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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.
Nov 26 - 12:59 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.
Nov 18 - 6:24 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.
Nov 17 - 10:01 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.
Nov 11 - 7:08 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.
Oct 28 - 6:32 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.
Oct 28 - 6:30 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.
Sep 30 - 10:29 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.
Sep 23 - 6:44 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.
Sep 18 - 2:09 PM

NFL Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline is hearing that Louisiana Tech redshirt junior DE Jaylon Ferguson is likely to enter the draft.

Ferguson (6'5/255) was one of the best statistical lineman in the country last year, posting 14.5 sacks and forcing three fumbles. Pauline also says that current grades on Ferguson range anywhere from a second-day pick to the seventh round.
Sep 14 - 9:01 PM

Louisiana Tech senior WR Marcus Gaines caught three passes for 104 yards in Saturday's 57-21 loss to Mississippi State.

Gaines posted a long-catch of 58 yards in the game. He led the Bulldogs in receiving yardage in the loss -- and when we say "lead," we mean he was far-and-away the most productive wideout on the field for Tech. The next closest receiver to him was Teddy Veal, who caught three passes for 15 yards. Louisiana Tech will try for a more sustained offensive push against Western Kentucky next Saturday.
Sep 9 - 11:57 PM

Louisiana Tech junior RB Jarred Craft rushed for 86 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries in Saturday's 52-24 win over Northwestern State.

Craft (6'0/213) notched a pair of two-yard touchdown runs in the game and also hauled in a 17-yard scoring pass in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter to provide the final margin of victory. That touchdown reception was his only catch of the game, but you can expect the Bulldogs to utilize him more extensively in that capacity as the season unfolds -- Craft caught 42 passes last season. Louisiana Tech will host Mississippi State next weekend as they look to improve to 2-0.
Sep 3 - 3:30 PM

Louisiana Tech redshirt sophomore WR Alfred Smith caught four passes for 40 yards in the team's spring game.

"We laid the groundwork. The next three months are going to be critical to us offensively to build that chemistry we had last year and getting on the same page consistently," said OC Todd Fitch following the spring game. This past season, the 5-foot-9, 191-pound Smith registered a 16-232-1 receiving line. He also showed big potential as a kick returner, averaging 18.9 yards per return while racking up 360 yards on 19 runbacks. Teddy Veal is expected to work as the team's No. 1 receiver for the coming season, with Smith, Cam McKnight and Adrian Hardy set to work as complementary pieces.
Jul 11 - 4:21 PM

Louisiana Tech redshirt junior WR Teddy Veal is eligible this year after sitting out 2016 to satisfy NCAA transfer rules.

The 5-foot-11, 185-pound receiver led Tulane with 48 catches for 644 yards and five touchdowns in 2015. He transferred over to Tech prior to last season, probably because Tulane had hired Willie Fritz, who runs the triple-option, as coach. Tech lost leading receiver Trent Taylor and Carlos Henderson over the winter and didn't sign a true wide receiver in the 2016 class. Rotoworld's Thor Nystrom expects Veal to break out as a star this fall and ranks him as a top-15 fantasy receiver.
Jul 11 - 3:34 PM

Louisiana Tech redshirt sophomore QB J'mar Smith will take over the starting job for 2016 Conference USA MVP Ryan Higgins.

Smith not only fended off Price Wilson and Jack Abraham for the job, but he chased both out of town; Wilson and Abraham both transferred elsewhere in the spring. A unanimous three-star rated recruit coming out of high school, Smith finished his first season 30-of-43 passing for 412 yards and a 2/1 TD/INT rate with 62 rushing yards and two ground scores. The 6-foot-1, 222-pound dazzled in his only start, throwing for 212 yards and rushing for a score in the opener with Higgins suspended as Louisiana Tech nearly upset Arkansas, falling 21-20. While Smith looks like a strong fantasy sleeper in a Tech offense that's always high-powered, do keep in mind that the Bulldogs lost star receivers Trent Taylor and Carlos Henderson.
Jul 7 - 3:58 PM


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