2011 2008

PASSING TOUCHDOWNS

INTERCEPTIONS THROWN Bowl Game 1. 3 vs. Clemson 3 vs. East Carolina 3. 2 vs. Louisville 4. 1 at Hawaii 1 vs. TCU 1 vs. Maryland

1978 2001 2011 2016 1977

PASSING YARDS

PASSING TOUCHDOWNS Bowl Game 1. 4 vs. Navy 2. 3 vs. SMU 3 vs. Arkansas State 4. 2 vs. TCU 2 vs. Louisville

Bowl Game 1. 67 East Carolina 2. 55 Clemson 3. 51 TCU 4. 49 Navy 5. 44 Louisville

2017 2016 2015 2014 1990

Bowl Game 1. 5 Clemson 2. 2 Hawaii 2. 1 Six times (Last: 2017, SMU)

2001 2018

INTERCEPTIONS THROWN Bowl Game 1. 3 Hawaii 3 SMU 3 Maryland 4. 2 Arkansas State 2 Northern Illinois

2018 2017 1990 2015 2008

TOTAL YARDS

Bowl Game 1. 548 Clemson 2. 459 Navy 3. 451 Illinois 4. 404 Maryland 5. 396 TCU

2001 2016 2014 1990 2011

POINTS SCORED

Bowl Game 1. 49 Clemson 2. 45 Navy 3. 35 East Carolina 4. 34 Maryland 5. 31 TCU

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LA Tech 6 Two times (Last: 2017, vs. SMU) Opponent 7 Clemson

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MOST PATS MADE

LA Tech 6 Two times (Last: 2017, vs. SMU) Opponent 7 Clemson

2001

MOST FIELD GOALS MADE LA Tech 4 vs. Arkansas State

2015

Opponent 2 Arkansas State 2 Illinois

2015 2014

ATTENDANCE

Bowl Game 1. 48,325 vs. Maryland 2. 41,567 vs. Northern Illinois 3. 40,542 vs. Navy 4. 32,847 vs. Arkansas State 5. 31,297 vs. Illinois 6. 30,911 at Hawaii 7. 24,607 vs. TCU 8. 23,472 vs. Clemson 9. 18,500 vs. Louisville 10. 18,200 vs. East Carolina

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LOUISIANA TECH BOWL GAME-BY-GAME LEADERS BOWL GAME-BY-GAME RUSHING LEADERS Year 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2011 2008 2001 1990 1978 1977

Player Jaqwis Dancy at Hawaii Boston Scott vs. SMU Jarred Craft vs. Navy Kenneth Dixon vs. Arkansas State Kenneth Dixon vs. Illinois Hunter Lee vs. TCU Daniel Porter vs. Northern Illinois Joe Smith vs. Clemson Michael Richardson vs. Maryland Jessie Clark vs. East Carolina Charlie Lewis vs. Louisville

Att. 15 20 17 21 13 20 18 14 27 6 17

BOWL GAME-BY-GAME PASSING LEADERS Year 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2011 2008 2001 1990 1978 1977

Player J'Mar Smith at Hawaii J’Mar Smith vs. SMU Ryan Higgins vs. Navy Jeff Driskel vs. Arkansas State Cody Sokol vs. Illinois Colby Cameron vs. TCU Ross Jenkins vs. No. Illinois Luke McCown vs. Clemson Gene Johnson vs. Maryland Eric Barkley vs. East Carolina Keith Thibodeaux vs. Louisville

Att. Comp. 31 19 23 15 40 29 38 26 28 14 43 21 27 12 52 25 8 7 39 12 39 19

Yards 57 110 63 102 63 66 78 57 81 28 59 Int. 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 3 2

BOWL GAME-BY-GAME RECEIVING LEADERS Year 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2011 2008 2001 1990 1978 1977

Player Teddy Veal at Hawaii Teddy Veal vs. SMU Trent Taylor vs. Navy Trent Taylor vs. Arkansas State Carlos Henderson vs. Illinois Myles White vs. TCU Phillip Livas vs. Northern Illinois Delwyn Daigre vs. Clemson Bobby Slaughter vs. Maryland Scooter Spruiell vs. East Carolina Rod Foppe vs. Louisville

No. 8 5 12 10 4 7 4 10 5 7 4

TDs 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 2 0 1

Yards TDs 285 1 216 3 409 4 458 3 247 1 264 2 144 0 328 1 70 1 160 0 287 2

Yards 107 118 233 149 93 110 18 178 66 130 78

TDs 0 2 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0

BOWL GAME-BY-GAME TOTAL OFFENSE LEADERS Year 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2011 2008 2001 1990 1978 1977

Player J'Mar Smith at Hawaii J’Mar Smith vs. SMU Ryan Higgins vs. Navy Jeff Driskel vs. Arkansas State Cody Sokol vs. Illinois Colby Cameron vs. TCU Ross Jenkins vs. Northern Illinois Luke McCown vs. Clemson Gene Johnson vs. Maryland Eric Barkley vs. East Carolina Keith Thibodeaux vs. Louisville

Rush-Pass Total Yds 21-285 306 15-216 231 (-7)-409 402 16-458 474 (-10)-247 237 29-264 293 (-16)-144 128 (-5)-328 323 12-70 82 (-24)-160 136 (-58)-287 229

100-YARD RUSHING GAMES

Bowl Game 2017 Boston Scott vs. SMU (110 yards)........................................... Dec. 20, 2017 2015 Boston Scott vs. Arkansas State (106 Yards)....................... Dec. 19, 2015 2015 Kenneth Dixon vs. Arkansas State (102 Yards).................. Dec. 19, 2015

TOP 5 RUSHING PLAYS

Bowl Game 1. 77 Boston Scott vs. Arkansas State..............................................Dec. 19, 2015 2. 39 Kam McKnight at Hawaii...........................................................Dec. 22, 2018 3. 32 Jason Davis vs. Maryland...........................................................Dec. 15, 1990 4. 31 Kenneth Dixon vs. Arkansas State..........................................Dec. 19, 2015 5. 28 Kenneth Dixon vs. Illinois..........................................................Dec. 26, 2014 28 Blake Martin vs. Illinois...............................................................Dec. 26, 2014

BOWL OPPONENT GAME-BY-GAME RUSHING LEADERS Year 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2011 2008 2001 1990 1978 1977

Player Fred Holly III (Hawaii) Xavier Jones (SMU) Zach Abey (Navy) Warren Wand (Arkansas State) Josh Ferguson (Illinois) Ed Wesley (TCU) Chad Spann (Northern Illinois) Bernard Rambert (Clemson) Mark Mason (Maryland) Theodore Sutton (East Carolina) Nathan Poole (Louisville)

Att. 9 12 25 12 7 16 14 16 15 17 17

Yards 57 56 114 66 50 79 79 101 93 143 50

TDs 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0

BOWL OPPONENT GAME-BY-GAME PASSING LEADERS Year 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2011 2008 2001 1990 1978 1977

Player Att. Comp. Cole McDonald (Hawaii) 20 10 Ben Hicks (SMU) 34 19 Zach Abey (Navy) 12 7 Fredi Knighten (Arkansas State) 28 14 Reilly O’Toole (Illinois) 39 24 Casey Pachall (TCU) 29 15 Chandler Harnish (Northern Illinois) 40 20 Woodrow Dantzler (Clemson) 23 15 Scott Zolak (Maryland) 28 17 Leander Green (East Carolina) 13 4 Stu Stram (Louisville) 18 7

Int. 2 3 0 2 1 1 2 0 3 0 1

Yards TDs 85 1 127 1 159 1 137 0 295 1 206 1 186 1 218 4 215 1 54 0 61 0

BOWL OPPONENT GAME-BY-GAME RECEIVING LEADERS Year 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2011 2008 2001 1990 1978 1977

Player Jason-Matthew Sharsh Trey Quinn (SMU) Darryl Bonner (Navy) Tres Houston (Arkansas State) Mike Dudek (Illinois) Skye Dawson (TCU) Matt Simon (Northern Illinois) Derrick Hamilton (Clemson) Barry Johnson (Maryland) Terry Gallaher (East Carolina) Mark Besanceney (Louisville)

No. 5 8 2 3 7 4 6 4 5 3 2

Yards 67 45 79 47 73 85 44 94 107 33 25

TDs 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0

BOWL OPPONENT GAME-BY-GAME TOTAL OFFENSE LEADERS Year 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2011 2008 2001 1990 1978 1977

Player Cole McDonald (Hawaii) Ben Hicks (SMU) Zach Abey (Navy) Fredi Knighten (Arkansas State) Reilly O’Toole (Illinois) Casey Pachall (TCU) Chandler Harnish (Northern Illinois) Woodrow Dantzler (Clemson) Scott Zolak (Maryland) Theodore Sutton (Clemson) Stu Stram (Louisville)

Rush-Pass Total Yds (-11)-85 74 (-32)-127 95 114-159 273 42-137 179 2-297 299 33-206 239 61-186 229 57-218 275 (-1)-215 214 143-0 143 4-61 65

OPPONENT 100-YARD RUSHING GAMES

Bowl Game 143 Theodore Sutton (East Carolina)............................................ Dec. 16, 1978 114 Zach Abey (Navy)......................................................................... Dec. 23, 2016 101 Bernard Rambert (Clemson).................................................... Dec. 31, 2008

OPPONENT TOP 5 RUSHING PLAYS

Bowl Game 1. 80 Cody Sokol to Kenneth Dixon vs. Illinois.............................Dec. 26, 2014 2. 71 Jeff Driskel to Paul Turner vs. Arkansas State.....................Dec. 19, 2015 3. 61 Colby Cameron to Myles White vs. TCU................................Dec. 21, 2011 4. 58 J'Mar Smith to Jaqwis Dancy at Hawaii................................Dec. 22, 2018 5. 54 J'Mar Smith to Adrian Hardy at Hawaii.................................Dec. 22, 2018

Bowl Game 1. 50 Mike Dudek (Illinois)....................................................................Dec. 26, 2014 2. 45 Theodore Sutton (East Carolina).............................................Dec. 16, 1978 3. 32 Marcalas Johnson (SMU)...........................................................Dec. 20, 2017 4. 30 Zach Abey (Navy).........................................................................Dec. 23, 2016 30 Malcolm Perry (Navy)..................................................................Dec. 23, 2016 30 Leander Green (East Carolina).................................................Dec. 16, 1978

100-YARD RECEIVING GAMES

OPPONENT TOP 5 PASSING PLAYS

TOP 5 PASS PLAYS

Bowl Game 233 Trent Taylor vs. Navy................................................................... Dec. 23, 2016 178 Delwyn Daigre vs. Clemson..................................................... Dec. 31, 2001 149 Trent Taylor vs. Arkansas State................................................ Dec. 19, 2015 130 Scooter Spruell vs. East Carolina............................................ Dec. 16, 1978 129 Carlos Henderson vs. Navy....................................................... Dec. 23, 2016 118 Teddy Veal vs. SMU...................................................................... Dec. 20, 2017 113 Kenneth Dixon vs. Arkansas State......................................... Dec. 19, 2015 110 Myles White vs. TCU.................................................................... Dec. 21, 2011 107 Teddy Veal at Hawaii................................................................... Dec. 22, 2018

Bowl Game 1. 64 Zach Abey (Navy) to Darryl Bonner...................................... Dec. 23, 2016 2. 62 Woodrow Dantzler (Clemson) to Bernard Rambert........ Dec. 31, 2001 3. 57 Willie Simmons (Clemson) to Derrick Hamilton............... Dec. 31, 2001 4. 53 Woodrow Dantzler (Clemson) to Roscoe Crosby............. Dec. 31, 2001 5. 42 Casey Pachall (TCU) to Skye Dawson.................................... Dec. 21, 2011

OPPONENT 100-YARD RECEIVING GAMES

Bowl Game 107 Barry Johnson (Maryland)........................................................ Dec. 15, 1990

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CARRIES

OPPONENT CARRIES

Bowl Game 1. 27 Michael Richardson vs. Maryland...............................Dec. 15, 1990 2. 21 Kenneth Dixon vs. Arkansas State..............................Dec. 19, 2015 3. 20 Boston Scott vs. SMU......................................................Dec. 20, 2017 20 Hunter Lee vs. TCU...........................................................Dec. 21, 2011 5. 18 Daniel Porter vs. Northern Illinois..............................Dec. 28, 2008 Bowl Career 1. 34 Kenneth Dixon............................................................................2014-15 2. 31 Boston Scott.................................................................................2015-17 3. 30 Jarred Craft...................................................................................2014-17 4. 27 Michael Richardson......................................................................... 1990 5. 20 Hunter Lee.......................................................................................... 2011

YARDAGE

Bowl Game 1. 110 Boston Scott vs. SMU......................................................Dec. 20, 2017 2. 106 Boston Scott vs. Arkansas State..................................Dec. 19, 2015 3. 102 Kenneth Dixon vs. Arkansas State..............................Dec. 19, 2015 4. 81 Michael Richardson vs. Maryland...............................Dec. 15, 1990 5. 78 Daniel Porter vs. Northern Illinois..............................Dec. 28, 2008 Bowl Career 1. 249 Boston Scott.................................................................................2015-17 2. 165 Kenneth Dixon............................................................................2014-15 3. 95 Jarred Craft..............................................................................2014-2017 4. 81 Michael Richardson ........................................................................ 1990 5. 78 Daniel Porter...................................................................................... 2008

TOUCHDOWNS

Bowl Game 1. 2 Kenneth Dixon vs. Arkansas State..............................Dec. 19, 2015 2 Michael Richardson vs. Maryland...............................Dec. 15, 1990 3. 1 J’Mar Smith vs. SMU........................................................Dec. 20, 2017 1 Ryan Higgins vs. Navy.....................................................Dec. 23, 2016 1 Boston Scott vs. Navy......................................................Dec. 23, 2016 1 Kenneth Dixon vs. Illinois..............................................Dec. 26, 2014 1 Blake Martin vs. Illinois...................................................Dec. 26, 2014 1 Jarred Craft vs. Illinois.....................................................Dec. 26, 2014 1 Hunter Lee vs. TCU...........................................................Dec. 21, 2011 1 Daniel Porter vs. Northern Illinois..............................Dec. 28, 2008 1 Luke McCown vs. Clemson...........................................Dec. 31, 2001 1 Joe Smith vs. Clemson....................................................Dec. 31, 2001 1 Jason Davis vs. Maryland...............................................Dec. 15, 1990 1 Charlie Lewis vs. Louisville............................................Dec. 17, 1977 Bowl Career 1. 3 Kenneth Dixon............................................................................2014-15 2. 2 J’Mar Smith...................................................................................2016-18 2 Michael Richardson......................................................................... 1990 3. 1 Israel Tucker........................................................................................ 2018 1 Kam McKnight................................................................................... 2018 1 Ryan Higgins...................................................................................... 2016 1 Boston Scott....................................................................................... 2016 1 Jarred Craft......................................................................................... 2014 1 Blake Martin....................................................................................... 2014 1 Hunter Lee.............................................................................. 2011, 2014 1 Daniel Porter...................................................................................... 2008 1 Luke McCown.................................................................................... 2001 1 Joe Smith............................................................................................. 2001 1 Jason Davis......................................................................................... 1990 1 Charlie Lewis...................................................................................... 1977

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Bowl Game 1. 25 Zach Abey (Navy).............................................................Dec. 23, 2016 2. 18 Reilly O’Toole (Illinois)....................................................Dec. 26, 2014 3. 17 Troy Jackson (Maryland)................................................Dec. 15, 1990 17 Leander Green (East Carolina).....................................Dec. 16, 1978 17 Theodore Sutton (East Carolina).................................Dec. 16, 1978 17 Nathan Poole (Louisville)...............................................Dec. 17, 1977

OPPONENT YARDAGE

Bowl Game 1. 143 Theodore Sutton (East Carolina).................................Dec. 16, 1978 2. 114 Zach Abey (Navy).............................................................Dec. 23, 2016 3. 101 Bernard Rambert (Clemson).........................................Dec. 31, 2001 4. 93 Mark Mason (Maryland).................................................Dec. 15, 1990 5. 83 Chad Jasmin (Clemson)..................................................Dec. 31, 2001

OPPONENT TOUCHDOWNS

Bowl Game 1. 3 Troy Jackson (Maryland)................................................Dec. 15, 1990 2. 2 Zach Abey (Navy).............................................................Dec. 23, 2016 2 Chris High (Navy)..............................................................Dec. 23, 2016 2 Anthony Collins (East Carolina)...................................Dec. 16, 1978 5. 1 Fredi Knighten (Arkansas State)..................................Dec. 19, 2015 1 Warren Wand (Arkansas State)....................................Dec. 19, 2015 1 Donovonn Young (Illinois)............................................Dec. 26, 2014 1 Luke Shivers (TCU)...........................................................Dec. 21, 2011 1 Matthew Tucker (TCU)....................................................Dec. 21, 2011 1 Ed Wesley (TCU)................................................................Dec. 21, 2011 1 Airese Currie (Clemson).................................................Dec. 31, 2001 1 Bernard Rambert (Clemson).........................................Dec. 31, 2001 1 Eddie Hicks (East Carolina)............................................Dec. 16, 1978 1 Theodore Sutton (East Carolina).................................Dec. 16, 1978 1 Kevin Miller (Louisville)..................................................Dec. 15, 1977


BULLDOG PASSING RECORDS ATTEMPTS

Bowl Game 1. 52 Luke McCown vs. Clemson...........................................Dec. 31, 2001 2. 43 Colby Cameron vs. TCU..................................................Dec. 21, 2011 3. 40 Ryan Higgins vs. Navy.....................................................Dec. 23, 2016 4. 39 Eric Barkley vs. East Carolina........................................Dec. 16, 1978 39 Keith Thibodeaux vs. Louisville...................................Dec. 17, 1977 Bowl Career 1. 52 Luke McCown.................................................................................... 2001 52 Keith Thibodeaux.......................................................................1977-78 3. 43 Colby Cameron................................................................................. 2011 4. 40 Ryan Higgins...................................................................................... 2016 5. 39 Eric Barkley......................................................................................... 1978

COMPLETIONS

Bowl Game 1. 29 Ryan Higgins vs. Navy.....................................................Dec. 23, 2016 2. 26 Jeff Driskel vs. Arkansas State......................................Dec. 19, 2015 3. 25 Luke McCown vs. Clemson...........................................Dec. 31, 2001 4. 21 Colby Cameron vs. TCU..................................................Dec. 21, 2011 5. 19 Keith Thibodeaux vs. Louisville...................................Dec. 17, 1977

300-YARD PASSING GAMES

Bowl Game 328 Luke McCown vs. Clemson.................................................Dec. 31, 2001

200-YARD PASSING GAMES

Bowl Game 287 Keith Thibodeaux vs. Louisville.........................................Dec. 17, 1977 264 Colby Cameron vs. TCU........................................................Dec. 21, 2011 247 Cody Sokol vs. Illinois...........................................................Dec. 26, 2014 216 J’Mar Smith vs. SMU..............................................................Dec. 20, 2017

OPPONENT PASSING RECORDS ATTEMPTS

Bowl Game 1. 40 Chandler Harnish (Northern Illinois).........................Dec. 28, 2008 2. 39 Reilly O’Toole (Illinois)....................................................Dec. 26, 2014 3. 34 Ben Hicks (SMU)................................................................Dec. 20, 2017 4. 29 Casey Pachall (TCU).........................................................Dec. 21, 2011 5. 28 Fredi Knighten (Arkansas State)..................................Dec. 19, 2015 28 Scott Zolak (Maryland)...................................................Dec. 15, 1990

COMPLETIONS

Bowl Career 1. 29 Ryan Higgins vs. Navy..................................................................... 2016 2. 26 Jeff Driskel........................................................................................... 2015 3. 25 Luke McCown.................................................................................... 2001 25 Keith Thibodeaux.......................................................................1977-78 5. 21 Colby Cameron................................................................................. 2011

Bowl Game 1. 24 Reilly O’Toole (Illinois)....................................................Dec. 26, 2014 2. 20 Chandler Harnish (Northern Illinois).........................Dec. 28, 2008 3. 19 Ben Hicks (SMU)................................................................Dec. 20, 2017 4. 17 Scott Zolak (Maryland)...................................................Dec. 15, 1990 5. 15 Casey Pachall (TCU).........................................................Dec. 21, 2011 15 Woodrow Dantzler (Clemson).....................................Dec. 31, 2001

YARDAGE

YARDAGE

Bowl Game 1. 458 Jeff Driskel vs. Arkansas State......................................Dec. 19, 2015 2. 409 Ryan Higgins vs. Navy.....................................................Dec. 23, 2016 3. 328 Luke McCown vs. Clemson...........................................Dec. 31, 2001 4. 287 Keith Thibodeaux vs. Louisville...................................Dec. 17, 1977 5. 264 Colby Cameron vs. TCU..................................................Dec. 21, 2011

Bowl Game 1. 295 Reilly O’Toole (Illinois)....................................................Dec. 26, 2014 2. 218 Woodrow Dantzler (Clemson).....................................Dec. 31, 2001 3. 215 Scott Zolak (Maryland)...................................................Dec. 15, 1990 4. 206 Casey Pachall (TCU).........................................................Dec. 21, 2011 5. 186 Chandler Harnish (Northern Illinois).........................Dec. 28, 2008

Bowl Career 1. 458 Jeff Driskel........................................................................................... 2015 2. 409 Ryan Higgins...................................................................................... 2016 3. 390 Keith Thibodeaux.......................................................................1977-78 4. 328 Luke McCown.................................................................................... 2001 5. 264 Colby Cameron................................................................................. 2011

TOUCHDOWNS

TOUCHDOWNS

Bowl Game 1. 4 Ryan Higgins vs. Navy.....................................................Dec. 23, 2016 2. 3 J’Mar Smith vs. SMU........................................................Dec. 20, 2017 3 Jeff Driskel vs. Arkansas State......................................Dec. 19, 2015 4. 2 Colby Cameron vs. TCU..................................................Dec. 21, 2011 2 Keith Thibodeaux vs. Louisville...................................Dec. 17, 1977 Bowl Career 1. 4 Ryan Higgins vs. Navy..................................................................... 2016 2. 3 J’Mar Smith...................................................................................2016-17 3 Jeff Driskel........................................................................................... 2015 3 Keith Thibodeaux.......................................................................1977-78 5. 2 Colby Cameron................................................................................. 2011

INTERCEPTIONS

Bowl Game 1. 3 Luke McCown vs. Clemson...........................................Dec. 31, 2001 3 Eric Barkley vs. East Carolina........................................Dec. 16, 1978 3. 2 Keith Thibodeaux vs. Louisville...................................Dec. 17, 1977 4. 1 Colby Cameron vs. TCU..................................................Dec. 21, 2011 1 Bobby Slaughter vs. Maryland.....................................Dec. 15, 1990 Bowl Career 1. 3 Luke McCown.................................................................................... 2001 3 Eric Barkley......................................................................................... 1978 3. 2 Keith Thibodeaux.......................................................................1977-78 4. 1 Colby Cameron................................................................................. 2011 1 Bobby Slaughter............................................................................... 1990

Bowl Game 1. 4 Woodrow Dantzler (Clemson).....................................Dec. 31, 2001 2. 1 Ben Hicks (SMU)................................................................Dec. 20, 2017 1 Zach Abey (Navy).............................................................Dec. 23, 2016 1 Reilly O’Toole (Illinois)....................................................Dec. 26, 2014 1 Casey Pachall (TCU).........................................................Dec. 21, 2011 1 Chandler Harnish (Northern Illinois).........................Dec. 28, 2008 1 Willie Simmons (Clemson)............................................Dec. 31, 2001 1 Scott Zolak (Maryland)...................................................Dec. 15, 1990

INTERCEPTIONS

Bowl Game 1. 3 Ben Hicks (SMU)................................................................Dec. 20, 2017 3 Scott Zolak (Maryland)...................................................Dec. 15, 1990 3. 2 Fredi Knighten (Arkansas State)..................................Dec. 19, 2015 2 Chandler Harnish (Northern Illinois).........................Dec. 28, 2008 5. 1 Reilly O’Toole (Illinois)....................................................Dec. 26, 2014 1 Casey Pachall (TCU).........................................................Dec. 21, 2011 1 Joe Don Reames (Clemson)..........................................Dec. 31, 2001 1 Stu Stram (Louisville)......................................................Dec. 17, 1977

OPPONENT 300-YARD PASSING GAMES

Bowl Game N/A None............................................................................................................. N/A

OPPONENT 200-YARD PASSING GAMES

Bowl Game 295 Reilly O’Toole (Illinois)..........................................................Dec. 26, 2014 218 Woodrow Dantzler (Clemson)...........................................Dec. 31, 2001 215 Scott Zolak (Maryland).........................................................Dec. 15, 1990 206 Casey Pachall (TCU)...............................................................Dec. 21, 2011

400-YARD PASSING GAMES

Bowl Game 458 Jeff Driskel vs. Arkansas State............................................Dec. 19, 2015 409 Ryan Higgins vs. Navy...........................................................Dec. 23, 2016

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BULLDOG RECEIVING RECORDS

OPPONENT RECEIVING RECORDS

RECEPTIONS

RECEPTIONS

Bowl Game 1. 12 Trent Taylor vs. Navy......................................................................... Dec. 23, 2016 2. 10 Carlos Henderson vs. Navy............................................................ Dec. 23, 2016 10 Trent Taylor vs. Arkansas State...................................................... Dec. 19, 2015 10 Delwyn Daigre vs. Clemson........................................................... Dec. 31, 2001 5. 7 Myles White vs. TCU......................................................................... Dec. 21, 2011 7 Scooter Spruiell vs. East Carolina................................................ Dec. 16, 1978 7 John Simon vs. Clemson................................................................. Dec. 31, 2001 Bowl Career 1. 24 Trent Taylor.................................................................................................... 2014-16 2. 15 Carlos Henderson........................................................................................ 2014-16 3. 13 Teddy Veal...................................................................................................... 2017-18 4. 10 Adrian Hardy................................................................................................. 2017-18 10 Kenneth Dixon............................................................................................. 2014-15 10 Delwyn Daigre.....................................................................................................2001

YARDAGE

Bowl Game 1. 233 Trent Taylor vs. Navy......................................................................... Dec. 23, 2016 2. 178 Delwyn Daigre vs. Clemson........................................................... Dec. 31, 2001 3. 149 Trent Taylor vs. Arkansas State...................................................... Dec. 19, 2015 4. 130 Scooter Spruiell vs. East Carolina................................................ Dec. 16, 1978 5. 129 Carlos Henderson vs. Navy............................................................ Dec. 23, 2016 Bowl Career 1. 402 Trent Taylor.................................................................................................... 2014-16 2. 275 Carlos Henderson........................................................................................ 2014-16 3. 225 Teddy Veal...................................................................................................... 2017-18 3. 192 Kenneth Dixon............................................................................................. 2014-15 4. 178 Delwyn Daigre.....................................................................................................2001 5. 145 Scooter Spruiell............................................................................................ 1977-78

