Bulldogs improved to 5-3 on the season with a 45-16 victory over Middle Tennessee
Kickoff set for 11 a.m. on the SEC Network
By: Will Trahan
Bulldogs defeat Roadrunners, 34-31, on Barnes' game-winning field goal
Louisiana Tech vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Louisiana Tech Football at UTEP
Louisiana Tech Football at Mississippi State
The Bulldogs and Ragin' Cajuns battled it out at Joe Aillet Stadium
Photos from the 2014 Louisiana Tech vs. Western Kentucky game
LA Tech at Louisiana-Lafayette
2015 Jim Thorpe Award Watch List
2013 Honorable Mention All-Conference USA
2014: Finished the year second on the team with five interceptions and tied for the team lead with nine pass break-ups while recording 46 total tackles (30 solo, 16 assisted) and four tackles for a loss of 17 yards ... Registered three solo tackles at No. 4/3 Oklahoma (8/30) ... Credited with four solo tackles at UL-Lafayette (9/6) ... His only tackle (assisted) at North Texas (9/11) was for a loss of two yards while also being credited with a pass break-up ... Made two total tackles (one solo, one assisted) at No. 5/5 Auburn (9/27) with his solo tackle coming for a loss of two yards ... Led the team with six total tackles (three solo, three assisted) against UTEP (10/4) ... Credited with a pass break-up against UTSA (10/18) ... Totaled five tackles (three solo, two assisted) and registered his third career interception against Southern Miss (10/25) ... Picked off two passes, broke up another pass and assisted on a tackle against Western Kentucky (11/1) ... Registered four total tackles (three solo, one assisted) at UAB (11/8) ... Had yet another two interception game as he also added six total tackles (four solo, two assisted) at Old Dominion (11/22) and was credited with a pass break-up ... Tallied a career-high three pass breakups to go along with five solo tackles against Rice (11/29) ... Assisted on two tackles and had two pass break-ups at Marshall in the C-USA Championship Game (12/6) ... Assisted on two tackles against Illinois (12/26) in the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl.
2013: Played in all 12 games, starting in 11 as he made 49 total tackles (31 solo, 18 assisted) with one tackle for a loss of five yards which was a sack, led the team with four interceptions returned for 70 yards, recovered two fumbles, forced one fumble and was credited with seven pass break-ups ... Recorded five total tackles at NC State (8/31) ... Made four total tackles against Lamar (9/7) ... Had a record game against Tulane (9/12) with two fumble recoveries and a pass break-up to go with six total tackles ... Registered eight total tackles (six solo, two assisted) at Kansas (9/21) while also being credited with a pass break-up ... Registered two total tackles against Army (9/28) ... Totaled seven tackles (three solo, four assisted) at UTEP (10/5) with an interception returned for 44 yards and a pass break-up ... Assisted on a tackle and was credited with a pass break-up against North Texas (10/19) ... His only tackle at FIU (10/26) was a sack for a loss of five yards ... Notched four solo tackles at Rice (11/16) ... Forced a fumble, broke up two passes and registered four total tackles against Tulsa (11/23) ... Registered five total tackles and returned an interception 26 yards for a touchdown at UTSA (11/30).
2012: Recorded five total tackles on the year with three solo stops and two assisted tackles ... Registered four total tackles at New Mexico State (10/27) ... Caught a pass from punter Ryan Allen on a fake punt play at Texas State (11/10) for a seven-yard reception and first down ... Made one solo tackle against Utah State (11/17).
High School: A three-star athlete that lettered in football, track and field, baseball and basketball at Port Gibson High School ... Ranked 24th in Postseason Top 50 in Mississippi ... named the team's best offensive player ... Named the team's best secondary player this past year ... Ran the ball 24 times for 390 yards and four touchdowns his senior year (2011) while also throwing 15-for-28 for 428 yards and three touchdowns ... He also caught 22 passes for 512 yards and six touchdowns in 2011 ... Ran the ball 17 times for 214 yards and five touchdowns his junior year (2010) while catching 27 passes for 647 yards and three touchdowns ... Also during his senior year (2011) he had 45 tackles, 11 pass deflections, one interception returned for a touchdown, one forced fumble, four punt returns for 47 yards and two kickoff returns for 25 yards ... Coached by Lynn Lang.
Personal: Adairius Damone Barnes ... Son of Keith Barnes and Audrey Starks ... Born on April 30, 1994 in Vicksburg, Miss. ... Has four siblings: Keith, Taylor, Javier and Brandon ... Chose Louisiana Tech over Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Southern Miss, East Carolina and Memphis ... Recruited by Jeff Koonz.