Head Coach Sonny Dykes
Bulldogs battle heat Monday afternoon
Head Coach Sonny Dykes
Rufus Porter leads defense with eight tackles
Louisiana Tech vs. No. 15 TCU (Poinsettia Bowl)
Louisiana Tech at Idaho, Kibbie Dome, Moscow, Idaho
Louisiana Tech hosts Hawai'i on Oct. 1, 2011
Football vs. Mississippi State
Louisiana Tech vs. Houston Sept. 17, 2011 Joe Aillet Stadium
Louisiana Tech vs. Central Arkansas at Joe Aillet Stadium on Sept. 10, 2011.
Record as a starter: 3-4, 2-1 WAC
2011:Believed to be the second-youngest quarterback to start the team's first game of his true freshman year in NCAA history (second to David "Moon" Walker of Texas A&M in 1973) ... Registered a 3-4 (2-1 WAC) record as a starter as he was 155-for-257 for 1,457 yards with eight touchdowns and seven interceptions while running the ball 49 times for -19 yards and two touchdowns ... Played inside receiver late in the year where he caught two passes for 13 yards ... Made his first career start at Southern Miss (9/3) where he was 20-for-36 for 176 yards and no interceptions while also punting twice for an average of 38.5 yards ... Threw for 318 yards and two touchdowns with a game-best 72-yard touchdown pass to Quinton Patton as he was 22-for-37 with one interception while also driving Tech down the field 72 yards in the final two minutes to tie the game and force overtime in a 48-42 OT win over Central Arkansas (9/10) ... Guided Tech to overtime in a hostile SEC environment wtih a 29-for-40 for 233 yard performance at Mississippi State (9/24) with one touchdown pass but his two interceptions late (one in the fourth quarter, one in overtime) added to a list of another heartbreaking loss for Tech ... Passed for three touchdowns and 305 yards as he went 29-for-51 with two interceptions against Hawai'i (10/1) ... Passed for 163 yards and no interceptions in a 25-for-39 outing with one touchdown pass at Idaho (10/8) ... Struggled at Utah State (10/22), throwing 10-for-22 with no touchdowns and rushing five itmes for one yard while getting sacked twice before being replaced by Colby Cameron late in the third quarter ... Ran the ball once for three yards as he guided Tech for one series in mop-up action in a 27-7 win at Ole Miss (11/12) ... Attempted one incomplete pass in mop-up duty against New Mexico State (11/26) en route to a 44-0 win as Tech clinched a WAC Championship ... Caught two passes for 13 yards against No. 15 TCU (12/21) in the Poinsettia Bowl.
High School: Rated as a three-star athlete by Rivals.com ... Chosen as a 2010 Old Spice National High School Player of the Year, an honor won in the past by Cyrus Gray (Texas A&M), Garrett Gilbert (Texas), Jacquizz Rodgers (Oregon State), Andy Dalton (TCU) and Tim Tebow (Florida) ... Expected to graduate from Westlake High School in 2011 ... Posted a 73.0 percent completion percentage his senior year and a 74.1 percent completion percentage mark his junior year ... A three-year starter that threw for over 6,200 yards in his career ... Lettered in football, baseball and track ... Threw for 2,990 yards and 34 touchdowns his senior year, averaging 213.6 passing yards per game ... Named all-state his junior and senior years as well as garnering all-county and all-league honors as well as county and league MVP accolades ... Led his team to a California North Division Championship his senior year with his team ranked 16th in the state ... Threw for 2,128 yards and 30 touchdowns his junior year ... Coached by Jim Benkert.
Personal: Nicholas Graeme Isham ... Son of Mark and Donna Isham ... Born on Oct. 7, 1993 in Los Angeles ... Chose Louisiana Tech over Penn, New Mexico State, Air Force, Utah, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Navy, Northern Arizona and Princeton ... Recruited by Tony Franklin.