TOUCHDOWNS

Bowl Game 1. 2 Teddy Veal vs. SMU........................................................................... Dec. 20, 2017 2 Trent Taylor vs. Navy......................................................................... Dec. 23, 2016 2 Carlos Henderson vs. Navy............................................................ Dec. 23, 2016 2 Kenneth Dixon vs. Arkansas State............................................... Dec. 19, 2015 5. 1 Jaqwis Dancy at Hawaii................................................................... Dec. 22, 2019 1 Kam McKnight vs. SMU................................................................... Dec. 20, 2017 1 Trent Taylor vs. Arkansas State...................................................... Dec. 19, 2015 1 Kenneth Dixon vs. Illinois............................................................... Dec. 26, 2014 1 Quinton Patton vs. TCU................................................................... Dec. 21, 2011 1 Myles White vs. TCU......................................................................... Dec. 21, 2011 1 Delwyn Daigre vs. Clemson........................................................... Dec. 31, 2001 1 Bobby Slaughter vs. Maryland...................................................... Dec. 15, 1990 1 Scooter Spruiell vs. East Carolina................................................ Dec. 16, 1978 1 Larry McCartney vs. Louisville...................................................... Dec. 17, 1977 Bowl Career 1. 3 Trent Taylor.................................................................................................... 2015-16 3 Kenneth Dixon............................................................................................. 2014-15 3. 2 Teddy Veal.............................................................................................................2017 2 Carlos Henderson...............................................................................................2016 5. 1 Jaqwis Dancy................................................................................................ 2017-18 1 Kam McKnight.............................................................................................. 2015-17 1 Trent Taylor.................................................................................................... 2014-15 1 Quinton Patton...................................................................................................2011 1 Myles White..........................................................................................................2011 1 Delwyn Daigre.....................................................................................................2001 1 Bobby Slaughter.................................................................................................1990 1 Scooter Spruiell............................................................................................ 1977-78 1 Larry McCartney..................................................................................................1977

BULLDOG TOTAL OFFENSE RECORDS TOTAL OFFENSE

Bowl Game 1. 16-458 474 Jeff Driskel vs. Arkansas State.............................. Dec. 19, 2015 2. (-7)-409 407 Ryan Higgins vs. Navy............................................ Dec. 23, 2016 3. (-5)-328 323 Luke McCown vs. Clemson.................................. Dec. 31, 2001 4. 21-285 306 J'Mar Smith at Hawaii............................................. Dec. 22, 2018 5. 29-264 293 Colby Cameron vs. TCU......................................... Dec. 21, 2011 Bowl Career 1. 36-501 537 J'Mar Smith.......................................................................... 2017-18 2. 16-458 474 Jeff Driskel...................................................................................2015 3. (-7)-409 407 Ryan Higgins..............................................................................2016 4. (-5)-328 323 Luke McCown............................................................................2001 5. (-70)-390 320 Keith Thibodeaux.....................................................................1977

TOUCHDOWNS RESPONSIBLE FOR

Bowl Game 1. 4/1 5 Ryan Higgins vs. Navy.............................................Dec. 23, 2016 2. 3/1 4 J’Mar Smith vs. SMU.................................................Dec. 20, 2017 0/4 4 Kenneth Dixon vs. Arkansas State......................Dec. 19, 2015 4. 3/0 3 Jeff Driskel vs. Arkansas State...............................Dec. 19, 2015 5. 0/2 2 Kenneth Dixon vs. Illinois.......................................Dec. 26, 2014 2/0 2 Colby Cameron vs. TCU..........................................Dec. 21, 2011 1/1 2 Luke McCown vs. Clemson...................................Dec. 31, 2001 0/2 2 Michael Richardson vs. Maryland.......................Dec. 15, 1990 2/0 2 Keith Thibodeaux vs. Louisville...........................Dec. 17, 1977 Bowl Career 1. 2/4 6 J'Mar Smith........................................................................... 2017-18 0/6 6 Kenneth Dixon..................................................................... 2014-15 2. 4/1 5 Ryan Higgins...............................................................................2016 3. 3/1 4 J’Mar Smith........................................................................... 2016-17 4. 3/0 3 Jeff Driskel....................................................................................2015 3/0 3 Keith Thibodeaux............................................................... 1977-78

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Bowl Game 1. 8 Trey Quinn (SMU).............................................................Dec. 20, 2017 2. 7 Marcus Armstrong-Brown (Hawaii)...........................Dec. 22, 2018 7 Mike Dudek (Illinois)........................................................Dec. 26, 2014 4. 6 Courtland Sutton (SMU)................................................Dec. 20, 2017 6 Malik Turner (Illinois).......................................................Dec. 26, 2014 6 Josh Ferguson (Illinois)...................................................Dec. 26, 2014 6 Matt Simon (Northern Illinois).....................................Dec. 28, 2008

YARDAGE

Bowl Game 1. 107 Barry Johnson (Maryland).............................................Dec. 15, 1990 2. 94 Derrick Hamilton (Clemson).........................................Dec. 31, 2001 3. 85 Skye Dawson (TCU)..........................................................Dec. 21, 2011 4. 84 Malik Turner (Illinois).......................................................Dec. 26, 2014 5. 79 Darryl Bonner (Navy).......................................................Dec. 23, 2016

TOUCHDOWNS

Bowl Game 1. 1 Marcus Armstrong-Brown (Hawaii)...........................Dec. 22, 2018 1 Jason Matthew-Sharsh (Hawaii)..................................Dec. 22, 2018 1 Trey Quinn (SMU).............................................................Dec. 20, 2017 1 Darryl Bonner (Navy).......................................................Dec. 23, 2016 1 Jon Davis (Illinois).............................................................Dec. 26, 2014 1 Skye Dawson (TCU)..........................................................Dec. 21, 2011 1 Kyle Skarb (Northern Illinois).......................................Dec. 28, 2008 1 Matt Bailey (Clemson).....................................................Dec. 31, 2001 1 Roscoe Crosby (Clemson)..............................................Dec. 31, 2001 1 Derrick Hamilton (Clemson).........................................Dec. 31, 2001 1 Bernard Rambert (Clemson).........................................Dec. 31, 2001 1 Barry Johnson (Maryland).............................................Dec. 15, 1990 1 Frank Wycheck (Maryland)...........................................Dec. 15, 1990

OPPONENT TOTAL OFFENSE RECORDS TOTAL OFFENSE

Bowl Game 1. 2-295 297 Reilly O’Toole (Illinois)................................Dec. 26, 2014 2. 57-218 275 Woodrow Dantzler (Clemson).................Dec. 31, 2001 3. 114-159 273 Zach Abey (Navy).........................................Dec. 23, 2016 4. 33-206 239 Casey Pachall (TCU).....................................Dec. 21, 2011 5. 61-186 229 Chandler Harnish (Northern Illinois).....Dec. 28, 2008

TOUCHDOWNS RESPONSIBLE FOR

Bowl Game 1. 4/0 4 Woodrow Dantzler (Clemson)..........................Dec. 31, 2001 2. 1/2 3 Zach Abey (Navy)..................................................Dec. 23, 2016 0/3 3 Troy Jackson (Maryland).....................................Dec. 15, 1990 4. 0/2 2 Chris High (Navy)..................................................Dec. 23, 2016 0/2 2 Anthony Collins (East Carolina).......................Dec. 16, 1978

BULLDOG ALL-PURPOSE YARDAGE RECORDS ALL-PURPOSE YARDS

Bowl Game 1. 266 Carlos Henderson vs. Navy...........................................Dec. 23, 2016 2. 233 Trent Taylor vs. Navy........................................................Dec. 23, 2016 3. 215 Kenneth Dixon vs. Arkansas State..............................Dec. 19, 2015 4. 196 Boston Scott vs. Arkansas State..................................Dec. 19, 2015 5. 180 Carlos Henderson vs. Illinois.........................................Dec. 26, 2014 Bowl Career 1. 499 Carlos Henderson.......................................................................2014-16 2. 399 Trent Taylor...................................................................................2014-16 3. 357 Kenneth Dixon............................................................................2014-15 4. 306 Boston Scott.................................................................................2015-17 5. 225 Teddy Veal.....................................................................................2017-18

OPPONENT ALL-PURPOSE YARDAGE RECORDS OPPONENT ALL-PURPOSE YARDS

Bowl Game 1. 214 Blaise Taylor (Arkansas State).......................................Dec. 19, 2015 2. 184 Mark Mason (Maryland).................................................Dec. 15, 1990 3. 178 Bernard Rambert (Clemson).........................................Dec. 31, 2001 4. 144 Braeden West (SMU)........................................................Dec. 20, 2017 144 Dishan Romine (Navy)....................................................Dec. 23, 2016


BULLDOG KICKOFF RETURN RECORDS

BULLDOG PUNT RETURN RECORDS

KICKOFF RETURNS

PUNT RETURNS

Bowl Game 1. 5 Boston Scott vs. Arkansas State..................................Dec. 19, 2015 5 Le’Vander Liggins vs. TCU..............................................Dec. 21, 2011 3. 4 Carlos Henderson vs. Illinois.........................................Dec. 26, 2014 4 Quincy Davis vs. Clemson.............................................Dec. 31, 2001 5. 3 Carlos Henderson vs. Navy...........................................Dec. 23, 2016 3 Erick Franklin vs. Clemson.............................................Dec. 31, 2001 Bowl Career 1. 7 Carlos Henderson................................................................. 2014, 2016 7 Boston Scott.................................................................................2015-16 3. 5 Le’Vander Liggins............................................................................. 2011 4. 4 Quincy Davis...................................................................................... 2001 5. 3 Erick Franklin...................................................................................... 2001

KICKOFF RETURN YARDAGE

Bowl Game 1. 137 Carlos Henderson vs. Navy...........................................Dec. 23, 2016 2. 136 Le’Vander Liggins vs. TCU..............................................Dec. 21, 2011 3. 97 Phillip Livas vs. Northern Illinois.................................Dec. 28, 2008 4. 90 Boston Scott vs. Arkansas State..................................Dec. 19, 2015 5. 89 Jaqwis Dancy vs. SMU.....................................................Dec. 20, 2017 Bowl Career 1. 213 Carlos Henderson................................................................. 2014, 2016 2. 136 Le’Vander Liggins............................................................................. 2011 3. 116 Boston Scott.................................................................................2015-16 4. 97 Phillip Livas......................................................................................... 2008 5. 79 Erick Franklin...................................................................................... 2001

KICKOFF RETURN TOUCHDOWNS

Bowl Game 1. 1 Phillip Livas vs. Northern Illinois.................................Dec. 28, 2008 Bowl Career 1. 1 Phillip Livas......................................................................................... 2008

LONGEST KICKOFF RETURNS

Bowl Game 1. 97 Phillip Livas vs. Northern Illinois.................................Dec. 28, 2008 2. 82 Carlos Henderson vs. Navy...........................................Dec. 23, 2016 3. 65 Jaqwis Dancy vs. SMU.....................................................Dec. 20, 2017 4. 63 Jason Davis vs. Maryland...............................................Dec. 15, 1990 5. 44 Erick Franklin vs. Clemson.............................................Dec. 31, 2001

OPPONENT KICKOFF RETURN RECORDS KICKOFF RETURNS

Bowl Game 1. 5 Kevin Johnson (SMU)......................................................Dec. 20, 2017 5 Braeden West (SMU)........................................................Dec. 20, 2017 3. 4 Dishan Romine (Navy)....................................................Dec. 23, 2016 4 Blaise Taylor (Arkansas State).......................................Dec. 19, 2015 4 Ricky Crider (Northern Illinois)....................................Dec. 28, 2008

KICKOFF RETURN YARDAGE

Bowl Game 1. 174 Blaise Taylor (Arkansas State).......................................Dec. 19, 2015 2. 97 Dishan Romine (Navy)....................................................Dec. 23, 2016 3. 96 Kevin Johnson (SMU)......................................................Dec. 20, 2017 4. 95 Ricky Crider (Northern Illinois)....................................Dec. 28, 2008 5. 88 Braeden West (SMU)........................................................Dec. 20, 2017

KICKOFF RETURN TOUCHDOWNS

Bowl Game 1. 1 Blaise Taylor (Arkansas State).......................................Dec. 19, 2015

LONGEST KICKOFF RETURNS

Bowl Game 1. 98 Blaise Taylor (Arkansas State).......................................Dec. 19, 2015 2. 46 Cedric Byrd (Hawaii)........................................................Dec. 22, 2018 3. 42 Calvin Prince (Louisville)................................................Dec. 17, 1977 4. 39 Kevin Johnson (SMU)......................................................Dec. 20, 2017 5. 34 Waymon James (TCU).....................................................Dec. 21, 2011

Bowl Game 1. 5 Larry Anderson vs. Louisville........................................Dec. 17, 1977 2. 3 Craig Johnson vs. TCU.....................................................Dec. 21, 2011 3. 2 Eddie Brown vs. Maryland.............................................Dec. 15, 1990 4. 1 10 times ..............(Last: Cee Jay Powell at Hawaii, Dec. 22, 2018) Bowl Career 1. 5 Larry Anderson.................................................................................. 1977 2. 3 Craig Johnson.................................................................................... 2011 3. 2 Eddie Brown....................................................................................... 1990 4. 2 Trent Taylor...................................................................................2014-15 5. 1 Eight Times

PUNT RETURN YARDAGE

Bowl Game 1. 12 Cee Jay Powell at Hawaii................................................Dec. 22, 2018 2. 11 Paul Turner vs. Illinois......................................................Dec. 26, 2014 3. 9 Phillip Beck vs. Northern Illinois..................................Dec. 28, 2008 4. 8 Eddie Brown vs. Maryland.............................................Dec. 15, 1990 8 Sam Mangum vs. East Carolina...................................Dec. 16, 1978 Bowl Career 1. 12 Cee Jay Powell................................................................................... 2018 2. 11 Paul Turner.......................................................................................... 2014 3. 9 Phillip Beck......................................................................................... 2008 4. 8 Eddie Brown....................................................................................... 1990 8 Sam Mangum.................................................................................... 1978

PUNT RETURN TOUCHDOWNS

Bowl Game - - N/A..................................................................................................................Bowl Career - - N/A..................................................................................................................-

LONGEST PUNT RETURNS

Bowl Game 1. 14 Eddie Brown vs. Maryland.............................................Dec. 15, 1990 2. 12 Cee Jay Powell at Hawaii................................................Dec. 22, 2018 3. 9 Phillip Beck vs. Northern Illinois..................................Dec. 28, 2008 4. 8 Sam Mangum vs. East Carolina...................................Dec. 16, 1978 5. 5 Craig Johnson vs. TCU.....................................................Dec. 21, 2011

OPPONENT PUNT RETURN RECORDS OPPONENT PUNT RETURNS

Bowl Game 1. 3 Brandon Carter (TCU)......................................................Dec. 21, 2011 3 Gerald Hall (East Carolina).............................................Dec. 16, 1978 3 Kevin Miller (Louisville)..................................................Dec. 17, 1977 4. 2 Calvin Cass Jr. (Navy).......................................................Dec. 23, 2016 2 Blaise Taylor (Arkansas State).......................................Dec. 19, 2015 2 Derrick Hamilton (Clemson).........................................Dec. 31, 2001

OPPONENT PUNT RETURN YARDAGE

Bowl Game 1. 67 Kevin Miller (Louisville)..................................................Dec. 17, 1977 2. 40 Blaise Taylor (Arkansas State).......................................Dec. 19, 2015 3. 31 Calvin Cass Jr. (Navy).......................................................Dec. 23, 2016 4. 22 Gerald Hall (East Carolina).............................................Dec. 18, 1978 5. 18 Brandon Carter (TCU)......................................................Dec. 21, 2011

OPPONENT PUNT RETURN TOUCHDOWNS

Bowl Game 1. 1 Kevin Miller (Louisville)..................................................Dec. 17, 1977

OPPONENT LONGEST PUNT RETURNS

Bowl Game 1. 60 Kevin Miller (Louisville)..................................................Dec. 17, 1977 2. 41 Blaise Taylor (Arkansas State).......................................Dec. 19, 2015 3. 18 Calvin Cass Jr. (Navy).......................................................Dec. 23, 2016 4. 17 Brandon Carter (TCU)......................................................Dec. 21, 2011 5. 12 Derrick Hamilton (Clemson).........................................Dec. 31, 2001

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OPPONENT KICKING

FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS

OPPONENT FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS

Bowl Game 1. 4 Jonathan Barnes vs. SMU..............................................Dec. 20, 2017 4 Jonathan Barnes vs. Arkansas State...........................Dec. 19, 2015 3. 3 Chris Boniol vs. Maryland..............................................Dec. 15, 1990 3 Keith Swilley vs. East Carolina......................................Dec. 16, 1978 5. 2 Jonathan Barnes vs. Navy..............................................Dec. 23, 2016 2 Matt Nelson vs. TCU.........................................................Dec. 21, 2011 2 Keith Swilley vs. Louisville.............................................Dec. 17, 1977 2 Brad Oestricher vs. Northern Illinois..........................Dec. 28, 2008 Bowl Career 1. 10 Jonathan Barnes.........................................................................2015-17 2. 5 Keith Swilley.................................................................................1977-78 3. 3 Chris Boniol........................................................................................ 1990 4. 2 Matt Nelson........................................................................................ 2011 2 Brad Oestricher................................................................................. 2008

FIELD GOALS MADE

Bowl Game 1. 4 Jonathan Barnes vs. Arkansas State...........................Dec. 19, 2015 2. 3 Jonathan Barnes vs. SMU..............................................Dec. 20, 2017 3. 2 Jonathan Barnes vs. Navy..............................................Dec. 23, 2016 2 Chris Boniol vs. Maryland..............................................Dec. 15, 1990 2 Keith Swilley vs. East Carolina......................................Dec. 16, 1978 Bowl Career 1. 9 Jonathan Barnes.........................................................................2015-17 2. 3 Keith Swilley.................................................................................1977-78 3. 2 Chris Boniol........................................................................................ 1990 4. 1 Matt Nelson........................................................................................ 2011 1 Brad Oestricher................................................................................. 2008 1 Josh Scobee........................................................................................ 2001

EXTRA POINT ATTEMPTS

Bowl Game 1. 6 Jonathan Barnes vs. SMU..............................................Dec. 20, 2017 6 Jonathan Barnes vs. Navy..............................................Dec. 23, 2016 3. 5 Jonathan Barnes vs. Arkansas State...........................Dec. 19, 2015 5 Jonathan Barnes vs. Illinois...........................................Dec. 26, 2014 5. 4 Chris Boniol vs. Maryland..............................................Dec. 31, 2001 Bowl Career 1. 22 Jonathan Barnes.........................................................................2015-17 2. 4 Chris Boniol........................................................................................ 2001 3. 3 Matt Nelson........................................................................................ 2011 3 Keith Swilley.................................................................................1977-78 5. 2 Brad Oestricher................................................................................. 2008

EXTRA POINTS MADE

Bowl Game 1. 6 Jonathan Barnes vs. SMU..............................................Dec. 20, 2017 6 Jonathan Barnes vs. Navy..............................................Dec. 23, 2016 3. 5 Jonathan Barnes vs. Arkansas State...........................Dec. 19, 2015 5 Jonathan Barnes vs. Illinois...........................................Dec. 26, 2014 5. 4 Chris Boniol vs. Maryland..............................................Dec. 15, 1990 Bowl Career 1. 22 Jonathan Barnes.........................................................................2015-17 2. 4 Chris Boniol........................................................................................ 1990 3. 3 Matt Nelson........................................................................................ 2011 4. 2 Brad Oestricher................................................................................. 2008 2 Keith Swilley.................................................................................1977-78

TOP CAREER BOWL PUNTERS

(by average) Punts Yards Avg. 1. Gerald Shouse, 2014-16..................................... 6........................282.......................... 47.0 2. Ryan Allen, 2011................................................... 5........................216.......................... 43.2 3. Jeff Dozier, 1978................................................... 5........................208.......................... 41.6 4. Brad Boozer, 1990................................................ 4........................149.......................... 37.3 5. Chris Keagle, 2008............................................... 8........................285.......................... 35.6

SINGLE BOWL GAME SCORING (KICKERS) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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Xpts FGs Points Jonathan Barnes vs. Arkansas State, Dec. 19, 2015........... 5................4..................17 Jonathan Barnes vs. SMU (Dec. 20, 2017)............................. 6................3..................15 Jonathan Barnes vs. Navy, Dec. 23, 2016.............................. 6................2..................12 Chris Boniol vs. Maryland, Dec. 15, 1990.............................. 4................2..................10 Jeff Dozier vs. East Carolina, Dec. 16, 1978.......................... 1................2....................7

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Bowl Game 1. 2 Taylor Zalewski (Illinois).................................................Dec. 26, 2014 2 David Reisner (Illinois)....................................................Dec. 26, 2014 3. 1 10 times

OPPONENT FIELD GOALS MADE Bowl Game 1. 1 8 times

OPPONENT LONGEST FIELD GOALS MADE

Bowl Game 1. 43 David Reisner (Illinois)....................................................Dec. 26, 2014 2. 40 Bennett Moehring (Navy)..............................................Dec. 23, 2016 3. 37 Luke Ferguson (Arkansas State)..................................Dec. 19, 2015 4. 36 J.D. Houston (Arkansas State........................................Dec. 19, 2015 5. 27 Taylor Zalewski (Illinois).................................................Dec. 26, 2014

OPPONENT EXTRA POINT ATTEMPTS

Bowl Game 1. 7 Aaron Hunt (Clemson)....................................................Dec. 31, 2001 2. 6 Bennett Moehring (Navy)..............................................Dec. 23, 2016 3. 5 Dan DeArmas (Maryland)..............................................Dec. 15, 1990 5 Bill Lamm (East Carolina)...............................................Dec. 16, 1978 5. 4 Ross Evans (TCU)..............................................................Dec. 21, 2011

OPPONENT EXTRA POINTS MADE

Bowl Game 1. 7 Aaron Hunt (Clemson)....................................................Dec. 31, 2001 2. 6 Bennett Moehring (Navy)..............................................Dec. 23, 2016 3. 5 Bill Lamm (East Carolina)...............................................Dec. 16, 1978 4. 4 Ross Evans (TCU)..............................................................Dec. 21, 2011 4 Dan DeArmas (Maryland)..............................................Dec. 15, 1990

OPPONENT PUNT AVERAGE

(by average) Punts Yards Avg. 1. Alex Barta (Navy), 2016...................................................3.........................142.............. 47.3 2. Anson Kelton (TCU), 2011..............................................5.........................219.............. 43.8 3. Luke Ferguson (Arkansas State, 2015).......................5.........................200.............. 40.0 4. Adam Dittbenner (Northern Illinois), 2008..............5.........................197.............. 39.4 5. Jamie Sackville (SMU, 2017)..........................................6.........................236.............. 39.3

OPPONENT LONGEST PUNTS

Bowl Game 1. 67 Anson Kelton (TCU).........................................................Dec. 21, 2011 2. 57 Alex Barta (Navy)..............................................................Dec. 23, 2016 3. 50 Luke Ferguson (Arkansas State)..................................Dec. 19, 2015 50 Justin DuVernois (Illinois)..............................................Dec. 26, 2014 5. 49 Rodney Allen (East Carolina)........................................Dec. 16, 1978

OPPONENT SINGLE BOWL GAME SCORING (KICKERS)

Xpts FGs Points 1. Bennett Moehring (Navy), Dec. 23, 2016.....................................6.............. 1................9 2. Ross Evans (TCU), Dec. 21, 2011.....................................................4.............. 1................7 Aaron Hunt (Clemson), Dec. 31, 2001...........................................7.............. 0................7 4. J.D. Houston (Arkansas State), Dec. 19, 2015.............................2.............. 1................5 Bill Lamm (East Carolina), Dec. 16, 1978......................................5.............. 0................5


SCORING

SCORING

BULLDOG GAME-BY-GAME SCORING LEADERS Bowl Game 2018 Bailey Hale at Hawaii 2017 Jonathan Barnes vs. SMU 2016 Jonathan Barnes vs. Navy Carlos Henderson vs. Navy Trent Taylor vs. Navy 2015 Jonathan Barnes vs. Arkansas State 2014 Kenneth Dixon vs. Illinois 2011 Hunter Lee vs. TCU Matt Nelson vs. TCU Quinton Patton vs. TCU Myles White vs. TCU 2008 Phillip Livas vs. Northern Illinois Daniel Porter vs. Northern Illinois 2001 Delwyn Daigre vs. Clemson Luke McCown vs. Clemson Joe Smith vs. Clemson 1990 Michael Richardson vs. Maryland 1978 Keith Swilley vs. East Carolina 1977 Charlie Lewis vs. Louisville

TDs Xpts 0 4 0 6 0 6 2 - 2 - 4 0 2 - 1 - 0 3 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 0 1 1 2 (run)

FGs 1 3 2 - - 0 - - 1 - - - - - - - - 2 -

Pts 7 15 12 12 12 24 12 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 12 7 8

OPPONENT GAME-BY-GAME SCORING LEADERS Bowl Game TDs 2018 Jason Matthew-Sharsh (Hawaii) 1 Marcus Armstrong-Brown (Hawaii) 1 2017 Trey Quinn (SMU) 1 2016 Zach Abey (Navy) 2 Chris High (Navy) 2 2015 Fredi Knighten (Arkansas State) 1 Blaise Taylor (Arkansas State) 1 Warren Wand (Arkansas State) 1 2014 Donovonn Young (Illinois) 1 Jon Davis (Illinois) 1 2011 Ross Evans (TCU) - 2008 Kyle Skarb (Northern Illinois) 1 2001 Aaron Hunt (Clemson) - 1990 Troy Jackson (Maryland) 3 1978 Anthony Collins (East Carolina) 2 1977 Kevin Miller (Louisville) 2

OPPONENT SCORING

BULLDOG SCORING

Bowl Game TDs Xpts 2-pts FGs 1. Kenneth Dixon vs. Arkansas State (2015) 4 - - - 2. Jonathan Barnes vs. Arkansas State (2015) 0 5 0 4 3. Jonathan Barnes vs. SMU (2017) 0 6 - 3 4. Jonathan Barnes vs. Navy (2016) 0 6 0 2 Carlos Henderson vs. Navy (2016) 2 - - - Trent Taylor vs. Navy (2016) 2 - - - Kenneth Dixon vs. Illinois (2014) 2 - - - Michael Richardson vs. Maryland (1990) 2 - - -

Pts 24 17 15 12 12 12 12 12

Bowl Career 1. Jonathan Barnes 2. Kenneth Dixon 3. Carlos Henderson Trent Taylor Michael Richardson

Pts 44 36 12 12 12

TDs Xpts 2-pts FGs 0 17 - 9 6 - - - 2 - - - 2 - - - 2 - - -

Xpts - - - - - - - - - - 4 - 7 - - -

Bowl Game TDs Xpts 2-pts 1. Troy Jackson (Maryland), 1990 3 - - 2. Zach Abey (Navy), 2016 2 - - Chris High (Navy), 2016 2 - - Bernard Rambert (Clemson), 2001 2 - - Anthony Collins (East Carolina), 1978 2 - - Kevin Miller (Louisville), 1977 2 - -

