Written and authored by NCAA Football Expert Analyst Greg Nelson. Charliessports.com produces it for NCAA Football news and notes.
The 2015 Louisiana Tech Football team hopes to repeat last season’s feat in their inaugural C-USA season. The Bulldogs won the West division with a 7-1 record. Louisiana Tech lost to Marshall in the Championship game. The Bulldogs beat Illinois in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. Head Coach Skip Holtz enters his third season with a 13-13 record at La Tech. Thirteen starter return on both sides of the football and an SEC transfer at quarterback makes the Bulldogs C-USA West favorites again in 2015. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs plays home games at the 28,000 seat Joe Aillet Stadium on campus in Ruston, Louisiana.
The 2015 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs offense has a former Florida starter under center. Jeff Driskel had all the talent in the world but struggled with the Gators. Driskel struggles may have led to the firing of Will Muschamp in Gainsville. The pressure is off, and Driskel just wants to have fun again playing football. Running Back Kenneth Dixon (1,299) rushing yards with (28) touchdowns in 2014 will lead the ground game. Dixon can also catch the ball out of the backfield. Wide Reciever Trent Taylor (834) yards receiving is also back along with two other talented wideouts. Three offensive lineman return to a unit that allowed just 1.36 sacks per contest last season. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs went 11-3 on NCAAF ATS Picks last season, going over the betting odds total eight times, staying under the betting odds total five times with a push.
*The Bulldogs offense ranked 65th nationally, with 401.5 per game.
*Louisiana Tech went 4-2 Against The Point Spread at home last season.
*La Tech was good to ATS bettors on the road with a 7-1 ATS record.
*The betting odds over total came in three times in Ruston last season.
*The Bulldogs went over the betting odds over the total five times on the road in 2014.
*Louisiana Tech stayed under the betting odds total three times on the road.
*The passing attack ranked 46th in the FBS averaging 252.2 yards through the air per contest.
*Louisiana Tech put up an average of 37.4 ppg, 14th in College Football.
*Dixon and the running game averaged 149.2 per contest on the ground, 87th in the FBS.
Six defensive starters return to a unit that led the FBS in takeaways last season. Defensive Tackle Vernon Butler is a stud against the run. Aaron Brown and Vontarious Dora round out the defensive line. There will be plenty of competition for three linebacker jobs left vacant due to graduation. The secondary is the strength of the unit. Both safeties will compete for All Conference-USA honors. Cornerback Aldairiuis Barnes and Bryson Hunter will anchor down the cornerback positions. There is also plenty of depth in the secondary in case of injury.
*Louisiana Tech gave up 362.5 yards per contest last season on defense, 35th in the land.
*The Bulldogs pass defense gave up 244.3 yards per game, ranking 91st in the FBS.
*La Tech allowed the opposition 24.7 ppg good for 39th nationally.
*The La Tech rush defense was stout against the run, holding the opposition to 118.2 yards on the ground.
*Louisiana Tech has out of conference road trip to Kansas State and Mississippi State.
*The Bulldogs could turn some heads nationally if the defense holds up and Driskel plays loose.
Bovada lists Louisiana Tech at over/under eight wins in 2015.
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