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Team: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
Conference: Conference USA
Home Games: Joe Aillet Stadium
Head Coach: Skip Holtz
All-Time Greats: Tim Rattay, Ryan Allen, Matt Stover, Terry Bradshaw
Rivals: University of Southern Mississippi, Old Dominion, Marshall
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Football TicketsThe Louisiana Tech Bulldogs first took to the football field back in 1901. Since that beginning, the team has compiled an impressive record of 620 wins, 462 losses and 39 ties. The Bulldogs have a storied industry. The team went undefeated in 1931. In the postwar era, Tech posted three 9-1 seasons in 1955, 1959, and 1964. That era, under head coach Joe Aillet, is regarded as something of a Golden Age in Tech football. Aillet's record as coach was 151 wins and 86 losses. He has the best winning percentage in Tech history, and the Bulldogs' home stadium is named after him. During the 1970s, Louisiana Tech won three championships in Division II football. Today, Louisiana Tech plays in NCAA Division I FBS. In the 2000s, several of their games have been broadcast nationally. In 2018, the Bulldogs went 8-5 overall with five wins and three losses in conference play. Get your tickets to see Louisiana Tech Bulldogs games live at StubHub.
Where does Louisiana Tech play?Louisiana Tech plays at Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston, La. The Bulldogs' first season at Aillet Stadium was in 1968. In 1972, it was named after former head coach, Joe Aillet. The stadium seats over 28,500 people and can be expanded for special events. The playing surface is made of FieldTurf.
Who is Louisiana Tech’s head coach?The Bulldogs are coached by Skip Holtz. Holtz became head coach at Louisiana Tech in 2013. In college, he played as a walk-on at Notre Dame, under his father, legendary coach Lou Holtz. Prior to his arrival at Louisiana Tech, Holtz was head coach at the University of South Florida and East Carolina University. Holtz's record at Tech is 46-33 overall and 31-17 in-conference.
Who are some notable players from Louisiana Tech?Louisiana Tech alumni have gone on to become some of the biggest names in football. Former Bulldog Terry Bradshaw won several Super Bowl rings with the Pittsburgh Steelers and is now famous as an analyst and sometimes actor. Other notable Tech alumni include Larry Anderson, Ryan Allen and Tim Rattay.
What is the atmosphere like at a Bulldogs game?Louisiana Tech has a devoted fanbase. Games are a good time for the whole family. During pre-game and half-time, Tech's Band of Pride takes the field to provide entertainment. Founded in 1900, the band actually predates the football team by a bit. Today, they have over 200 members. There are six concession stands at the stadium. There is accessible seating for disabled patrons on both sides of the stadium.
Do the Bulldogs have any historical rivalries?Louisiana Tech is known for their rivalry with the Southern Miss Golden Eagles. Known as the Rivalry in Dixie, this rivalry dates back to 1935. From 1992 to 2010, the rivalry lapsed as the teams were in different divisions. Today, however, it's back on. Their next meeting is slated for October 2019. Louisiana Tech currently trails in the series overall. Tech's record is 15 wins and 35 losses in the series.
What is the tailgate scene like at Louisiana Tech?There's a thriving scene for Louisiana Tech tailgating. Fans tailgate in the parking areas. In the past few years, corporate-hosted events are becoming a more popular part of the pre-game festivities. In addition to drinking and beanbag toss, there are lots of family-friendly activities during tailgating. These include photo booths, bounce houses and more.
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