FGs - - - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - -

FGs - - - - - -

Pts 6 6 6 12 12 6 6 6 6 6 7 6 7 18 12 12

Pts 18 12 12 12 12 12

OPPONENT TOUCHDOWNS

Bowl Game 1. 3 Troy Jackson (Maryland)................................................Dec. 15, 1990 2. 2 Zach Abey (Navy).............................................................Dec. 23, 2016 2 Chris High (Navy)..............................................................Dec. 23, 2016 2 Bernard Rambert (Clemson).........................................Dec. 31, 2001 2 Anthony Collins (East Carolina)...................................Dec. 16, 1978 2 Kevin Miller (Louisville)..................................................Dec. 17, 1977

BULLDOG TOUCHDOWNS

Bowl Game 1. 4 Kenneth Dixon vs. Arkansas State..............................Dec. 19, 2015 2. 2 Teddy Veal vs. SMU..........................................................Dec. 20, 2017 2 Carlos Henderson vs. Navy...........................................Dec. 23, 2016 2 Trent Taylor vs. Navy........................................................Dec. 23, 2016 2 Kenneth Dixon vs. Illinois..............................................Dec. 26, 2014 2 Michael Richardson vs. Maryland...............................Dec. 15, 1990 Bowl Career 1. 6 Kenneth Dixon....................................................................................2014-15 2. 3 Trent Taylor...........................................................................................2015-16 3. 2 Teddy Veal.................................................................................................. 2017 2 Carlos Henderson.................................................................................... 2016 2 Michael Richardson................................................................................ 1990

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BULLDOG DEFENSE RECORDS GAME-BY-GAME TACKLES LEADERS Bowl Game 2018 Willie Baker at Hawaii Jaylon Ferguson at Hawaii L'Jarius Sneed at Hawaii 2017 Randy Hogan vs. SMU Secdrick Cooper vs. SMU Israel Tucker vs. SMU 2016 Xavier Woods vs. Navy Lloyd Grogan vs. Navy Russell Farris vs. Navy 2015 Beau Fitte vs. Arkansas State 2014 Mitch Villemez vs. Illinois 2011 Jay Dudley vs. TCU 2008 Weldon Brown vs. Northern Illinois 2001 Josh Nash vs. Clemson 1990 Lorenza Baker vs. Maryland 1978 Ed Jackson vs. East Carolina Johnny Robinson vs. East Carolina 1977 Jimmy Blackshire vs. Louisville Curley White vs. Louisville Jackie James vs. Louisville

OPPONENTS DEFENSE RECORDS UA 5 4 5 5 5 5 6 3 3 4 6 6 10 2 9 9 8 2 4 5

A 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 5 5 3 4 4 4 7 1 0 1 6 4 3

Total 5 5 5 5 5 5 8 8 8 7 10 10 14 9 10 9 9 8 8 8

TACKLES

Bowl Game 1. 14 10/4 Weldon Brown vs. Northern Illinois..... Dec. 28, 2008 2. 10 6/4 Mitch Villemez vs. Illinois......................... Dec. 26, 2014 10 6/4 Jay Dudley vs. TCU..................................... Dec. 21, 2011 10 9/1 Lorenza Baker vs. Maryland.................... Dec. 15, 1990 5. 9 9/0 Xavier Woods vs. Illinois........................... Dec. 26, 2014 9 7/2 LeVander Liggins vs. Illinois................... Dec. 26, 2014 9 8/1 Jamel Johnson vs. TCU............................. Dec. 21, 2011 9 8/1 Justin Goodman vs. TCU.......................... Dec. 21, 2011 9 2/7 John Nash vs. Clemson............................ Dec. 31, 2001 9 9/0 Ed Jackson vs. East Carolina................... Dec. 16, 1978 9 8/1 Johnny Robinson vs. East Carolina...... Dec. 16, 1978 Bowl Career 1. 23 19/4 Xavier Woods.........................................................2014-16 2. 15 9/6 Jimmy Blackshire..................................................1977-78 3. 14 10/4 Weldon Brown............................................................ 2008 14 12/2 Johnny Robinson.................................................1977-78 5. 12 6/6 Lloyd Grogan.........................................................2014-16

TACKLES FOR LOSS

Bowl Game 1. 5.5 Houston Bates vs. Illinois...............................................Dec. 26, 2014 2. 5.0 Willie Baker at Hawaii......................................................Dec. 22, 2018 3. 5.0 Ed Jackson vs. East Carolina.........................................Dec. 16, 1978 4. 3.5 Ardis McCann vs. East Carolina....................................Dec. 16, 1978 5. 2.5 Jaylon Ferguson at Hawaii............................................Dec. 22, 2018 Bowl Career 1. 5.5 Houston Bates................................................................................... 2014 2. 5.0 Ed Jackson.......................................................................................... 1978 3. 3.5 Jaylon Ferguson................................................................................ 2018 3.5 Ardis McCann..................................................................................... 1978 5. 3.0 Johnny Robinson........................................................................1977-78

SACKS

Bowl Game 1. 4.5 Houston Bates vs. Illinois...............................................Dec. 26, 2014 2. 4.0 Willie Baker at Hawaii......................................................Dec. 22, 2018 3. 2.5 Jaylon Ferguson at Hawaii............................................Dec. 22, 2018 2.5 Ardis McCann vs. East Carolina....................................Dec. 16, 1978 5. 2 Ed Jackson vs. East Carolina.........................................Dec. 16, 1978 Bowl Career 1. 4.5 Houston Bates................................................................................... 2014 2. 4.0 Willie Baker......................................................................................... 2018 3. 3.5 Jaylon Ferguson..........................................................................2016-18 2.5 Ardis McCann..................................................................................... 1978 5. 2 Ed Jackson.......................................................................................... 1978

OPPONENT GAME-BY-GAME TACKLES LEADERS Bowl Game 2018 Solomon Matautia (Hawaii) 2017 Mikial Onu (SMU) 2016 Micah Thomas (Navy) 2015 Rocky Hayes (Arkansas State) Cody Brown (Arkansas State) 2014 Earnest Thomas III (Illinois) TJ Neal Jr. (Illinois) Zane Petty (Illinois) 2011 Tekerrein Cuba (TCU) Kenny Cain (TCU) Ross Forrest (TCU) 2008 Cory Hanson (Northern Illinois) 2001 John Leake (Clemson) 1990 Mike Jarmolowich (Maryland) 1978 Zack Valentine (East Carolina) 1977 Otis Wilson (Louisville)

UA 7 12 7 7 7 4 4 3 5 5 1 1 3 5 7 5

A 3 0 2 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 4 8 6 2 0 7

Total 10 12 9 8 8 5 5 5 5 5 5 9 9 7 7 12

OPPONENT TACKLES

Bowl Game 1. 12 12/0 Mikial Onu (SMU)....................................... Dec. 20, 2017 12 5/7 Otis Wilson (Louisville)............................. Dec. 17, 1977 3. 10 7/3 Solomon Matautia (Hawaii).................... Dec. 22, 2018 4. 9 7/2 Micah Thomas (Navy)............................... Dec. 23, 2016 9 1/8 Cory Hanson (Northern Illinois)............ Dec. 28, 2008 9 3/6 John Leake (Clemson).............................. Dec. 31, 2001 9 5/4 Eddie Johnson (Louisville)...................... Dec. 17, 1977 9 4/5 Don Harold (Louisville)............................ Dec. 17 ,1977

OPPONENT TACKLES FOR LOSS

Bowl Game 1. 2.5 Zeno Choi (Hawaii)..........................................................Dec. 22, 2018 2. 2 KK Padello (Hawaii)..........................................................Dec. 22, 2018 2 Khari Lain (Arkansas State)...........................................Dec. 19, 2015 2 David Johnson (TCU)......................................................Dec. 21, 2011 2 Jovon Bush (Clemson)....................................................Dec. 31, 2001 2 Braxton Williams (Clemson)..........................................Dec. 31, 2001 2 Jack Bradford (Maryland)..............................................Dec. 15, 1990 2 Rick Fleece (Maryland)...................................................Dec. 15, 1990 2 Vance Tingler (East Carolina)........................................Dec. 16, 1978 2 Don Harold (Louisville)...................................................Dec. 17, 1977

OPPONENT SACKS

Bowl Game 1. 1.5 Brandon Bice (Northern Illinois).................................Dec. 28, 2008 2. 1 22 times (Last: 3 times at Hawaii, Dec. 22, 2018)

OPPONENT GAME-BY-GAME INTERCEPTION LEADERS

Bowl Game 2018 Kendall Hune (Hawaii)....................................................................................1 2011 Greg McCoy (TCU)...........................................................................................1 2001 Charles Hafley (Clemson)..............................................................................1 Brian Mance (Clemson)..................................................................................1 Eric Meekins (Clemson)..................................................................................1 1990 Scott Rosen (Maryland)..................................................................................1 1978 Mike Brewington (East Carolina)................................................................1 Ruffin McNeill (East Carolina).......................................................................1 Tommy Summer (East Carolina)..................................................................1 1977 Zarko Ellis (Louisville).....................................................................................1 Danny Simpson (Louisville)..........................................................................1

OPPONENT INTERCEPTIONS

Bowl Game 1. 1 Kendall Hune (Hawaii)....................................................Dec. 22, 2018 1 Greg McCoy (TCU)............................................................Dec. 21, 2011 1 Charles Hafley (Clemson)..............................................Dec. 31, 2001 1 Brian Mance (Clemson)..................................................Dec. 31, 2001 1 Eric Meekins (Clemson)..................................................Dec. 31, 2001 1 Scott Rosen (Maryland)..................................................Dec. 15, 1990 1 Mike Brewington (East Carolina)................................Dec. 16, 1978 1 Ruffin McNeill (East Carolina).......................................Dec. 16, 1978 1 Tommy Summer (East Carolina)..................................Dec. 16, 1978 1 Zarko Ellis (Louisville)......................................................Dec. 17, 1977 1 Danny Simpson (Louisville)..........................................Dec. 17, 1977

OPPONENT LONG INTERCEPTION RETURNS

Bowl Game 1. 24 Greg McCoy (TCU)............................................................Dec. 21, 2011 2. 21 Ruffin McNeill (East Carolina).......................................Dec. 16, 1978 3. 16 Tommy Summer (East Carolina)..................................Dec. 16, 1978 4. 9 Eric Meekins (Clemson)..................................................Dec. 31, 2001

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Bowl Game 2018 Amik Robertson at Hawaii........................................................................... 2 2017 Secdrick Cooper vs. SMU.............................................................................. 1 Darryl Lewis vs. SMU...................................................................................... 1 Amik Robertson vs. SMU.............................................................................. 1 2015 Adairius Barnes vs. Arkansas State............................................................ 1 Xavier Woods vs. Arkansas State............................................................... 1 2014 Xavier Woods vs. Illinois................................................................................ 1 2011 Quinn Giles vs. TCU......................................................................................... 1 2008 Weldon Brown vs. Northern Illinois.......................................................... 1 Deon Young vs. Northern Illinois............................................................... 1 2001 Quincy Davis vs. Clemson............................................................................ 1 1990 Myron Baker vs. Maryland............................................................................ 1 Carey Broudy vs. Maryland.......................................................................... 1 Dwight Nicholas vs. Maryland.................................................................... 1 1978 None..................................................................................................................... 1977 Bill Schneider vs. Louisville.......................................................................... 1

INTERCEPTIONS

Bowl Game 1. 2 Amik Robertson at Hawaii............................................Dec. 22, 2018 1 15 times (Last: Jordan Baldwin at Hawaii, Dec. 22, 2018) Bowl Career 1. 3 Amik Roberston..........................................................................2017-18 2 Xavier Woods...............................................................................2014-15 2. 1 15 times (Last: Jordan Baldwin at Hawaii, Dec. 22, 2018)

LONG INTERCEPTION RETURNS

Bowl Game 1. 69 Xavier Woods vs. Illinois.................................................Dec. 26, 2014 2. 45 Amik Robertson vs. SMU...............................................Dec. 20, 2017 3. 31 Secdrick Cooper vs. SMU...............................................Dec. 20, 2017 4. 27 Amik Robertson at Hawaii............................................Dec. 22, 2018 5. 23 Darryl Lewis vs. SMU.......................................................Dec. 20, 2017

FUMBLE RECOVERIES

Bowl Game 1. 1 14 times (Last: 3 times vs. SMU, Dec. 20, 2017) Bowl Career 1. 2 Jimmy Blackshire........................................................................1977-78 2. 1 14 times (Last: 3 times vs. SMU, Dec. 20, 2017)

OPPONENT DEFENSE RECORDS OPPONENT FUMBLE RECOVERIES

Bowl Game 1. 1 Kendall Hune (Hawaii)....................................................Dec. 22, 2018 1 Kana'i Picanco (Hawaii)..................................................Dec. 22, 2018 1 Brandon Jones (Navy).....................................................Dec. 23, 2016 1 Jihad Ward (Illinois)..........................................................Dec. 26, 2014 1 D.J. Yendrey (TCU)............................................................Dec. 21, 2011 1 Mike Krause (Northern Illinois)....................................Dec. 28, 2008 1 Scott Whittier (Maryland)..............................................Dec. 15, 1990 1 Jessie Clark (East Carolina)............................................Dec. 16, 1978 1 Gerald Hall (East Carolina).............................................Dec. 16, 1978 1 Vance Tingler (East Carolina)........................................Dec. 16, 1978 1 Cliff Williams (East Carolina).........................................Dec. 16, 1978 1 Mark Besanceney (Louisville).......................................Dec. 17, 1977 1 David Coode (Louisville)................................................Dec. 17, 1977 1 Calvin Prince (Louisville)................................................Dec. 17, 1977

OPPONENT FORCED FUMBLES

Bowl Game 1. 1 Zeno Choi (Hawaii)..........................................................Dec. 22, 2018 1 Rojesterman Farris II (Hawaii).......................................Dec. 22, 2018 1 Jarid Ryan (Navy)..............................................................Dec. 23, 2016 1 Jackson Pittman (Navy)..................................................Dec. 23, 2016 1 LaKeith Walls (Illinois).....................................................Dec. 26, 2014 1 Johnny Fobbs (TCU)........................................................Dec. 21, 2011 1 Dave Marrone (Maryland).............................................Dec. 15, 1990 1 Fred Chavis (East Carolina)............................................Dec. 16, 1978 1 Zack Valentine (East Carolina)......................................Dec. 16, 1978

OPPONENT PASS BREAK-UPS

Bowl Game 1. 4 Dewayne Woodruff (Louisville)...................................Dec. 17, 1977 2. 3 Chad Carson (Clemson)..................................................Dec. 31, 2001 3 John Leake (Clemson).....................................................Dec. 31, 2001 3 Zarko Ellis (Louisville)......................................................Dec. 17, 1977 5. 2 Ikem Okeke (Hawaii).......................................................Dec. 22, 2018 2 Tyris Wooten (Navy).........................................................Dec. 23, 2016 2 Greg McCoy (TCU)............................................................Dec. 21, 2011 2 Cory Hanson (Northern Illinois)..................................Dec. 28, 2008 2 Melvin Rice (Northern Illinois).....................................Dec. 28, 2008 2 Danny Simpson (Louisville)..........................................Dec. 17, 1977

FORCED FUMBLES

Bowl Game 1. 2 Russell Farris vs. SMU......................................................Dec. 20, 2017 2. 1 9 times (Last: 2 times vs. SMU, Dec. 20, 2017) Bowl Career 1. 1 9 times (Last: 2 times vs. SMU, Dec. 20, 2017)

PASS BREAK-UPS

Bowl Game 1. 3 Steven Howze vs. Northern Illinois............................Dec. 28, 2008 2. 2 Bryson Abraham vs. Arkansas State..........................Dec. 19, 2015 2 Josh Victorian vs. Northern Illinois.............................Dec. 28, 2008 2 Quincy Davis vs. Clemson.............................................Dec. 31, 2001 2 Larry Anderson vs. Louisville........................................Dec. 17, 1977 2 Le’Vander Liggins vs. Illinois.........................................Dec. 26, 2014 Bowl Career 1. 3 Bryson Abraham.........................................................................2014-15 3 Steven Howze.................................................................................... 2008 3. 2 Josh Victorian..................................................................................... 2008 2 Quincy Davis...................................................................................... 2001 2 Zack Jones....................................................................................1977-78 2 Larry Anderson.................................................................................. 1977 2 Le’Vander Liggins............................................................................. 2014

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RUSHING RECORDS CARRIES Game 1. 47 Jason Davis vs. UL-Lafayette......................................... Sept. 29, 1990 2. 44 Jason Cooper at UNLV...................................................... Oct. 8, 1994 3. 38 Ryan Moats at Hawai’i.......................................................Nov. 6, 2004 4. 36 Jason Davis vs. Arkansas State..................................... Sept. 22, 1990 36 Derrick Douglas vs. UL-Monroe.........................................Nov. 4, 1989 36 Derrick Douglas vs. Tulsa................................................. Oct. 28, 1989 7. 35 Lennon Creer at #2 Boise State...................................... Oct. 26, 2010 35 Jason Davis at UTEP........................................................Nov. 23, 1991 35 Derrick Douglas at East Carolina................................... Sept. 30, 1989 10. 34 Five Separate Occasions Season 1. 288 Ryan Moats...................................................................................2004 2. 281 Derrick Douglas.............................................................................1989 3. 261 John Henry White..........................................................................1977 4. 253 Kenneth Dixon............................................................................... 2014 5. 244 Jason Davis...................................................................................1991 6. 243 Jason Cooper................................................................................1994 7. 233 Garlon Powell.................................................................................1986 8. 222 Michael Richardson.......................................................................1990 222 Daniel Porter..................................................................................2008 10. 212 Lennon Creer................................................................................. 2010 Career 1. 801 Kenneth Dixon.......................................................................... 2012-15 2. 739 Jason Cooper.......................................................................... 1991-94 3. 641 Garlon Powell............................................................................1984-87 4. 614 Daniel Porter.............................................................................2006-09 5 606 John Henry White..................................................................... 1974-77 6. 603 Patrick Jackson.........................................................................2005-08 7. 563 Derrick Douglas........................................................................1986-89 8. 553 Charles McDaniel......................................................................1971-74 9. 539 Jason Davis..............................................................................1989-92 10. 499 Ryan Moats..............................................................................2002-04

7. 9.

15 15 14 14

Justin Henderson.......................................................................... 2019 Charles McDaniel.......................................................................... 1974 Jason Davis...................................................................................1991 Charles McDaniel..........................................................................1971

Career 1. 72 Kenneth Dixon.......................................................................... 2012-15 2. 52 Charles McDaniel......................................................................1971-74 3. 36 Arry Moody............................................................................. 1973-76 4. 29 Patrick Jackson.........................................................................2005-08 5. 28 Buster Herren...........................................................................1966-69 28 Ryan Moats..............................................................................2002-04 28 Daniel Porter.............................................................................2006-09 8. 27 Jason Davis..............................................................................1989-92 9. 24 Joe Smith................................................................................ 2001-02 10. 23 Paul Hynes.............................................................................. 1957-60 23 A.L. Williams.............................................................................1953-56

TOP 10 RUSHING PLAYS

1. 99 yards - Kenneth Dixon vs. UL-Lafayette (Sept. 6, 2014) 2. 88 yards - Gerald Lawrence vs. Southern Illinois (Nov. 9, 1991) 3. 84 yards - Bobby Ray Tell at UL-Lafayette (Oct. 2, 1999) 4. 83 yards - Ray Holley at New Mexico State (Oct. 27, 2012) 83 yards - Ryan Moats vs. Fresno State (Oct. 2, 2004) 6. 79 yards - Joe Smith vs. UTEP (Nov. 23, 2002) 7. 78 yards - Phillip Livas at Kansas (Sept. 6, 2008) 8. 77 yards - Boston Scott vs. Arkansas State (Dec. 19, 2015) 9. 76 yards - Lee Ragsdale at South Carolina (Sept.16, 1995) 76 yards - Arry Moody at UL-Lafayette (Oct. 12, 1974)

YARDAGE Game 1. 302 Jason Davis vs. UL-Lafayette......................................... Sept. 29, 1990 2. 267 Ryan Moats vs. Hawai’i...................................................Oct. 18, 2003 3. 264 Bobby Ray Tell at UL-Lafayette........................................... Oct. 2, 1999 4. 257 Ryan Moats vs. Nevada................................................... Sept. 6, 2004 257 Ryan Moats vs. UL-Lafayette..........................................Sept. 11, 2004 6. 255 Jason Cooper vs. San Jose State.................................... Nov. 12, 1994 7. 252 Lennon Creer at San Jose State.......................................Nov. 27, 2010 8. 236 Ryan Moats vs. Fresno State............................................Oct. 2, 2004 9. 232 Kenneth Dixon vs. Idaho.................................................. Oct. 20, 2012 10. 228 Ryan Moats at Hawai’i.......................................................Nov. 6, 2004 Season 1. 1,774 Ryan Moats...................................................................................2004 2. 1,351 Jason Davis...................................................................................1991 3. 1,300 Ryan Moats...................................................................................2003 4. 1,299 Kenneth Dixon............................................................................... 2014 5. 1,232 Derrick Douglas.............................................................................1989 6. 1,216 Joe Smith......................................................................................2002 7. 1,194 Kenneth Dixon............................................................................... 2012 8. 1,189 Jason Cooper................................................................................1994 9. 1,181 Lennon Creer................................................................................. 2010 10. 1,164 Daniel Porter..................................................................................2008 Career 1. 4,480 Kenneth Dixon.......................................................................... 2012-15 2. 3,352 Daniel Porter.............................................................................2006-09 3. 3,342 Jason Cooper.......................................................................... 1991-94 4. 3,112 Ryan Moats..............................................................................2002-04 5. 2,944 John Henry White..................................................................... 1974-77 6. 2,888 Jason Davis..............................................................................1989-92 7. 2,824 Patrick Jackson.........................................................................2005-08 8. 2,754 Charles McDaniel......................................................................1971-74 9. 2,578 Garlon Powell............................................................................1984-87 10. 2,434 Derrick Douglas........................................................................1986-89

TOUCHDOWNS Game 1. 6 Kenneth Dixon vs. North Texas...........................................Nov. 7, 2015 6 Kenneth Dixon vs. Idaho.................................................. Oct. 20, 2012 3. 5 Arry Moody at UL-Monroe.............................................. Nov. 20, 1976 4. 4 Shane Benoit vs. Eastern Michigan................................Sept. 12, 1992 4 Joe Smith vs. UTEP.........................................................Nov. 23, 2002 4 Ryan Moats vs. Fresno State............................................Oct. 2, 2004 4 Kenneth Dixon vs. UNLV................................................... Oct. 6, 2012 4 Kenneth Dixon at Texas State.......................................... Nov. 11, 2012 9. 3 29 Times (Last: Justin Henderson vs. UMass)................ Oct. 12, 2019 Season 1. 27 Kenneth Dixon............................................................................... 2012 2. 22 Kenneth Dixon............................................................................... 2014 3. 19 Kenneth Dixon............................................................................... 2015 4. 18 Ryan Moats...................................................................................2004 5. 17 Arry Moody.................................................................................. 1976 6. 16 Joe Smith......................................................................................2002

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WHITE

22

1,094 yds Running Back

DERRICK

DOUGLAS

38

1,232 yds Running Back

MICHAEL

RICHARDSON

31

1,114 yds Running Back

23

JASON

DAVIS 1,351 yds Running Back

JASON

COOPER 1,189 yds Running Back

29

John Henry White, 1977 Opponent Att. Yards TDs Sacramento State (S) 11 67 1 at Illinois State 27 186 2 at McNeese State* 22 53 0 UL-Lafayette* 30 105 0 at Arkansas State* 33 223 1 vs. Northwestern State 34 144 1 Texas-Arlington* 16 46 2 at Lamar* 19 43 0 at Southern Miss 24 94 2 North Texas 22 75 1 UL-Monroe 23 58 1 vs. Louisville DNP DNP DNP 11 games played 261 1,094 11

1,232 Yards Date Sept. 2 Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Totals

Derrick Douglas, 1989 Opponent Att. Yards TDs at UL-Lafayette 28 119 1 at Western Michigan 25 112 0 at Florida 34 112 0 at East Carolina 35 201 2 at Akron 19 72 2 Northern Illinois 22 93 1 at Arkansas State 15 45 2 Tulsa 36 203 1 UL-Monroe 36 177 1 at #11 Auburn 31 98 1 10 games played 281 1,232 11

1,114 Yards Date Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17 Dec. 15 Totals

Michael Richardson, 1990 Opponent Att. Yards TDs at East Carolina 24 113 1 at McNeese State 13 93 1 at Western Michigan 21 112 2 Arkansas State 15 83 1 UL-Lafayette DNP DNP DNP at #5 Auburn 24 96 1 at Tulsa 31 131 2 Stephen F. Austin 27 102 1 at UL-Monroe 21 83 0 Akron 25 133 3 Colorado State 21 168 1 vs. Maryland 27 81 2 11 games played 222 1,114 13

1,351 Yards Date Aug. 31 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 16 Nov. 23 Totals

Jason Davis, 1991 Opponent at #12 Houston Montana at Eastern Michigan at Arkansas State at Northern Illinois at South Carolina at UL-Lafayette UL-Monroe Southern Illinois Southern Miss at UTEP 10 games played

Att. Yards TDs 20 87 0 25 107 1 DNP DNP DNP 11 65 2 27 148 2 18 105 0 34 178 0 27 178 2 18 147 2 29 133 2 35 203 2 244 1,351 13

1,189 Yards Date Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Totals

Jason Cooper, 1994 Opponent at Baylor Houston at South Carolina UL-Lafayette* at UNLV* Utah State* at Northern Illinois* at West Virginia Northwestern State San Jose State* at Arkansas State* 11 games played

Att. Yards TDs 20 82 0 26 116 1 14 24 0 12 36 0 44 197 0 16 27 0 7 28 0 20 96 0 29 214 1 32 255 0 23 114 0 243 1,189 2

1,000-YARD RUSHING SEASONS

JOHN HENRY

1,094 Yards Date Sept. 10 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Nov. 24 Dec. 19 Totals

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30

JOE

SMITH 1,216 yds Running Back

20

RYAN

MOATS 1,300 yds

1,774 yds

Running Back

20

DANIEL

PORTER 1,164 yds

1,132 yds

Running Back

5

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CREER 1,181 yds Running Back

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1,216 Yards Joe Smith, 2002 Date Opponent Aug. 31 Oklahoma State(S) Sept. 7 at Clemson Sept. 14 Tulsa* Sept. 21 at #15 Penn State Sept. 28 at #24 Texas A&M Oct. 5 at Rice* Oct. 19 at SMU* Oct. 26 Nevada* Nov. 9 at San Jose State* Nov. 16 at #23 Boise State* Nov. 22 UTEP* (S) Dec. 5 Fresno State* Totals 12 games

Att. Yards TDs 17 53 1 19 69 1 18 177 2 17 68 0 10 26 0 17 93 1 13 135 3 18 111 3 26 114 1 14 86 0 18 162 4 20 123 0 208 1,216 16

1,300 Yards Date Aug. 28 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 29 Totals

Ryan Moats, 2003 Opponent #2 Miami (Fla.) at UL-Lafayette at Michigan State at Fresno State* Boise State* at UTEP* Hawai’i* at Nevada* at #7 LSU SMU* at Tulsa* Rice* 12 games played

