Louisiana Tech–Louisiana–Monroe football rivalry

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Louisiana Tech–Louisiana–Monroe football rivalry
Louisiana Tech.gif Louisiana Monroe Warhawks workmark.svg
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks

Sport(s) Football
Total meetings 43
Series record Louisiana Tech leads, 29–14
First meeting September 26, 1953
Louisiana Tech 61, Northeast Louisiana State 6
Last meeting November 11, 2000
Louisiana Tech 42, Louisiana–Monroe 19
Next meeting
Largest win Louisiana Tech, 61–6 (1953)
Longest win streak Louisiana Tech, 7 (1971–1977)
Current win streak Louisiana Tech, 6 (1990–2000)
Trophy None
Louisiana Tech–Louisiana–Monroe football rivalry is located in Louisiana
Louisiana Tech University
Louisiana Tech University
University of Louisiana at Monroe
University of Louisiana at Monroe
Locations in Louisiana

The Louisiana Tech–Louisiana–Monroe football rivalry is a former American college football rivalry between the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and the Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks. The two schools are located 35 miles apart from each other on I-20 in North Louisiana.[1] The two teams have met 43 times on the football field, with Louisiana Tech currently holding a 29–14 lead in the all time series. The game ended in 2000, following the Bulldogs' transition to the Western Athletic Conference. This is no longer considered a current rivalry, as there are no plans for any future games.[2]

2012–2013 Bowl Season[edit]

Following the 2012 season, Louisiana–Monroe was invited to play in the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, LA. Louisiana Tech was also invited to play in the game, but instead chose to let the Independence Bowl's time deadline pass in hopes of an offer from another bowl that never materialized.[3] The Bulldogs did not end up playing in any bowl game despite boasting the nation's top scoring offense.[4][5] Several members of the media have speculated that Louisiana Tech's reluctance to play in the Independence Bowl may have been based on their reluctance to renew their rivalry with ULM,[6][7][8] though Tech officials have denied that this was their motivation in seeking a different bowl game.[9][10]

Attempted renewal[edit]

In the summer of 2013, at his inaugural press conference, Louisiana–Monroe's new athletic director, Brian Wickstrom, announced his intention to play Louisiana Tech in football every year.[11] In a press conference with a local newspaper, Dr. Les Guice, Louisiana Tech's president, indicated that an offer would not be heavily considered, as the future out-of-conference schedule was full.[12] Louisiana Tech's new athletic director Tommy McClelland confirmed that Tech would not pursue any games with Louisiana–Monroe, as they are "grow[ing] a national brand" and that playing Louisiana–Monroe could not help Louisiana Tech accomplish that goal.[2]

Game results[edit]

