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Leader photo by O.K. DAVIS Quarterback Tarik Hakmi of Louisiana Tech (3) starts to follow through on a pass between Southern Mississippi defenders Deddrick Jones (91) and John Henderson (48).

Did Louisiana Tech University’s football team start showing signs, however subtle they might have been at times, of progress at Joe Aillet Stadium Saturday night?

Yes, it was another loss — make it three in a row now — and yet the barriers of frustration may be loosening just a bit after a one-point (13-12) differential against the University of Southern Mississippi.

“It was another loss, but I was incredibly proud of our players with how hard they fought and the effort they gave against a very good football team,” head coach Sonny Dykes of the Bulldogs said. “It just came down to not making the plays down the stretch. We had some opportunities, too, in the second half to do it.

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