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Louisiana Tech University players hold up a Western Athletic Conference championship trophy after rolling past New Mexico State 44-0 at Joe Aillet Stadium on Saturday. The Bulldogs accepted an invitation to the Poinsettia Bowl, to be played in San Diego, Calif., on Dec. 21.

Louisiana Tech University’s football team added some more footnotes to its impressive 2011 resume on Sunday.

In the weekly USA Today/American Football Coaches Association national poll voted on by a panel of coaches, the Bulldogs was one of 35 teams to receive votes.

It marks the first time since week No. 13 of the 1999 campaign that a Tech team had earned votes in a national poll; in that year, the Bulldogs ranked No. 15 after a 58-17 win over the University of Louisiana-Monroe to reach a 7-3 mark on the year.

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