RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Louisiana Tech avoided turnovers all last season even while running their offense at a dizzyingly fast pace. The Bulldogs got a reminder Saturday of what can happen when they don’t protect the football.
Louisiana Tech lost four fumbles — half as many as it lost all of last season — in the season-opening 40-14 loss at North Carolina State. The first came at the goal line as the Bulldogs had put together their first good drive of the game, while another set up a touchdown for the Wolfpack that helped keep N.C. State in firm control all day.
Diverging from the traditional team trail format that is the hallmark of the Fishers of Me trail, the North Central Louisiana Division recently held its first annual “Big Bass” open tournament on Lake D’Arbonne.
An estimated 150 anglers, tournament staff, friends and family members started the Easter weekend with a “Family Fun Night” at the North Louisiana Exposition Center before the actual tournament got under way.
Looking to get off to a good start and build on a strong 2014 campaign, Louisiana Tech head coach Skip Holtz knows leadership will be key for his Bulldogs as they play host to Southern at 6 p.m. Saturday to open the 2015 season.
“The leadership over the last three weeks has really started to develop,” Holtz said. “We have the entire team together for the first time. We did pick captains this week. I have never had a captain vote as close as this one. We even had to do a re-vote on defense. It just shows the type of leadership we have outside of the four captains.