LA Tech Hosts North Texas in West Division Battle

Nov. 4, 2017

RUSTON, La. - Louisiana Tech returns home this weekend for the program’s 92nd Homecoming game as the Bulldogs host North Texas at 2:30 p.m. CT Saturday, Nov. 4 at Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston.  

The game is set to kick off at 2:30 p.m. CT Saturday, Nov. 4 and will be broadcast on STADIUM Facebook Live with Jason Knapp (play-by-play), Geoff Schwartz (analysis) and Shae Peppler (sideline) calling all the action from Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston.

“What a great opportunity we have this week to play North Texas,” head coach Skip Holtz said. “They are 4-1 in the division and first place in the West. To have the opportunity to play them at home right now for us is exciting, especially when we have been as close as we have been and now to have the No. 1 team coming in at home. I know the players are excited about this opportunity.”

The Last Meeting
Louisiana Tech45
North Texas24
November 5, 2016
Denton, Texas
LA Tech Downs North Texas, 45-24, for Sixth Straight Win
Louisiana Tech (7-3, 5-1 C-USA) used five touchdowns by Carlos Henderson to propel the Bulldogs to their sixth straight win in a 45-24 victory over North Texas (4-5, 2-3 C-USA) Saturday night at Apogee Stadium in Denton.

Louisiana Tech enters the weekend with an even 4-4 overall record on the season with a 2-2 mark in Conference USA play after defeating Rice on the road last week by a score of 42-28. As for North Texas, the Mean Green are coming off a win at home over Old Dominion, while UNT is 5-3 overall with a 4-1 record in league games.

Tickets can be purchased online at LATechSports.com or by calling the LA Tech Ticket Office at 318-257-3631. Fans are encouraged to buy their tickets in advance of the game.

The ticket booths on both the east and west sides of Joe Aillet Stadium will open Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Gates to the stadium open at 1 p.m.

The City of Ruston will once again offer the "Tech Trolley" service this weekend. Using iShuttle Transportation Service, the "Tech Trolley" will run continuously from the Trolley Stop in Railroad Park on Vienna Street in downtown Ruston to the Davison Athletics Complex. Signage showing the pickup and drop-off locations will be available on game days.


 

 

The "Tech Trolley" will begin running at 9:30 a.m. and will run up to one hour after the game ends. Fans can download the iShuttle Corporate app and utilize the password ruston to track the trolley in route.

The "Tech Trolley" is a quick easy way to avoid the game day hassle of parking and will take priority over all other traffic in route to Joe Aillet Stadium.

PREGAME NOTES

  •       In the Bulldogs' win over Rice in Houston last weekend, Louisiana Tech senior kicker Jonathan Barnes became Conference USA's career leader in points scored by a kicker with 411 points scored in his four years as a Bulldog. Barnes also owns the Louisiana Tech career record for points scored by a kicker.
  •       When LA Tech hosts North Texas on Saturday afternoon, the Bulldogs will be looking to win their fourth straight Homecoming game. LA Tech enters the contest with a 67-22-2 all-time record on Homecoming.
  •       Louisiana Tech leads the all-time series, 9-6, over North Texas, but the Mean Green hold the advantage in games played in Ruston with a record of 5-4 against the Bulldogs at Joe Aillet Stadium. LA Tech has won three straight over North Texas, including 45-24 victory over the Mean Green last season in Denton.

HOW TO WATCH

This weekend’s game between LA Tech and North Texas will streamed for FREE online on Facebook Live at www.Facebook.com/WatchStadium.

TUNE IN

Louisiana Tech fans can tune into the LA Tech Sports Network this fall for all live game broadcasts for the Bulldogs' 12-game schedule as well as 12 editions of Inside Bulldog Football with Skip Holtz.

The LA Tech Sports Network will team up with KXKZ-FM (107.5) Ruston as the flagship station for Tech Athletics.

In addition to KXKZ, all 12 broadcasts of Bulldog football this year can be heard on WUBR-AM 910 (Baton Rouge), KRMD 1340 AM (Shreveport), KRMD 100.7 FM (Shreveport), KVCL-FM 92.1 (Winnfield), KJVC-FM 92.7 (Mansfield), KDBS-AM 1410 (Alexandria), KQID 93.1 HD3 (Alexandria) and KTKC-FM 92.9 (Springhill).

The LA Tech Sports Network team will host a 90-minute pregame show prior to each kickoff and a 30-minute postgame show. Tech Gameday, a 90-minute pre-pregame show, will also air prior to each home contest at Joe Aillet Stadium.

A one-hour postgame call-in show will also air on KXKZ 107.5 FM following every game this year that will air immediately following the conclusion of the broadcast's postgame show.

Fans may access audio-only for football for free this year through the LA Tech Mobile X app or the Red Peach Media app.

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For complete coverage of Bulldog Football, please follow Louisiana Tech on social media at @LATechFB (Twitter), /LATechFootball (Facebook) and @LATechFB (Instagram) or visit the official home of Louisiana Tech Athletics at LATechSports.com.

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