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 www.LATechSports.com/tickets. 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 www.LATechSports.com/bowl.

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.

 

 

#WeAreLATech

Happening Now

  • Loading Tweets...
    1 second ago

Learfield sponsor logo


           

Louisiana Tech Mission Statement header

Louisiana Tech University Athletics Mission is to embody excellence in everything we do.

Develop student-athletes to maximize their potential in mind, body and spirit.

Bring pride, admiration and loyalty to the University family, community and state.

Win with integrity.

Louisiana Tech University header

Tier 1 National University
#1 In Nation
Least average amount of student debt at graduation - Public National Universities
#1 In Louisiana
  • Highest average mid-career salaries for graduates
  • Providing graduates with highest % ROI on their college education
  • Low-cost colleges with highest starting salaries for graduates.
  • Ticketmaster logo

    : @LATechTickets
    Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. M-F
    Phone: (318) 257-3631
    Fax: (318) 257-4437
    Email: techtickets@latech.edu
    Mailing Address: PO Box 3046, Ruston, LA 71272
    Shipping Address: 1650 West Alabama, Ruston, LA 71270
    Location: Thomas Assembly Center Concourse Level Room 205