Post-Game Notes

Oct. 7, 2017

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Louisiana Tech at UAB
Oct. 7, 2017
Legion Field

POST-GAME NOTES
• Louisiana Tech captains were Jonathan Barnes, Jarred Craft, Teddy Veal, and Secdrick Cooper.
• With the 23-22 loss, the Bulldogs fall to 3-3 on the season and 1-1 in C-USA play.
• LA Tech now leads the all-time series over UAB, 5-1.
• UAB won the coin toss and deferred to the second half.

OFFENSE
J'Mar Smith finished the game 17-of-29 passing for 209 yards and two touchdowns. It is the redshirt sophomores second straight game with multiple TD passes and zero interceptions.
• Boston Craft led the Bulldogs on the ground with 14 carries for 48 yards. It was the second-most rushes of the senior's career.
Jaqwis Dancy came one yard short of tying his career high. He had five carries for 44 yards.
Kam McKnight registered another goal line rushing TD, the third of this season and the 10th of his career. His three touchdowns on the ground leads the team.
Teddy Veal led the Bulldogs in receptions for a fourth straight game. The junior caught five passes for 74 yards and a touchdown. He has recorded a receiving TD in three straight games.
DeJuawn Oliver only had one catch but it was a big one. It covered 42 yards and went for a touchdown, his first of the season and third of his career.
• True freshman George Scott had a career-high two catches for 20 yards.
• Center Ethan Reed and running back Jarred Craft each made their 20th straight start.
• After going 3-and-out on the first two offensive drives, the Bulldogs found some rhythm that led to a 16-yard touchdown pass from J'Mar Smith to Teddy Veal, cutting the deficit to 13-7 with 4:51 left in the first quarter.
Kam McKnight broke it outside for a 1-yard rushing touchdown, tying the game up at 16-16 with 13:10 remaining in the fourth quarter.
J'Mar Smith scrambled and threw a deep ball up to DeJuawn Oliver who came down with a 42-yard touchdown. The PAT was no good so the Bulldogs trailed 23-22 with 3:32 left in the game.

DEFENSE
• The LA Tech defense held the UAB offense to 366 total yards. They only allowed 138 yards in the second half and only allowed seven points.
• The Bulldog defense has allowed fewer than 200 yards in the second half in five of six games this season.
• LA Tech stopped UAB on a 4th-and-1. Opponents are now just 2-of-6 on 4th-down conversions this season.
• Defensive end Jaylon Ferguson made his 20th consecutive start.
Jaylon Ferguson came up with a huge sack, the lone TFL of the game for the Bulldogs, which gave the team a chance to win the game on the last drive. He leads the team with four sacks this season and has 24.5 for his career.
• True freshman Amik Robertson had a career-high and team-high eight tackles.

SPECIAL TEAMS
Jonathan Barnes went 1-of-2 on field goal attempts and 1-of-3 on extra-point attempts. He had only missed five PATs in his entire career (now 192-199).
Jonathan Barnes connected on a 39-yard field goal, cutting the deficit to 13-10 with 10:31 to go in the second quarter. He is a perfect 10-of-10 on FGs this season inside 39 yards.
• Israel Turner registered his first career kickoff return. The redshirt freshman took the opening kickoff for 18 yards.
Jaqwis Dancy had a 30-yard kickoff return in the first half, the second longest by a Bulldog this season.
Brady Farlow and Davan Dyer each had three punt attempts on the day. Farlow had a total of 116 yards with a long of 44 yards. Dyer had a total of 127 yards with a career-tying 52 yarder.


 

 

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