LA Tech Hosts UTSA Saturday on Senior Night in Ruston

Nov. 22, 2017

RUSTON, La. - There will be plenty to play for on Saturday when Louisiana Tech aims for its sixth win of the season when the Bulldogs host the Roadrunners from UTSA at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston.

The regular-season finale is set to kick off at 6:30 p.m. CT Saturday and will air on ESPNU with Clay Matvick (play-by-play) and Kirk Morrison (analysis) calling all the action from Joe Aillet Stadium.

“Our attention right now is on what we have to do to find a way to win a game,” head coach Skip Holtz said. “We are going to have the opportunity to acknowledge some seniors who are going to play for the last time at Joe Aillet Stadium. It is going to be an opportunity for them to kind of reflect back. These guys have been a huge part of us building this program. They have been integral parts of our success to this point. Many of them have played for the last four years and been a big part of special teams, offense and defense and this team being in three bowl games for the last three years. We want to be able to send them off the right way, say thank you to them and make this a memorable day for them.”

Game Day Information

Louisiana Tech vs. UTSA*
Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 - 6:30 p.m. CT
Ruston, La.
Joe Aillet Stadium

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UTSA heads to Ruston led by second-year head coach Frank Wilson, who saw his team reach bowl eligibility last weekend with a 9-7 win over Marshall. Overall, the Roadrunners enter the weekend 6-4 overall with a 3-4 record in Conference USA’s West division.  

Louisiana Tech will be playing for bowl eligibility this weekend after the Bulldogs took care of business last Saturday with a 42-21 road win over UTEP. That win improved LA Tech’s record to 5-6 overall and 3-4 in Conference USA. A victory over the Roadrunners this weekend would extend LA Tech’s bowl streak to four straight seasons.

Tickets can be purchased online at 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 2:30 p.m. Gates to the stadium open at 5 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 1:30 p.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.


  •       Louisiana Tech leads the all-time series over UTSA with a 4-1 record over the Roadrunners in a series that began in 2012. In games played at Joe Aillet Stadium, the Bulldogs are a perfect 3-0, including a 63-35 victory over UTSA last season in Ruston. Since 2014, Louisiana Tech has won three straight over UTSA, while the Bulldogs have out-scored the Roadrunners, 124-86, over that stretch.
  •       LA Tech cornerback Amik Robertson currently leads the Bulldogs this season with three interceptions, while he is one of only eight freshmen in the country to register at least three interceptions on the season.
  •       J’Mar Smith has passed for 2,657 yards as a sophomore, making him just the third underclassmen quarterback in Louisiana Tech history to throw for 2,500-plus yards in a season and the first since Luke McCown in 2001.


This weekend’s game between LA Tech and UTSA will be televised on ESPNU with Clay Matvick and Kirk Morrison providing the call from Joe Aillet Stadium. The broadcast will also be available to stream live on WatchESPN and the ESPN app.


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.


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




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