Tech Football Works on Four Minute Drill

April 2, 2009

RUSTON--The Louisiana Tech football team had seven games in 2008 decided by eight points or less, going 5-2 in those games. On Thursday the Bulldogs practiced their four minute and two minute offense and defense in order to try and improve on an already impressive mark.

"Today was just a situational polish, scripted day," head coach Derek Dooley said. "We did a lot of special teams with a lot more situational special teams. We also did a four minute, two minute segment, working on the last four minutes of the game."

In the four minute section of practice the defense came up with a big stop as sophomore linebacker Jay Dudley pulled in a tipped ball for an interception. Since the defense was playing with the lead in this situation Dudley went straight to the ground to secure the win for the defense.

As the clock ticked down under two minutes it was the offense that came up with the big play. Trailing four points and the clock showing two minutes left in the game the offense needed a touchdown in order to earn a win. After a couple of big first downs by the offense, quarterback Ross Jenkins tossed a fade to the back corner of the end-zone and sophomore receiver Adrian Linwood reached out to make a spectacular one handed grab to earn the win for the offense.

"We had seven games that were decided by eight points or less which is one possession," Dooley said. "We were 5-2 in those games so we got to be good in the closing minutes and in the last two possessions of the game so we've spent a lot of time on that and we worked on it again today."

Tech returns to the field Saturday as the Bulldogs will scrimmage each other for the second time this spring. This will be the last scrimmage before theT-Day Spring Game April 11 at 1 p.m.



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