Sept. 10, 2009
RUSTON, La. -
Louisiana Tech will travel to the state of Maryland for the first time in its program's history as the Bulldogs will face Navy on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 2:30 p.m. CT at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. Pete Medhurst and Randy Cross will call the action in a live broadcast on CBS College Sports.
Both teams are hoping to avoid an 0-2 start on the season as both Tech and the Naval Academy dropped their season openers on the road to BCS teams. LA Tech fell at Auburn, 37-13, while Navy lost at No. 6 Ohio State, 31-27.
Saturday's game will mark the first meeting between the two teams and Louisiana Tech's second game against a service academy. LA Tech fell at Army, 14-7, in last year's battle against the Cadets of West Point.
► Louisiana Tech (0-1, 0-0 WAC) looks to rebound from its season-opening loss when the Bulldogs travel to play at Navy (0-1) on Saturday at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The game will be broadcast on CBS College Sports and will kickoff at 3:32 p.m. ET/2:32 p.m. CT.
► LA Tech will be playing just its second game against a military academy in school history. The only other game against a military academy came last season when LA Tech dropped a 14-7 game at Army.
► Saturday's game in Annapolis will mark the first time Louisiana Tech has ever played in the state of Maryland.
► Both teams enter Saturday's game after dropping their season opener.
► Should Navy's strong triple-option running game eclipse 300-yards, it would be the first time LA Tech has allowed opponents to rush for over 300 yards in consecutive games since 2000.
► Louisiana Tech is entering its third season under the direction of head coach Derek Dooley. The Bulldogs have improved dramatically under Dooley, going from a 3-8 record prior to his arrival to an 8-5 season and an Independence Bowl win last year.
► Louisiana Tech entered the 2009 season as the ONLY Western Athletic Conference (WAC) team to bring a winning streak into the new year. Tech closed the 2008 season with two wins, including an Independence Bowl victory over Northern Illinois. Utah State is the only other WAC team to finish 2008 with a victory.
► LA Tech's 2008 Independence Bowl victory over Northern Illinois marked the Bulldogs as the only WAC team to record a bowl win in 2008.
► Louisiana Tech will be hosting two games that will air live on ESPN2, the first time that Joe Aillet Stadium will be the stage for multiple live national television audiences.
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