Bulldogs Host Florida Atlantic on Saturday

Nov. 9, 2017

RUSTON, La. - Louisiana Tech will continue its two-game home stand this Saturday, Nov. 11 when the Bulldogs host Florida Atlantic for the first meeting in the history of the two football programs.

The game between Louisiana Tech and Florida Atlantic is set to kick off at 2:30 p.m. CT Saturday, Nov. 11 and will be broadcast on STADIUM with Ron Thulin (play-by-play) and Max Starks (analysis) calling all the action from Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston.

"This will be a great challenge for us this week not only to play with confidence after losing a number of close games, but also with the caliber of opponent that we have coming in here this weekend," head coach Skip Holtz said. "Lane Kiffin has done a great job with this team. [Florida Atlantic] has an awful lot of talent. They are 6-3 right now and they have been on a string of reeling off five straight wins in the conference. You look at their five wins and they are not close games and against some of the better teams in our league. The way they are playing right now, they are playing really good football and I think it all starts with what they are doing on offense."

Florida Atlantic, led by first-year head coach Lane Kiffin, enters the weekend atop Conference USA's East Division standings with a 6-3 overall record and a perfect 5-0 mark in league games. The Owls will travel to Ruston riding a five-game winning streak that dates back to the last weekend in September.

Game Day Information

Louisiana Tech vs. Florida Atlantic* Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 - 2:30 p.m. CT
Ruston, La.
Joe Aillet Stadium

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As for the Bulldogs, LA Tech will look to get back to its winning ways after falling to 4-5 overall and 2-3 in C-USA play with last week's one-point loss to North Texas at home. Louisiana Tech continues to struggle in close games this season as the Bulldogs have lost four games by a total of 10 points, including three one-point defeats in 2017. Additionally, in the last seven games, LA Tech has been locked in one-possession games in the final four minutes and 30 seconds of regulation.

Kiffin's Owls enter the weekend ranked first in Conference USA and seventh nationally in rushing offense, while running back Devin Singletary is ranked first in the nation with 19 rushing touchdowns. Singletary is also ranked fifth nationally in rushing yards (1,256) and sixth in rushing yards per game (139.6).

This weekend marks Military Appreciation Day at Joe Aillet Stadium with the first 4,000 fans in the stadium set to receive a limited edition LA Tech American flag koozie.

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 morning at 8:30 a.m. Gates to the stadium open at 1 p.m. Saturday.

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

  •       Although Louisiana Tech and Florida Atlantic have never met on the gridiron prior to the 2017 season, the two teams do share a connection when it comes to the quarterback position. Jeff Driskel transferred to LA Tech from Florida for the 2015 season and led the Bulldogs to nine wins and the 2015 New Orleans Bowl title, while his younger brother, Jason, is currently the starting quarterback for Florida Atlantic as a redshirt junior for the Owls.
  •       Louisiana Tech's defense is currently ranked 14th in the nation and second in Conference USA with 12 interceptions through nine games this season. The 12 interceptions recorded by the Bulldog defense is already three more than the 2016 team hauled in last season, while LA Tech has five players that have recorded multiple picks this season (Secdrick Cooper, Darryl Lewis, Amik Robertson, Trey Spencer, Dae'Von Washington).
  •       Senior running back Boston Scott enters the week as LA Tech's leading rusher on the season after leading the Bulldogs in rushing in the last five games. Scott has also scored five rushing touchdowns in Tech's last three games.

HOW TO WATCH

This weekend's game between LA Tech and Florida Atlantic will be streamed for FREE online at www.WatchStadium.com and live on Twitter at www.WatchStadium.Twitter.com. The broadcast will be available locally in Monroe (KNOE-3 CW), Shreveport (KPXJ CW) and Alexandria (KALB-5.3 CW).

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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