Oct. 28, 2012
RUSTON - Following its ninth straight road victory dating back to last year, Louisiana Tech moved up in the Associated Press Poll and entered the USA Today Coaches Poll this week after defeating New Mexico State 28-14 last night in Las Cruces.
Sonny Dykes and the Bulldogs moved up two spots to No. 22 in the AP Top 25 poll, the highest the program has ever been ranked in any poll since its move to the Football Bowl Subdivision in 1989. Tech garnered 209 points following its seventh victory of the season.
The Bulldogs are ahead of No. 23 West Virginia, No. 24 Arizona and No. 25 UCLA and trail No. 21 Nebraska by 40 points.
Tech reentered the USA Today Coaches Poll this week - two weeks after falling out following its 59-57 loss to Texas A&M on Oct. 13. The Bulldogs are No. 23 in the poll with 191 points and sit just ahead of Oklahoma State at No. 24 and Rutgers at No. 25. Tech trails No. 22 Texas by nine points. This also marks the highest Tech has been ranked in this poll, surpassing its No. 24 ranking of two weeks ago.
The Bulldogs (7-1) return to action this weekend at home when they host UTSA Saturday at 3 p.m. in homecoming at Joe Aillet Stadium. Tickets for the game are currently on sale from the LA Tech Ticket Office and can be purchased by calling 318-257-3631 beginning Monday at 8:30 a.m., by emailing TechTickets@LATech.edu or by visiting LATechSports.com.
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