Att. Yards TDs 3 44 0 12 42 0 6 36 0 5 14 0 8 99 1 22 118 2 34 267 2 31 199 3 16 124 0 17 100 1 34 220 1 11 37 0 199 1,300 10

1,774 Yards Date Sept. 6 Sept. 11 Sept. 18 Sept. 25 Oct. 2 Oct. 9 Oct. 16 Oct. 23 Nov. 6 Nov. 13 Nov. 20 Nov. 29 Totals

Ryan Moats, 2004 Opponent Nevada* UL-Lafayette at #4 Miami (Fla.) at #8 Tennessee #17 Fresno State* at #6 Auburn at SMU* UTEP* at Hawai’i* Tulsa* at #12 Boise State* at Rice* 12 games played

Att. Yards TDs 33 257 3 34 257 1 14 81 0 21 97 1 34 236 4 3 0 0 22 186 3 21 99 1 38 228 2 31 205 2 19 60 0 18 68 1 288 1,774 18

1,164 Yards Date Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 20 Oct. 1 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 22 Nov. 29 Dec. 28 Totals

Daniel Porter, 2008 Opponent Att. Yards TDs Mississippi State 10 11 0 at #14 Kansas 6 25 0 Southeastern Louisiana 19 97 1 #17 Boise State* 16 68 0 at Hawai’i* 15 82 0 Idaho* 23 145 2 at Army 20 73 0 Fresno State* 20 189 2 at San Jose State* 18 102 0 Utah State* 24 114 1 at New Mexico State* 17 130 1 Nevada* 16 50 1 vs. Northern Illinois 18 78 1 13 games played 222 1,164 9

1,132 Yards Date Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 30 Oct. 9 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 6 Nov. 14 Nov. 21 Dec. 5 Totals

Daniel Porter, 2009 Opponent at Auburn at Navy Nicholls State Hawai’i* at Nevada* New Mexico State* at Utah State* at Idaho* #5 Boise State* at #9 LSU at Fresno State* San Jose State* 12 games played

1,181 Yards Date Sept. 4 Sept. 11 Sept. 18 Sept. 25 Oct. 2 Oct. 9 Oct. 16 Oct. 26 Nov. 6 Nov. 13 Nov. 27 Dec. 4 Totals

Lennon Creer, 2010 Opponent Att. Yards TDs vs. Grambling State 17 69 0 at Texas A&M 7 31 0 Navy 13 90 0 Southern Miss 5 22 0 at Hawai’i* 12 57 0 Utah State* 18 120 2 Idaho* 23 181 2 at #2 Boise State* 35 149 2 Fresno State* 17 56 0 at New Mexico State* 17 107 1 at San Jose State* 30 252 3 #14 Nevada* 18 49 0 12 games played 212 1,181 10

Att. Yards TDs 17 56 0 10 44 1 13 34 1 25 160 2 11 99 2 19 132 0 18 68 0 11 47 1 24 92 1 13 64 0 22 137 0 28 199 3 211 1,132 11


DIXON

28

1,194 yds 1,299 yds 1,070 yds Running Back

1,194 Yards Date Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17 Nov. 24 Totals

Kenneth Dixon, 2012 Opponent Att. Yards TDs at Houston 18 90 1 Rice 14 113 3 at Illinois 11 41 0 at Virginia 16 78 0 UNLV 16 102 4 #22 Texas A&M (S) 19 111 2 Idaho* 17 232 6 at New Mexico State* 20 69 1 UTSA* 18 72 3 at Texas State* 21 144 4 Utah State* 22 109 2 at San Jose State* 8 33 1 13 games played 200 1,194 27

3

JARRED

CRAFT 1,074 yds Running Back

6

BOSTON

SCOTT 1,047 yds Running Back

100-YARD RUSHING PERFORMANCES Jason Davis, 1990 vs. UL-Lafayette................. 302 Ryan Moats, 2003 vs. Hawai’i.......................... 267 Bobby Ray Tell, 1999 at UL-Lafayette............... 264 Ryan Moats, 2004 vs. Nevada.......................... 257 Ryan Moats, 2004 vs. UL-Lafayette.................. 257 Jason Cooper, 1994 vs. San Jose State........... 255 Lennon Creer, 2010 at San Jose State..............252 Ryan Moats, 2004 vs. Fresno State.................. 236 Kenneth Dixon, 2012 vs. Idaho..........................232 Ryan Moats, 2004 at Hawai’i........................... 228 Robert Brunet, 1967 vs. Lamar......................... 224 John Henry White, 1977 at Arkansas State............ 223 Ryan Moats, 2003 at Tulsa............................... 220 Jason Cooper, 1994 vs. Northwestern St............. 214 Jason Davis, 1990 vs. Arkansas State..............211 Kenneth Dixon, 2013 vs. Southern Miss...............207 Ryan Moats, 2004 at Hawai’i........................... 205 Tevin King, 2012 vs. Rice...................................204 Jason Cooper, 1991 at Arkansas State............. 204 Jason Davis, 1991 at UTEP............................... 203 Derrick Douglas, 1989 vs. Tulsa........................ 203 Derrick Douglas, 1989 at East Carolina............ 201 Kenneth Dixon, 2013 at UTEP............................200 Ryan Moats, 2003 at Nevada........................... 199

Daniel Porter, 2009 vs. San Jose State............ 199 Jason Cooper, 1994 at UNLV............................ 197 Kenneth Dixon, 2015 vs. North Texas................195 Daniel Porter, 2008 vs. Fresno State................. 189 Joe Smith, 2001 at Tulsa.................................. 188 John Henry White, 1977 at Illinois State............ 186 Ryan Moats, 2004 at SMU............................... 186 Carlton Jacobs, 1981 at Lamar......................... 184 Kenneth Dixon, 2014 at UL-Lafayette................184 Tevin King, 2013 vs. Lamar................................182 Lennon Creer, 2010 vs. Idaho.............................179 David Green, 1984 vs. Mississippi Valley St............ 179 Daniel Porter, 2006 vs. Utah State.................... 178 Jason Davis, 1991 vs. UL-Monroe.................... 178 Jason Davis, 1991 at UL-Lafayette................... 178 Lennon Creer, 2011 vs. Central Arkansas..............177 Joe Smith, 2002 vs. Tulsa................................. 177 Derrick Douglas, 1989 vs. UL-Monroe.............. 177 Charles McDaniel, 1974 vs. NW St.S................ 171 Kenneth Dixon, 2015 vs. FIU..............................169 Kenneth Dixon, 2015 at WKU............................168 Michael Richardson, 1990 vs. Colorado State............ 168 Lee Ragsdale, 1996 vs. UL-Lafayette............... 167 Charles McDaniel, 1973 vs. UL-Monroe............ 167

Kenneth Dixon, 2014 Opponent at Oklahoma at UL-Lafayette at North Texas Northwestern St. at Auburn UTEP UTSA at Southern Miss Western Kentucky at UAB at Old Dominion Rice at Marshall vs. Illinois 14 Games Played

Att. Yards TDs 16 48 0 12 190 2 19 85 1 22 105 2 14 37 2 21 86 1 28 129 1 19 54 1 14 85 1 15 84 3 23 116 1 17 137 3 20 160 3 13 67 1 253 1,299 22

1,070 Yards Date Sept. 5 Sept. 10 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 24 Oct. 30 Nov. 7 Nov. 21 Nov. 28 Dec. 19 # Totals

Kenneth Dixon, 2015 Opponent Southern at Western Kentucky* at Kansas State FIU* UL-Lafayette Middle Tennessee* at Rice* North Texas* at UTEP* Southern Miss* vs. Arkansas State 13 Games Played

Att. Yards TDs 9 106 1 22 68 2 17 81 0 25 169 2 22 59 1 13 63 3 19 92 2 22 195 6 19 39 0 9 -4 0 21 102 2 197 1,070 19

1,074 yards Date Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 6 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 25 Dec. 3 Dec. 23 Totals

Jarred Craft, 2016 Opponent at Arkansas SC State at Texas Tech at Middle Tennessee* UTEP* WKU* at UMass at FIU* Rice* at North Texas* UTSA* at Southern Miss* vs. WKU vs. #25 Navy 14 games played

Att. Yards TDs 12 68 1 11 95 0 21 151 1 20 91 0 13 146 1 14 78 1 16 93 0 12 60 0 8 23 1 24 120 1 9 55 1 9 17 2 5 14 0 17 63 0 191 1,074 9

1,047 yards Date Sep 2 Sep 9 Sep 16 Sep 23 Sep 30 Oct 7 Oct 21 Oct 28 Nov 4 Nov 11 Nov 18 Nov 25 Dec 20 Totals

Boston Scott, 2017 Opponent Att. Yds TD NORTHWESTERN STATE 9 55 0 MISSISSIPPI STATE 13 96 0 at WKU* 8 29 0 at South Carolina 8 17 0 SOUTH ALABAMA 6 76 1 at UAB* 14 48 0 SOUTHERN MISS* 11 106 1 at Rice* 17 87 3 NORTH TEXAS* 16 64 1 FLORIDA ATLANTIC* 19 87 1 at UTEP* 22 134 0 UTSA* 20 138 1 vs. #25 SMU 20 110 0 13 games played 183 1,047 8

John Henry White, 1975 vs. Chattanooga.............. 166 Jason Cooper, 1992 vs. Arkansas State............. 164 Lee Ragsdale, 1995 vs. Northern Illinois.............. 163 Joe Smith, 2002 vs. UTEPS................................ 162 Daniel Porter, 2009 vs. Hawai’i......................... 160 J.W. Slack, 1959 at McNeese State................ 158 Kenneth Dixon, 2014 at Marshall......................156 Bobby Ray Tell, 1999 vs. Middle Tenn.............. 156 Mark Dillard, 2005 vs. Hawai’i......................... 155 Patrick Jackson, 2007 at Idaho......................... 155 Lee Ragsdale, 1995 at New Mexico St............ 152 Jarred Craft, 2016 at Texas Tech.......................151 Lennon Creer, 2010 at #2 Boise State...............149 Hunter Lee, 2011 vs. New Mexico St................148 Jason Davis, 1991 at Northern Illinois............. 148 Jason Davis, 1991 vs. Southern Illinois.............. 147 Jarred Craft, 2016 vs. UTEP...............................146 Ray Holley, 2012 at Texas State........................145 Daniel Porter, 2008 vs. Idaho............................ 145 Kenneth Dixon, 2012 at Texas State..................144 John Henry White, 1977 vs. NW St.S............... 144 Justin Henderson, 2019 vs. FIU.........................141 Joe Smith, 2001 at UTEP.................................. 140 Ray Holley, 2012 vs. UNLV.................................139 Glen Berteau, 1972 at UL-Lafayette................. 139 Boston Scott, 2017 vs. UTSA.............................138

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1,299 Yards Date Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 11 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 22 Nov. 29 Dec. 6 Dec. 26 # Totals

Mark Dillard, 2005 at Idaho.............................. 138 George Yates, 1978 vs. Arkansas State........... 138 James Oliver, 1954 at UL-Monroe.................... 138 Justin Henderson, 2019 vs. UMass...................137 Kenneth Dixon, 2014 vs. Rice............................137 Charles McDaniel, 1971 at Chattanooga............. 137 Daniel Porter, 2009 at Fresno State.................. 137 Boston Scott, 2016 vs. Rice...............................137 Patrick Jackson, 2006 at New Mexico St........... 136 Jason Davis, 1992 vs. UL-Lafayette................. 136 Jaqwis Dancy, 2017 at UTEP.............................135 Garlon Powell, 1986 at UL-Lafayette................ 135 Charles McDaniel, 1971 vs. NW St.S................ 135 J.W. Slack, 1959 at Southeastern La............... 135 Boston Scott, 2017 at UTEP...............................134 Hunter Lee, 2011 at Idaho 134 Joe Smith, 2002 at SMU.................................. 134 Garlon Powell, 1986 vs. West Texas A&M........... 134 Roland Harper, 1974 at UL-Monroe.................. 134 Russell Rainbolt, 1955 vs. UL-Monroe............. 134 Jimmy Harrison, 1949 vs. Southern Miss .............134 Jason Davis, 1991 vs. Southern Miss.............. 133 Michael Richardson, 1990 vs. Akron................ 133 Jimmy Harrison, 1948 at UL-Lafayette............. 133 Jason Armstrong, 1995 at Bowling Green............. 132 Cont’d on next page

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100-YARD RUSHING PERFORMANCES (CONT’D) Arry Moody, 1974 at UL-Lafayette.................... 132 Daniel Porter, 2009 vs. New Mexico St............ 132 Michael Richardson, 1990 at Tulsa................... 131 Daniel Porter, 2007 vs. Boise State.................. 131 Ray Holley, 2012 at New Mexico St..................130 Daniel Porter, 2008 at New Mexico St............. 130 Gerald Lawrence, 1991 vs. Southern Illinois.............. 130 Charles McDaniel, 1974 vs. McNeese............. 130 Joe Smith, 2001 at Auburn............................... 130 Garlon Powell, 1986 at Tulsa............................ 129 Gene Knecht, 1950 vs. Louisiana College............. 129 Daniel Porter, 2007 at Utah State..................... 129 Kenneth Dixon, 2013 at Kansas.........................129 John Simon, 2000 at Tulsa................................ 128 Arry Moody, 1973 vs. UL-Monroe..................... 128 Hunter Lee, 2011 at Ole Miss............................127 Gene Knecht, 1950 vs. NW StateS.................... 127 Jimmy Harrison, 1948 vs. Memphis................. 125 Bobby Ray Tell, 1996 at Central Michigan............. 124 Rocky Kingrea, 1992 vs. East Tenn. State............. 124 Ryan Moats, 2003 at LSU................................. 124 Joe Smith, 2002 vs. Fresno State..................... 123 Carlton Jacobs, 1981 vs. NW St.S.................... 123 Jewell Humphries, 1949 at Bradley................. 123 Kenneth Dixon, 2014 vs UTSA...........................121 Jarred Craft, 2016 at North Texas.....................120 Lennon Creer, 2010 vs. Utah State....................120 Patrick Jackson, 2007 vs. Central Arkansas............ 120 Freddie Franklin, 2005 at Fresno State ............... 120 Bobby Ray Tell, 1997 at UAB............................ 120 Jason Cooper, 1992 vs. Eastern Michigan............. 120 John Henry White, 1976 at Arkansas State............120 Charles McDaniel, 1972 at No. Arizona.............. 120 Kenneth Dixon, 2013 at FIU...............................119 Derrick Douglas, 1989 at UL-Lafayette..............119

Roland Harper, 1973 vs. Arkansas State..............119 Gerald McDowell, 1964 vs. NW St.S.................118 Ryan Moats, 2003 at UTEP................................118 Kenneth Dixon, 2013 at NC State......................118 Charles McDaniel, 1971 at Tampa.................... 117 Daniel Porter, 2008 vs. Utah State.....................116 Patrick Jackson, 2006 vs. Nicholls State..............116 Jason Cooper, 1994 vs. Houston........................116 Jason Cooper, 1991 vs. UL-Monroe...................116 John Henry White, 1976 vs. McNeese..............116 Buster Herren, 1968 at UL-Monroe...................116 A.L. Williams, 1954 vs. Austin College.............116 Troy Edwards, 1997 at UL-Lafayette..................115 George Yates, 1980 at Southern Miss...............115 Joe Smith, 2002 at San Jose State...................114 Jason Cooper, 1994 at Arkansas State..............114 Garlon Powell, 1985 vs. UL-Monroe..................114 Arry Moody, 1976 vs. Lamar..............................114 Charles McDaniel, 1971 vs. Lamar ...................114 Joe Rabb, 1950 at Stephen F. Austin.................114 Kenneth Dixon, 2012 vs. Rice............................113 Lennon Creer, 2011 at Fresno State...................113 Bobby Ray Tell, 1998 vs. UL-Lafayette...............113 Michael Richardson, 1990 at East Carolina.............113 Garlon Powell, 1986 vs. Arkansas State...........113 John Henry White, 1975 vs. Southeastern La..............113 Glen Berteau, 1973 vs. Northwestern St.S..............113 Tevin King, 2012 at Houston..............................112 Lennon Creer, 2011 vs. San Jose State.............112 Jason Cooper, 1991 vs. Montana......................112 Michael Richardson, 1990 at Western Michigan..............112 Derrick Douglas, 1989 at Florida.......................112 Derrick Douglas, 1989 at Western Michigan..............112 Garlon Powell, 1987 at Kansas..........................112 Robert Brunet, 1967 vs. Lamar..........................112

Billy Hughes, 1957 vs. Arkansas State..............112 Joe Rabb, 1950 at Southern Mississippi..............112 Justin Henderson, 2019 vs. Southern Miss.......111 Tevin King, 2013 vs. Tulsa..................................111 Kenneth Dixon, 2012 vs. #22 Texas A&M S............111 Joe Smith, 2002 vs. Nevada..............................111 Jason Armstrong, 1995 vs. TulsaS.....................110 Jessie Clark, 1979 vs. UL-Lafayette..................110 John Henry White, 1976 at UL-Monroe................110 Arry Moody, 1973 vs. Texas-Arlington...............110 Charles McDaniel, 1971 vs. UL-Lafayette ..............110 Kenneth Dixon, 2012 vs. Utah State..................109 Jason Cooper, 1991 vs. Southern Illinois .............. 109 Arry Moody, 1975 at McNeese State............... 109 Richie Golmon, 1968 at Mississippi State............. 109 Buster Herren, 1969 vs. UL-Lafayette............... 108 Jason Armstrong, 1995 vs. Arkansas St.............. 107 Jason Davis, 1991 vs. Montana....................... 107 Garlon Powell, 1986 at McNeese..................... 107 David Green, 1984 at Middle Tennessee............... 107 Roland Harper, 1971 vs. UL-Monroe................. 107 Robert Brunet, 1965 vs. UL-Lafayette............... 107 Jackie Martin, 1952 vs. Central Oklahoma............. 107 Gene Knecht, 1951 at Howard Payne............... 107 Boston Scott, 2017 vs. Southern Miss..............106 Ryan Higgins, 2016 vs. Rice...............................106 Boston Scott, 2015 vs. Arkansas State.............106 Kenneth Dixon, 2015 vs. Southern....................106 Kenneth Dixon, 2014 at Old Dominion..................106 Jason Cooper, 1993 vs. Arkansas State.............. 106 Jason Davis, 1992 vs. East Tennessee St........... 106 Eddie Taylor, 1966 at Lamar ............................. 106 Paul Hynes, 1959 at Lamar............................... 106 Joe Rabb, 1948 vs. Louisiana College.............. 106 Justin Henderson, 2019 vs. UTSA.....................105 Jason Davis, 1991 at South Carolina............... 105 John Henry White, 1977 vs. UL-Lafayette.............. 105 Robert Brunet, 1967 at McNeese..................... 105

Derrick Douglas, 1987 vs. NW St.S................... 104 Nate Williams, 1983 vs. McNeese................... 104 Earl James Greer, 1980 vs. Lamar.................... 104 James Oliver, 1953 vs. SE Louisiana................ 104 Kenneth Dixon, 2014 vs. Northwestern St...............103 Jason Davis, 1992 vs. East Tennessee St............ 103 Earl James Greer, 1980 at Arkansas State.............103 Earl James Greer, 1980 vs. NW St.S................. 103 Arry Moody, 1975 vs. Northwestern St.S..............103 Kenneth Dixon, 2015 vs. Arkansas State..............102 Kenneth Dixon, 2012 vs. UNLV..........................102 Daniel Porter, 2008 at San Jose State.............. 102 Michael Richardson, 1990 vs. SFA....................102 Garlon Powell, 1984 at UL-Monroe.................. 102 Bubba Sanchez, 1967 vs. Arkansas State.............102 Paul Hynes, 1958 vs. McMurray....................... 102 James Oliver, 1953 vs. Florida State................ 102 Gene Knecht, 1949 vs. Oklahoma City................ 102 Patrick Jackson, 2007 at Utah State.................101 Buster Herren, 1969 vs. UL-Monroe..................101 Derrick Douglas, 1988 vs. Southern Miss.............. 100 Michael Richardson, 1988 vs. Arkansas State.............100 Arry Moody, 1976 at Ball State........................ 100 John Henry White, 1975 vs. UL-Lafayette.............. 100 Glen Berteau, 1972 vs. Eastern Michigan.............. 100 Russell Rainbolt, 1955 at Howard Payne.............. 100 Ryan Moats, 2003 vs. SMU.............................. 100

Year Name Att. Yards 1981 Carlton Jacobs......... 134....... 688 1980 Earl James Greer..... 127........ 517 1979 Jessie Clark............... 92....... 443 1978 George Yates............ 155....... 637 1977 John Henry White... 261.... 1,094 1976 John Henry White.... 145........ 767 1975 John Henry White.... 152....... 835 1974 Charles McDaniel..... 143....... 700 1973 Charles McDaniel..... 123....... 690 1972 Glen Berteau............ 142....... 569 1971 Charles McDaniel..... 166....... 913 1970 Mike Lord................. 136....... 458 1969 Buster Herren.......... 128....... 556 1968 Buster Herren.......... 133....... 591 1967 Robert Brunet........... 106....... 631 1966 Eddie Taylor.............. 107....... 434 1965 Robert Brunet........... 100....... 477 1964 Gerald McDowell...... 118....... 427

Year Name Att. Yards 1963 Gerald McDowell...... 94....... 358 1962 Wayne Noland........... 70....... 285 1961 Jack Lestage............. 57 ...... 213 Andy Farless............. 57....... 213 1960 Paul Hynes................ 83....... 359 1959 J.W. Slack................. 134....... 588 1958 Paul Hynes................ 96....... 633 1957 Paul Hynes ............... 79......... 35 1956 Jerry Frasier ............. 98....... 428 1955 Russell Rainbolt........ 111....... 615 1954 Russell Rainbolt........ 69....... 383 1953 James Oliver...............74....... 515 1952 Jackie Martin............. 86....... 416 1951 Gene Knecht............ 109.........374 1950 Joe Rabb.................. 163....... 738 1949 Jimmy Harrison........ 131....... 606 1948 Jimmy Harrison......... 117....... 643

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YEARLY RUSHING LEADERS Year Name Att. Yards 2018 Jaqwis Dancy............124........ 667 2017 Boston Scott.............183..... 1,047 2016 Jarred Craft...............191......1,074 2015 Kenneth Dixon..........197..... 1,070 2014 Kenneth Dixon......... 253..... 1,299 2013 Kenneth Dixon..........151.........917 2012 Kenneth Dixon......... 200..... 1,194 2011 Lennon Creer............198........ 838 2010 Lennon Creer............212..... 1,181 2009 Daniel Porter.............211.... 1,132 2008 Daniel Porter........... 222.... 1,164 2007 Patrick Jackson........ 202....... 950 2006 Patrick Jackson......... 170....... 888 2005 Mark Dillard.............. 155....... 672 2004 Ryan Moats............. 288......1,774 2003 Ryan Moats.............. 199.... 1,300 2002 Joe Smith................ 208.... 1,216 2001 Joe Smith................. 172.........874 2000 John Simon.............. 109....... 598

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Jason Davis............................. 1 Total.................................1

200-YARD GAMES (10)

Ryan Moats.............................7 Jason Cooper...........................3 Jason Davis............................. 3 Kenneth Dixon.........................3 Derrick Douglas.......................2 Robert Brunet..........................1 Lennon Creer...........................1 Tevin King................................1 Bobby Ray Tell.......................... 1 John Henry White....................1 Total...............................23

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Year Name Att. Yards 1999 Bobby Ray Tell........... 94....... 552 1998 Bobby Ray Tell........... 101....... 584 1997 Bobby Ray Tell........... 118....... 800 1996 Lee Ragsdale............ 176....... 808 1995 Lee Ragsdale .......... 108........ 768 1994 Jason Cooper.......... 243.... 1,189 1993 Jason Cooper........... 177....... 590 1992 Jason Cooper............ 174....... 733 1991 Jason Davis............. 244.... 1,351 1990 Michael Richardson. 222......1,114 1989 Derrick Douglas....... 281.... 1,232 1988 Derrick Douglas........ 133....... 602 1987 Garlon Powell........... 109....... 458 1986 Garlon Powell.......... 233....... 970 1985 Garlon Powell........... 139....... 591 1984 Garlon Powell........... 160....... 608 1983 Nate Williams............ 115....... 357 1982 Carlton Jacobs.......... 88....... 360

100-YARD GAMES (56 PLAYERS)

Kenneth Dixon.......................22 Jason Davis.......................... 13 Jason Cooper........................ 12 Ryan Moats.......................... 12 Daniel Porter......................... 12 John Henry White................. 10 Charles McDaniel.................... 9 Joe Smith................................9 Derrick Douglas.......................8 Garlon Powell...........................8 Lennon Creer...........................7 Arry Moody.............................. 7 Michael Richardson................. 7 Boston Scott............................6 Patrick Jackson........................ 5

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Bobby Ray Tell..........................5 Justin Henderson....................4 Robert Brunet..........................4 Tevin King................................4 Gene Knecht............................4 Jason Armstrong.....................3 Glen Berteau............................3 Jarred Craft.............................. 3 Earl James Greer.....................3 Roland Harper..........................3 Jimmy Harrison.......................3 Buster Herren..........................3 Ray Holley................................ 3 Hunter Lee...............................3 James Oliver............................3

Joe Rabb..................................3 Lee Ragsdale...........................3 Mark Dillard............................. 2 David Green.............................2 Paul Hynes...............................2 Carlton Jacobs.........................2 Russell Rainbolt.......................2 J.W. Slack................................2 George Yates............................2 Jessie Clark.............................1 Jaqwis Dancy..........................1 Troy Edwards...........................1 Freddie Franklin........................1 Richie Golmon.........................1 Ryan Higgins............................1

Billy Hughes............................. 1 Jewell Humphries.................... 1 Rocky Kingrea..........................1 Gerald Lawrence.....................1 Jackie Martin...........................1 Gerald McDowell.....................1 Bubba Sanchez........................1 John Simon..............................1 Eddie Taylor..............................1 A.L. Williams............................ 1 Nate Williams........................... 1 Total.............................235