Louisiana Tech victories
Louisiana–Monroe victories
# Date Location Winner Score Series
LT ULM
1 September 26, 1953 Ruston, LA Louisiana Tech 61 6 LT 1–0
2 November 20, 1954 Monroe, LA Louisiana Tech 51 6 LT 2–0
3 November 19, 1955 Ruston, LA Louisiana Tech 34 14 LT 3–0
4 November 17, 1956 Monroe, LA Northeast Louisiana State 0 7 LT 3–1
5 November 23, 1957 Ruston, LA Louisiana Tech 15 6 LT 4–1
6 November 22, 1958 Monroe, LA Louisiana Tech 46 21 LT 5–1
7 November 21, 1959 Ruston, LA Louisiana Tech 27 0 LT 6–1
8 November 19, 1960 Monroe, LA Louisiana Tech 20 15 LT 7–1
9 November 18, 1961 Ruston, LA Louisiana Tech 27 7 LT 8–1
10 November 10, 1962 Monroe, LA Northeast Louisiana State 6 13 LT 8–2
11 November 23, 1963 Ruston, LA Louisiana Tech 28 7 LT 9–2
12 November 21, 1964 Monroe, LA Louisiana Tech 23 0 LT 10–2
13 November 20, 1965 Ruston, LA Louisiana Tech 54 7 LT 11–2
14 November 19, 1966 Monroe, LA Northeast Louisiana State 6 14 LT 11–3
15 November 18, 1967 Ruston, LA Northeast Louisiana State 14 21 LT 11–4
16 November 23, 1968 Monroe, LA Louisiana Tech 25 10 LT 12–4
17 November 22, 1969 Ruston, LA Louisiana Tech 34 6 LT 13–4
18 November 21, 1970 Monroe, LA Northeast Louisiana 21 28 LT 13–5
19 November 20, 1971 Ruston, LA Louisiana Tech 23 0 LT 14–5
20 November 18, 1972 Monroe, LA Louisiana Tech 10 6 LT 15–5
21 November 17, 1973 Ruston, LA Louisiana Tech 40 0 LT 16–5
22 November 23, 1974 Monroe, LA Louisiana Tech 26 10 LT 17–5
23 November 8, 1975 Ruston, LA Louisiana Tech 41 23 LT 18–5
24 November 20, 1976 Monroe, LA Louisiana Tech 55 35 LT 19–5
25 November 26, 1977 Ruston, LA Louisiana Tech 20 0 LT 20–5
26 November 18, 1978 Monroe, LA Northeast Louisiana 0 18 LT 20–6
27 November 17, 1979 Ruston, LA Louisiana Tech 13 10 LT 21–6
28 November 22, 1980 Monroe, LA Northeast Louisiana 14 19 LT 21–7
29 October 3, 1981 Ruston, LA Northeast Louisiana 0 35 LT 21–8
30 October 9, 1982 Monroe, LA Louisiana Tech 17 10 LT 22–8
31 November 5, 1983 Ruston, LA Northeast Louisiana 0 17 LT 22–9
32 November 3, 1984 Monroe, LA Northeast Louisiana 10 12 LT 22–10
33 November 9, 1985 Ruston, LA Northeast Louisiana 9 13 LT 22–11
34 November 8, 1986 Monroe, LA Northeast Louisiana 6 20 LT 22–12
35 September 12, 1987 Ruston, LA Northeast Louisiana 7 44 LT 22–13
36 November 19, 1988 Monroe, LA Louisiana Tech 23 0 LT 23–13
37 November 4, 1989 Ruston, LA Northeast LouisianaA 24 6 LT 23–14
38 November 3, 1990 Monroe, LA Louisiana Tech 31 7 LT 24–14
39 November 2, 1991 Ruston, LA Louisiana Tech 35 10 LT 25–14
40 September 13, 1997 Ruston, LA Louisiana Tech 17 16 LT 26–14
41 October 10, 1998 Monroe, LA Louisiana Tech 44 14 LT 27–14
42 November 6, 1999 Ruston, LA Louisiana Tech 58 17 LT 28–14
43 November 11, 2000 Monroe, LA Louisiana Tech 42 19 LT 29–14
Totals 1057 549 LT 29–14

A Louisiana Tech initially won the game, but later forfeited the victory.
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References[edit]

  1. ^ "2001 Chacahoula". University of Louisiana at Monroe. Retrieved 2014-12-12. 
  2. ^ a b "Louisiana Tech, AD Introduction Press Conference". 
  3. ^ "La. Tech snuffed out of a bowl game; fans blame school's AD". KMSS-TV. December 3, 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-29. 
  4. ^ "9-3 Louisiana Tech won't play in bowl". ESPN. December 3, 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-29. 
  5. ^ "No bowl game for Louisiana Tech". sportsnola.com. December 2, 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-29. 
  6. ^ "Louisiana Tech refuses to play former rival Louisiana-Monroe in Independence Bowl". sbnation.com. December 2, 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-29. 
  7. ^ "Louisiana Tech turns down Independence Bowl, reportedly over ULM rivalry". sbnation.com. December 2, 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-29. 
  8. ^ "Louisiana Tech Snubbed Themselves, Will Miss Postseason". doublecoveragefootball.com. December 4, 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-29. 
  9. ^ "Why Louisiana Tech is staying home despite a 9-3 record". USA Today. December 3, 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-29. 
  10. ^ "La Tech AD explains why Bulldogs aren't going bowling". CBS Sports. December 2, 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-29. 
  11. ^ "ULMWarhawkAthletics, AD Introduction Press Conference". 
  12. ^ "Dr. Les Guice on the News Star". 
  13. ^ "Louisiana-Monroe vs Louisiana Tech". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2014-07-20.