BATON ROUGE, La. (Sept. 20, 2018)
– For just the fourth time since 1941, the Louisiana Tech football team will travel to the southern portion of the state for a matchup against the No. 6-ranked LSU Tigers on Saturday night.
The game is set to kick off at 6 p.m. CT Saturday at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge and will air on ESPNU with Mike Couzens (play-by-play) and Kirk Morrison (analysis) calling all the action on Saturday night. The broadcast will also be available to stream live on WatchESPN and the ESPN app.
"This weekend at LSU is a great opportunity for us as a program," head coach Skip Holtz
said. "In the past 120 years, we have played this game 19 times, and only three times since 1941. We understand the uphill challenge that faces us. I know the team is really excited about it. We are really excited about it as coaches. We have great respect for their program, for Coach Orgeron and the job that he has done. They are a very solid football team that is going to be an incredible challenge for us, but this is an opportunity as a program that we are really looking forward to going down there and playing."
Both LA Tech and LSU enter Saturday's game with unblemished records with the Bulldogs notching wins over South Alabama (W, 30-26) and Southern (W, 54-17) in the first two weeks of the season before enjoying a bye last weekend. The Tigers are 3-0 on the season, including wins over a pair of top 10 teams in No. 8 Miami (W, 33-17) and No. 7 Auburn (W, 22-21).
The contest on Saturday will mark the 20th meeting all-time between Louisiana Tech and LSU and the first time the two teams have met since 2009 when the Bulldogs fell just short in a 24-16 loss at Tiger Stadium. LSU leads the all-time series, 18-1, over LA Tech entering Saturday's game.
- The Bulldogs enter the weekend tied for the fifth-longest active winning streak in the nation. LA Tech has won five straight games dating back to a 42-21 win over UTEP on Nov. 18, 2017. Only UCF (15), Ohio State (8), Penn State (7), Buffalo (6) and Duke (6) own longer active winning streaks. In addition to a 2-0 start to the season, LA Tech ended the 2017 season on a 3-game winning streak.
- When Louisiana Tech and LSU face off on Saturday night at Tiger Stadium, it will be a matchup between two of the top red zone teams in all of college football. Through the first two games, the Bulldogs have been perfect in the red zone, going 9-for-9 with seven touchdowns and a pair of field goals. As for the Tigers, LSU has also been perfect in the red zone through three games, going 8-for-8 with four touchdowns and four field goals.
- The Bulldogs have a total of 57 players on the 2018 roster from the state of Louisiana, including 34 of those who live within 90 minutes of the Baton Rouge area. LA Tech has 16 players whose hometown is less than an hour from Tiger Stadium.
- Louisiana Tech and LSU are tied for the lead among FBS teams in the state of Louisiana with the most running backs to reach 1,000-yards rushing in a single-season with 12 each.
- Through the first two games this season, LA Tech running back Jaqwis Dancy is the leading rusher for the Bulldogs with 20 carries, 211 rushing yards and four touchdowns. He enters Saturday's game at LSU ranked second in the nation with an average of 10.55 rushing yards per carry.
Louisiana Tech fans can tune into the LA Tech Sports Network this fall for all live game broadcasts for the Bulldogs' 12-game schedule as well as 12 editions of Inside Bulldog Football with Skip Holtz
The LA Tech Sports Network will team up with KXKZ-FM (107.5) Ruston as the flagship station for Tech Athletics.
All 12 Bulldog football games can be heard on KXKZ 107.5 FM (Ruston/Monroe) as well as KDBS 1410 AM (Alexandria), KQID 93.1 HD3 (Alexandria), WUBR 910 AM (Baton Rouge), KFNV 107.1 FM (Ferriday), KJVC 92.7 FM (Mansfield), KRMD 1340 AM (Shreveport/Bossier City), KRMD 100.7 FM (Shreveport/Bossier City), KNCB 1320 AM (Vivian) and KVCL 92.1 FM (Winnfield).
The LA Tech Sports Network team will host a 90-minute pregame show prior to kickoff and a 30-minute postgame show. Tech Gameday, a 90-minute pre-pregame show hosted by Ed Hebert and Joel Sharpton, will also air prior to each home game live from Tailgate Alley on KXKZ 107.5 FM.
Bulldog fans can access free audio of every LA Tech game and radio show through the Louisiana Tech X mobile app which is available for download on the iTunes App Store or Google Play.
For complete coverage of Bulldog Football, please follow Louisiana Tech on social media at @LATechFB (Twitter), /LATechFootball (Facebook) and @LATechFB (Instagram) or visit the official home of Louisiana Tech Athletics at LATechSports.com.