PASSING RECORDS ATTEMPTS Game 1. 72 Luke McCown at Miami..................................................Oct. 28, 2000 2. 68 Tim Rattay at USC...........................................................Nov. 26, 1999 68 Tim Rattay at Nebraska.................................................. Aug. 29, 1998 4. 66 Tim Rattay at Toledo........................................................ Oct. 30, 1999 66 Luke McCown vs. Oklahoma State................................ Aug. 31, 2002 6. 65 Luke McCown at Auburn.................................................Oct. 21, 2000 65 Tim Rattay vs. Texas A&M (Shreveport)........................... Sept. 4, 1999 65 Jason Martin vs. Nevada................................................. Oct. 21, 1995 9. 64 Tim Rattay vs. UCF.......................................................... Sept. 5, 1998 64 Ken Lantrip at UL-Monroe................................................Nov. 21, 1970 Season 1. 559 Tim Rattay.....................................................................................1998 2. 522 Colby Cameron.............................................................................. 2012 3. 521 Luke McCown...............................................................................2001 4. 516 Tim Rattay.....................................................................................1999 5. 505 Luke McCown...............................................................................2002 6. 496 Ryan Higgins................................................................................. 2016 7. 450 Jeff Driskel.................................................................................... 2015 8. 448 Cody Sokol.................................................................................... 2014 9. 477 Tim Rattay.....................................................................................1997 10. 432 Luke McCown...............................................................................2003 Career 1. 1,827 Luke McCown..........................................................................2000-03 2. 1,552 Tim Rattay................................................................................ 1997-99 3. 1,320 Jason Martin.............................................................................1993-96 4. 1,252 J'Mar Smith.............................................................................. 2016-19 5. 1,103 Matt Dunigan............................................................................1979-82 6. 982 Gene Johnson..........................................................................1988-91 7. 854 Colby Cameron.........................................................................2009-12 8. 812 Ryan Higgins............................................................................ 2013-16 9. 807 Terry Bradshaw.........................................................................1966-69 10. 767 Zac Champion...........................................................................2004-07

COMPLETIONS Game 1. 47 Luke McCown at Auburn.................................................Oct. 21, 2000 2. 46 Tim Rattay at UCF...........................................................Nov. 26, 1999 46 Tim Rattay at Nebraska.................................................. Aug. 29, 1998 4. 45 Tim Rattay vs. Texas A&M (Shreveport)........................... Sept. 4, 1999 5. 44 Colby Cameron vs. Texas A&M (Shreveport)................... Oct. 13, 2013 44 Tim Rattay at Toledo........................................................ Oct. 30, 1999 7. 43 Tim Rattay vs. UCF.......................................................... Sept. 5, 1998 8. 42 Luke McCown at Miami..................................................Oct. 28, 2000 9. 41 Tim Rattay vs. Middle Tennessee State........................... Oct. 16, 1999 10. 38 Colby Cameron at San Jose State................................... Nov. 24, 2012 38 Luke McCown vs. Oklahoma State (Shreveport)........... Aug. 31, 2002 Season 1. 380 Tim Rattay.....................................................................................1998 2. 359 Colby Cameron.............................................................................. 2012 3. 342 Tim Rattay.....................................................................................1999 4. 329 Ryan Higgins................................................................................. 2016 5. 302 Luke McCown...............................................................................2001 6. 296 Luke McCown...............................................................................2002 7. 293 Tim Rattay.....................................................................................1997 8. 281 Jeff Driskel.................................................................................... 2015 9. 260 Cody Sokol.................................................................................... 2014 10. 247 Jason Martin..................................................................................1996 Career 1. 1,088 Luke McCown..........................................................................2000-03 2. 1,015 Tim Rattay................................................................................ 1997-99 3. 746 J'Mar Smith.............................................................................. 2016-19 4. 705 Jason Martin.............................................................................1993-96 5. 550 Matt Dunigan............................................................................1979-82 6. 545 Colby Cameron.........................................................................2009-12 7. 516 Ryan Higgins............................................................................ 2013-16 8. 504 Gene Johnson..........................................................................1988-91 9. 438 Ross Jenkins............................................................................2006-10 10. 424 Terry Bradshaw.........................................................................1966-69

YARDAGE Game 1. 590 Tim Rattay at Nebraska.................................................. Aug. 29, 1998 2. 561 Tim Rattay at UCF........................................................... Oct. 23, 1999 3. 542 Jason Martin vs. Toledo................................................... Oct. 19, 1996 4. 539 Tim Rattay at Boise State.................................................. Oct. 3, 1998 5. 524 Tim Rattay vs. UCF.......................................................... Sept. 6, 1998 6. 510 Tim Rattay vs. Central Michigan.................................... Sept. 20, 1997 7. 508 Tim Rattay at Toledo........................................................ Oct. 30, 1999 508 Tim Rattay at Ark. State......................................................Nov. 7, 1998 9. 504 Ryan Higgins at Middle Tennessee.................................Sept. 24, 2016 10. 492 Ken Lantrip at UL-Monroe................................................Nov. 21, 1970

Season 1. 4,943 Tim Rattay.....................................................................................1998 2. 4,617 Ryan Higgins................................................................................. 2016 3. 4,147 Colby Cameron.............................................................................. 2012 4. 4,033 Jeff Driskel.................................................................................... 2015 5. 3,922 Tim Rattay.....................................................................................1999 6. 3,881 Tim Rattay.....................................................................................1997 7. 3,665 Luke McCown...............................................................................2001 8. 3,539 Luke McCown...............................................................................2002 9. 3,436 Cody Sokol.................................................................................... 2014 10. 3,360 Jason Martin..................................................................................1996 Career 1. 12,994 Luke McCown..........................................................................2000-03 2. 12,746 Tim Rattay................................................................................ 1997-99 3. 9,360 J'Mar Smith.............................................................................. 2016-19 4. 9,062 Jason Martin.............................................................................1993-96 5. 7,042 Matt Dunigan............................................................................1979-82 6. 6,589 Terry Bradshaw.........................................................................1966-69 7. 6,539 Ryan Higgins............................................................................ 2013-16 8. 6,417 Colby Cameron.........................................................................2009-12 9. 6,261 J’Mar Smith...................................................................2016-Present 10. 6,059 Gene Johnson..........................................................................1988-91

TOUCHDOWNS Game 1. 8 Jason Martin vs. Toledo................................................... Oct. 19, 1996 2. 7 Tim Rattay at Boise State.................................................. Oct. 3, 1998 7 Tim Rattay at Arkansas State.............................................Nov. 7, 1998 4. 6 Luke McCown vs. UL-Lafayette.......................................Oct. 14, 2000 6 Tim Rattay vs. UL-Monroe............................................... Nov. 13, 1999 6 Tim Rattay vs. Nicholls State........................................... Oct. 31, 1998 6 Tim Rattay vs. Central Michigan.................................... Sept. 20, 1997 6 Jason Martin vs. Northern Illinois....................................Nov. 18, 1995 9. 5 10 Times (Last: Ryan Higgins at UMass)......................... Oct. 15, 2016 Season 1. 46 Tim Rattay.....................................................................................1998 2. 41 Ryan Higgins................................................................................. 2016 3. 35 Tim Rattay.....................................................................................1999 4. 34 Tim Rattay.....................................................................................1997 5. 32 Jason Martin..................................................................................1996 6. 31 Colby Cameron.............................................................................. 2012 7. 30 Cody Sokol.................................................................................... 2014 8. 29 Luke McCown...............................................................................2001 9. 27 Jeff Driskel.................................................................................... 2015 10. 24 Jason Martin..................................................................................1995 Career 1. 115 Tim Rattay................................................................................ 1997-99 2. 88 Luke McCown..........................................................................2000-03 3. 64 Jason Martin.............................................................................1993-96 4. 48 Ryan Higgins............................................................................ 2013-16 5. 45 Colby Cameron.........................................................................2009-12 6. 40 Matt Dunigan............................................................................1979-82 7. 39 Gene Johnson..........................................................................1988-91 39 Terry Bradshaw.........................................................................1966-69 9. 36 Ross Jenkins............................................................................2006-10 10. 32 J’Mar Smith...................................................................2016-Present

INTERCEPTIONS Game 1. 5 Luke McCown at Auburn................................................ Oct. 20, 2001 5 Brian Stallworth at Penn State......................................... Sept. 9, 2000 5 Jason Martin at San Jose State....................................... Oct. 23, 1993 5 Gene Johnson vs. Ark. State........................................... Oct. 29, 1988 5 David Brewer vs. Lamar................................................ Sept. 24, 1983 5 Mark Buchanan vs. UTA...................................................Oct. 27, 1979 5 Terry Bradshaw at Southeastern Louisiana.......................Nov. 8, 1969 8. 4 Numerous Times (Last: Ryan Higgins vs. Tulsa, Nov. 23, 2013) Season 1. 21 David Brewer.................................................................................1983 2. 19 Luke McCown...............................................................................2002 3. 18 Zac Champion................................................................................2006 17 Keith Thibodeaux...........................................................................1977 17 Ken Lantrip....................................................................................1970 6. 16 Jason Martin..................................................................................1996 16 Matt Dunigan.................................................................................1981 8. 15 Luke McCown...............................................................................2000 15 Jason Martin..................................................................................1994 15 Matt Dunigan.................................................................................1982 15 Terry Bradshaw..............................................................................1968 Career 1. 65 Luke McCown..........................................................................2000-03 2. 55 Jason Martin.............................................................................1993-96 3. 50 Matt Dunigan............................................................................1979-82 4. 42 Terry Bradshaw.........................................................................1966-69 5. 38 Gene Johnson..........................................................................1988-91 6. 35 Tim Rattay............................................................................... 1997-99 7. 34 Jordan Stanley..........................................................................1983-86 34 Phil Robertson..........................................................................1965-67 9. 32 Ken Lantrip...............................................................................1968-71 10. 31 Billy Laird..................................................................................1968-71

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Year 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964 1963 1962 1961 1960

590 561 542 539 524 510 508 508 504 502 492 484 471 468 466 464 458 455 454 450 448 445 445 441 437 436 434 433 432 423 422 421 418 415 409 409 407 407 406 406 405 405 404 400 396 396 396 393 387 385 384 383 381 380 376 376 368 364 363 361 359 358 357 357 357 355 355 353 353 352 351

Player J'Mar Smith J’Mar Smith Ryan Higgins Jeff Driskel Cody Sokol Ryan Higgins Colby Cameron Nick Isham Ross Jenkins Ross Jenkins Ross Jenkins Zac Champion Zac Champion Matt Kubik Matt Kubik Luke McCown Luke McCown Luke McCown Luke McCown Tim Rattay Tim Rattay Tim Rattay Jason Martin Jason Martin Jason Martin Jason Martin Aaron Ferguson Gene Johnson Gene Johnson Gene Johnson Conroy Hines David McKinney Jordan Stanley Jordan Stanley Kyle Gandy David Brewer Matt Dunigan Matt Dunigan Matt Dunigan Matt Buchanan Keith Thibodeaux Keith Thibodeaux Steve Haynes Randy Robertson Randy Robertson Denny Duron Denny Duron Ken Lantrip Ken Lantrip Terry Bradshaw Terry Bradshaw Terry Bradshaw Phil Robertson Billy Laird Billy Laird Billy Laird Mickey Slaughter Mickey Slaughter Mickey Slaughter

300-YARD GAMES (22)

Tim Rattay....................... 27 Luke McCown................ 22 J’Mar Smith...................11 Colby Cameron................10 Ryan Higgins..................... 9 Jeff Driskel........................ 8 Jason Martin..................... 8 Terry Bradshaw................. 7 Matt Dunigan.................... 4 Cody Sokol........................ 3 Keith Thibodeaux.............. 3 Nick Isham........................ 2 Gene Johnson.................. 2 Ken Lantrip....................... 2 Steve Haynes.................... 2 Matt Kubik........................ 2 Ross Jenkins.................... 2 Conroy Hines.................... 1 David Brewer.................... 1 Brian Stallworth................ 1 Phil Robertson.................. 1 Zac Champion................... 1 Total............................. 129

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400-YARD GAMES (10)

Tim Rattay....................... 12 Luke McCown.................12 Ryan Higgins..................... 6 Jason Martin..................... 5 Colby Cameron................. 3 Terry Bradshaw................. 2 Jeff Driskel........................ 1 Cody Sokol........................ 1 Ken Lantrip....................... 1 Ross Jenkins.................... 1 Total............................... 44

500-YARD GAMES (3)

Tim Rattay......................... 7 Ryan Higgins..................... 2 Jason Martin .................... 1 Total................................10

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Tim Rattay at Nebraska Tim Rattay at UCF Jason Martin vs. Toledo Tim Rattay vs. Boise State Tim Rattay vs. UCF Tim Rattay vs. Central Michigan Tim Rattay at Toledo Tim Rattay at Ark. St. Ryan Higgins at Middle Tennessee Ryan Higgins at WKU Ken Lantrip at UL-Monroe Ryan Higgins at UMass Tim Rattay at Tulane Colby Cameron at San Jose State Tim Rattay at UAB Luke McCown vs. Boise State Jeff Driskel vs. Arkansas State Jason Martin vs. Nevada Ryan Higgins vs. WKU Colby Cameron vs. Texas A&M* Luke McCown vs. Oklahoma State Jason Martin at Pacific Terry Bradshaw vs. NMSU Jason Martin vs. Arkansas State Luke McCown vs. Boise State Luke McCown at Michigan State Tim Rattay vs. Nicholls State Luke McCown at Auburn Terry Bradshaw at UL-Lafayette Cody Sokol at Southern Miss Ross Jenkins vs. Idaho Luke McCown vs. UTEP Luke McCown at Miami Jason Martin at Northern Illinois Ryan Higgins vs. #25 Navy Ryan Higgins vs. SC State Luke McCown at Nevada Luke McCown vs. San Jose State Tim Rattay vs. Middle Tennessee Luke McCown at Penn State Luke McCown vs. Hawai’i Tim Rattay at USC Luke McCown at UL-Monroe Colby Cameron vs. Idaho Colby Cameron vs. Utah State Gene Johnson at McNeese Matt Dunigan at Texas A&M Tim Rattay at Arkansas (L.R.) Cody Sokol vs. Rice Tim Rattay at UL-Monroe Luke McCown vs. Rice Tim Rattay vs. UL-Monroe Luke McCown at Auburn J'Mar Smith vs. Southern Colby Cameron at Fresno State Luke McCown vs. Nevada Tim Rattay at Alabama Tim Rattay at UL-Lafayette Luke McCown vs. UCF Tim Rattay at Alabama Steve Haynes vs. UL-Monroe Tim Rattay vs. Bowling Green Jeff Driskel vs. Southern Conroy Hines at Kansas State Ross Jenkins vs. Nicholls State Jeff Driskel vs. Southern Miss Colby Cameron at Nevada Colby Cameron at Houston Luke McCown vs. UL-Lafayette Tim Rattay at Wyoming Jeff Driskel at UTSA

Aug. 29, 1998 Oct. 23, 1999 Oct. 19, 1996 Oct. 3, 1998 Sept. 5, 1998 Sept. 20, 1997 Oct. 30, 1999 Nov. 7, 1998 Sept. 24, 2016 Dec. 3, 2016 Nov. 21, 1970 Oct. 15, 2016 Nov. 26, 1998 Nov. 24, 2012 Nov. 13, 1999 Nov. 3, 2001 Dec. 19, 2016 Oct. 14, 1995 Oct. 6, 2016 Oct. 13, 2012 Aug. 31, 2002 Oct. 14, 1995 Nov. 28, 1968 Nov. 9, 1996 Oct. 4, 2003 Sept. 13, 2003 Oct. 31, 1998 Oct. 21, 2000 Oct. 12, 1968 Oct. 25, 2014 Oct. 16, 2010 Nov. 22, 2002 Oct. 28, 2000 Oct. 22, 1994 Dec. 23, 2016 Sept. 10, 2016 Oct. 13, 2001 Oct. 6, 2001 Oct. 16, 1999 Sept. 21, 2002 Oct. 18, 2003 Nov. 26, 1999 Nov. 11, 2000 Oct. 20, 2012 Nov. 17, 2012 Sept. 8, 1990 Sept. 25, 1982 Sept. 27, 1997 Nov. 29, 2014 Oct. 10, 1998 Oct. 27, 2001 Nov. 6, 1999 Oct. 20, 2001 Sept. 8, 2018 Nov. 5, 2011 Oct. 26, 2002 Sept. 18, 1999 Nov. 15, 1997 Nov. 4, 2000 Nov. 1, 1997 Nov. 20, 1976 Aug. 30, 1997 Sept. 5, 2015 Oct. 6, 1988 Sept. 19, 2009 Nov. 28, 2015 Nov. 19, 2011 Sept. 8, 2012 Oct. 14, 2000 Sept. 26, 1998 Oct. 10, 2015

348 343 343 342 342 341 341 340 339 338 337 335 335 334 333 332 331 331 331 332 330 330 329 328 328 328 326 326 325 324 323 320 320 319 318 317 317 316 316 315 314 314 313 311 311 309 308 307 306 306 305 304 303 303 302 302 301 300

Colby Cameron vs. UTSA Nov. 3, 2012 Ken Lantrip vs. Southern Miss Nov. 13, 1971 Ryan Higgins vs. North Texas Oct. 19, 2013 Tim Rattay vs. California* Oct. 4, 1997 Tim Rattay vs. Arkansas State Oct. 18, 1997 Luke McCown at San Jose State Nov. 9, 2002 Tim Rattay vs. UAB Oct. 17, 1998 David Brewer at Arkansas State Oct. 15, 1983 Terry Bradshaw at Lamar Nov. 16, 1968 J'Mar Smith at UTEP Oct. 26, 2019 Colby Cameron at Texas State Nov. 10, 2012 Cody Sokol vs. WKU Nov. 1, 2014 Tim Rattay at Boise State Oct. 25, 1997 Jason Martin vs. Baylor* Sept. 7, 1996 Tim Rattay vs. UL-Lafayette Sept. 19, 1998 Brian Stallworth vs. Miss. Valley St. Aug. 26, 2000 J'Mar Smith vs. UTSA Nov. 30, 2019 J'Mar Smith at #10 Texas Aug. 31, 2019 Tim Rattay vs. Texas A&M* Sept. 4, 1999 Tim Rattay at UAB Nov. 8, 1997 J'Mar Smith at #6 LSU Sept. 22, 2018 Luke McCown at Boise State Nov. 16, 2002 Matt Kubik vs. San Jose State Oct. 29, 2005 Terry Bradshaw vs. Southeastern La. Nov. 9, 1968 Luke McCown vs. Clemson (Bowl) Dec. 31, 2001 Luke McCown at UTEP Oct. 11, 2003 J’Mar Smith vs. Florida Atlantic Nov. 11, 2017 Jason Martin at Central Michigan Sept. 14, 1996 J'Mar Smith vs. Southern Miss Oct. 19, 2019 Keith Thibodeaux at Southern Miss Nov. 12, 1977 Matt Dunigan vs. Northwestern St.* Oct .23, 1982 Jeff Driskel at Rice Oct. 30, 2015 Ryan Higgins vs. Army Sept. 28, 2013 Terry Bradshaw vs. McNeese Oct. 5, 1968 Nick Isham vs. Central Arkansas Sept. 10, 2011 J’Mar Smith vs. South Alabama Sept. 30, 2017 Gene Johnson vs. Arkansas State Sept. 22, 1990 Colby Cameron vs. UNLV Oct. 6, 2012 Terry Bradshaw at Lamar Nov. 15, 1969 Terry Bradshaw vs. UL-Monroe Nov. 22. 1969 J'Mar Smith vs. Rice Nov. 10, 2018 Jeff Driskel at WKU Sept. 10, 2015 Luke McCown at Fresno State Sept. 29, 2001 Ryan Higgins at Texas Tech Sept. 17, 2016 Keith Thibodeaux vs. UTA Oct. 29, 1977 J'Mar Smith at UTSA Oct. 13, 2018 Matt Dunigan at UTA Oct. 2, 1982 Matt Dunigan vs. Baylor* Sept. 19, 1981 J’Mar Smith at WKU Sept. 16, 2017 Zac Champion at North Texas Nov. 4, 2006 Nick Isham vs. Hawai’i Oct. 1, 2011 Keith Thibodeaux vs. North Texas* Nov. 19, 1977 Jeff Driskel at Mississippi State Oct. 17, 2015 Matt Kubik at SMU Oct. 16, 2004 Steve Haynes vs. UT Arlington Sept. 20, 1975 Phil Robertson at Southeastern La. Nov. 4, 1967 Jeff Driskel vs. Middle Tennessee Oct. 24, 2016 Jason Martin at Mississippi State Sept. 21, 1996

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TOP 10 PASS PLAYS 1. 3. 4. 5. 6. 9. 10.

94 yds - Tim Rattay to Troy Edwards vs. Nebraska (Aug. 29, 1998) 94 yds - Denny Duron to Mike Barber vs. UL-Lafayette (Sept. 21, 1973) 93 yds - Matt Kubik to Tramissian Davis vs. SMU (Oct. 16, 2004) 91 yds - Bob Garrett to Mike Sherman vs. UL-Lafayette (Sept. 14, 1985) 90 yds - Colby Cameron to Quinton Patton vs. San Jose State (Oct. 29, 2011) 89 yds - J’Mar Smith to DeJuawn Oliver vs. Rice (Oct. 29, 2016) 89 yds - Matt Dunigan to Mike Sherman vs. UT Arlington (Oct. 2, 1982) 89 yds - Ken Lantrip to Roger Carr vs. Southern Miss. (Nov. 13, 1971) 87 yds - J’Mar Smith to Rhashid Bonnette at WKU (Sept. 16, 2017) 84 yds - Cody Sokol to Kenneth Dixon vs. Southern Miss (Oct. 25, 2014) 84 yds - David McKinney to Rod Wright vs. SW Missouri State (Nov. 14, 1987) 84 yds - Steven Haynes to Mike Barber vs. UT Arlington (Sept. 27, 1975) 84 yds - Terry Bradshaw to Robbie Albright vs. UL-Monroe (Nov. 22, 1969)


RECEIVING RECORDS RECEPTIONS Game 1. 21 Quinton Patton vs. Texas A&M (Shreveport).................... Oct. 13, 2012 21 Troy Edwards at Nebraska.............................................. Aug. 29, 1998 3. 17 Trent Taylor at Middle Tennessee....................................Sept. 24, 2016 17 Chad Mackey vs. Nevada................................................ Oct. 21, 1995 17 Lifford Jackson at Kansas State......................................... Oct. 1, 1988 6. 15 8 times (Last: James Jordan at Auburn)..........................Oct. 21, 2000 Season 1. 140 Troy Edwards.................................................................................1998 2. 136 Trent Taylor..................................................................................... 2016 3. 109 James Jordan................................................................................2000 4. 104 Quinton Patton.............................................................................. 2012 5. 102 Troy Edwards.................................................................................1997 6. 99 Trent Taylor..................................................................................... 2015 7. 90 Chad Mackey.................................................................................1995 8. 85 Chad Mackey.................................................................................1996 9. 82 Carlos Henderson.......................................................................... 2016 10. 81 James Jordan................................................................................1999 Career 1. 327 Trent Taylor................................................................................ 2013-16 2. 280 Troy Edwards............................................................................1996-98 3. 262 Chad Mackey............................................................................1993-96 4. 261 John Simon............................................................................. 1998-01 5. 246 James Jordan...........................................................................1998-00 6. 234 Delwyn Daigre......................................................................... 1998-01 7. 198 Bobby Slaughter...................................................................... 1987-90 8. 183 Quinton Patton..........................................................................2011-12 9. 182 Tommy Spinks..........................................................................1966-69 10. 171 D.J. Curry..................................................................................2000-03

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Troy Edwards.................................................................................1996 Chad Mackey.................................................................................1996 Billy Ryckman............................................................................... 1976

Career 1. 50 Troy Edwards............................................................................1996-98 2. 32 Trent Taylor................................................................................ 2013-16 3. 28 Carlos Henderson..................................................................... 2014-16 4. 25 Delwyn Daigre......................................................................... 1998-01 5. 24 Quinton Patton..........................................................................2011-12 6. 22 Chad Mackey............................................................................1993-96 7. 21 Sean Cangelosi........................................................................ 1997-00 8. 20 Josh Bradley.............................................................................1995-97 9. 19 James Jordan...........................................................................1998-00 19 Roger Carr................................................................................1970-73 *NCAA Record

YEARLY RECEIVING LEADERS Year Name

Rec. Yds. TD

Year Name

Rec. Yds. TD

2018 Adrian Hardy

75 1,145

6

1978 Scooter Spruiell 3 7 642

4

2017 Teddy Veal

74

950

7

1977 Rod Foppe

5

2016 Trent Taylor

136 1,803

12

2015 Trent Taylor

99 1,282

9

1975 Pat Tilley

53 926

6

2014 Trent Taylor

64

834

9

1974 Pat Tilley

29 497

4

2013 Sterling Griffin 33

357

2

1973 Roger Carr

30 587

4

YARDS

2012 Quinton Patton 104 1,392

13

1972 Roger Carr

40 1,018

5

Game 1. 405* Troy Edwards at Nebraska Aug. 29, 1998 2. 326 Carlos Henderson at UMass........................................... Oct. 15, 2016 3. 310 Chad Mackey vs. Toledo.................................................. Oct. 19, 1996 4. 263 Chad Mackey at Pacific.................................................... Oct. 14, 1995 5. 251 Lifford Jackson at Kansas State......................................... Oct. 1, 1988 6. 235 Delwyn Daigre at UAB......................................................Nov. 6, 1999 235 Troy Edwards vs. Boise State............................................ Oct. 3, 1998 8. 233 Trent Taylor vs. #25 Navy.................................................Dec. 23, 2016 233 Quinton Patton vs. Texas A&M (Shreveport).................... Oct. 13, 2012 10. 232 Carlos Henderson vs. WKU............................................... Oct. 6, 2016 232 Chad Mackey vs. Nevada................................................ Oct. 21, 1995 232 Tommy Spinks at Southeastern Louisiana.........................Nov. 4, 1967

2011 Quinton Patton 79 1,202

11

1971 Roger Carr

29 738

8

Season 1. 1,996 Troy Edwards.................................................................................1998 2. 1,803 Trent Taylor..................................................................................... 2016 3. 1,707 Troy Edwards.................................................................................1997 4. 1,535 Carlos Henderson.......................................................................... 2016 5. 1,466 Chad Mackey.................................................................................1996 6. 1,392 Quinton Patton.............................................................................. 2012 7. 1,382 Billy Ryckman............................................................................... 1976 8. 1,282 Trent Taylor..................................................................................... 2015 9. 1,274 Rod Foppe.....................................................................................1977 10. 1,253 Chad Mackey.................................................................................1995 Career 1. 4,352 Troy Edwards............................................................................1996-98 2. 4,179 Trent Taylor................................................................................ 2013-16 3. 3,763 Chad Mackey............................................................................1993-96 4. 3,056 Delwyn Daigre......................................................................... 1998-01 5. 2,963 Tommy Spinks..........................................................................1966-69 6. 2,878 Carlos Henderson..................................................................... 2014-16 7. 2,717 Roger Carr................................................................................1970-73 8. 2,596 John Simon............................................................................. 1998-01 9. 2,594 Quinton Patton..........................................................................2011-12 10. 2,544 Bobby Slaughter...................................................................... 1987-90

TOUCHDOWNS Game 1. 5 Carlos Henderson vs. UMass.......................................... Oct. 15, 2016 5 Troy Edwards vs. Boise State............................................ Oct. 3, 1998 5 Chad Mackey vs. Toledo.................................................. Oct. 19, 1996 4. 4 Carlos Henderson vs. North Texas..................................... Nov. 5, 2016 4 Quinton Patton vs. Texas A&M (Shreveport).................... Oct. 13, 2012 4 Troy Edwards at Arkansas State.........................................Nov. 7, 1998 4 Troy Edwards vs. UL-Lafayette........................................Sept. 19, 1998 8. 3 13 Times (Last: Carlos Henderson vs. WKU)..................... Oct. 6, 2016 Season 1. 27* Troy Edwards.................................................................................1998 2. 19 Carlos Henderson.......................................................................... 2016 3. 13 Quinton Patton.............................................................................. 2012 13 Troy Edwards.................................................................................1997 5. 12 Trent Taylor..................................................................................... 2016 12 Dennis Morris................................................................................2009 7. 11 James Jordan................................................................................1999 11 Quinton Patton.............................................................................. 2011 9. 10 Sean Cangelosi..............................................................................1999

