LATechSports.com takes a look back at some of Louisiana Tech's bowl games since moving to the FBS ranks
Representatives from just under 20 pro teams in attendance
Several student-athletes honored for on and off the field performances
Coach Dykes previews New Mexico State game
Louisiana Tech vs. Idaho
2012: Led the team in 2012 with 79 total tackles (45 solo, 34 assisted) with 1.5 tackles for a loss of six yards including assisting on a sack for a loss of three yards wiht two interceptions for negative one yard while getting credited with four pass break-ups, two forced fumbles and one QB hurry ... Recorded 12 total tackles (eight solo, four assisted) and was credited with a pass break-up in a 56-49 win at Houston (9/8) ... Registered two solo stops against Rice (9/15) including a tackle for a loss of three yards ... Responsible for three total tackles at Illinois (9/22) with one solo stop and two assisted tackles ... Registered eight total tackles at Virginia (9/29) with five solo stops and three assisted tackles ... Against UNLV (10/6), recorded five total tackles (three solo, two assisted), forced a fumble, recorded an interception and was credited with a QB hurry ... Matched a career high 12 tackles against No. 22 Texas A&M (10/13) while assisting on a sack for a loss of three yards and getting credited with a pass break-up ... Recorded four total tackles (three solo, one assisted), forced a fumble and recorded an interception in Tech's 70-28 win over Idaho (10/20) ... Credited with four total tackles (one solo, three assisted) at New Mexico State (10/27) ... Credited with five total tackles (three solo, two assisted) against UTSA (11/3) while also adding a pass break-up to his credit ... Recorded six total tackles at Texas State (11/10) with four solo tackles and two assisted stops ... Credited with six total tackles (three solo, three assisted) against Utah State (11/17) ... Led all players with 12 total tackles (six solo, six assisted) at San Jose State (11/24).
2011: Played in all 13 games, registering 88 total tackles (54 solo, 34 assisted) with 0.5 tackles for a loss, one forced fumble, two interceptions returned for 31 yards and one pass break-up ... Recorded a career-high 12 total tackles at Southern Miss (9/3) after recording only 11 total tackles the year before ... Registered a career-best seven solo tackles in Louisiana Tech's 48-42 overtime win over Central Arkansas (9/10) ... Made four total tackles against Houston (9/17) ... Recorded 11 total tackles (four solo, seven assisted) at Mississippi State (9/24) ... Registered four total tackles against Hawai'i (10/1) ... Recorded his first career interception while making five total tackles at Idaho (10/8) ... Tallied five total tackles at Utah State (10/22) ... Recorded seven total tackles against San Jose State (10/29) with four solo stops and returned an interception - one of four for the day for the Tech defense - 26 yards ... Tied for the team lead with eight total tackles at Fresno State (11/5) while adding a pass break-up ... Registered three total tackles in a 27-7 win at Ole Miss (11/12) ... Recorded 10 total tackles while also forcing a fumble at Nevada (11/19) ... Assisted on three tackles in a 44-0 win over New Mexico State (11/26) as Tech clinched the WAC title ... Recorded nine total tackles (eight solo, one assisted) against No. 15 TCU (12/21) in the Poinsettia Bowl.
2010: Played in eight games, primarily on special teams and in the secondary ... Credited with 11 total tackles on the year and one pass break-up ... Registered two assisted tackles at Texas A&M (9/11) ... Recorded a solo stop against Idaho (10/16) ... Recorded a season-high four total tackles (two solo, two assisted) against Fresno State (11/6) ... Registered two total tackles (one solo, one assisted) and a pass break-up at New Mexico State (11/13) as Tech won its first road game in over two years ... Credited with an assisted tackle at San Jose State (11/27) ... Assisted on a tackle against No. 14 Nevada (12/4).
2009 (Fort Scott CC): Helped lead Fort Scott Community College to an 11-1 ranking and an unblemished 7-0 mark in the Kansas Jayhawk Conference, claiming the Region VI Championship and a Citizen's Bank Bowl appearance ... Team finished the year ranked second in the nation ... Played in 10 games, recording 69 total tackles including seven tackles for a loss of 17 yards ... Recorded one interception while forcing three fumbles and recovering two fumbles.
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