@LATechFB Places Six on Athlon Preseason All-C-USA Teams

Houston Bates
Houston Bates

June 13, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Athlon Sports released its Preseason All-Conference USA Teams Friday with Louisiana Tech's Kenneth Dixon and Houston Bates both receiving first team honors in the publication's annual preview of the conference.

Running back Kenneth Dixon was named one of two first team tailbacks as Athlon projects him to once again have a 1,000-yard rushing season. The other Bulldog on the preseason first team list is new to the program as defensive end Houston Bates recently transferred from Illinois for his final year of eligibility.

Kicker Kyle Fischer was named the preseason second team kicker while third team honors went to safety Xavier Woods, cornerback Le'Vander Liggins and defensive end Vontarrius Dora.

The publication also projected the Bulldogs to finish fourth in the West Division of Conference USA with Marshall and North Texas meeting in the league's annual championship game.

Louisiana Tech opens the season on Aug. 30 at Oklahoma as the Bulldogs kickoff the second year under head coach Skip Holtz.

The Bulldogs first home game is set for Sept. 20 as Tech will host Northwestern State at Joe Aillet Stadium at 6 p.m.

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