Marshall defeated LA Tech, 26-23, to claim the C-USA Championship on Saturday in Huntington, West Virginia
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
Old Dominion defeated LA Tech, 30-27, in overtime in Norfolk, Virginia on Sunday
LA Tech defeated UAB, 40-24, on Saturday afternoon at Legion Field in Birmingham
LA Tech at Louisiana-Lafayette
Louisiana Tech hosted Southern Miss Nov. 9 in Ruston during a day that also included the Hall of Fame Induction ceremony and the reunion of the 1973 National Championship team.
Louisiana Tech at NC State
2013: Played in all 12 games as he punted for 2,392 yards on 63 attempts to average 38.0 yards per punt ... Sent 21 punts inside the 20 wiht two going over 50 yards while 17 of his punts were fair caught ... Averaged 36.2 yards on eight punts in his first collegiate game with two of his punts landing inside the 20 ... Punted seven times against Lamar (9/7) averaging 43.1 yards per punt with a long punt of 53 yards ... Averaged 34.5 yards per punt with a long punt of 48 and one inside the 20 against Tulane (9/12) ... Sent four of his six punts inside the 20 and averaged 39.7 yards per punt at Kansas (9/21) ... Kicked a long punt of 48 yards with two punts inside the 20 and one fair caught against Army (9/28) ... Averaged 40 yards on his three punts at UTEP (10/5) while matching a season-long 53-yard punt and sending one inside the 20 ... Averaged 35.8 yards on his five punts against North Texas with two inside the 20 ... Put two of his three punts at FIU (10/26) inside the 20 ... Averaged 40.8 yards on his six punts against Southern Miss (11/9), placing two inside the 20 ... Put one of his three punts inside the 20 at Rice (11/16) while also successfully running for five yards and a first down on a fake punt ... Kicked six punts against Tulsa (11/23) with one landing inside the 20, averaging 34.2 yards per punt ... Punted eight times for 323 yards at UTSA (11/30) sending one inside the 20.
High School: Expected to graduate from Fort Payne High School in 2013 ... Earned three letters in football and soccer and two letters in cross country ... A first team all-state honoree his senior year and all-state honorable mention honoree his sophomore and junior years ... Averaged 40 yards per punt and set a new high school record with a 57-yard field goal ... Graduated high school holding all of the kicking records at Fort Payne ... Helped guide his team to a 10-1 record his senior season ... Coached by Paul Ellis.
Personal: Gary Logan McPherson ... Son of LaDon and Amber McPherson ... Born on March 4, 1995 in Fort Payne, Ala. ... Has two younger siblings: Evan and Alex ... Chose Louisiana Tech over Alabama A&M and Elon.