2019 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football
C-USA West Division co-champion
Independence Bowl champion
ConferenceConference USA
DivisionWest Division
2019 record10–3 (6–2 C-USA)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorTodd Fitch (4th season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorBob Diaco (1st season)
Base defenseMultiple
Home stadiumJoe Aillet Stadium
(Capacity: 28,562)
Seasons
← 2018
2020 →
2019 Conference USA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Florida Atlantic xy$   7 1         11 3  
Marshall   6 2         8 5  
Western Kentucky   6 2         9 4  
Charlotte   5 3         7 6  
Middle Tennessee   3 5         4 8  
FIU   3 5         6 7  
Old Dominion   0 8         1 11  
West Division
UAB xy   6 2         9 5  
Louisiana Tech x   6 2         10 3  
Southern Miss   5 3         7 6  
North Texas   3 5         4 8  
UTSA   3 5         4 8  
Rice   3 5         3 9  
UTEP   0 8         1 11  
Championship: Florida Atlantic 49, UAB 6
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant

The 2019 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football team represented Louisiana Tech University in the 2019 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Bulldogs played their home games at Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston, Louisiana, and competed in the West Division of Conference USA (C-USA). They were led by seventh-year head coach Skip Holtz.

Previous Season

The Bulldogs finished the 2018 campaign 8–5, 5–3 in C-USA play to finish in third place in the West Division. The Bulldogs were invited to play in the Hawaii Bowl, their first time taking part in the annual Honolulu, Hawaii bowl game. They defeated hometown Hawaii and won their seventh overall bowl game by the score of 31-14.

Preseason

CUSA media poll

Conference USA released their preseason media poll on July 16, 2019, with the Bulldogs predicted to finish in third place in the West Division.[1]

West Division
Predicted finish Team (# of 1st place votes)
1 North Texas (20)
2 Southern Miss (4)
3 Louisiana Tech
4 UAB (2)
5 UTSA
6 Rice
7 UTEP

Preseason All-Conference USA teams

2019 Preseason All-Conference USA[2]

All-CUSA Offense[2]
Position Player Class
WR Adrian Hardy Jr.
All-CUSA Defense[2]
Position Player Class
DB Amik Robertson Jr.
All-CUSA Special Teams[2]
Position Player Class
No players were selected

