Aug. 22, 2008
RUSTON - Louisiana Tech Athletic Director Derek Dooley announced Thursday that the university has signed a contract to play a home-and-home football series with the United States Naval Academy.
The series will begin next year when the Bulldogs travel to Annapolis, Maryland, for a game on Sept. 12, while the Naval Academy will return to Ruston on Sept. 18, 2010.
It will mark the first time Tech has faced the Naval Academy in football and only the second time a Bulldog team will play a service academy team. Tech is scheduled to play Army on Oct. 25 this year.
"Anytime you are able to compete against one of the service academies it provides not only a great game for our fans but tremendous exposure nationally for the program," Dooley said. "We have received very positive feedback from our fans about going to West Point this year (to play Army), and we felt this would be another great opportunity for them to experience the tradition and atmosphere of another military academy."
Navy was 8-5 last year, including a 35-32 loss to Utah in the Poinsettia Bowl in San Diego on Dec. 21.