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Draft Analyst Tony Pauline listed Louisiana Tech S Secdrick Cooper as one of the standouts of Tuesday's Shrine Game practice.

Cooper is playing with a cast on his left hand due to a broken bone, but Pauline said he looked "solid in all aspects" on Tuesday. "On one snap during full scrimmage, he made the play of the day by grabbing a one-handed interception in man coverage over the middle of the field," Pauline writes. "Cooper is a long, thin defensive back with excellent range and a high upside."
Jan 16 - 11:29 PM

TCU sophomore WR Isaiah Graham transferred to Louisiana Tech.

Graham (6'1/179) hails from the state of Louisiana and the Bulldogs recruited the former four-star recruit coming out of high school in 2016, making this a logical transfer fit. He ends his career at TCU having caught eight passes for 84 yards. He's a talented receiver -- even if that has yet to show in the numbers -- and will have two years eligibility remaining once eligible to play for Louisiana Tech come the start of the 2019 season.
Jan 15 - 1:05 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline passes along that Louisiana Tech redshirt junior DE Jaylon Ferguson is "exploring the possibility of entering the draft."

While Pauline's hearing that Ferguson is considering a draft jump, he also notes that the 6-foot-5, 255-pounder has not settled on a final decision as of yet. Ferguson posted 16 tackles for loss and 14.5 sacks a year ago, but was unable to find quite the same success during the current campaign. He finished this season with a more modest 8.5 tackles for loss and six sacks. Should he declare, he'll draw interest due to his ability as a pure pass-rusher, with Draft Analyst assigning him a fifth-round grade for the spring.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 08:22:00 PM

Louisiana Tech redshirt junior WR Teddy Veal caught five passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns in Wednesday's 51-10 win over SMU in the DXL Frico Bowl.

Veal's first touchdown was a minor thing of beauty, as he caught the ball on a little screen, then made one big-boy juke to free himself to scamper in for a six-yard touchdown. That came in the first quarter. His second score was a garden-variety 27-yarder one quarter later, no shake 'n' bake required. The 5-foot-11, 185-pounder wraps up the campaign the owner of a 74-950-7 receiving line. He could potentially declare for the 2018 NFL Draft, now, though no decision has been made on that front. Should he call his collegiate career good, Draft Analyst tabs him as a selection for Rds. 6-7 in the spring.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 11:38:00 PM

Louisiana Tech redshirt sophomore QB J'Mar Smith completed 15-of-23 passes for 216 yards and three touchdowns in Wednesday's 51-10 win over SMU in the DXL Frisco Bowl.

Smith added 22 rushing yards and a score on the ground just for good measure. Two of his three touchdown passes on the evening came in the second quarter, in a first half that saw the Bulldogs build up a 42-10 advantage heading into the locker room. This was the 6-foot-1, 222-pounder's second game of the year with three touchdown passes. He finishes out the season having thrown for 2,974 yards and a 16/5 TD/INT ratio. Smith has shown enough flashes in places that we're intrigued by what he might do in his second year as starter.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 11:33:00 PM

TCU sophomore WR Isaiah Graham announced that he will transfer.

Graham, a former four-star recruit, drew praise from HC Gary Patterson for his work in practices after he enrolled, but he was unable to translate those flashes to the playing field. He caught a mere eight passes for 84 yards over two seasons with the Frogs, and only two this year. Graham has a redshirt to burn for the transfer year and should receive plenty of interest on the open market. Coming out, he held offers from, among others, Arkansas, South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi State, Texas Tech and Miami.
Source: SB Nation
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 03:30:00 PM

Louisiana Tech senior RB Boston Scott rushed 20 times for 138 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 20-6 win against Texas-San Antonio.

Scott averaged 6.9 yards per carry in the 14-point win, carrying his team to bowl eligibility in the process. He picked a good time to post a career-high yardage total and his first back-to-back games with 100 or more yardage on the ground. Scott has found the end zone at least once in six straight games (seven rushing, one receiving). Next up is the team's bowl game.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 12:59:00 AM

Louisiana Tech junior RB Jaqwis Dancy ran for 135 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries in a 42-21 victory over UTEP on Saturday.

