Farris Named C-USA Defensive Player of the Week

Nov. 27, 2017

RUSTON, La. - Louisiana Tech senior linebacker Russell Farris has been named Conference USA’s Defensive Player of the Week following his performance in the Bulldogs’ victory over UTSA on Saturday.

Farris was instrumental in the Bulldogs’ 20-6 victory over UTSA that helped Tech reach bowl eligibility for the fourth straight season. Farris led the Bulldog defense after registering a career-high 13 tackles against the Roadrunners, two of which were tackles for loss. With the help of Farris, the LA Tech defense held UTSA to a season-low six points. It was the fewest points allowed by the Bulldogs since Oct. 4, 2014 versus UTEP (three).

On Saturday, the LA Tech defense only allowed 201 total yards, the fewest since Oct. 26, 2013 at FIU (197). Overall, LA Tech’s defense had a season-high eight tackles for loss in the game, including three sacks which all came in the first half.

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