Post-Game Notes

Nov. 11, 2017

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Louisiana Tech vs. Florida Atlantic
Nov. 11, 2017
Joe Aillet Stadium

POST-GAME NOTES
• Louisiana Tech captains were Jonathan Barnes, Deldrick Canty, Teddy Veal and Secdrick Cooper.
• Announced attendance: 16,511.
• With the 48-23 loss, LA Tech fell to 4-6 on the season and 2-4 in Conference USA play.
• This was the first ever meeting between LA Tech and FAU. The Owls now lead the all-time series, 1-0.
• With running back Jarred Craft and defensive end Jaylon Ferguson out, the Bulldogs now have just six players that have started every game this season.
• Florida Atlantic won the coin toss and elected to defer to the second half. LA Tech began the game on offense.

OFFENSE
• The LA Tech offense racked up a season-high 512 total yards as well as a season-high 32 first downs. It was the most total yards since Oct. 29, 2016 versus Rice.
• Quarterback J'Mar Smith had a career night both in the air and on the ground. Het set career highs in completions (30), attempts (51) and yards (326). He also had zero interceptions thrown, becoming only the second QB this season not to throw one against Florida Atlantic who came into the game leading the nation in INTs.
• On the ground, J'Mar Smith registered a career-high 17 rushes for 78 yards, helping him record 413 total yards of offense.
• Running back Boston Scott posted a game-high 19 rushing attempts for 87 yards and a touchdown. It was his team-leading seventh TD of the season. It was also the seventh time he has led the team in rushing, including the last six games.
• Running back Boston Scott also set a career high in receptions with five.
• Quarterback J'Mar Smith connected with nine different wide receivers. Three of them -- Teddy Veal, Rhashid Bonnette and Adrian Hardy (back after missing four games) -- each had six receptions to lead the Bulldogs.
• Wide receiver Teddy Veal posted a team-high 112 receiving yards to go along with a receiving TD. It marked the third time this season he has gone for over 100 yards and was his team-leading fourth receiving TD.
• Redshirt freshman Adrian Hardy had career highs in receptions (six) and receiving yards (76) in his return to the field.
• On a third-and-long, J'Mar Smith hit Teddy Veal in the end zone for a 34-yard touchdown with 4:21 to go in the third quarter.
Boston Scott rushed it up the middle on 4th down for a five-yard touchdown with 9:51 left in the fourth quarter.

DEFENSE
• Linebacker Secdrick Cooper registered a team-high nine tackles, tying a single-season high.
• Safety Jordan Baldwin recorded a career-high two tackles-for-loss.
• Linebacker Russell Farris forced a fumble (second of his career) and it was recovered by cornerback Trey Spencer (first of his career). The Bulldogs turned that into a touchdown in the third quarter.

SPECIAL TEAMS
Jonathan Barnes finished the day 3-of-4 on field goal attempts and 2-of-2 on extra point attempts. The senior is now 20-of-27 on the single on FGs and 29-of-32 on PATs.
• It marks the third straight year Jonathan Barnes has made 20+ field goals. His 20 FGs rank sixth in a single season in program history and his 27 FG attempts is tied for fourth in a single season in program history.
• This marked the fourth time this season Jonathan Barnes has made at least three field goals in a single game.
• With two extra-point attempts, Jonathan Barnes set the career program record (now has 212). He now has the career program record in every statistical category at LA Tech.
Jonathan Barnes hit a 26-yard field goal, getting the Bulldogs on the scoreboard with 3:54 remaining in the first quarter.
Jonathan Barnes nailed a 24-yard field goal, cutting the deficit to 13-6 with 4:09 left to play in the second quarter.
• After rushing onto the field, Jonathan Barnes hit on a 22-yard field as the clock expired to end the first half.


 

 

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