Bulldogs score 28 unanswered points to defeat the Demons, 52-24, in season opener
LA Tech defeated No. 25-ranked Navy, 48-45, to win the 2016 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
The two teams combined for 1,163 total yards in the C-USA title game
2016: Saw action in 13 games for the Bulldogs ... Registered 20 tackles (9 solo, 11 assisted) on the season ... Recorded three sacks on the season for a loss of 23 yards ... Tied a career-high twice this season with five tackles against both UMass and Rice ... Recovered one fumble on the season against WKU in the 2016 Conference USA Championship (12/3) in Bowling Green ... Had one pass break-up and one QB hurry on the season.
2015: Participated in seven games, totaling seven tackles (six solo, one assisted) ... Recorded three solo tackles against Southern (9/5) ... Recorded a solo tackle against Rice (10/30) ... Saw action versus Arkansas State (12/9) in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl.
2014: Member of the team, did not see action.
2013 (Missouri Southern): Redshirted as a true freshman, did not see action.
High School: Graduated from Jonesboro-Hodge High School in 2013 ... Lettered in football, track and baseball ... Named first team all-district during senior season ... Had over 2,000 yards rushing during career at Jonesboro-Hodge ... Coached by Joey Pender, Shannon Brown and Todd Scott.
Personal: Elliot Blankenship ... Born on November 22, 1994 in Ruston, Louisiana ... Son of Eddie Blankenship and LaJulia Spence ... Has one brother Eddie Blankenship.
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