2010 Taulib Ikharo

50

530

59 1,274

1976 Billy Ryckman 77 1,382 10

4

1970 Eric Johnson 40 606

2

2009 Dennis Morris 38 623 12

1969 Tommy Spinks 46 995

6

2008 Phillip Livas

43 607

2

1968 Tommy Spinks 54 885

7

2007 Phillip Livas

28 504

3

1967 Tommy Spinks 62

811

2

2006 Eric Newman 45 565

2

1966 Tommy Spinks 20 272

0

2005 Eric Newman 30 566

8

1965 Wayne Davis 50

611

2

2004 Tramissian Davis 2 5 527

3

1964 Wayne Davis 26 372

2

2003 DJ Curry

6

1963 Wayne Davis 23 309

3

53 668

2002 Chris Norwood 61

748

4

1962 Jerry Griffin

25 283

0

2001 John Simon

743

4

1961 Jerry Griffin

45 435

3

2000 James Jordan 109 1,003

71

4

1960 Tom Causey

39

516

5

1999 Delwyn Daigre 77 1,084

9

1959 Tom Causey

17

516

5

1998 Troy Edwards 140 1,996 27

1958 Tom Causey

10

163

2

1997 Troy Edwards 102 1,707 13

1957 Charlie Garris

4

115

1

1996 Chad Mackey 85 1,466 10

1956 A.L. Williams

8

137

2

1995 Chad Mackey 90 1,253 10

1955 A.L. Williams 14 294

3

1994 Dean Jackson 62 790

0

1954 Ken Bates

1993 Chad Mackey 50 564

2

1953 Pat Patterson

1992 Corey Parham 65

13

185

2

8

147

2

741

1

1952 Larry Grissom 15 296

0

29 366

3

1951 Ken Bates

18

416

5

1990 Bobby Slaughter 7 8 994

5

1950 Anthony Cefalu 14

215

0

1989 Bobby Slaughter 6 0 832

7

1949 Joe Strother

197

1

1988 Bobby Slaughter 4 9 623

2

1948 Lenny Vogt

1987 Roderick Wright 26 351

2

1986 Paddy Doyle

4

1991 Paul Bland

47 705

1985 Lifford Jackson 19

425

1

20 493

2

1983 Karl Terrebone 43 523

1

1982 Freddie Brown 30 647

2

1981 Freddie Brown 26 464

3

1980 Leland Padgett 34 547

2

1979 Freddie Brown 21 300

0

1984 Todd Breske

15 8

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100-YARD RECEIVING PERFORMANCES Troy Edwards vs. Nebraska, 1998........................... 405 Carlos Henderson at UMass, 2016..........................326 Chad Mackey vs. Toledo, 1996................................ 310 Chad Mackey vs. Pacific, 1995............................... 263 Lifford Jackson vs. Kansas State, 1988.................. 251 Troy Edwards vs. Boise State, 1998....................... 235 Delwyn Daigre vs. UAB, 1999................................ 235 Trent Taylor vs. #25 Navy, 2016................................233 Quinton Patton vs. Texas A&MS, 2012.....................233 Carlos Henderson vs. WKU, 2016............................232 Chad Mackey vs. Nevada, 1995.............................. 232 Tommy Spinks at SE Louisiana, 1967......................232 Sean Cangelosi vs. UCF, 1999................................ 227 Rod Foppe vs. North Texas, 1977........................... 214 Troy Edwards vs. Central Michigan, 1997............... 213 Malik Stanley vs. Southern Miss, 2019.................... 212 Quinton Patton vs. Central Arkansas, 2011.............. 211 Rod Foppe vs. McNeese State, 1977...................... 211 Trent Taylor at Middle Tennessee, 2016................... 210 Billy Ryckman vs. Southern Miss, 1976.................. 210 Troy Edwards vs. USL, 1997................................... 206 Troy Edwards vs. Central Florida, 1998................... 206 Carlos Henderson at WKU, 2016.............................202 Roger Carr vs. McNeese State, 1972..................... 202 Pat Tilley vs. Southeastern, 1975............................ 200 Todd Breske vs. Southeastern, 1984...................... 192 Troy Edwards vs. Arkansas State, 1998.................. 191 Troy Edwards vs. Arkansas, 1997........................... 190 D.J. Curry vs. Boise State, 2001............................. 184 Quinton Patton vs. Utah State, 2012....................... 181 Roger Carr vs. Southern Miss, 1971....................... 180 D.J. Curry vs. UTEP, 2002....................................... 180 Trent Taylor vs. South Carolina State, 2016.............. 178 Delwyn Daigre vs. Clemson, 2001......................... 178 Chad Mackey vs. Central Michigan, 1996............... 178 Chad Mackey vs. Texas A&M, 1996........................ 177 Troy Edwards vs. California, 1997............................ 176 Troy Edwards vs. Boise State, 1997....................... 173 Troy Edwards vs. UAB, 1997.................................. 173 Tommy Spinks vs. Southern Miss, 1969................ 172 Johnny Giordano vs. Western Illinois, 1980............ 171 Shawn Piper vs. Michigan State, 2003................... 171 Rod Foppe vs. Southern Miss, 1977....................... 167 Troy Edwards vs. Tulane, 1998................................ 167 Delwyn Daigre vs. UL-Monroe, 2000...................... 167 Trent Taylor at Texas Tech, 2016................................ 166 Marcus Gaines vs. UL-Lafayette, 2015..................... 165 Rod Foppe vs. Texas Arlington, 1977...................... 165 Quinton Patton at Illinois, 2012................................ 164 Fred Brown vs. Northwestern State, 1982............. 164 Mike Sherman vs. Alcorn State, 1984.................... 163 James Jordan vs. Boise State, 1998...................... 163 Carlos Henderson vs. North Texas, 2015................. 162 Quinton Patton at Nevada, 2011.............................. 162 Troy Edwards vs. NLU, 1998................................... 162 Billy Ryckman vs. UT-Chattanooga, 1976................ 160 Troy Edwards vs. Nicholls State, 1998.................... 159 Delwyn Daigre vs. Nevada, 2001............................ 159 Chad Mackey vs. USL, 1996................................... 157 Trent Taylor at FIU, 2016........................................... 156 Mike Sherman vs. Texas Arlington, 1982................ 156 Cleve Bailey vs. Arkansas State, 1984.................... 154 Quinton Patton vs. UTSA, 2012................................ 152 Larry Jackson vs. Northern Illinois, 1994................ 152 Bobby Slaughter vs. McNeese State, 1990............ 151 Trent Taylor vs. Arkansas State, 2015....................... 149 Troy Edwards vs. Arkansas State, 1997.................. 149 Trent Taylor at Kansas State, 2015........................... 148 D.J. Curry vs. San Jose State, 2001....................... 148 Sean Cangelosi vs. Alabama, 1999......................... 147 Bobby Slaughter vs. East Carolina, 1989................ 145 Chad Mackey vs. Northern Illinois, 1994................ 145 Chad Mackey vs. Tulsa, 1995.................................. 145 Delwyn Daigre vs. Miami, 2000............................. 145 D.J. Curry vs. Boise State, 2003............................. 144 Trent Taylor at UTSA, 2015....................................... 143 Robbie Albright vs. UT-Chattanooga, 1969.............. 143 Billy Ryckman vs. NW State, 1976.......................... 143 Troy Edwards vs. UAB, 1998.................................. 143 Trent Taylor at Rice, 2015......................................... 142 Paddy Doyle vs. Lamar, 1986.................................. 142 John Simon vs. Mississippi Valley, 2000................ 141 Rhashid Bonnette vs. WKU, 2017............................ 140 Delwyn Daigre vs. Rice, 2001................................ 140 Johnathan Holland at Nebraska, 2006.................... 139 Chris Tilley vs. NLU, 1983....................................... 139 Chad Mackey vs. UNLV, 1993................................. 138 Roger Carr vs. Texas Arlington, 1973...................... 136 John Simon vs. Toledo, 1999.................................. 136 Chris Norwood vs. Boise State, 2002.................... 136 Fred Brown vs. Arkansas State, 1981..................... 135 James Jordan vs. Toledo, 1999............................... 134 Carlos Henderson at North Texas, 2016................... 133 Troy Edwards vs. Northern Illinois, 1996................ 133 Chad Mackey vs. Arkansas State, 1995.................. 133

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Eric Johnson vs. Arkansas State, 1970................... 133 Trent Taylor vs. Rice, 2016........................................ 131 Dennis Morris at Fresno State, 2009...................... 131 James Jordan vs. Middle Tennessee, 1999............ 131 Carlos Henderson at Texas Tech, 2016..................... 130 Trent Taylor at Mississippi State, 2015..................... 130 Myles White at Fresno State, 2011.......................... 130 James Jordan vs. Hawai’i, 2000............................. 130 Scooter Spruiell vs. East Carolina, 1978................. 130 Carlos Henderson vs. #25 Navy, 2016..................... 129 Phillip Livas vs. San Jose State, 2007.................... 129 Allen Stark vs. Southern Cal, 1999......................... 129 Bobby Slaughter vs. Northern Illinois, 1989............ 129 Fred Brown vs. Arkansas State, 1982..................... 129 Scooter Spruiell vs. Ball State, 1978....................... 129 Tommy Spinks vs. NW State, 1969........................ 128 Chad Mackey vs. Baylor, 1996................................ 128 Chad Mackey vs. Arkansas State, 1996.................. 127 Troy Edwards vs. Bowling Green, 1997.................. 127 Tramissian Davis at Tennessee, 2004..................... 127 Alfred Smith vs. UTSA, 2016................................... 126 Trent Taylor at UMass, 2016..................................... 126 Myles White at San Jose State, 2012...................... 126 Quinton Patton vs. Hawai’i, 2011............................. 126 Dennis Morris vs. New Mexico State, 2009........... 126 John Simon vs. Oklahoma State, 2001................... 126 Troy Edwards vs. Alabama, 1997............................ 126 Billy Ryckman vs. Ball State, 1976.......................... 126 Quinton Patton at San Jose State, 2012.................. 125 Myles White at New Mexico State, 2012................ 125 Pat Tilley vs. Lamar, 1975........................................ 125 Mike Sherman vs. USL, 1985................................. 125 Delwyn Daigre vs. UL-Lafayette, 1999.................... 125 D.J. Curry vs. Hawai’i, 2003................................... 125 Kenneth Dixon vs. Southern Miss, 2014.................. 124 Mike Barber vs. Texas Arlington, 1975.................... 124 Bobby Slaughter vs. Stephen F. Austin, 1990......... 124 Chad Mackey vs. Arkansas, 1996........................... 124 Troy Edwards vs. Arkansas State, 1996.................. 124 Troy Edwards vs. USL, 1998................................... 124 Tommy Spinks vs. Southeastern, 1969.................. 123 Billy Ryckman vs. Texas Arlington, 1976................. 123 Chad Mackey vs. USL, 1995................................... 123 Tramissian Davis vs. Boise State, 2003.................. 123 Andrew Guillot vs. Army, 2013................................ 123 Paul Turner vs. Rice, 2014........................................ 122 Johnathan Holland at Auburn, 2004....................... 122 Pat Tilley vs. Lamar, 1974........................................ 122 Mike Sherman vs. Texas A&M, 1982...................... 122 Bobby Slaughter vs. Akron, 1990............................ 122 John Simon vs. UCF, 1999...................................... 122 Marlon Watts vs. Southern Miss, 2017.................... 121 Trent Taylor vs. UTEP, 2016....................................... 121 Dennis Morris vs. Idaho, 2008............................... 121 Eddie Brown vs. Arkansas State, 1990................... 121 Eric Johnson vs. McNeese State, 1971.................. 121 Trent Taylor vs. Rice, 2014........................................ 120 Trent Taylor at Southern Miss, 2016......................... 119 Trent Taylor at WKU, 2015........................................ 119 Quinton Patton vs. Rice, 2012................................. 119 James Jordan vs. Kansas State, 2000..................... 119 Charlton Smith vs. Arkansas State, 1988................ 119 Todd Breske vs. Miss. Valley State, 1984................ 119 Mike Dellocono vs. Arkansas State, 1983............... 119 Teddy Veal vs. SMU, 2017........................................ 118 Teddy Veal vs. Rice, 2017......................................... 118 Ahmad Harris vs. Nevada, 2002.............................. 118 Chad Mackey vs. Northern Illinois, 1995................. 118 DeJuawn Oliver vs. Rice, 2016.................................117 Richie Casey vs. Idaho, 2010....................................117 Bobby Slaughter vs. Tulsa, 1990...............................117 Pat Tilley vs. Arkansas State, 1975...........................117 Roger Carr vs. Boise State, 1973..............................117 Quinton Patton vs. UNLV, 2012................................ 116 Quinton Patton vs. San Jose State, 2011................. 116 Eric Johnson vs. Southern Miss, 1970.................... 116 Roger Carr vs. Northwestern State, 1972............... 116 Chris Tilley vs. Lamar, 1983..................................... 116 Carlos Henderson at Rice, 2015.............................. 115 Roger Carr vs. Texas Arlington, 1972....................... 115 Leland Padgett vs. Texas A&M, 1981....................... 115 Bobby Slaughter vs. Arkansas State, 1990.............. 115 Carlos Henderson vs. Rice, 2014............................. 114 Roger Carr vs. Arkansas State, 1971....................... 114 Chris Tilley vs. USL, 1980........................................ 114 John Simon vs. UAB, 1999...................................... 114 Kenneth Dixon vs. Arkansas State, 2015................. 113 Trent Taylor vs. Western Kentucky, 2014.................. 113 Rod Wright vs. McNeese State, 1985..................... 113 Delwyn Daigre vs. Middle Tenn. St., 1999............... 113 John Simon vs. Rice, 2001...................................... 113 D.J. Curry vs. UTEP, 2003........................................ 113 Teddy Veal vs. Florida Atlantic, 2017........................ 112 Paul Turner vs. Southern Miss, 2015........................ 112 Eric Johnson vs. USL, 1970..................................... 112 Tramissian Davis vs. SMU, 2002............................. 112 Mike Barber vs. Southeastern, 1974.........................111 Teddy Veal vs. South Carolina, 2017..........................110 Myles White vs. TCU, 2011.......................................110

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 Chris Norwood vs. UTEP, 2003............................... 102 Billy Ryckman vs. USL, 1976................................... 101 Bobby Slaughter vs. Arkansas State, 1989.............. 101 Eric Newman at Clemson, 2006.............................. 101 Myles White vs. Idaho, 2012................................... 100 Carlos Henderson vs. UTEP, 2014............................ 100 Larry McCartney vs. Southern Miss, 1977............. 100 James Jordan vs. Auburn, 2000............................. 100 Sean Cangelosi vs. Auburn, 2000........................... 100 Johnathan Holland at Miami, 2004......................... 100 S

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100-YARD GAMES (61 PLAYERS) Troy Edwards.............. 21 Trent Taylor...................20 Chad Mackey.............. 15 Delwyn Daigre............ 12 Roger Carr................... 11 Quinton Patton............. 11 Carlos Henderson..........10 Bobby Slaughter........... 9 John Simon................... 7 D.J. Curry...................... 7 Billy Ryckman............... 6 Pat Tilley........................ 6 James Jordan............... 6 Eric Johnson................. 5 Tommy Spinks.............. 5 Chris Tilley..................... 5 Myles White..................5 Sean Cangelosi............. 4 Tramissian Davis........... 4 Rod Foppe.................... 4 Dennis Morris............... 4 Mike Sherman.............. 4 Teddy Veal.....................4 Fred Brown................... 3 Leland Padgett.............. 3 Chris Norwood............. 3 Johnathan Holland........ 3 Paul Turner.....................3 Todd Breske.................. 2 Scooter Spruiell............ 2 Mike Barber.................. 2

Mike Dellocono............. 2 Kenneth Dixon...............2 Rod Wright.................... 2 Robbie Albright............. 1 Cleve Bailey.................. 1 Rhashid Bonnette........1 Eddie Brown................. 1 Richie Casey..................1 Seneca Chambers........ 1 Paddy Doyle.................. 1 Erick Franklin................. 1 Johnny Giordano........... 1 Andrew Guillot...............1 Ahmad Harris................ 1 Taulib Ikharo...................1 Larry Jackson................ 1 Lifford Jackson.............. 1 Phillip Livas................... 1 Larry McCartney........... 1 Charles McDaniel......... 1 Eric Newman................ 1 DeJuawn Oliver.............1 Corey Parham............... 1 Shawn Piper................. 1 Alfred Smith.................1 Charlton Smith.............. 1 Allen Stark.................... 1 Frank Thompson........... 1 Total .........................240

200-YARD GAMES (12) Troy Edwards................ 5 Carlos Henderson..........3 Chad Mackey................ 3 Trent Taylor.....................2 Rod Foppe.................... 2 Malik Stanley.................1 Quinton Patton...............2 Lifford Jackson.............. 1

Delwyn Daigre.............. 1 Sean Cangelosi............. 1 Billy Ryckman............... 1 Roger Carr.................... 1 Tommy Spinks...............1 Pat Tilley........................ 1 Total............................24


TOTAL OFFENSE YEARLY LEADERS Year 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971

Name Rush-Pass Total J'Mar Smith...................................159-3160.....................................3,319 J’Mar Smith.................................. 371-2,974.....................................3,345 Ryan Higgins.................................277-4,617.....................................4,894 Jeff Driskel................................... 323-4,033.....................................4,356 Cody Sokol..................................... 46-3,436.....................................3,482 Ryan Higgins...................................19-1,715.....................................1,734 Colby Cameron............................. 177-4,147.....................................4,324 Colby Cameron.............................180-1,667.....................................1,847 Ross Jenkins................................. 108-1,760.....................................1,868 Ross Jenkins.................................. 73-2,095.................................... 2,168 Ross Jenkins.................................. 56-1,155.................................... 1,211 Zac Champion............................. (-24)-2,221.....................................2,197 Zac Champion................................ 88-2,466.....................................2,554 Matt Kubik.....................................122-2,202.....................................2,324 Matt Kubik.................................... 162-1,818.....................................1,980 Luke McCown............................. (-80)-3,246.....................................3,166 Luke McCown................................ 30-3,539.....................................3,569 Luke McCown...............................144-3,337.....................................3,481 Luke McCown............................. (-29)-2,544.....................................2,515 Tim Rattay................................. (-112)-3,922.................................... 3,810 Tim Rattay................................... (-78)-4,943.....................................4,865 Tim Rattay.......................................87-3,881.....................................3,968 Jason Martin............................... (-40)-3,360.....................................3,320 Jason Martin.................................... 2-2,606.....................................2,608 Jason Martin.............................. (-56)-1,882.....................................1,826 Jason Martin............................... (-34)-1,218.................................... 1,184 Aaron Ferguson.......................... (-40)-1,025........................................985 Jason Davis...................................... 1,351-0.....................................1,351 Gene Johnson.................................73-2,129.....................................2,202 Gene Johnson............................... 34-1,779.................................... 1,813 Conroy Hines........................... (-236)-1,286.................................... 1,050 David McKinney............................. (-51)-908........................................857 Garlon Powell...................................... 970-0........................................970 Jordan Stanley.......................... (-127)-1,544.................................... 1,417 Kyle Gandy..................................... (-13)-804........................................791 David Brewer............................ (-180)-1,848.....................................1,968 Matt Dunigan............................... 113-2,843.....................................2,956 Matt Dunigan................................. 54-1,898.....................................1,952 Matt Dunigan............................. (-73)-1,939.....................................1,866 Mark Buchanan............................... 273-840..................................... 1,113 Keith Thibodeaux.......................... (-74)-1,128.................................... 1,054 Keith Thibodeaux......................... (-59)-2,384.....................................2,325 Steven Haynes........................... (-112)-1,981.....................................1,869 Randy Robertson........................... 58-1,079.................................... 1,137 Randy Robertson............................ (-12)-830........................................818 Denny Duron.................................. 56-1,607.....................................1,663 Denny Duron.................................. 74-1,891.....................................1,965 Ken Lantrip................................... 128-2,105.....................................2,233

LEADERS Game 1. 568 Tim Rattay at Nebraska.................................................. Aug. 29, 1998 2. 541 Tim Rattay at UCF.......................................................... Oct. 23, 1999 3. 538 Tim Rattay at Boise State................................................. Oct. 3, 1998 4. 529 Jason Martin vs. Toledo.................................................. Oct. 19, 1996 5. 518 Ryan Higgins at Middle Tennessee.................................Sept. 24, 2016 6. 515 Tim Rattay at Toledo....................................................... Oct. 30, 1999 7. 514 Tim Rattay vs Central Michigan..................................... Sept. 20, 1997 8. 492 Ken Lantrip vs. UL-Monroe............................................. Nov. 21, 1970 9. 485 Ryan Higgins vs. WKU....................................................... Oct. 6, 2016 10. 483 Tim Rattay at Arkansas State............................................ Nov. 7, 1998

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Season 1. 4,894 Ryan Higgins................................................................................. 2016 2. 4,865 Tim Rattay.....................................................................................1998 3. 4,356 Jeff Driskel.................................................................................... 2015 4. 4,324 Colby Cameron.............................................................................. 2012 5. 3,968 Tim Rattay.....................................................................................1997 6. 3,810 Tim Rattay.....................................................................................1999 7. 3,569 Luke McCown...............................................................................2002 8. 3,482 Cody Sokol.................................................................................... 2014 9. 3,481 Luke McCown.............................................................................. 2001 10. 3,345 J’Mar Smith................................................................................... 2017 Career 1. 12,731 Luke McCown..........................................................................2000-03 2. 12,643 Tim Rattay............................................................................... 1997-99 3. 8,938 Jason Martin.............................................................................1993-96 4. 7,135 Matt Dunigan............................................................................1979-82 5. 6,879 Ryan Higgins............................................................................ 2013-16 6. 6,839 Colby Cameron.........................................................................2009-12 7. 6,664 Terry Bradshaw.........................................................................1966-69 8. 5,990 Gene Johnson..........................................................................1988-91 9. 5,280 Ross Jenkins............................................................................2006-10 10. 4,652 Ken Lantrip...............................................................................1968-71

TDs RESPONSIBLE FOR Game 1. 8 (8/0) Jason Martin vs. Toledo.......................................... Oct. 19, 1996 2. 7 (7/0) Tim Rattay vs. Boise St............................................. Oct. 3, 1996 7 (7/0) Tim Rattay at Arkansas State..................................... Nov. 7, 1998 4. 6 (6/0) Luke McCown vs. UL-Lafayette.............................. Oct. 14, 2000 6 (6/0) Tim Rattay vs. ULM.................................................. Nov. 6, 1999 6 (6/0) Tim Rattay vs. Nicholls State.................................. Oct. 31, 1998 6 (6/0) Tim Rattay vs. Central Michigan............................ Sept. 20, 1976 6 (6/0) Jason Martin vs. Northern Illinois........................... Nov. 18, 1995 6 (5/1) Tim Rattay vs. UAB.................................................. Oct. 17, 1998 6 (5/1) Cody Sokol vs. Western Kentucky............................. Nov. 1, 2014 Season 1. 46 (46/0) Tim Rattay............................................................................1998 2. 45 (41/4) Ryan Higgins....................................................................... 2016 3. 36 (35/1) Tim Rattay............................................................................1999 4. 35 (31/4) Colby Cameron.................................................................... 2012 35 (34/1) Tim Rattay............................................................................1997 6. 32 (27/5) Jeff Driskel.......................................................................... 2015 32 (30/2) Cody Sokol.......................................................................... 2014 32 (28/4) Luke McCown.................................................................... 2001 32 (32/0) Jason Martin........................................................................1996 10. 27 (22/5) Terry Bradshaw....................................................................1968 Career 1. 117 (115/2) Tim Rattay.................................................................... 1997-99 2. 97 (87/10) Luke McCown..............................................................2000-03 3. 67 (64/3) Jason Martin...................................................................1993-96 4. 56 (39/17) Terry Bradshaw.............................................................1966-69 5. 55 (48/7) Ryan Higgins.................................................................. 2013-16 6. 52 (0/52) Charles McDaniel............................................................1971-74 7. 50 (45/5) Colby Cameron...............................................................2009-12 8. 49 (40/9) Matt Dunigan..................................................................1979-82 9. 43 (36/7) Ross Jenkins..................................................................2006-10 10. 40 (39/1) Gene Johnson................................................................1988-91

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Name TD FG PAT/2PT Pts Jonathan Barnes............. 0...................25-33.............. 43-46..................... 118 Jonathan Barnes............. 0...................22-27.............. 77-78.....................143 Kenneth Dixon.............. 26..........................0..................... 0.....................156 Kenneth Dixon.............. 28..........................0..................... 0.....................168 Kyle Fischer..................... 0........................ 18................... 22....................... 76 Kenneth Dixon.............. 28..........................0..................... 0.....................168 Matt Nelson.................... 0................... 15-21.............. 46-48.......................91 Matt Nelson.................... 0................... 14-18.............. 37-40.......................79 Matt Nelson................... 0................... 12-16.............. 42-43.......................78 Brad Oestriecher............ 0....................... 14.................. 38.......................80 Danny Horwedel............ 0.................. 12-21............. 25-26.......................61 Danny Horwedel............ 0......................... 8.................. 30.......................54 Danny Horwedel............ 0....................... 18.................. 34.......................88 Ryan Moats.................. 19......................... 0.................... 0..................... 114 Josh Scobee.................. 0....................... 21.................. 31.......................94 Joe Smith..................... 16......................... 0.................... 2.......................98 Josh Scobee.................. 0.................. 18-22............. 99-45.......................98 Josh Scobee.................. 0................... 10-17............. 39-41.......................69 James Jordan.............. 11......................... 0.................... 0.......................66 Troy Edwards............... 31......................... 0.................... 1.....................188 Troy Edwards............... 16......................... 0.................... 0.......................96 Marty Kent..................... 0................... 13-14............. 36-38.......................75 Marty Kent..................... 0................... 12-14............. 38-39....................... 74 Marty Kent..................... 0................... 17-24.............. 15-15.......................66 Chris Boniol.................... 0.................. 16-22................ 9-10.......................57 Chris Boniol.................... 0....................11-18............. 22-24.......................55 Jason Davis.................. 14......................... 0.................... 0.......................84 Chris Boniol.................... 0................... 17-24............. 38-38.......................89 Derrick Douglas........... 13......................... 0.................... 0.......................78 Matt Stover.................... 0.................. 15-23.............. 14-16.......................59 Matt Stover.................... 0.................. 13-20................. 7-7.......................46 Matt Stover.................... 0.................. 21-25.............. 19-19.......................82 George Benyola............. 0.................. 24-31............. 23-27.......................95 George Benyola............. 0.................. 16-24...............17-17.......................65 Roberto Dager............... 0.................... 7-12.............. 15-17.......................36 Roberto Dager............... 0................... 10-17............. 30-35.......................60 Kenny Williams.............. 9......................... 0.................... 0.......................54 Earl Greer/G. Yates......... 6......................... 0.................... 0.......................36 George Yates.................. 6......................... 0.................... 0.......................36 George Yates................ 10......................... 0.................... 0.......................60 John H. White.............. 11......................... 0.................... 0.......................66 Arry Moody.................. 17......................... 0.............2-pass..................... 106 Arry Moody.................. 11......................... 0.................... 0.......................66 Charles McDaniel........ 15......................... 0.................... 0.......................90 Jerry Pope...................... 0....................11-18............. 23-27.......................56 Glen Berteau................ 11......................... 0.............. 1-run.......................68 Charles McDaniel........ 17......................... 0............ 1-pass.................... 104

