Sept. 12, 2013
Louisiana Tech vs. Tulane Post-Game Notes Sept. 12, 2013 Joe Aillet Stadium
With the 24-15 loss, Tulane now holds a 9-0 series advantage over LA Tech. LA Tech falls to 1-2 (0-1 C-USA) on the season while Tulane improves to 2-1 (1-0 C-USA).
LA Tech is now 2-3 in RED OUT games since the promotion began in 2009.
LA Tech is now 4-58 when scoring less than 21 points dating back to 1998.
With the loss, LA Tech is now 6-2 overall in its debuts in a new conference. Tonight's game marks the Bulldogs debut in Conference USA.
Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana were both in attendance. The four-time Super Bowl winning quarterbacks played against each once on Nov. 1, 1981. The 49ers defeated the Steelers 17-14.
LA Tech legends Terry Bradshaw and Phil Robertson reunited for the first time since the last 60's when they were a quarterback tandem for the Bulldogs.
The honorary captain of the Community Trust Bank RED OUT/Bulldogs Tackling Breast Cancer game was LA Tech Associate AD/CFO Marie Gilbert.
The announced attendance was 22,035. Joe Aillet Stadium has now hosted 31 games with crowds over 20,000.
LA Tech won the toss and elected to defer to the second half.
Tevin King had a game-high 88 yards rushing, including a 47-yarder on his first carry of the game.
Jon Greenwalt had a career-long reception of 30 yards.
Redshirt freshman Ryan Higgins saw his first career action as a Bulldog. He connected with Trent Taylor for an eight-yard touchdown, the first of his career. It was also the first touchdown reception for Taylor.
The LA Tech defense forced 11 total tackles for loss, the most since Sept. 22, 2012 at Illinois when they also had 11. The defense now has 29 in just three games this season which now ranks first in the nation ahead of Baylor who has 26.
The LA Tech defense forced four turnovers, the most since Sept. 22, 2012 at Illinois when they forced six.
Mike Schrang registered his first career interception.
Adairius Barnes recovered two fumbles, the first two for the sophomore defensive back.
Punter Gerald Shouse saw his first action as a Bulldog, punting four times for an average of 41.2 yards with a long of 52.
Tulane ended an 11-game road losing skid. It also marked their first opening Conference USA win since 2005.
Tulane's Cairo Santos made a 51-yard field goal, his 25th straight make.