This is awesome. Dancy hasn't been used much by the Bulldogs this year, but the running back had a fantastic game against the woeful Miners defense. Dancy was diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin Lymphoma a little over a year ago, and he's overcome that adversity and was a big part of their victory. His touchdown was a 54-yard dash to give Louisian Tech a 14-0 lead in the second quarter. Stories of perseverance are awesome. The Bulldogs will finish the season next week against UTSA.
Sat, Nov 18, 2017 06:24:00 PM

Louisiana Tech senior RB Boston Scott ranks fourth among running backs in Pro Football Focus's elusiveness ranking in 2017.

PFF calculates the ratings by taking a players touches and the ability to cause missed tackles with said touches. The only players who rank ahead of Scott (5'6/203) are some of the biggest names at the position: Stanford's Bryce Love, Notre Dame's Josh Adams, and Alabama's Damien Harris. "Scott’s game is an exciting blend of super quick jump cuts, excellent balance and very strong legs to run through contact," the PFF analysis team writes. His lack of ideal size probably limits his draft upside, but his productivity has earned him at least a look at the next level.
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 10:01:00 PM

Louisiana Tech redshirt sophomore QB J'Mar Smith passed for 326 yards on 30-of-51 passing with a touchdown in Saturday's 48-23 loss to FAU.

He also scrambled around for 78 more yards. This was Smith's first 300-yard day since late September. The 4-6 Bulldogs have really regressed since losing Trent Taylor and Carlos Henderson. To go bowling, they'll have to beat both UTEP and UTSA.
Sat, Nov 11, 2017 07:08:00 PM

Louisiana Tech redshirt junior WR Teddy Veal caught 11 passes for 118 yards in a 42-28 victory over Rice on Saturday.

It's the most catches and the most yards that Veal has accumulated this season. He didn't score, but he was a focal point of the offense, and set up a few of the Bulldogs four rushing scores on Saturday. Veal should have another big game next week when Louisiana Tech takes on North Texas.
Sat, Oct 28, 2017 06:32:00 PM

Louisiana Tech senior RB Boston Scott ran for 87 yards on 17 carries with three touchdowns in a 42-28 victory over Rice on Saturday.

Scott (5'6/203) split the backfield carries with senior Jarred Craft, but it was Scott who found the end zone three times for the Bulldogs. His last score was the biggest, a two-yard scamper to give the Bulldogs a 35-28 lead with just one minute left. Louisiana Tech will take on North Texas in what should be a high-scoring contest next week.
Sat, Oct 28, 2017 06:30:00 PM

Louisiana Tech redshirt sophomore QB J'Mar Smith passed for 317 yards on 24-of-39 passing with three touchdowns in a 34-16 victory over South Alabama on Saturday.

Smith (6'1/230) was exceptional for the Bulldogs on Saturday, throwing strikes all over the South Alabama secondary. It was one of his most accurate starts of the year, and in the pass-happy offense, he's going to put up big yardage even on days where he's not in the strike zone. Smith will look to make it another big game in the air next week against the awful UAB defense.
Sat, Sep 30, 2017 10:29:00 PM

Louisiana Tech redshirt junior WR Teddy Veal had 10 catches for 110 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 17-16 loss to South Carolina.

Now that's more like it. Veal had only three catches apiece in the first two games, but he's exploded for a 19-188-1 line over the past two games. We called for Veal to break out over the summer, and you should expect him to keep trending upward as the season moves forward. The Tulane transfer has recaptured the chemistry he had with QB J'Mar Smith in the spring.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 06:44:00 PM

Louisiana Tech redshirt junior WR Teddy Veal had nine catches for 78 yards against Western Kentucky on Saturday.

A popular summer breakout candidate, Veal had a quiet first two games (three catches apiece) with his new team. He was heavily targeted against WKU, however, perhaps a harbinger of things to come. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound receiver led Tulane with 48 catches for 644 yards and five touchdowns in 2015. He transferred over after that campaign.
Mon, Sep 18, 2017 02:09:00 PM


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