LA Tech travels to take on Middle Tennessee Saturday in the C-USA opener in Murfreesboro
The Bulldogs host South Carolina State at 6 p.m. Saturday in the home opener at Joe Aillet Stadium
Bulldogs overpower Mean Green, 56-13
LA Tech defeated North Texas, 56-13, on Homecoming Saturday afternoon at Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston
Coach Holtz previews North Texas game
2014: Registered 23 total tackles on the year (12 solo, 11 assisted) in 14 games played with one tackle for a loss of two yards ... Recorded his first career tackle at Louisiana-Lafayette (9/6) ... Registered four total tackles (two solo, two assisted) at North Texas (9/11) ... Totaled four tackles (two solo, two assisted) against UTEP (10/4) ... Led the team with nine total tackles (six solo, three assisted) against UTSA (10/18) ... Assisted on a tackle at Southern Miss (10/25) ... His only tackle against Western Kentucky (11/1) was a solo stop for a loss of two yards ... Assisted on one tackle at Marshall in the C-USA Championship Game (12/6) ... Assisted on two tackles against Illinois (12/26) in the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl.
High School: Graduated from Livonia High School in 2014 ... Lettered in football and track ... Won the Warrick Dunn Award for the being the top football player in the Baton Rouge metropolitan area and was a first team all-state honoree while leading his team to the state championship game ... During his senior season, ran the ball 222 times for 1,680 yards and 13 touchdowns while the two-way player also tallied 156 tackles, 10 tackles for a loss, two sacks, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and one defensive touchdown as a linebacker ... Coached by David Brewerton.
Personal: Russell Donnie Farris, Jr. ... Son of Russell Sr. and Michelle Farris ... Born on April 13, 1996 in Baton Rouge ... Has two siblings: Russell and Mitchelle ... Chose Louisiana Tech over Southern Miss, McNeese State, Nicholls State and Southeastern Louisiana ... Recruited by Joe Sloan.
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