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Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football
Current season:
2019 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
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First season 1901
Athletic director Tommy McClelland
Head coach Skip Holtz
6th year, 46–33 (.582)
Other staff Todd Fitch (OC)
Bob Diaco (DC)
Home stadium Joe Aillet Stadium
Year built 1968
Stadium capacity 28,562
Stadium surface FieldTurf
Location Ruston, Louisiana, U.S.
Conference Conference USA
Division West
Past conferences LIAA (1915–1925)
SIAA (1925–1941)
LIC (1939–1947)
Gulf States (1948–1970)
Southland (1971–1986)
Big West (1993–1995)
WAC (2001–2012)
All-time history
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All-time record 620–462–39 (.570)
Postseason bowl record 7–3–1 (.682)
Claimed national titles 3 (Division II) (1972, 1973, 1974)
Conference titles 25
Division titles 2
Rivalries Southern Miss Golden Eagles (rivalry)
Consensus All-Americans 3
Current uniform
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Colors Red and Blue

             


Fight song Tech Fight
Mascot Tech (live)
Champ (costumed)
Marching band Band of Pride
Outfitter Adidas
Website LaTechSports.com

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football team represents Louisiana Tech University located in Ruston, Louisiana.

The Bulldogs are a member of the NCAA FBS Conference USA and play their home games at Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston. The Bulldogs are currently coached by Skip Holtz.

Conference affiliations

Championships

National championships

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1973 National Champions license plate

Template:Unreferenced section Louisiana Tech claims three football national titles. From 1964 to 1972, four regional bowl games were played that led up to a wire service poll to determine the final champion of Division II's predecessor, the NCAA College Division. In 1972, Louisiana Tech beat Tennessee Tech 35–0 in the Grantland Rice Bowl to win the Mideast Regional Championship. The Bulldogs finished the 1972 season undefeated at 12–0 and were subsequently named 1972 College Division National Champions by the National Football Foundation. Despite not playing in a regional championship, Delaware was named 1972 NCAA College Division National Champions by the Associated Press and United Press International. A playoff series was started in 1973 to determine the Division II champion. In the inaugural Division II football playoffs, Louisiana Tech beat Western Illinois in the quarterfinals and Boise State in the Pioneer Bowl semifinals. Tech advanced to the championship game to beat Western Kentucky 34–0 and finished the season with a 12–1 record as 1973 NCAA Division II National Champions. In 1974, the UPI did not recognize the winner of the playoffs, Central Michigan, as national champions. Instead, the UPI presented the 1974 Division II national title to Louisiana Tech, who finished with an 11–1 record.

Nationnal championships won
Year Head Coach Selector Record
1972 Maxie Lambright National Football Foundation College Division 12–0
1973 NCAA Division II 12–1
1974 United Press International College Division 11–1

Regional championships

Louisiana Tech won three regional football championships. From 1964 to 1972, four regional bowl games were played that led up to a wire service poll to determine the final champion of Division II's predecessor, the NCAA College Division. In 1968, Louisiana Tech beat Akron 33–13 in the Grantland Rice Bowl to become Mideast Regional Champions. In 1971, Louisiana Tech defeated Eastern Michigan 14–3 in the Pioneer Bowl to become Midwest Regional Champions. In 1972, Louisiana Tech beat Tennessee Tech 35–0 in the Grantland Rice Bowl to win the Mideast Regional Championship.

Regional championships won
Year Coach Region Record
1968 Maxie Lambright Mideast 9–2
1971 9–2
1972 12–0

Conference championships

Louisiana Tech has won 25 conference championships, twenty outright and five shared. The Bulldogs have won 2 Louisiana Intercollegiate Athletic Association championships, 3 Louisiana Intercollegiate championships, 10 Gulf States championships, 8 Southland championships, and 2 WAC championships. It is of note that Tech finished with a 9–2 record in 1997, the best record of the 9 Division I-A Independents. In 1999 Tech finished with an 8–3 record, the only one of the 7 Division I-A Independents with a winning record.

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Louisiana Tech 2001 WAC Champions billboard

Conference championships won
Season Conference Coach Overall Record Conference Record
1915 Louisiana Intercollegiate Athletic Association Percy S. Prince 3–1–2 2–0–1
1921 R. Foster Clark 6–0 3–0
1941 Louisiana Intercollegiate Conference Joe Aillet 5–4–1 4–0
1945 6–4 3–1
1947 5–4 4–0
1949 Gulf States Conference 7–2 5–0
1952 6–1–2 3–0–2
1953 6–3 5–1
1955 9–1 6–0
1957 6–4 4–1
1958 7–3 4–1
1959 9–1 5–0
1960 8–2 4–1
1964 9–1 5–0
1969 Maxie Lambright 8–2 5–0
1971 Southland Conference 9–2 4–1
1972 12–0 5–0
1973 12–1 5–0
1974 11–1 5–0
1977 9–1–2 4–0–1
1978 6–5 4–1
1982 Billy Brewer 10–3 5–0
1984 A.L. Williams 10–5 5–1
2001 Western Athletic Conference Jack Bicknell III 7–5 7–1
2011 Sonny Dykes 8–5 6–1

† Co-champions

Division championships

In 2013, Louisiana Tech first joined a conference with football divisions, Conference USA, and since then the Bulldogs have won C-USA West twice.

Division championships won
Season Division Coach Opponent CG result
2014 Conference USA - West Skip Holtz Marshall L 23–26
2016 Conference USA - West Skip Holtz Western Kentucky L 44–58

Hall of Fame

The following former players have been inducted in the respective Hall of Fames.Template:Citation needed

College Football Hall of Fame

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Pro Football Hall of Fame

Canadian Football Hall of Fame

  • See also: Canadian Football Hall of Fame
  • Tom Hinton (G), inducted in 1991
  • Matt Dunigan (QB), inducted in 2006

Arena Football Hall of Fame

  • See also: Arena Football Hall of Fame
  • Eddie Brown (offensive specialist), inducted in 2011

Logos/Uniforms

Image gallery

Recent season records

2020s

Season Coach Record
2020 Skip Holtz

2010s

Season Coach Record
2019 Skip Holtz 10-3
2018 Skip Holtz 8-5
2017 Skip Holtz 7-6
2016 Skip Holtz 9-5
2015 Skip Holtz 9-4
2014 Skip Holtz 9-5
2013 Skip Holtz 4-8
2012 Sonny Dykes 9-3
2011 Sonny Dykes 8-5
2010 Sonny Dykes 5-7

2000s

Season Coach Record
2009 Derek Dooley 4-8
2008 Derek Dooley 8-5
2007 Derek Dooley 5-7
2006 Jack Bicknell Jr. 3-10
2005 Jack Bicknell Jr. 7-4
2004 Jack Bicknell Jr. 6-6
2003 Jack Bicknell Jr. 5-7
2002 Jack Bicknell Jr. 4-8
2001 Jack Bicknell Jr. 7-5
2000 Jack Bicknell Jr. 3-9

References

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