Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

About Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

Representing Louisiana Tech University, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs were first established in 1901. Over the years, the team have amassed more than 550 wins and hold an all-time winning record. So far, the program has produced three consensus All-Americans and the Bulldogs have enjoyed on-the-field success in the form of several major championships.

The team's rivaly with the Southern Miss Golden Eagles has been dubbed the 'Rivalry in Dixie', while games against the Fresno State Bulldogs have become known as the 'Battle for the Bone'. In addition, the team have historically had a strong rivalry with the Northwestern State Demons, which became known as the 'State Fair Game'.

Despite spending much of their time as an indepdendent, the Bulldogs have managed to win a total of 25 Conference Championships, including two Western Athletic Conference wins. Their most recent success came in 2011, during Sonny Dykes's tenure as coach. Louisiana Tech have appeared in six bowl games at Division I FBS level and hold a 2-3-1 record. Their two wins came in the 1977 and 2008 Independence Bowls, where they beat the Louisville Cardinals and the Northern Illinois Huskies, respectively. In addition, the team have claimed three National Championships at NCAA Division II level, with those wins coming in 1972, 1973 and 1974, as well as three Regional Championships, with those being earned in 1968, 1971 and 1972.

Two former Louisiana Tech players have been inducted into College Football's Hall of Fame: Terry Bradshaw in 1996 and Fred Dean in 2009. Both of those players were also enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, along with fellow Bulldog, Willie Roaf, who was inducted in 2012. 

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