Louisiana Tech (5-3, 4-0 C-USA) defeated Southern Miss (3-5, 1-3 C-USA), 31-20, on Saturday afternoon for the Bulldogs' first win in Hattiesburg since the 1982 season thanks to a 400-yard passing day by Cody Sokol and three total touchdowns by Kenneth Dixon.
Louisiana Tech is countering Southern Miss' "Blackout" promotion for Saturday's Rivalry in Dixie game with a new uniform combination of its own. For the first time since 1967, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will be wearing a white helmet when the team kicks off Saturday in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Louisiana Tech spent four of its first five games of the 2014 season on the road including a rivalry game against Louisiana-Lafayette and a conference game against North Texas. Over a month later, Tech will combine the two as it plays at Southern Miss in the Rivalry in Dixie on Saturday at Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Recognition for Terrell Pinson's standout performance against UTSA continued to come rolling in Tuesday as the senior was named the Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week.
After one of the most productive defensive efforts in the FBS last week, including two interceptions and fumble recovery for a touchdown, Louisiana Tech senior S Terrell Pinson has been named Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week and the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Defensive Player of the Week.
Louisiana Tech head coach Skip Holtz, defensive coordinator Manny Diaz and select student-athletes met with the media Monday in advance of the team's Rivalry in Dixie game at Southern Miss Saturday.
Officials from Conference USA and Louisiana Tech, in conjunction with Fox Sports, announced Monday that LA Tech's Nov. 1 Homecoming game against Western Kentucky will kickoff at 2 p.m. CT and will be televised on FSN.
On a day where points were at a premium due to the stellar play of the two defenses, Louisiana Tech turned three third-quarter turnovers into 21 points as the Bulldogs held on for a 27-20 victory over UTSA 18,071 fans at Joe Aillet Stadium.