LA Tech Football to Play SMU in 2021, 2023

Dec. 19, 2017

FRISCO, Texas - A day before the two teams face off in the 2017 DXL Frisco Bowl, Louisiana Tech has announced an agreement for a home-and-home series with SMU beginning in 2021 and extending to the 2023 season.

The announcement was officially made Tuesday morning at Toyota Stadium as both head coaches and select student-athletes gathered for a joint press conference on the eve of the inaugural DXL Frisco Bowl, which is set to kickoff at 7 p.m. CT on Wednesday, Dec. 20 at Toyota Stadium.

Louisiana Tech will host SMU on Sept. 18, 2021 at Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston before making a return trip two years later on Sept. 2, 2023 in Dallas. LA Tech and SMU were conference mates as members of the Western Athletic Conference from 2001-04.

On Wednesday, LA Tech fans will get a preview of the home-and-home series down the road as the Bulldogs and Mustangs face off for the first time since 2004 in the 2017 DXL Frisco Bowl. Heading into Wednesday, Louisiana Tech leads the all-time series over SMU with a 3-1 record, including having won two straight over the Mustangs.

The Bulldogs are aiming to win their fourth straight bowl game after capturing victories in the 2014 Heart of Dallas Bowl, the 2015 New Orleans Bowl and the 2016 Armed Forces Bowl.

Bulldog fans can purchase tickets to the 2017 DXL Frisco Bowl matchup by calling 318-257-3631 or by logging onto The LA Tech Ticket Office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Complete information on tickets, bowl events and the game can be found at Louisiana Tech's Bowl Central at

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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