2014 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football team

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2014 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football
Louisiana Tech Athletics wordmark.svg
C-USA West Division champion
Heart of Dallas Bowl champion
ConferenceConference USA
DivisionWest Division
2014 record9–5 (7–1 C-USA)
Head coachSkip Holtz (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorTony Petersen (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorManny Diaz (1st season)
Home stadiumJoe Aillet Stadium
(Capacity: 27,717)
Seasons
← 2013
2015 →
2014 Conference USA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
No. 23 Marshall x$   7 1         13 1  
Middle Tennessee   5 3         6 6  
Western Kentucky   4 4         8 5  
UAB   4 4         6 6  
Old Dominion*   4 4         6 6  
FIU   3 5         4 8  
Florida Atlantic   2 6         3 9  
West Division
Louisiana Tech x   7 1         9 5  
Rice   5 3         8 5  
UTEP   5 3         7 6  
UTSA   3 5         4 8  
North Texas   2 6         4 8  
Southern Miss   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Marshall 26, Louisiana Tech 23
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • * Ineligible for postseason bowl due to transition from FCS
As of 22:24, 20 December 2014 (UTC); Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football team represented Louisiana Tech University in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by second-year head coach Skip Holtz and played their home games at Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston, Louisiana. They were in their second season as a member of Conference USA, competing in the West Division. They finished the season 9–5, 7–1 in C-USA play to win the West Division title. As West Division Champions, they played East Division Champion Marshall in the C-USA Championship Game, losing to the Thundering Herd 23–26. They were invited to the Heart of Dallas Bowl where they defeated Illinois.

Before the season[edit]

Recruiting[edit]

T–Day spring game[edit]

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 306:00 PMat No. 4 Oklahoma*PPVL 16–4885,063
September 66:00 PMat Louisiana–Lafayette*ESPN3W 48–2025,607
September 117:00 PMat North TexasCBSSNW 42–2116,998
September 206:00 PMNorthwestern State*L 27–3026,004
September 273:00 PMat No. 5 Auburn*SECNL 17–4587,451
October 46:00 PMUTEP
  • Joe Aillet Stadium
  • Ruston, LA
FCSW 55–318,157
October 1811:00 AMUTSA
  • Joe Aillet Stadium
  • Ruston, LA
FSNW 27–2018,071
October 252:30 PMat Southern MissASNW 31–2023,343
November 12:00 PMWKUdagger
  • Joe Aillet Stadium
  • Ruston, LA
FSNW 59–1020,011
November 811:00 AMat UABASNW 40–249,457
November 2212:00 PMat Old DominionFCSL 27–30 OT20,118
November 2911:00 AMRice
  • Joe Aillet Stadium
  • Ruston, LA
CBSSNW 76–3118,029
December 611:00 AMat MarshallESPN2L 23–2623,711
December 2612:00 PMvs. Illinois*ESPNW 35–1831,297
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Central time
Schedule Source:[1]

Game summaries[edit]

Oklahoma[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 3 0 13 16
#4 Sooners 21 10 10 7 48
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting

Louisiana–Lafayette[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 7 10 14 17 48
Ragin' Cajun 0 7 0 13 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
46–33–6 2004 Louisiana Tech 24–20

North Texas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 21 14 7 42
Mean Green 0 0 7 14 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–6 2013 North Texas, 28–13

Northwestern State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Demons 0 3 7 20 30
Bulldogs 10 3 7 7 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
53–19–5 1994 Louisiana Tech, 38–28

Auburn[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 3 7 7 17
#5 Tigers 7 17 0 21 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–11–1 2009 Auburn 37-13

UTEP[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Miners 0 3 0 0 3
Bulldogs 7 21 20 7 55
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–2–1 2013 Louisiana Tech, 38–35

UTSA[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Roadrunners 3 7 0 10 20
Bulldogs 0 6 21 0 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 2013 UTSA, 30–10

Southern Miss[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 3 14 14 31
Golden Eagles 7 0 3 10 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
14–31 2013 Louisiana Tech, 36–13

WKU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hilltoppers 7 3 0 0 10
Bulldogs 10 21 21 7 59
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–1 1973 Louisiana Tech, 34–0

UAB[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 14 10 6 10 40
Blazers 3 7 7 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–0 1999 Louisiana Tech, 41–20

Old Dominion[edit]

1 2 3 4OT Total
Bulldogs 7 17 0 03 27
Monarchs 0 14 3 76 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting

Rice[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 3 14 7 7 31
Bulldogs 21 7 28 20 76
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–4 2013 Rice, 52–14

Marshall[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 10 7 6 0 23
Thundering Herd 0 13 3 10 26
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 1942 Louisiana Tech, 26–0

Illinois–Heart of Dallas Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Fighting Illini 3 6 6 3 18
Bulldogs 14 7 0 14 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2012 Louisiana Tech, 52–24

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved February 3, 2014.