Roster

2019 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 3 Aaron Allen
 Fr
QB 5 Logan McFadden Fr
WR 6 Adrian Hardy
 Jr
QB 8 J'Mar Smith
 Sr
QB 10 Westin Elliott
 Jr
WR 11 George Scott Jr
WR 13 Isaiah Graham
 Jr
WR 14 Praise Okorie Jr
WR 15 Malik Stanley
 Sr
TE 16 Zach Cousar
 Jr
QB 18 Jakson Thomson Fr
WR 19 Smoke Harris
 Fr
RB 22 Israel Tucker
 Jr
RB 23 Jaqwis Dancy
 Sr
WR 24 Joshua Matthews
 So
WR 26 Jawaun Johnson Jr
RB 27 Elijah Hines Fr
RB 29 DeAndre Marcus
 Fr
RB 32 Ishmael Landers Fr
RB 33 Justin Henderson
 Jr
FB 41 Bobby Holly
 Sr
FB 45 Jacob Adams
 So
OL 47 Drake Carroll
 Fr
OL 51 Antawn Lewis
 So
OL 55 Drew Kirkpatrick
 Sr
OL 60 Brett Pope Fr
OL 61 Ethan Reed
 Sr
OL 62 Abraham Delfin
 So
OL 63 Stevie Ballard Fr
OL 64 Joshua Mote
 So
OL 65 Kody Russey
 Jr
OL 67 Walker Hankinson Fr
OL 68 Justin Throckmorton
 So
OL 72 Christian Henderson
 Fr
OL 73 Willie Allen
 Jr
OL 74 Jonah Brewster Fr
OL 76 Biron Rossell
 Fr
OL 77 Gewhite Stallworth
 Sr
OL 78 Taylor Fondal
 Jr
OL 79 Carter Habich So
WR 80 Griffin Hebert
 So
WR 81 Cee Jay Powell
 Jr
WR 82 Doyle Adams Jr. Fr
WR 83 Jake Norris
 Jr
WR 84 Javonte Woodard
 Sr
WR 85 Joseph Walker Fr
WR 86 Wayne Toussant
 Fr
WR 87 Carson Rieder Fr
WR 88 Kyle Maxwell Fr
WR 89 Tahj Magee
 Fr
OL 95 Noah Pitre
 Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
S 1 L'Jarius Sneed Sr
LB 2 Connor Taylor Sr
LB 3 Trey Baldwin
 Jr
S 4 Darryl Lewis
 Sr
CB 5 Michael Sam
 Sr
S 7 Jaiden Cole
 So
LB 8 Brandon Floyd
 Jr
S 10 James Jackson
 Sr
CB 16 CJ Johnson Fr
CB 17 Brodrick Calhoun
 Fr
CB 18 Zach Hannibal
 Jr
S 20 Kollin Hurt
 So
CB 21 Amik Robertson Jr
CB 23 Marquallius Turner Fr
S 25 Bee Jay Williamson
 Fr
LB 26 Jacorion Andrews
 So
CB 30 Aaron Robertson
 Sr
S 31 Christian Archangel Fr
CB 32 Trey Spencer
 Sr
LB 34 Reggie Cleveland
 Jr
LB 35 Collin Scott
 Sr
S 36 Khiry Morrison Fr
CB 37 Ephraim Kitchen
 Sr
CB 38 Charvis Thornton Fr
LB 39 Randy Hogan
 Sr
LB 42 Maki Carabin Fr
DE 43 Tristan Allen
 So
DT 44 Keivie Rose Fr
LB 46 Ezekiel Barnett
 Jr
DE 47 Eric Kendzior
 Jr
LB 48 Alex Zayed
 Jr
LB 49 Isaiah Windmon
 Fr
DT 50 Chris Spence
 Jr
DT 52 D. J. Jackson
 Fr
LB 54 Allen Walker Fr
DE 56 Mykol Clark Fr
DS 58 Reeves Blankenship
 So
LB 85 Willie Baker
 Jr
DT 90 Courtney Wallace
 Sr
DE 91 Steven Shaw
 Fr
DT 92 La'Dante Davenport
 Sr
LB 93 Deshon Hall Fr
DL 94 Kevin Murphy
 Sr
DL 95 Calvin Rhines Fr
DT 96 Ka'Derrion Mason Sr
DE 97 Milton Williams
 So
DL 99 Malik Wells Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 9 Bailey Hale
 Sr
P/K 29 Brady Farlow
 Jr
LS 40 Kyle Conrad
 Jr
LS 66 Noah White Fr
K/P 98 Jacob Barnes Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Joe Sloan (East Carolina)
    Assistant Head Coach/Co-Offensive Coordinator
  • Todd Fitch (Ohio Wesleyan)
    Co-Offensive Coordinator/QB
  • Bob Diaco (Iowa)
    Defensive Coordinator
  • Dennis Smith (Miami (FL))
    Special Teams Coordinator/OLB
  • Jeff Burris (Notre Dame)
    Defensive Backs
  • Brian Gamble (Texas A&M)
    Linebackers
  • Robert McFarland (McNeese State)
    Offensive Line
  • Rick Petri (Missouri–Rolla)
    Defensive Line
  • Brock Hays (Grambling State)
    Running Backs
  • Kenny Guiton (Ohio State)
    Outside Receivers
  • Kurt Hester (Tulane)
    Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Krista Patrick
    Director of External Football Operation
  • Paul Smith
    Director of Internal Football Operations
  • Ed Jackson
    Assistant A.D./Character Education
  • Mac Goode
    Graduate Assistant
  • Sean Marinan
    Graduate Assistant
  • Caden Thomson
    Graduate Assistant
  • Jason Shumaker
    Director of Football Recruiting
  • Jude Holloway
    Football Video Coordinator
  • Dylan Griffin
    Assistant Director of Recruiting

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
  • Redshirt

Roster
Last update: April 16, 2020

Schedule

Louisiana Tech announced its 2019 football schedule on January 10, 2019.[3] The 2019 schedule consists of 6 home and away games in the regular season.

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 317:00 p.m.at No. 10 Texas*LHNL 14–4593,418
September 72:30 p.m.Grambling State*NFLNW 20–1423,174
September 144:00 p.m.at Bowling Green*ESPN+W 35–718,021
September 207:00 p.m.FIU
  • Joe Aillet Stadium
  • Ruston, LA
CBSSNW 43–3118,782
September 286:00 p.m.at RiceESPN3W 23–20 OT19,075
October 126:00 p.m.UMass*
  • Joe Aillet Stadium
  • Ruston, LA
ESPN3W 69–2119,682
October 192:30 p.m.Southern Miss
NFLNW 45–3023,419
October 267:00 p.m.at UTEPESPN3W 42–2116,084
November 93:00 p.m.North Texasdagger
  • Joe Aillet Stadium
  • Ruston, LA
StadiumW 52–1722,792
November 156:00 p.m.at MarshallCBSSNL 10–3119,893
November 232:30 p.m.at UABESPN+L 14–2018,346
November 302:30 p.m.UTSA
  • Joe Aillet Stadium
  • Ruston, LA
ESPN+W 41–2714,782
December 263:00 p.m.vs. Miami (FL)*ESPNW 14–033,129

