2015 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football team

The 2015 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football team represented Louisiana Tech University in the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season as members of the West Division of Conference USA. They were led by third-year head coach Skip Holtz and played their home games at Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston, Louisiana. They finished the season 9–4, 6–2 in C-USA play to finish in second place in the West Division. They were invited to the New Orleans Bowl where they defeated Arkansas State.

2015 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football
Louisiana Tech Athletics wordmark.svg
New Orleans Bowl champion
ConferenceConference USA
DivisionWest Division
2015 record9–4 (6–2 C-USA)
Head coachSkip Holtz (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorTony Petersen (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorBlake Baker (1st season)
Home stadiumJoe Aillet Stadium
(Capacity: 28,019)
Seasons
← 2014
2016 →
2015 Conference USA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
No. 24 Western Kentucky x$   8 0         12 2  
Middle Tennessee   6 2         7 6  
Marshall   6 2         10 3  
FIU   3 5         5 7  
Old Dominion   3 5         5 7  
Florida Atlantic   3 5         3 9  
Charlotte*   0 8         2 10  
West Division
Southern Miss x   7 1         9 5  
Louisiana Tech   6 2         9 4  
UTSA   3 5         3 9  
UTEP   3 5         5 7  
Rice   3 5         5 7  
North Texas   1 7         1 11  
Championship: Western Kentucky 45, Southern Miss 28
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • * Ineligible for postseason bowl due to transition from FCS
As of January 12, 2015; Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

Louisiana Tech announced their 2015 football schedule on February 2, 2015. The 2015 schedule consist of six home and away games in the regular season. The Bulldogs will host CUSA foes Florida International (FIU), North Texas, Middle Tennessee, and Southern Miss, and will travel to Rice, UTEP, UTSA, and Western Kentucky (WKU).[1]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 56:00 PMSouthern*ASNW 62–1527,905
September 107:00 PMat WKUFS1L 38–4117,515
September 192:00 PMat Kansas State*FSNL 33–39 3OT53,540
September 261:30 PMFIU
  • Joe Aillet Stadium
  • Ruston, LA
FCSW 27–1720,010
October 36:00 PMLouisiana–Lafayette*
  • Joe Aillet Stadium
  • Ruston, LA
ASNW 43–1426,910
October 106:00 PMat UTSAASNW 34–3124,392
October 1711:00 AMat Mississippi State*SECNL 20–4561,651
October 242:30 PMMiddle Tennessee
  • Joe Aillet Stadium
  • Ruston, LA
FSNW 45–1615,024
October 307:00 PMat RiceFS1W 42–1718,010
November 72:30 PMNorth Texas 
  • Joe Aillet Stadium
  • Ruston, LA
FCSW 56–1316,986
November 212:30 PMat UTEPFSNW 17–1522,286
November 2811:00 AMSouthern Miss
FSNL 24–5819,028
December 198:00 PMvs. Arkansas State*ESPNW 47–2832,847
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • All times are in Central time
Schedule source:[2]

Game summariesEdit

SouthernEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 8 0 7 0 15
Bulldogs 24 28 7 3 62
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at Western KentuckyEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 17 7 14 38
Hilltoppers 14 13 11 3 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–1 2014 LT, 59–10

at Kansas StateEdit

1 2 3 4OT Total
Bulldogs 0 10 3 1010 33
Wildcats 3 3 7 1016 39
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–2 2001 KSU, 40–7

FIUEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers 0 3 7 7 17
Bulldogs 7 10 0 10 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2013 LT, 23–7

Louisiana–LafayetteEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Ragin' Cajuns 7 0 7 0 14
Bulldogs 7 22 7 7 43
Overall record Last meeting Result
47–33–6 2014 LT, 48–20

at UTSAEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 10 14 7 3 34
Roadrunners 3 7 14 7 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–1 2014 LT, 27–20

at Mississippi StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
LT Bulldogs 14 3 3 0 20
MSU Bulldogs 7 17 14 7 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–8 2011 MSU, 26–20 OT

Middle TennesseeEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Raiders 7 3 0 6 16
Bulldogs 14 21 0 10 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–1 2000 MTSU, 49–21

at RiceEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 14 14 7 7 42
Owls 7 0 3 7 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–4 2014 LT, 76–31

North TexasEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Mean Green 0 0 0 13 13
Bulldogs 21 7 14 14 56
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–6 2014 LT, 42–21

at Texas–El PasoEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 3 7 7 0 17
Miners 0 10 2 3 15
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–2–1 2014 LT, 55–3

Southern MissEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Eagles 7 17 7 27 58
Bulldogs 3 7 7 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
15–31 2014 LT, 31–20

Arkansas State–New Orleans BowlEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Red Wolves 3 14 3 8 28
Bulldogs 10 7 17 13 47
Overall record Last meeting Result
25–12 1998 LaTech, 69–21

NFL DraftEdit

Rnd. Pick # NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
1 30 Carolina Panthers Vernon Butler  DT Louisiana Tech C-USA
4 134 Baltimore Ravens Kenneth Dixon  RB Louisiana Tech C-USA
6 207 San Francisco 49ers Jeff Driskel  QB Louisiana Tech C-USA

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Six Home Games Highlight 2015 @LATechFB Schedule" (Press release). Louisiana Tech University Department of Athletics. February 2, 2015. Retrieved March 23, 2015.
  2. ^ "2015 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved March 23, 2015.