TOUCHDOWNS SCORED Game 1. 6 Kenneth Dixon vs. North Texas...........................................Nov. 7, 2015 6 Kenneth Dixon vs. Idaho.................................................. Oct. 20, 2012 3. 5 Carlos Henderson at UMass........................................... Oct. 15, 2016 5 Carlos Henderson at North Texas...................................... Nov. 5, 2016 5 Troy Edwards vs. Boise State............................................ Oct. 3, 1998 5 Chad Mackey vs. Toledo.................................................. Oct. 19, 1996 5 Arry Moody at UL-Monroe.............................................. Nov. 20, 1976 8. 4 Numerous Times (Last: Kenneth Dixon vs. Arkansas State).....Dec. 19, 2015 Season 1. 28 Kenneth Dixon............................................................................... 2014 28 Kenneth Dixon............................................................................... 2012 3. 27 Troy Edwards.................................................................................1998 4. 26 Kenneth Dixon............................................................................... 2015 5. 23 Carlos Henderson.......................................................................... 2016 6. 19 Ryan Moats...................................................................................2004 7. 17 Arry Moody.................................................................................. 1976 17 Charles McDaniels........................................................................1971 9. 16 Joe Smith......................................................................................2002 16 Troy Edwards.................................................................................1997 Career 1. 87 Kenneth Dixon.......................................................................... 2012-15 2. 57 Troy Edwards............................................................................1996-98 3. 52 Charles McDaniel......................................................................1971-74 4. 36 Arry Moody............................................................................. 1973-76 5. 34 Carlos Henderson..................................................................... 2014-16 34 Patrick Jackson.........................................................................2005-08 7. 32 Trent Taylor................................................................................ 2013-16 8. 30 Daniel Porter.............................................................................2006-09 30 Ryan Moats..............................................................................2002-04 10 28 Buster Herren...........................................................................1966-69

TEAM Season Most TDs 84 in 2012 Most PATs 78 in 2016 Most FGs 25 in 2017 Game Most TDs 11 vs. Lamar, Nov. 15, 1969 Most PATs 11 vs. Lamar, Nov. 15, 1969 Most FGs 5 vs. Northwestern State, Oct. 26, 1985 vs. McNeese State, Oct. 11, 1986 at FIU, Oct. 26, 2013 Most Points 100 vs. Clark College, 1922

OVERALL SCORING Season TDs X pts 2-pts FGs Pts 1. Troy Edwards (1998) 31 - 1 - 188 2. Kenneth Dixon (2014) 28 - - - 168 Kenneth Dixon (2012) 28 - - - 168 4. Kenneth Dixon (2015) 26 - - - 156 5. Jonathan Barnes (2016) - 77 - 22 143 6. Carlos Henderson (2016) 23 - - - 138 7. Jonathan Barnes (2016) - 60 - 22 126 8. Jonathan Barnes (2017) - 43 - 25 118 Ryan Moats (2004) 19 - - - 114 10. Matt Nelson (2012) - 76 - 12 112 Career TDs X -pts 2-pts FGs Pts 1. Kenneth Dixon (2012-15) 87 - - - 522 2. Jonathan Barnes (2014-17) - 219 - 81 462 3. Matt Nelson (2009-12) - 201 - 53 360 4. Troy Edwards (1996-98) 57 - 1 - 344 5. Josh Scobee (2000-03) - 144 - 65 339 6. Charles McDaniel (1971-74) 52 - 1 - 314 7. Marty Kent (1994-97) - 129 - 50 279 8. Matt Stover (1986-89) - 70 - 64 262 9. Chris Boniol (1990-93) - 107 - 50 257 10. Danny Horwedel (2004-07) - 116 - 46 254

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RETURNS KICKOFF RETURNS Season 1. 40 Erick Franklin..................................................................................2002 2. 39 D.J. Banks...................................................................................... 2012 3. 35 Phillip Livas.................................................................................... 2010 4. 33 Carlos Henderson.......................................................................... 2014 33 Jonathan Maxwell.........................................................................1995 6. 32 Phillip Livas....................................................................................2008 7. 31 Eric Newman.................................................................................2003 8. 29 Patrick Jackson..............................................................................2006 9. 28 Derrick Douglas.............................................................................1986 10. 25 Carlos Henderson.......................................................................... 2016 Career 1. 107 Phillip Livas............................................................................... 2007-10 2. 82 Erick Franklin............................................................................ 2001-04 3. 79 Carlos Henderson..................................................................... 2014-16 4. 75 Lyle Fitte......................................................................... 2009-11, 2013 5 69 Patrick Jackson.........................................................................2005-08 6. 66 Eric Newman............................................................................2003-06 66 Derrick Douglas........................................................................1986-88 8. 54 Weldon Brown..........................................................................2005-08 9. 48 Troy Edwards............................................................................1996-98 10. 44 Zachery Jones......................................................................... 1976-79

KICKOFF RETURN YARDAGE Season 1. 1,044 D.J. Banks...................................................................................... 2012 2. 887 Erick Franklin..................................................................................2002 3. 826 Carlos Henderson.......................................................................... 2014 826 Phillip Livas....................................................................................2008 5. 805 Carlos Henderson.......................................................................... 2016 6. 732 Eric Newman.................................................................................2003 7. 702 Patrick Jackson..............................................................................2006 8. 626 Jonathan Maxwell.........................................................................1995 9. 622 Phillip Livas....................................................................................2009 10 612 Derrick Douglas.............................................................................1986 Career 1. 2,758 Phillip Livas............................................................................... 2007-10 2. 2,094 Carlos Henderson..................................................................... 2014-16 3 1,873 Erick Franklin............................................................................ 2001-04 4. 1,775 Lyle Fitte......................................................................... 2009-11, 2013 5. 1,686 Patrick Jackson.........................................................................2005-08 6. 1,418 Eric Newman............................................................................2003-06 7. 1,373 Derrick Douglas........................................................................1986-89 8. 1,233 Weldon Brown..........................................................................2005-08 9. 1,154 Charles McDaniel......................................................................1971-74 10. 991 Troy Edwards............................................................................1996-98

PUNT RETURNS

Career 1. 787 Lawrence Anderson................................................................. 1974-77 2. 742 Wenford Wilborn.......................................................................1971-74 3. 739 Corey Brazil............................................................................. 2001-03 4. 587 Phillip Livas............................................................................... 2007-10 5. 583 Dean Jackson...........................................................................1994-96 6. 485 Butch Daniel..................................................................................1968 7. 482 Trent Taylor................................................................................ 2013-16 440 Philip Beck................................................................................2007-08 9. 398 Eddie Brown.............................................................................1989-90 10. 335 Sean Cangelosi........................................................................ 1997-00

ALL-PURPOSE YARDS Season 1. 2,784 Troy Edwards.................................................................................1998 2. 2,473 Carlos Henderson.......................................................................... 2016 3. 2,161 Troy Edwards.................................................................................1997 4. 2,015 Phillip Livas....................................................................................2008 5. 1,997 Trent Taylor..................................................................................... 2016 6. 1,890 Ryan Moats...................................................................................2004 7. 1,737 Patrick Jackson..............................................................................2006 8. 1,695 John Simon...................................................................................2000 9. 1,684 Kenneth Dixon............................................................................... 2014 10. 1,666 Patrick Jackson..............................................................................2007 Career 1. 6,048 Troy Edwards............................................................................1996-98 2. 5,738 Phillip Livas............................................................................... 2007-10 3. 5,452 Kenneth Dixon.......................................................................... 2012-15 4. 5,229 Carlos Henderson..................................................................... 2014-16 5. 5,169 Patrick Jackson.........................................................................2005-08 6. 4,852 John Simon............................................................................. 1998-01 7. 4,677 Trent Taylor................................................................................ 2013-16 8. 4,349 Derrick Douglas........................................................................1986-89 9. 4,032 Charles McDaniel......................................................................1971-74 10. 3,795 Daniel Porter.............................................................................2006-09

LONGEST PUNT RETURNS 1. 94 2. 91 3. 88 88 5. 86 86 7. 85 85 9. 82 10. 81 81

Eddie Brown vs. Stephen F. Austin................................... Oct. 27, 1990 Wenford Wilborn vs. Eastern Michigan (Pioneer Bowl) ..Dec. 11, 1971 Phillip Livas at San Jose State...........................................Nov. 27, 2010 Robbie Albright vs. Lamar................................................ Nov. 15, 1969 A. L. Williams vs. UL-Monroe......................................... Sept. 26, 1953 A. L. Williams vs. Louisiana College............................... Sept. 18, 1954 Jack Lestage vs. SE Louisiana........................................... Nov. 5, 1960 Phillip Livas at Navy......................................................... Sept. 12, 2009 Craig Johnson vs. New Mexico State...............................Nov. 26, 2011 Phillip Livas vs. Fresno State.............................................. Nov. 1, 2008 Dean Jackson vs. Northern Illinois..................................... Nov. 2, 1996

LONGEST KICKOFF RETURNS 1. 7. 8.

100 100 100 100 100 100 98 97 97 97

Phillip Livas at Utah State................................................. Oct. 24, 2009 Patrick Jackson vs. Fresno State..................................... Nov. 24, 2006 Ronnie Williams vs. W. Texas State.................................. Sept. 5, 1981 Larry Anderson vs. Illinois State..................................... Sept. 24, 1977 Charles McDaniel vs. UL-Lafayette................................... Oct. 12, 1974 Paul Hynes vs. Arkansas State..........................................Oct. 26, 1957 D.J. Banks vs. Utah State..................................................Nov. 24, 2012 Phillip Livas vs. Northern Illinois.......................................Dec. 28, 2008 Zack Jones vs. Lamar........................................................Oct. 27, 1984 Jakie Hanna vs. Illinois Wesleyan.................................... Nov. 26, 1936

Season 1. 47 Butch Daniel..................................................................................1968 2. 44 Lawrence Anderson......................................................................1977 3. 36 Corey Brazil...................................................................................2002 4. 34 Wenford Wilborn...........................................................................1973 5. 33 Dean Jackson................................................................................1994 6. 32 Eric Johnson..................................................................................1970 7. 31 Lawrence Anderson..................................................................... 1976 8. 29 Corey Brazil...................................................................................2004 9. 27 Robbie Albright..............................................................................1967 10. 26 Wenford Wilborn........................................................................... 1974

KICKING

Career 1. 91 Wenford Wilborn.......................................................................1971-74 2. 87 Lawrence Anderson................................................................. 1974-77 87 Corey Brazil............................................................................. 2001-03 4. 67 Lifford Jackson.........................................................................1984-88 5. 65 Dean Jackson...........................................................................1994-96 6. 58 Trent Taylor................................................................................ 2013-16 7. 50 Eric Johnson.............................................................................1970-72 8. 47 Butch Daniel..................................................................................1968 9. 43 Phillip Livas............................................................................... 2007-10 10. 39 John Simon..............................................................................1998-00 39 Sean Cangelosi........................................................................ 1997-00

Game 1. 5 Jonathan Barnes at Kansas State...................................Sept. 19, 2015 5 Kyle Fischer at FIU........................................................... Oct. 23, 2013 5 Kyle Fischer vs. Tulane....................................................Sept. 12, 2013 5 Danny Horwedel at Idaho................................................Nov. 12, 2005 5 Brad Oestricher vs. Idaho................................................Oct. 18, 2008 5 Josh Scobee at UTEP...................................................... Oct. 11, 2003 5 Josh Scobee vs. Hawai’i..................................................Oct. 18, 2003 5 George Benyola at North Texas.......................................... Oct. 5, 1985 5 George Benyola vs. Northwestern State (Shreveport).... Oct. 26, 1985 5 Chris Boniol vs. Arkansas State..................................... Sept. 22, 1990

PUNT RETURN YARDAGE Season 1. 485 Butch Daniel..................................................................................1968 2. 441 Lawrence Anderson......................................................................1977 3. 313 Philip Beck.....................................................................................2007 4. 297 Eric Johnson..................................................................................1970 5. 285 Corey Brazil...................................................................................2002 6. 284 Wenford Wilborn...........................................................................1973 7. 283 Lawrence Anderson..................................................................... 1976 8. 276 Robbie Albright..............................................................................1969 9. 263 Corey Brazil...................................................................................2003 10. 249 Wenford Wilborn...........................................................................1972

FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS

Season 1. 33 Jonathan Barnes............................................................................ 2017 2. 31 George Benyola.............................................................................1985 31 Josh Scobee..................................................................................2003 4. 28 Brad Oestriecher...........................................................................2008 5. 27 Jonathan Barnes............................................................................ 2016 6. 26 Jonathan Barnes............................................................................ 2015 26 Danny Horwedel............................................................................2005 8. 25 Matt Stover....................................................................................1986 9. 24 George Benyola.............................................................................1984 24 Chris Boniol...................................................................................1990 24 Marty Kent.....................................................................................1994

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Career 1. 103 Jonathan Barnes....................................................................... 2014-17 2. 91 Josh Scobee.............................................................................2000-03 3. 88 Matt Stover...............................................................................1986-89 4. 81 Chris Boniol..............................................................................1990-93 5. 73 Matt Nelson..............................................................................2009-12 73 Danny Horwedel.......................................................................2004-07 7. 69 Jerry Pope............................................................................... 1973-76 8. 65 George Benyola........................................................................1984-85 9. 64 Marty Kent................................................................................1994-97 10. 54 Roberto Dager..........................................................................1980-83

FIELD GOALS MADE Game 1. 5 Kyle Fischer at FIU........................................................... Oct. 23, 2013 2. 4 Jonathan Barnes at Kansas State...................................Sept. 19, 2015 4 Jonathan Barnes vs. Arkansas State...............................Dec. 19, 2015 4 George Benyola at North Texas.......................................... Oct. 5, 1985 4 George Benyola vs. Northwestern State (Shreveport).... Oct. 26, 1985 4 Matt Stover at McNeese State........................................ Oct. 12, 1985 4 Matt Stover at UL-Lafayette............................................. Sept. 2, 1989 4 Chris Boniol vs. Arkansas State..................................... Sept. 22, 1990 4 Danny Horwedel vs. North Texas....................................Oct. 22, 2005 10. 3 Numerous Times Season 1. 25 Jonathan Barnes............................................................................ 2017 2. 24 George Benyola.............................................................................1985 3. 22 Jonathan Barnes............................................................................ 2016 22 Jonathan Barnes............................................................................ 2015 5. 21 Matt Stover....................................................................................1986 21 Josh Scobee..................................................................................2003 7. 18 Kyle Fischer................................................................................... 2013 18 Josh Scobee................................................................................. 2001 18 Danny Horwedel............................................................................2005 10. 17 Marty Kent.....................................................................................1994 17 Chris Boniol...................................................................................1990 Career 1. 81 Jonathan Barnes....................................................................... 2014-17 2. 65 Josh Scobee.............................................................................2000-03 3. 64 Matt Stover...............................................................................1986-89 4. 53 Matt Nelson..............................................................................2009-12 5. 50 Chris Boniol..............................................................................1990-93 50 Marty Kent................................................................................1994-97 7. 46 Danny Horwedel.......................................................................2004-07 8. 40 George Benyola........................................................................1984-85 9 31 Jerry Pope............................................................................... 1973-76 31 Robert Dager............................................................................1980-83

EXTRA POINT ATTEMPTS Season 1. 80 Matt Nelson................................................................................... 2012 2. 78 Jonathan Barnes............................................................................ 2016 3. 60 Jonathan Barnes............................................................................ 2015 4. 48 Matt Nelson................................................................................... 2011 5. 47 Kevin Pond.....................................................................................1999 6. 46 Jonathan Barnes............................................................................ 2017 46 Trent Wierick..................................................................................1998 8. 45 Josh Scobee................................................................................. 2001 9. 43 Matt Nelson...................................................................................2009 10. 42 Jonathan Barnes............................................................................ 2014 Career 1. 226 Jonathan Barnes....................................................................... 2014-17 2. 211 Matt Nelson..............................................................................2009-12 3. 152 Josh Scobee.............................................................................2000-03 4. 144 Jerry Pope............................................................................... 1973-76 5. 133 Marty Kent................................................................................1994-97 6. 123 Danny Horwedel.......................................................................2004-07 7. 111 Chris Boniol..............................................................................1990-93 8. 80 Keith Swilley............................................................................ 1977-79 9. 57 Danny Norris............................................................................ 1971-73 10. 56 Kevin Pond................................................................................1998-99

EXTRA POINTS MADE Season 1. 77 Jonathan Barnes............................................................................ 2016 2. 76 Matt Nelson................................................................................... 2012 3. 60 Jonathan Barnes............................................................................ 2015 4. 46 Matt Nelson................................................................................... 2011 5. 44 Josh Scobee................................................................................. 2001 6. 43 Jonathan Barnes............................................................................ 2017 7. 42 Matt Nelson...................................................................................2009 42 Trent Wierick..................................................................................1998 9. 40 Marty Kent.....................................................................................1997 10. 39 Jonathan Barnes............................................................................ 2014 39 Josh Scobee..................................................................................2000 39 Kevin Pond.....................................................................................1999 Career 1. 219 Jonathan Barnes....................................................................... 2014-17 2. 201 Matt Nelson..............................................................................2009-12 3. 144 Josh Scobee.............................................................................2000-03 4. 129 Marty Kent................................................................................1994-97

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Jerry Pope............................................................................... 1973-76 Danny Horwedel.......................................................................2004-07 Chris Boniol..............................................................................1990-93 Keith Swilley............................................................................ 1977-79 Danny Norris............................................................................ 1971-73 Kyle Fischer...........................................................................2013-2016

LONGEST PUNTS Game 1. 85 Ryan Allen at New Mexico State...................................... Oct. 27, 2012 2. 75 Barry Bowman vs. UL-Monroe...........................................Nov. 9, 1985 75 Barry Hickingbotham vs. Kansas................................... Sept. 26, 1987 4. 74 Daryl Altic vs. Ole Miss................................................... Nov. 14, 1992 5. 72 Ryan Allen at Mississippi State...................................... Sept. 24, 2011 6. 71 Ryan Allen vs. Texas A&M (Shreveport)........................... Oct. 13, 2012 7. 70 Jeff Dozier vs. East Carolina (Independence Bowl)........Sept. 16, 1978 8. 68 Gerald Shouse at UTEP .................................................. Nov. 21, 2015 9. 67 Cade Glasgow at Nevada..................................................Oct. 9, 2009 10. 66 Ryan Allen at Utah State..................................................Oct. 22, 2011 66 Ryan Allen at San Jose State............................................Nov. 27, 2010

TOP CAREER PUNTERS (by average, min. 50 punts) Punts Yards Avg. 1. Ryan Allen, 2010-12..................................... 188.............. 8,437....................44.9 2. Gerald Shouse, 2013-16................................96.............. 4,004.................... 41.7 3. Jerry Pope, 1973-76 .................................... 177............... 7,131....................40.3 4. Daryl Altic, 1991-92..................................... 108.............. 4,330....................40.1 5. Brad Boozer, 1989-90...................................111.............. 4,423....................39.8 6. Chris Keagle, 2005-08.................................266.............10,534....................39.6 7. Brett Brewer, 1980-82 ................................ 135.............. 5,338....................39.5 8. Matt Butler, 2004..........................................72.............. 2,825....................39.2 9. Dustin Upton, 2000-03............................... 226.............. 8,824....................39.0 10. Butch Trogel, 1966-69 ................................. 146.............. 5,696....................39.0 Mike Swinney, 1970-73 .............................. 104.............. 4,042....................38.9

SINGLE SEASON SCORING (KICKERS) Xpts FGs Pts 1. Jonathan Barnes, 2016..................................77................... 22.....................143 2. Jonathan Barnes, 2015..................................60................... 22.....................126 3. Jonathan Barnes, 2017..................................43................... 25..................... 118 4. Matt Nelson, 2012......................................... 76....................12..................... 112 5. Josh Scobee, 2001........................................44....................18.......................98 6. George Benyola, 1985...................................23................... 24.......................95 7. Josh Scobee, 2003........................................31................... 21.......................94 8. Matt Nelson, 2011.........................................46....................15.......................91 9. Chris Boniol, 1990.........................................38....................17.......................89 10. Danny Horwedel, 2005.................................34....................18.......................88

CAREER SCORING (KICKERS) X-pts FG Pts 1. Jonathan Barnes, 2014-17.................... 219-226................... 81.....................462 2. Matt Nelson, 2009-12............................201-211................... 53.....................360 3. Josh Scobee, 2000-03.......................... 144-152................... 65.....................339 4. Marty Kent, 1994-97............................. 129-133................... 50.....................279 5. Matt Stover, 1986-89 ...............................70-72 .................. 64 ....................262 6. Chris Boniol, 1990-93........................... 107-112................... 50.....................257 7. Danny Horwedel, 2004-07....................116-123................... 46.....................254 8. Matt Nelson, 2009-12........................... 125-131................... 41.....................248 9. Jerry Pope, 1973-76 ............................. 128-144 .................. 31 ....................221 10. George Benyola, 1984-85.........................40-44 .................. 40 ....................160

50-YARD FIELD GOALS (9 PLAYERS) 57 - Matt Stover vs. Texas A&M, Oct. 31, 1987 55 - Chris Boniol vs. McNeese State, Sept. 8, 1990 54 - Jonathan Barnes vs. WKU, Oct. 6, 2016 54 - Chris Boniol vs. Eastern Michigan, Sept. 21, 1991 53 - Jonathan Barnes vs. UTSA, Nov. 25, 2017 53 - Matt Stover vs. Auburn, Nov. 11, 1989 53 - Matt Stover vs. UL-Monroe, Nov. 8, 1986 53 - George Benyola vs. Lamar, Nov. 2, 1985 53 - Josh Scobee at UTEP, Oct. 11, 2003 52 - Jonathan Barnes at South Carolina, Sept. 23, 2017 52 - Roberto Dager vs. Miss. State, Sept. 13, 1980 52 - George Benyola vs. Lamar, Oct. 27, 1984 52 - Matt Stover vs. UT-Chattanooga, Oct. 3, 1987 52 - Matt Stover vs. Florida State, Oct. 22, 1988 52 - Chris Boniol vs. Arkansas State, Oct. 31, 1992 52 - Chris Boniol vs. South Carolina, Sept. 18, 1993 52 - Josh Scobee vs. Miami, Aug. 28, 2003 52 - Josh Scobee at Tulsa, Nov. 15, 2003 51 - Kyle Fischer vs. Western Kentucky, Nov. 1, 2014 51 - Marty Kent vs. Toledo, Oct. 19, 1996 (twice) 51 - Josh Scobee at Miami, Oct. 28, 2000 51 - Josh Scobee at Clemson, Sept. 7, 2002 51 - Josh Scobee at SMU, Nov. 8, 2003 50 - Jonathan Barnes vs. UL-Lafayette, Oct. 3, 2015 50 - Jonathan Barnes vs. Arkansas State, Dec. 19, 2015 50 - Brad Oestriecher vs. Mississippi State, Aug. 30, 2008.............. Total ............................................................................................. 26


DEFENSE RECORDS YEARLY TACKLES LEADERS Year 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969

Name UA A T Dae’Von Washington.................................44................... 26.......................70 Jordan Harris.............................................53................... 41.......................94 Beau Fitte.................................................59................... 45..................... 104 Kentrell Brice............................................65................... 21.......................86 Daniel Cobb..............................................35................... 47.......................82 Jamel Johnson..........................................45................... 34.......................79 Adrien Cole...............................................79................... 49.....................128 Jay Dudley................................................44................... 50.......................94 Adrien Cole...............................................36.................. 57.......................93 Antonio Baker...........................................61.................. 50.................... 115 Antonio Baker...........................................54.................. 64.................... 118 Quin Harris................................................39.................. 56.......................95 Barry Robertson........................................54.................. 49.................... 103 Byron Santiago.........................................30.................. 52.......................82 Byron Santiago.........................................53.................. 54.................... 107 Michael Johnson.......................................66.................. 47.................... 113 Bobby Gray...............................................73.................. 33.................... 106 Bobby Gray...............................................86.................. 29.................... 119 Damon Harrington....................................75.................. 47.....................122 Damon Harrington....................................73.................. 48.................... 119 Myron Smith.............................................94.................. 59.....................148 John Noel..................................................79.................. 50.....................129 Gomeya Cooper........................................60.................. 69.....................129 Eric Starks.................................................50.................. 47.......................97 Fred Price..................................................49.................. 50.......................99 Lance Reed...............................................69.................. 60.....................129 Myron Baker.............................................72.................. 60.....................132 Myron Baker.............................................64.................. 47..................... 111 Myron Baker.............................................48.................. 71.................... 119 Glenell Sanders.........................................85.................. 41.....................126 Glenell Sanders...................................... 119.................. 64.....................183 Glenell Sanders........................................111.................. 72.....................183 Neal Atkins................................................85.................. 44.....................129 Doug Landry.............................................66.................. 58.....................124 Doug Landry.............................................91.................. 44.....................135 Doug Landry.......................................... 104.................... 74.................... 178 Tony Boles................................................61.................. 52.................... 113 Tony Boles................................................47.................. 45.......................92 Andre Young..............................................56.................. 53.................... 109 Johnny Robinson......................................89.................. 49.....................138 Jimmy Blackshire........................................*..................... *..................... 115 Jimmy Blackshire........................................*..................... *..................... 106 Jimmy Blackshire........................................*..................... *..................... 102 Rod Bagley..................................................*..................... *.....................120 Ricky Shirley...............................................*..................... *..................... 108 Joe McNeely...............................................*..................... *.....................150 Joe McNeely...............................................*..................... *.....................144 Joe McNeely...............................................*..................... *.......................94 Ron Alexander............................................*..................... *.....................130 Ron Alexander............................................*..................... *.....................120

TACKLES Game 1. 24 Doug “Tank” Landry, Arkansas State..................................... Oct. 15, 1983 24 Glenell Sanders, Arkansas State.............................................. Oct. 17, 1987 3. 23 Doug “Tank” Landry, UL-Lafayette.......................................... Nov. 19, 1983 23 Doug “Tank” Landry, Arkansas State..................................... Oct. 19, 1985 23 Ronnie Alexander, Southeastern La...........................................Nov. 7, 1970 23 John Noel, Central Michigan..................................................Sept. 14, 1996 7. 22 Glenell Sanders, Arkansas State............................................. Oct. 29, 1988 8. 21 Danny Majors, Southern Miss................................................ Oct. 25, 1975 21 Doug “Tank” Landry, North Texas........................................... Oct. 29, 1983 10. 20 Quincy Stewart, Texas A&M..................................................Sept. 12, 1998 20 Glenell Sanders, Texas A&M .................................................. Oct. 31, 1987 20 Glenell Sanders, Florida State................................................. Oct. 22, 1988 20 Rod Bagley, Southern Miss.................................................... Oct. 25, 1975

