Louisiana Tech Fans Thinking Champion

After less than stellar performances in its non-conference season, Louisiana Tech is more than ready for the WAC season to get underway. The young Bulldog team hopes to knock off Boise State tomorrow night in Bronco Stadium.

The hopes of Louisiana Tech this season rest on the arm of new quarterback Zac Champion.  Champion is currently #70 in passing efficiency, hitting on 58 of 115 passes for 857 yards with four touchdowns and four interceptions.  That's against Texas A & M, Nebraska and Clemson in consecutive weeks, as Tech opened with one of the strongest schedules in the nation. The Bulldogs visit Bronco Stadium for Boise State's Homecoming game.


Jonathan Holland (15 catches for 227 yards) is Champion's favorite target thus far this season.


The Bulldogs are one up on these Broncos carrying over from last season.  Louisiana Tech was able to knock off Fresno State on their home turf, something Boise State could not do. 


Patrick Jackson (246 yards rushing) is the leading ball carrier for a Bulldog team that averages 87.75 yards per game.


Freddie Franklin ranks just behind preseason All-American Quinton Jones of Boise State in punt returns, with Franklin sporting an even 11.0 yards per punt return while Jones carries an 11.78 average.  Weldon Brown ranks 37th in the country in kickoff returns with a fine 23.78 mark.


One weakness of the Bulldog defense thus far has been its inability to stop the run, allowing 234.8 yards per game—that's 116th in the country.  Boise State's ability to exploit that weakness will be the key to turning in as impressive a performance as A & M, Nebraska and Clemson before them.


Kickoff is set for 6 P.M. tomorrow night (Saturday) in Bronco Stadium.

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