By: Will Trahan
Bulldogs Claim C-USA West Division Title; Face Marshall in Championship Game
LA Tech defeated Rice, 76-31, to clinch the C-USA West Division Title
Coach Holtz previews Saturday's 11 a.m. game against Rice at Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston
Defense holds prolific offense in check while Tech's offense rolls
Photos from the 2014 Louisiana Tech vs. Western Kentucky game
Photos from Louisiana Tech's game at #5/5 Auburn
Louisiana Tech at UTSA
Louisiana Tech vs. Lamar, Sept. 7, 2013 at Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston, La.
Louisiana Tech at NC State
2013: Played in 10 games, starting in eight, as he registered 45 total tackles (29 solo, 16 assisted) and was credited with 10 pass break-ups, one forced fumble and one intercetption ... Registered six total tackles (four solo, two assisted) at NC State (8/31) ... Credited with five total tackles, three pass break-ups and an interception against Lamar (9/7) ... Registered six total tackles (five solo, one assisted) against Tulane (9/12) with a forced fumble and a pass break-up ... Credited with three pass break-ups and four total tackles at Kansas (9/21) ... Totaled two tackles against Army (9/28) ... Registered five total tackles (four solo, one assisted) at UTEP (10/5) while also being credited with a pass break-up ... Registered eight total tackles (four solo, four assisted) against North Texas (10/19) ... Assisted on two tackles against Tulsa (11/23) ... Registered three total tackles with one solo stop and two assisted tackles at UTSA (11/30).
2012: Opened the season at Houston (9/8) where he recorded two tackles (one solo, one assisted), was credited with four pass break-ups and recovered a fumble ... Recorded a career-high 10 total tackles (six solo, four assisted) including assisting on a tackle for a loss of three yards and was credited with a pass break-up against Rice (9/15) ... Registered six total tackles (four solo, two assisted) and was credited with a pass break-up at Illinois (9/22) ... Recorded six solo tackles in a 44-38 win at Virginia (9/29) ... Responsible for six total tackles (three solo, three assisted) and was credited with two pass break-ups against UNLV (10/6) ... Credited with one solo tackle and one pass break-up against No. 22 Texas A&M (10/13) ... Recovered a fumble, recorded an interception, was credited with two pass break-ups and assisted on two tackles as he led a defense that held Idaho (10/20) to 0-for-11 third down conversions ... Registered two solo tackles at New Mexico State (10/27) ... Recorded three solo tackles against UTSA (11/3) ... Registered two total tackles at Texas State (11/10) with one solo stop and one assisted tackle ... Made one solo tackle against Utah State (11/17) ... Recorded nine total tackles (four solo, five assisted) at San Jose State (11/24) while returning an interception four yards.
2011: Played in 12 games, recording 10 tackles, forcing one fumble, breaking up one pass and returning 18 kickoffs for 409 yards ... Made his collegiate debut against Central Arkansas (9/10) with one solo tackle ... Returned one kickoff for 32 yards against Hawai'i (10/1) while also recording one solo tackle ... Returned one kickoff for 30 yards while recording one solo tackle at Idaho (10/8) ... Returned two kickoffs for 57 yards including a 34-yard return at Utah State (10/22) ... Tallied five total tackles and forced a fumble against San Jose State (10/29) while returning four kickoffs for 95 yards including a game-best 40-yard kickoff return ... Returned four kickoffs a total of 59 yards including a game-best 21 yard return at Fresno State (11/5) ... Made one tackle and recorded no yards on one kickoff return in a 27-7 win at Ole Miss (11/12) ... Credited with a pass break-up against New Mexico State (11/26) ... Returned five kickoffs for 136 yards against No. 15 TCU (12/21) in the Poinsettia Bowl.
High School: Rated as a three-star athlete in Louisiana by Rivals.com ... Ranked as the 16th-best athlete in the state by Louisiana Football Magazine ... Explosive playmaker who can play on both sides of the ball ... Clocked a 4.40 forty yard dash ... Expected to graduate from Leesville High School in 2011 ... Lettered in football, basketball and track ... Ran for 997 yards on 97 carries and recorded 1,137 receiving yards on 54 receptions with 38 total touchdowns his senior year ... Coached by David Feaster.
Personal: Le'Vander Jay Liggins ... Son of Dorothy Liggins ... Born on July 7, 1992 in DeRidder, La. ... Chose Louisiana Tech over Arkansas State, Louisiana-Monroe, Memphis, Miami (OH), SMU and Tulane ... Recruited by Tommy Spangler.