TACKLES FOR LOSS Game 1. 5.5 Houston Bates vs. Illinois (Heart of Dallas Bowl)............Dec. 26, 2014 2. 4.0 Jaylon Ferguson at UTSA............................................. Oct. 10, 2015 4.0 Mitch Villemez at Southern Miss..................................... Oct. 25, 2014 4.0 Curtis Randall at Kansas State..........................................Nov. 17, 2001 4.0 Jamie Nichols at UTEP.................................................... Nov. 10, 2001 4.0 John Nash vs. Rice...........................................................Oct. 27, 2001 4.0 Neal Atkins at Fresno State............................................ Sept. 27, 1986 4.0 Johnny Robinson vs. UL-Monroe......................................Nov. 17, 1979 4.0 Shannon Jenkins vs. UL-Lafayette................................... Nov. 14, 1995 10. 3.5 Secdrick Cooper at Texas Tech.........................................Sept. 17, 2016 3.5 Daniel Cobb at North Carolina State................................Aug. 31, 2013 3.5 IK Enemkpali at Ole Miss................................................ Nov. 12, 2011 3.5 Jemelle Cage vs. Nevada................................................ Sept. 6, 2004 Season 1. 31.0 Ardis McCann (31-203)..................................................................1978 2. 24.0 Johnny Robinson (24-93)...............................................................1979 3. 23.5 Jaylon Ferguson (23.5-130)......................................................... 2018 19.0 Johnny Robinson (19-105).............................................................1978 19.0 Walter Johnson (19-111)................................................................1986 5. 17.5 Glenell Sanders (17.5-100)..............................................................1988 6. 17.0 Tank Landry (17-103)......................................................................1983 7. 16.0 Jaylon Ferguson (16-94)..............................................................2016 16.0 Houston Bates (16-90)................................................................... 2014 16.0 Quincy Myles (16-50).....................................................................2002 16.0 Jamie Nichols (16-36)....................................................................2001 16.0 Ronnie Paggett (16-102).................................................................1978

SACKS Game 1. 4.5 Houston Bates vs. Illinois (Heart of Dallas Bowl)............Dec. 26, 2014 2. 4.0 Jaylon Ferguson vs. North Texas................................ Sept. 29, 2018 4.0 Johnny Robinson at Texas-Arlington.............................. Sept. 23, 1978 4. 3.5 Jaylon Ferguson vs. UTEP............................................ Oct. 20, 2018 5. 3.0 Jemelle Cage vs. Nevada................................................ Sept. 6, 2004 3.0 Otis Pitts vs. UAB............................................................. Oct. 17, 1998 3.0 Neal Atkins at Lamar.........................................................Nov. 1, 1986 3.0 Stacy Ward vs. UL-Lafayette...........................................Sept. 14, 1985 3.0 Mike Sorensen vs. West Texas State..............................Sept. 11, 1982 3.0 Mike Sorensen at Texas-Arlington..................................... Oct. 2, 1982 3.0 Norman Dunn vs. East Tennessee State.......................... Oct. 17, 1992 3.0 Keith Washington vs. Middle Tennessee......................... Aug. 31,1996 Season 1. 15.0 Jaylon Ferguson.......................................................................... 2018 2. 14.5 Jaylon Ferguson..........................................................................2016 3. 14.0 Walter Johnson.............................................................................1986 4. 13.0 Johnny Robinson...........................................................................1979 5. 10.5 Walter Johnson.............................................................................1984 6. 10.0 Mike Sorenson............................................................................. 1982 10.0 Houston Bates............................................................................... 2014 8. 9.0 Matt Broha..................................................................................... 2010 9. 8.5 Christian Lacey.............................................................................. 2011 10. 7.5 5 times (Last: Matt Broha)............................................................. 2011 Career 1. 42.5 Jaylon Ferguson............................................................2015-Present 2. 38 Walter Johnson....................................................................... 1983-86 3. 22 Matt Broha............................................................................... 2008-11 4. 17.5 IK Enemkpali............................................................................ 2010-13 5. 16 Johnny Robinson..................................................................... 1977-80 6. 14.5 Christian Lacey......................................................................... 2008-11 7. 14 Mike Wood...............................................................................1986-89 8. 13.5 Vontarrius Dora......................................................................... 2012-15 13.5 Courtney Wallace......................................................................1985-88 10. 13 Lorenza Baker...........................................................................1988-91

Season UA A T 1. Glenell Sanders, 1988............................ 119.................. 64.....................183 Glenell Sanders, 1987..............................111.................. 72.....................183 3. Doug Landry, 1983................................. 104.................... 74.................... 178 4. Joe McNeely, 1973.....................................*..................... *.....................150 5. Myron Smith, 1997...................................94................... 54.....................148 6. Joe McNeely, 1972.....................................*..................... *.....................144 7. Johnny Robinson, 1979............................89................... 49.....................138 8. Doug Landry, 1984....................................91................... 44.....................135 9. Myron Baker, 1992....................................72................... 60.....................132 10. Jon Paul Laque, 1983................................70................... 61.....................131 Career UA A T 1. Glenell Sanders, 1986-89........................348................ 200.....................548 2. Doug Landry, 1982-85.............................298..................211.....................509 3. Joe McNeely, 1970-73................................*..................... *.....................400 4. Eldonta Osborne, 1986-89......................273..................125.....................395 5. Bobby Gray, 1998-2001...........................260..................133.....................393 6. Fred Dean, 1971-74.....................................*..................... *.....................392 7. Myron Baker, 1989-92............................. 191..................188.....................379 8. Lance Reed, 1992-95.............................. 188..................169.....................357 9. Antonio Baker, 2006-09.......................... 175..................177.....................352 10. Johnny Robinson, 1977-80..........................*..................... *.....................340

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96 Tank Calais vs. San Jose State.................................................. Dec. 5, 2009 94 Billy Bond vs. Arkansas State................................................... Oct. 13, 1956 94 Rob Carter vs. Southern Miss................................................... Nov. 14, 1970 87 John R. Williamson vs. UL-Monroe...........................................Nov. 23, 1963 87 Trey Junkin (fumble return) vs. Eastern Michigan....................Sept. 18, 1982 82 Larry Anderson vs. SLU.............................................................. Nov. 2, 1974 80 James Bres vs. Howard Payne................................................Sept. 18, 1948

YEARLY INTERCEPTION LEADERS 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971

Amik Robertson............................................................................................5 Xavier Woods................................................................................................5 Bryason Abraham.........................................................................................3 Xavier Woods................................................................................................3 Xavier Woods................................................................................................6 Adairius Barnes.............................................................................................4 Jamel Johnson..............................................................................................2 Le’Vander Liggins.........................................................................................2 Jay Dudley....................................................................................................4 Quinn Giles...................................................................................................4 Chad Boyd....................................................................................................4 Deon Young...................................................................................................4 Weldon Brown..............................................................................................5 Weldon Brown..............................................................................................4 Tony Moss....................................................................................................4 Shalamar Walker...........................................................................................3 Tramon Williams ..........................................................................................3 Alton Bryant..................................................................................................3 Tramon Williams...........................................................................................4 Five Players...................................................................................................2 Adam McConathy.........................................................................................2 Jason Olford.................................................................................................5 Jason Olford.................................................................................................2 Quincy Stewart.............................................................................................2 Damon Harrington........................................................................................2 Kerry Davis...................................................................................................2 Fred Lewis....................................................................................................5 John Noel......................................................................................................7 John Noel......................................................................................................4 Willie Smith..................................................................................................8 Willie Smith..................................................................................................5 Rodney Bruce...............................................................................................3 Doug Evans...................................................................................................3 Demise Loyd.................................................................................................2 Jamie Evans..................................................................................................2 Donavan Leary..............................................................................................2 Freddy Smith................................................................................................5 Demise Loyd.................................................................................................4 Demise Loyd.................................................................................................4 Glenell Sanders.............................................................................................4 James Jones.................................................................................................4 Warren Seay.................................................................................................4 Eldonta Osborne...........................................................................................4 Eldonta Osborne...........................................................................................4 Doyle Adams................................................................................................6 Doyle Adams................................................................................................5 Doug Landry.................................................................................................3 Steven Fisher................................................................................................3 Ray Wilmer...................................................................................................5 Haywood DeJean.........................................................................................5 Lynn Bankston..............................................................................................4 Tony Tademy.................................................................................................4 Jean Dornier.................................................................................................5 Lavon James.................................................................................................5 Jean Dornier.................................................................................................5 Larry Anderson.............................................................................................5 Zack Jones....................................................................................................3 Terry Slack.....................................................................................................3 Bill Schneider................................................................................................3 Donnie Perry.................................................................................................3 Wenford Wilborn...........................................................................................4 Wenford Wilborn...........................................................................................4 John Causey.............................................................................................. 10 Wenford Wilborn...........................................................................................5 David Brookings............................................................................................5

INTERCEPTIONS Game 1. 4 John Causey at UT Arlington..............................................Oct. 7, 1972 4 Joseph Thigpen vs. Northwestern State......................... Oct. 28, 1933 2. 2 Numerous times Season 1. 10 John Causey..................................................................................1972 2. 8 Willie Smith...................................................................................1995 3. 7 John Noel......................................................................................1997 4. 6 Doyle Adams.................................................................................1985 6 Xavier Woods................................................................................. 2014 6. 5 16 Different Players (Last: Amik Robertson).................................. 2017 Career 1. 16 Doyle Adams............................................................................1982-85 2. 15 Wenford Wilborn.......................................................................1971-74 15 John Causey ........................................................................... 1971-73 15 Larry Griffin...............................................................................1971-74 5. 14 Xavier Woods............................................................................ 2013-16

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13 11 11 10 10

Willie Smith..............................................................................1994-95 Demise Loyd............................................................................1988-91 John Noel.................................................................................1996-97 Jean Dornier............................................................................ 1977-79 Antonio Baker...........................................................................2006-09

INTERCEPTION RETURN YARDS Season 1. 230 Xavier Woods (6-230)..................................................................... 2014 2. 180 Willie Smith (5-180).......................................................................1994 3. 159 Doyle Adams (6-159).....................................................................1985 4. 147 Glenell Sanders (4-147)..................................................................1988 5. 141 Amik Robertson (5-141).............................................................. 2017 6. 119 Jean Dornier (5-119).......................................................................1978

PASS BREAK-UPS Game 1. 5 Josh Victorian at San Jose State......................................Nov. 27, 2010 5 Will Sheppard vs. Boise State...........................................Nov. 3, 2001 5 Aaron Puckett vs. Middle Tennessee.............................. Aug. 31, 1996 5 William Amos vs. UL-Lafayette...................................... Sept. 28, 1996 5. 4 Le’Vander Liggins at Houston...........................................Sept. 8, 2012 4 Josh Victorian vs. Idaho....................................................Oct. 16, 2010 4 Frederick Lewis at Florida State..................................... Aug. 28, 1999 8. 3 19 times (Last: Kentrell Brice at UTEP, Nov. 21, 2015) Season 1. 24 Willie Smith...................................................................................1995 2. 16 Bryson Abraham............................................................................ 2015 16 Tramon Williams............................................................................2005 16 Jason Olford..................................................................................2001 16 Will Sheppard................................................................................2001 6. 14 Josh Victorian................................................................................ 2010 14 Corey Brazil...................................................................................2003 14 James Jones.................................................................................1989 9. 13 Frederick Lewis..............................................................................1999 13 Warren SEay..................................................................................1988

FORCED FUMBLES Game 1. 2 Xavier Woods vs. North Texas.............................................Nov. 7, 2015 2 Adrien Cole at Auburn..................................................... Sept. 5, 2009 2 Damon Harrington vs. Sam Houston State....................Sept. 11, 1999 2 Nathan Darby vs. Sam Houston State............................Sept. 11, 1999 2 Jamie Nichols at UTEP.................................................... Nov. 10, 2001 2 Shannon Jenkins vs. Tulsa............................................. Sept. 30, 1995 2 Shannon Jenkins vs. Northern Illinois.............................Nov. 18, 1995 2 Shane Carrigan vs. Northern Illinois................................Nov. 18, 1995 9. 1 Numerous Times Season 1. 6 Byron Santiago..............................................................................2005 6 Walter Johnson.............................................................................1986 3. 5 Tank Landry...................................................................................1983 4. 4.5 Aldon Kelly.....................................................................................1984 5. 4 Jaylon Ferguson..........................................................................2016 4 Russell Farris................................................................................. 2017 4 Kentrell Brice................................................................................. 2014 4 Charles Bowman...........................................................................1997 4 Shannon Jenkins...........................................................................1995 4 Fred Price......................................................................................1994 4 Anthony Moore.............................................................................1988 4 Eldonta Osborne............................................................................1987 4 Eldonta Osborne............................................................................1986 4 Stacy Ward....................................................................................1985

FUMBLE RECOVERIES Game 1. 2 Adairius Barnes vs. Tulane..............................................Sept. 12, 2013 2 Antonio Mitchum at Illinois.............................................Sept. 22, 2012 2 Dusty Rust at Texas A&M............................................... Sept. 11, 2010 2 Bobby Gray at UTEP........................................................ Nov. 10, 2001 2 Brian Bradford at UAB..................................................... Nov. 13, 1999 2 Derrick Parker vs. Sam Houston State...........................Sept. 11, 1999 2 Greg Powell at Fresno State........................................... Sept. 27, 1986 2 Glenell Sanders at North Texas........................................Nov. 21, 1987 2 Ronnie Paggett vs. North Texas....................................... Oct. 28, 1978 2 Dewayne Eddington vs. McNeese State...........................Nov. 6, 1982 2 Tony Boles vs. Baylor......................................................Sept. 19, 1981 2 Mike McHale at UL-Monroe.............................................Nov. 22, 1980 2 Jimmy Blackshire vs. McNeese State........................... Sept. 30, 1978 Season 1. 5 Johnny Robinson...........................................................................1978 2. 4 Quin Harris....................................................................................2006 4 Bobby Gray....................................................................................2001 4 Jimmy Blackshire..........................................................................1978 4 Eddie Anglin.................................................................................. 1976 4 Eddie Anglin..................................................................................1975 7. 3 20 times (Last: Beau Fitte, 2014)


TEAM SINGLE-GAME RECORDS RUSHING ATTEMPTS

PASS COMPLETIONS

TD PASSES

TOTAL POINTS

1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7. 10.

1. 4. 5. 9. 10.

1. 3. 4. 10.

1. 100 Clarke College............... 1922 2. 89 Southern Arkansas........ 1922 3. 77 UL-Lafayette................... 1998 77 Lamar............................ 1969 5. 76 Rice................................ 2014 6. 75 Winnfield High................ 1910. 75 UL-Lafayette.................... 1910 8. 72 Hendrix.......................... 1908 72 Marine (OCS)................. 1944 10. 70 Idaho............................... 2012

73 at Memphis.................... 1953 69 Northwestern State........ 1977 66 Houston.......................... 2011 66 UL-Lafayette.................... 1978 63 Chattanooga................... 1976 62 Chattanooga................... 1975 61 San Jose State............... 2011 61 at San Jose State........... 2010 61 UT Arlington.................... 1974 60 UL-Lafayette................... 1990 60 UL-Lafayette.................... 1973

RUSHING YARDS 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

468 Southern Illinois.............. 1991 446 at UL-Monroe.................. 1954 419 East Tennessee.............. 1992 408 Idaho............................... 2012 408 Miss. Valley State.......... 1984 381 UL-Lafayette................... 1998 374 at San Jose State........... 2010 364 at Idaho...........................2008 353 at UTEP.......................... 2013 352 Hawai’i........................... 2009

RUSHING TDs 1. 8 Idaho............................... 2012 2. 7 North Texas..................... 2015 7 East Tennessee State..... 1992 4. 6 Rice................................ 2014 6 at Texas State................. 2012 6 UNLV.............................. 2012 6 Texas-Arlington............... 1974 8. 5 15 times (Last: vs. Rice)... 2016

47 47 47 46 44 44 44 44 42 41

at Auburn....................... 2000 at Central Florida........... 1999 Texas A&M.................... 1999 at Nebraska................... 1998 Texas A&M..................... 2012 Central Florida............... 1998 at Toledo........................ 1999 Middle Tennessee.......... 1999 at Miami........................ 2000 South Carolina State....... 2016

PASS ATTEMPTS 1. 2. 5. 6. 9.

72 68 68 68 67 66 66 66 65 65

at Miami........................ 2000 at Southern California.... 1999 at Nebraska................... 1998 Texas A&M.................... 1999 Central Florida............... 1998 at Penn State................. 2002 Oklahoma State..............2002 at Toledo........................ 1999 at Auburn....................... 2000 Nevada.......................... 1995

PASSING YARDS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

604 Toledo............................ 1996 602 Boise State.................... 1998 597 at Central Florida........... 1999 590 at Nebraska................... 1998 552 at Arkansas State.......... 1998 528 Central Florida............... 1998 518 South Carolina State....... 2016 510 Central Michigan............ 1997 508 at Toledo........................ 1999 492 at UL-Monroe.................. 1970

8 Boise State.................... 1998 8 Toledo............................ 1996 7 at Arkansas State.......... 1998 6 UL-Lafayette................... 1998 6 UL-Lafayette................... 2000 6 UL-Monroe...................... 1999 6 Nicholls State................ 1998 6 Central Michigan............ 1997 6 Northern Illinois............. 1995 5 12 times (Last: at UMass)... 2016

INTs THROWN 1. 7 Southern Miss................ 1967 2. 6 San Jose State.............. 1993 6 Lamar............................ 1983 6 Texas-Arlington............... 1979 5. 5 at Auburn....................... 2001 5 at Penn State................. 2000 5 Arkansas State.............. 1988 5 Southeastern La............ 1969 9. 4 Numerous Times (Last: vs. Southern Miss, 2015)

TOTAL YARDS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

839 Idaho............................... 2012 770 UL-Lafayette................... 1998 735 Rice................................ 2016 730 at Arkansas State.......... 1998 698 Toledo............................ 1996 687 vs. Arkansas State.......... 2015 683 Idaho............................... 2010 679 at McNeese State......... 1990 677 Rice................................ 2014 675 at Lamar......................... 1968

OPPONENT SINGLE-GAME RECORDS RUSHING ATTEMPTS

PASS COMPLETIONS

TD PASSES

TOTAL POINTS

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 10.

1. 53 Houston.......................... 2012 2. 46 Houston......................... 1988 3. 45 New Mexico St.............. 2008 45 Miss. Valley State.......... 1984 5. 43 Houston.......................... 1991 43 Hawai’i........................... 2007 7. 42 Hawai’i............................ 2010 8. 41 Boise State.................... 2003 9. 39 Fresno State................... 2011 10. 36 WKU............................... 2016 36 Middle Tennessee........... 2015

1. 10 Houston.......................... 1991 2. 6 Fresno State.................. 1992 3. 5 12 times (Last: WKU)...... 2016

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8. 10.

89 Rice............................... 2003 81 UT-Arlington.................... 1976 77 Army............................... 2013 73 ECU............................... 1969 69 Rice................................ 2013 69 Navy.............................. 2009 69 Northern Illinois............. 1994 69 North Texas..................... 1976 69 Arkansas State.............. 1980 67 East Carolina................... 1978

RUSHING YARDS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

672 Rice............................... 2003 486 UT-Arlington.................... 1976 425 Texas A&M.................... 1996 415 Rice................................ 2013 414 Army............................... 2013 385 Mississippi St................ 1980 376 Arkansas State............... 1975 351 McNeese....................... 1980 347 Tennessee..................... 2004 345 Nevada.......................... 2009 345 West Texas..................... 1981

PASS ATTEMPTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 9. 10.

77 Houston.......................... 2012 76 Miss. Valley State.......... 1984 74 Houston......................... 1988 66 UL-Monroe..................... 1982 66 Houston.......................... 1991 65 San Jose State............... 2010 61 Hawai’i........................... 2007 61 Boise State.................... 2003 60 Idaho............................... 2010 59 New Mexico St.............. 2008

RUSHING TDs

PASSING YARDS

1. 4. 9.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

7 7 7 6 5

Texas A&M..................... 1996 UT-Arlington..................... 1976 Rice................................. 2003 5 times (Last: Rice).......... 2013 9 times (Last: Navy)....... 2016

630 Houston.......................... 1991 580 Houston.......................... 2012 569 Boise State.................... 2003 549 Houston......................... 1988 548 Hawai’i........................... 2007 535 Nevada.......................... 1995 534 Hawai’i........................... 2003 532 Hawai’i............................ 2010 513 Idaho............................... 2010 496 San Jose State............... 2010

INTs THROWN 1. 2. 3. 6. 9.

9 7 6 6 6 5 5 5 4

UT-Arlington.................... 1972 UL-Lafayette.................... 1979 Miss. Valley State.......... 1984 UL-Monroe..................... 1988 Northwestern St............. 1971 Central Arkansas........... 2007 Kansas........................... 1987 Western Carolina............ 1974 27 times (Last: ODU)...... 2014

73 71 68 67 66 66 64 63 63 60

Houston.......................... 1991 LSU................................ 1930 South Carolina............... 1995 Penn State..................... 2000 Florida State.................. 1988 Ft. Benning Inf................ 1925 Central Florida............... 1998 Tulane............................ 1998 Centenary...................... 1928 Houston......................... 1988

TOTAL YARDS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

733 Rice............................... 2003 732 Boise State.................... 2003 726 Nevada.......................... 1995 702 Houston.......................... 1991 693 Houston.......................... 2012 679 South Carolina............... 1995 666 Texas Tech....................... 2016 656 WKU............................... 2016 647 Hawai’i............................ 2010 641 Nevada.......................... 2007

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RUSHING TDs

PASS ATTEMPTS

TD PASSES

TOTAL YARDS

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1. 47..............................2012 2. 32..............................2014 32............................. 1972 4. 31..............................1969 5. 30..............................2016 6. 27..............................2015 7. 25............................. 2004 8. 24..............................1977 24............................. 1976 24............................. 1971 24............................. 1975

1. 601.............................1998 2. 566............................1999 3. 546........................... 2000 4. 543............................2016 5. 540............................2001 6. 533............................2012 7. 527........................... 2002 8. 495............................1997 9. 482........................... 2003 10. 479............................2015

1. 48..............................1998 2. 43..............................2016 3. 38..............................1999 4. 35..............................1996 5. 34..............................1997 6. 33..............................2012 7. 31..............................2001 8. 30............................. 2000 30..............................2014 10. 28..............................2015

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

PASSING YARDS

INTERCEPTIONS THROWN

TOTAL POINTS

721........................... 1972 525............................1977 523........................... 2008 521............................2012 520............................1991 509............................ 2011 511............................ 1976 508........................... 1974 499........................... 2009 496........................... 1973

RUSHING YARDS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

2,909.........................1991 2,726.........................2012 2,548.........................1990 2,479.........................1949 2,432........................ 2008 2,403........................ 2004 2,254.........................1995 2,253........................ 1973 2,242......................... 2017 2,210......................... 2009

PASS COMPLETIONS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

402............................1998 372............................1999 365............................2012 362............................2016 357........................... 2000 312............................2001 305........................... 2002 301.............................1997 297............................2015 279............................1996

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

5,185.........................1998 5,087.........................2016 4,434.........................1999 4,209.........................2012 4,201..........................2015 3,965.........................1997 3,844.........................2001 3,778.........................1996 3,715........................ 2000 3,633........................ 2002

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 9.

29..............................1982 28............................. 2000 25............................. 1979 24..............................1967 22..............................1993 19............................. 2002 19..............................1988 19............................. 1976 18........................ 5 times

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

7,206..........................2016 6,935.........................2012 6,504.........................1998 6,276..........................2015 5,611..........................2014 5,456.........................1997 5,239......................... 2017 5,181.........................1999 5,173......................... 2003 5,130......................... 2011

620............................2016 618............................2012 523............................2014 493............................1998 488............................2015 401.............................1996 396............................ 2017 391............................ 2011 389............................1999 350........................... 2009

OPPONENT SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS RUSHING ATTEMPTS

RUSHING TDs

PASS ATTEMPTS

TD PASSES

TOTAL YARDS

1. 635............................1983 2. 568............................2013 568........................... 1976 4. 553........................... 1978 553........................... 1979 6. 543............................1984 7. 531........................... 2003 8. 526............................1980 9. 524............................2016 10. 519............................1987

1. 38............................. 2006 2. 33..............................1998 3. 30............................. 2002 4. 29............................. 2003 29..............................1996 29............................. 1976 7. 28............................. 2000 8. 27..............................2016 9. 25..............................2013 25..............................2012

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1. 35..............................2012 2. 33..............................2016 3. 31............................. 2006 4. 27.............................. 2010 27............................. 2007 6. 26..............................2014 7. 25..............................1995 25............................. 2004 25............................. 2008 10. 24..............................2015 24............................. 2002

1. 6,313.........................2012 2. 6,282........................ 2006 3. 6,126........................ 2003 4. 5,898.........................2016 5. 5,545......................... 2010 6. 5,294........................ 2002 7. 5,090........................ 2007 8. 5,075.........................2014 9. 5,012.......................... 2017 10. 4,977.........................1995

RUSHING YARDS

PASS COMPLETIONS

PASSING YARDS

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1. 4,085.........................2012 2. 3,846.........................2016 3. 3,545........................ 2008 4. 3,482......................... 2010 5. 3,445........................ 2007 6. 3,420.........................2014 7. 3,335.........................2015 8. 3,352........................ 2006 9. 3,274......................... 2003 10. 3,238......................... 2011

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2,930........................ 2006 2,852........................ 2003 2,532........................ 2000 2,477........................ 1976 2,421.........................1983 2,411..........................1996 2,337.........................2013 2,310..........................1998 2,296......................... 2017 2,296.........................1994

323............................2016 314............................2014 300............................2012 298............................ 2011 289............................2015 282........................... 2008 267............................ 2010 265........................... 2007 247........................... 2003 238........................... 2002

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528............................2014 509............................ 2011 495............................2012 494............................2016 484............................2015 480............................ 2010 470........................... 2008 459........................... 2007 440............................ 2010 407............................1995

INTERCEPTIONS THROWN 1. 29............................. 1972 2. 26..............................2014 3. 23..............................1985 23..............................1982 5. 22............................. 1971 6. 21.............................. 2011 7. 20..............................1984 20..............................1995 9. 19.............................. 2017 19............................. 1974 19..............................1990 19............................. 2007

TOTAL POINTS 1. 542........................... 2006 2. 470............................2016 3. 462............................2012 4. 426........................... 2002 5. 402............................1998 6. 396........................... 2000 7. 394........................... 2003 8. 382........................... 2004 9. 371............................1995 10. 368............................ 2010 368........................... 2007


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