Post-Game Notes


 

 

Sep 7, 2013

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Louisiana Tech vs. Lamar Post-Game Notes

Sept. 7, 2013

Joe Aillet Stadium

• With the 27-14 win, LA Tech now holds an 18-5 series advantage over Lamar and has won the last four meetings. It marked the first time the two teams played since 1986 when they were rivals in the Southland Conference.

• LA Tech has now won the last seven games in which they have scored first.

• The announced attendance for the home opener was 16,372.

• Since 2004, LA Tech is 9-1 in home openers at Joe Aillet Stadium.

• Louisiana Tech captains were D.J. Banks, IK Enemkpali and Matthew Shepperd.

Skip Holtznotched his first win as head coach of the Bulldogs. He's the fifth head coach of the last six to win their first home game.

Shakeil Lucas did not start, ending his team-high 21 consecutive starts (23 total) for the Bulldogs. Vernon Butler made his first career start in his place. IK Enemkpaliis now the team leader in consecutive starts with 14.

• The Bulldogs wore blue jerseys with blue pants for the first time since Dec. 4, 2010 in Ruston versus Nevada.

• Lamar won the coin toss and elected to receive to begin the game.

Kenneth Dixonhad a 23-yard rush on his first attempt of the night. That marked his 15th career rush of more than 20 yards. The sophomore running back left the game early in the second quarter due to an injury.

Scotty Young threw his first career touchdown pass, a three-yard fade to wide receiver Jacarri Jackson. It was the wide receiver's first career touchdown reception.

Scotty Young later through his second career touchdown pass, a 34-yard strike to wide receiver Andrew Guillot. It was the second career touchdown reception for Guillot and a drive that only took 26 seconds. Last season, LA Tech scored 21 touchdowns in one minute or less.

Andrew Guillotalso had a nine-yard rush for a touchdown, his first rushing touchdown of his career.

Tevin Kingrushed for a game-high 182 yards, including a career-long rush of 64 yards. It was the third career game rushing for over 100 yards for King.

Blake Martinrushed five times for 24 yards, both career highs.

• Nine different Bulldogs registered receptions on the night.

• LA Tech recorded five sacks which was the most in a single game since Sept. 22, 2012 at Illinois.

• Five different Bulldogs were credited with a sack - one by Vernon Butler (first career), 0.5 by Daniel Cobb, one by Kevin Kisseberth, 0.5 by Vontarrius Dora and two by IK Enemkpali(tied his career-high).

• Linebacker Daniel Cobbhad 3.5 tackles for loss which tied his career-high that he set last Saturday at NC State.

Daniel Cobbwas credited with a forced fumble, the first of the season for the Bulldogs.

Levander Ligginsrecorded his third career interception.

Kentrell Bricehad a team-high nine tackles for the Bulldogs.

• Deep snapper Darrell Travis saw his first action as a Bulldog in place of an injured Josh Cuthbert.

• Wide receiver Jon Greenwaltreturned his first career kickoff, a 23-yard return.

Kyle Fischer remained perfect on the year in extra points, converting 3-of-3. He also made his first career field goal from 44 yards that was followed later by a 49 yarder. That made kick was the longest by a Bulldog since Aug. 30, 2008 when Brad Oestriecherknocked in a 50-yard field goal.

Logan McPherson totaled seven punts for an average of 43.1 yards, including two downed inside the 10 and a career-long 51 yarder.