[4]

Game summaries

Statistics Louisiana Tech Texas
First downs 25 24
Total yards 413 454
Rushing yards 73 153
Passing yards 340 301
Turnovers 3 1
Time of possession 32:16 27:44

at Texas

See also: 2019 Texas Longhorns football team

Pregame line Over/under
Texas –19.0
Louisiana Tech at Texas – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bulldogs 0 0 01414
No. 10 Longhorns 7 17 14745

at Darrell K. Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, TX

  • Date: August 31
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 79 °F (26 °C); partly cloudy; Wind: S 3 mph
  • Game attendance: 93,418
  • Referee: Cooper Castlebe
  • TV: Longhorn Network
  • [1] [2] [3]
Game information
Statistics Grambling State Louisiana Tech
First downs 32 20
Total yards 455 390
Rushing yards 216 170
Passing yards 239 220
Turnovers 1 0
Time of possession 30:45 29:15

Grambling State

See also: 2019 Grambling State Tigers football team

Pregame line Over/under
Louisiana Tech –30.0
Grambling State at Louisiana Tech – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Tigers 0 0 7714
Bulldogs 7 13 0020

at Joe Aillet Stadium, Ruston, LA

  • Date: September 7
  • Game time: 2:30 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 98 °F (37 °C); sunny; Wind: N 5 mph
  • Game attendance: 23,174
  • Referee: Kevin Randall
  • TV: NFL Network
  • [4] [5] [6]
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Statistics Louisiana Tech Bowling Green
First downs 20 15
Total yards 453 290
Rushing yards 129 119
Passing yards 324 171
Turnovers 2 1
Time of possession 31:39 28:21

at Bowling Green

See also: 2019 Bowling Green Falcons football team

Pregame line Over/under
Louisiana Tech –13.0
Louisiana Tech at Bowling Green – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bulldogs 14 7 01435
Falcons 7 0 007

at Doyt Perry Stadium, Bowling Green, OH

  • Date: September 14
  • Game time: 4:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 77 °F (25 °C); sunny; Wind: W 10 mph
  • Game attendance: 18,021
  • Referee: Billy Williams
  • TV: ESPN+
  • [7] [8] [9]
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Statistics FIU Louisiana Tech
First downs 29 31
Total yards 526 565
Rushing yards 132 275
Passing yards 394 290
Turnovers 2 1
Time of possession 23:13 36:47

FIU

See also: 2019 FIU Panthers football team

Pregame line Over/under
Louisiana Tech –7.0
Florida International at Louisiana Tech – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Panthers 0 10 14731
Bulldogs 0 13 141643

at Joe Aillet Stadium, Ruston, LA

  • Date: September 20
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 76 °F (24 °C); cloudy; Wind: S 5 mph
  • Game attendance: 18,782
  • Referee: Ken Antee
  • TV: CBS Sports Network
  • [10] [11] [12]
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Statistics Louisiana Tech Rice
First downs 19 19
Total yards 294 338
Rushing yards 84 190
Passing yards 210 148
Turnovers 0 1
Time of possession 23:07 36:53

at Rice

See also: 2019 Rice Owls football team

Pregame line Over/under
Louisiana Tech –9.0
Louisiana Tech at Rice – Game summary
1 2 34OTTotal
Bulldogs 7 0 73623
Owls 7 7 03320

at Rice Stadium, Houston, TX

  • Date: September 28
  • Game time: 6:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 88 °F (31 °C); clear; Wind: S 7-10 mph
  • Game attendance: 19,075
  • Referee: Chris Bynum
  • TV: ESPN3
  • [13] [14] [15]
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Statistics UMass Louisiana Tech
First downs 19 28
Total yards 347 689
Rushing yards 126 385
Passing yards 221 304
Turnovers 2 3
Time of possession 29:33 30:27

UMass

See also: 2019 UMass Minutemen football team

Pregame line Over/under
Louisiana Tech –31.5
Massachusetts at Louisiana Tech – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Minutemen 0 14 7021
Bulldogs 28 24 10769

at Joe Aillet Stadium, Ruston, LA

  • Date: October 12
  • Game time: 6:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 63 °F (17 °C); clear; Wind: NE 3 mph
  • Game attendance: 19,682
  • Referee: Joe Lehring
  • TV: ESPN3
  • [16] [17] [18]
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Statistics Southern Miss Louisiana Tech
First downs 23 19
Total yards 437 476
Rushing yards 110 151
Passing yards 327 325
Turnovers 4 2
Time of possession 33:08 26:52

