Friday, January 22, 2016

Louisiana Tech to host South Carolina State in football home opener

RUSTON, Louisiana -- Louisiana Tech officials announced Friday the 2016 football non-conference schedule has been completed with the addition of a home game to round out the four-game non-league slate.

Tech will host South Carolina State, a Football Championship Subdivision program, on Sept. 10 in Tech’s home opener. LA Tech opens the season on Sept. 3 at Arkansas. SC State went 7-4 last season including a 6-2 mark in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) play.

Louisiana Tech and South Carolina State, also known as the Bulldogs, have met once before with that meeting also taking place in Ruston. LA Tech upended South Carolina State, 38-3, on Dec. 4, 1982 in an NCAA Division I-AA Quarterfinal match-up. Tech ran for 202 yards and threw for another 272, racking up 474 yards on 82 attempts while holding South Carolina State to just 187 total yards on 76 attempts.

The announcement solidifies Louisiana Tech’s non-conference schedules through the 2018 season. The Bulldogs will have eight conference games with four home C-USA contests and four road conference games. Opponents, dates and other gameday information is still to be announced by the conference office.

Fans can purchase or renew their season tickets now by calling the LA Tech Ticket Office at 318-257-3631 or by visiting Fans that purchase or renew by the close of business Friday will be entered to win floor seats to a men’s basketball game while anyone purchasing or renewing next week will be entered to win floor seats to a women’s basketball game. Louisiana Tech is running weekly promotions through the end of March, all of which are listed at

The Bulldogs are currently gearing up for National Signing Day on Feb. 3. LTAC will host its annual Signing Day Social presented by Origin Bank beginning at 4 p.m. Tickets are available by calling Tyson Baldwin at 318-255-7950 or by emailing

For complete coverage of Bulldog Football, please follow Louisiana Tech on social media at @LATechFB (Twitter), /LATechFootball (Facebook) and @LATechFB (Instagram) or visit the official home of Louisiana Tech Athletics at

Future Louisiana Tech Non-Conference Schedules

Sept. 3 – at Arkansas
Sept. 10 – South Carolina State
Sept. 17 – at Texas Tech
Oct. 15 – at UMass

Sept. 2 – Northwestern State
Sept. 9 – Mississippi State
Sept. 23 – at South Carolina
Sept. 30 – South Alabama

Sept. 1 – at South Alabama
Sept. 15 – at Mississippi State
Sept. 22 – Bowling Green
Oct. 20 – at LSU

Aug. 31 – at Texas
Sept. 14 – at Bowling Green
Oct. 19 – UMass

Sept. 5 – at UNLV
Sept. 12 – at Baylor

Sept. 4 – at Mississippi State
Sept. 11 – Baylor

Sept. 10 – at Baylor
Sept. 24 – at Clemson


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