The Bulldogs rushed for 343 yards on the ground in the 21-point victory
Notes from Tech's 42-21 win over UTEP.
Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. CT Saturday at Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso
Smith records more than 400 yards of total offense in loss
Bulldogs handed home loss by Owls
LA Tech vs. Florida Atlantic Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 Joe Aillet Stadium Ruston, La.
LA Tech vs. North Texas Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 Joe Aillet Stadium Ruston, La.
LA Tech vs. South Alabama Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 Joe Aillet Stadium Ruston, La.
Louisiana Tech at WKU* Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 Houchens-Smith Stadium Bowling Green, Ky.
2016: Transferred to LA Tech from Tulane, sat out due to NCAA rules.
2015 (Tulane): Led the Green Wave with 48 receptions for 644 yards and five touchdowns while averaging 13.4 yards per catch.
2014 (Tulane): Played in all 12 games with six starts as a true freshman … Totaled 40 receptions for 381 yards (9.5 avg.) with one touchdown while rushing once for 24 yards and a touchdown on offense while returning nine punts for 41 yards (4.6 avg.) and one kickoff for 17 yards on special teams … Led the team in receptions (40) while ranking second in reception yards (381) and third in receiving yards per game (31.8) … Ranked 18th in The American in receptions per game (3.3) … Ranked fifth on the team in all-purpose yards per game (38.6).
High School: Graduated from West Jefferson High School in 2013 … Three-year letterman at West Jefferson High for coach Marcus Scott ... Rated a three-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals.com and 247Sports.com while garnering two-star status from Scout.com ... Ranked No. 27 recruit in the state by Rivals.com, No. 34 by 247Sports.com and No. 38 by ESPN ... Received an 85 rating and listed as the No. 79 athlete in the nation by 247Sports.com while earning a 75 Scout Grade and ranking as the No. 145 wide receiver nationally by ESPN ... Sits No. 19 in the Times-Picayune's Nifty 50 ... Helped lead the Buccaneers to a combined 20-14 overall record with trips to the playoffs all three seasons ... As a senior, named first-team all-state, all-metro and All-District 8-5A after pulling down 44 passes for 673 yards and 11 touchdowns while adding three scores via kick return ... Had 28 receptions for 416 yards and five touchdowns to go with three kick return touchdowns as a junior ... Also lettered in baseball, basketball and track and field ... Off the field, was a four-year member of the A/B Honor Roll.
Personal: Full name is Niguel Q. Veal … Born on May 6, 1996 in Bridge City, Louisiana ... Legal guardian is former LSU football player Shrone Carey ... Has five siblings.
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