Southern Miss

See also: 2019 Southern Miss Golden Eagles football team

Pregame line Over/under
Southern Miss –3.0
Southern Mississippi at Louisiana Tech – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Golden Eagles 14 13 0330
Bulldogs 7 17 02145

at Joe Aillet Stadium, Ruston, LA

  • Date: October 19
  • Game time: 2:30 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 80 °F (27 °C); sunny, clear
  • Game attendance: 23,419
  • Referee: Justin Elliot
  • TV: NFL Network
  • [19] [20] [21]
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Statistics Louisiana Tech UTEP
First downs 29 21
Total yards 490 331
Rushing yards 152 104
Passing yards 338 227
Turnovers 1 3
Time of possession 32:03 27:57

at UTEP

See also: 2019 UTEP Miners football team

Pregame line Over/under
Louisiana Tech –18.0
Louisiana Tech at Texas–El Paso – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bulldogs 7 21 14042
Miners 7 0 01421

at Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, TX

  • Date: October 26
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 59 °F (15 °C); clear; Wind: SSW 8 mph
  • Game attendance: 16,084
  • Referee: Chris Bynum
  • TV: ESPN3
  • [22] [23] [24]
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Statistics North Texas Louisiana Tech
First downs 16 37
Total yards 339 542
Rushing yards 74 264
Passing yards 265 278
Turnovers 4 2
Time of possession 20:56 39:04

North Texas

See also: 2019 North Texas Mean Green football team

Pregame line Over/under
Louisiana Tech –5.5
North Texas at Louisiana Tech – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Mean Green 3 0 01417
Bulldogs 7 10 142152

at Joe Aillet Stadium, Ruston, LA

  • Date: November 9
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 62 °F (17 °C); clear
  • Game attendance: 22,792
  • Referee: Jonathan Noli
  • TV: Stadium
  • [25] [26] [27]
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Statistics Louisiana Tech Marshall
First downs 18 22
Total yards 261 405
Rushing yards 67 192
Passing yards 194 213
Turnovers 2 1
Time of possession 27:19 32:41

at Marshall

See also: 2019 Marshall Thundering Herd football team

Pregame line Over/under
Marshall –6.5
Louisiana Tech at Marshall – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bulldogs 7 0 3010
Thundering Herd 0 17 7731

at Joan C. Edwards Stadium, Huntington, WV

Game information
Statistics Louisiana Tech UAB
First downs 16 17
Total yards 270 353
Rushing yards 97 166
Passing yards 173 187
Turnovers 0 1
Time of possession 27:08 32:52

at UAB

See also: 2019 UAB Blazers football team

Pregame line Over/under
UAB –6.5
Louisiana Tech at Alabama–Birmingham – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bulldogs 0 7 0714
Blazers 3 10 7020

at Legion Field, Birmingham, AL

  • Date: November 23
  • Game time: 2:30 PM CST
  • Game weather: 56 °F (13 °C); overcast
  • Game attendance: 18,346
  • Referee: Justin Elliott
  • TV: ESPN+
  • [31] [32] [33]
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Statistics UTSA Louisiana Tech
First downs 17 24
Total yards 408 499
Rushing yards 128 168
Passing yards 280 331
Turnovers 2 2
Time of possession 27:45 32:15

UTSA

See also: 2019 UTSA Roadrunners football team

Pregame line Over/under
Louisiana Tech –20.5
Texas–San Antonio at Louisiana Tech – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Roadrunners 10 7 3727
Bulldogs 14 10 10741

at Joe Aillet Stadium, Ruston, LA

Game information
Statistics Miami Louisiana Tech
First downs 18 15
Total yards 337 227
Rushing yards 174 74
Passing yards 163 153
Turnovers 1 3
Time of possession 31:26 28:34

vs. Miami (FL) (Independence Bowl)

See also: 2019 Miami Hurricanes football team and 2019 Independence Bowl

Pregame line Over/under
Miami –7.0
Louisiana Tech vs. Miami (FL) – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bulldogs 0 7 0714
Hurricanes 0 0 000

at Independence Stadium, Shreveport, LA

  • Date: December 30
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 71 °F (22 °C); partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 33,129
  • TV: ESPN
  • [37] [38] [39]
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Players drafted into the NFL

See also: 2020 NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position NFL Club
4 138 L'Jarius Sneed S Kansas City Chiefs
4 139 Amik Robertson CB Las Vegas Raiders

Undrafted free agents include: J'Mar Smith, signed by the New England Patriots

References

  1. ^ https://conferenceusa.com/news/2019/7/16/football-fb-preseason-media-poll.aspx
  2. ^ a b c d "FB: 2019 Coaches Preseason Awards". www.conferenceusa.com. Conference USA. July 15, 2019. Retrieved July 24, 2019.
  3. ^ "Louisiana Tech Announces 2019 Football Schedule". Louisiana Tech University Department of Athletics. January 10, 2019. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  4. ^ "2019 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved January 23, 2019.