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’Dogs compiling crucial takeaways during win streak
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Junior safety Javontay Crowe, who starred at Ruston High School, is one of three players on Louisiana Tech University’s defensive unit to return a pass interception for a touchdown this season. He has played a big role in the Bulldogs ranking in the Top Five of six different defensive categories of the Western Athletic Conference.

So the Sonny Dykes’ era at Louisiana Tech University was supposed to be all about offense, huh?

Oh, the Bulldogs play defense, too.

Oh, how they do.

Ask the 10 teams that Tech has played so far, each of which has been held below its rushing average and minus a running back who has reached triple digits.

Or check the weekly Western Athletic Conference statistical report, where the Bulldogs are No. 1 against the rush (105.2 ypg), in turnover margin (plus eight) and fewest points allowed per game (25.0).

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