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lsutothetop
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re: Someone explain Tech's misfortune to me please

In short,

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TulaneUVA
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re: Someone explain Tech's misfortune to me please
Don't turn this into the other thread. I want explanations...not funny stuff. I'm rolling as it is.


TigerMyth36
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re: Someone explain Tech's misfortune to me please
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In short,


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RogerTheShrubber
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They've only played like 3 regular season games here in the past 10 years.


They beat Ok. State there in 2003, I believe. Also beat Cal there in the mid/late 90's.


TH03
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re: Someone explain Tech's misfortune to me please
2002. Les' 2nd season there.


tigerpimpbot
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re: Someone explain Tech's misfortune to me please
Tech was holding out for the Orange Bowl. Rolled the dice and came up short.

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TulaneUVA
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re: Someone explain Tech's misfortune to me please
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They beat Ok. State there in 2003, I believe.


That's who I was thinking of. I knew it was a team in orange.


fightingtiger2335
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re: Someone explain Tech's misfortune to me please
It's just such a dumb gamble...seriously...the liberty bowl isn't sooooo much better than Indy bowl to take such a dumb chance. They got what they deserved. I pulled for tech all season like I do all la schools...but this past week turned me off big time


Lsuhoohoo
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It's just such a dumb gamble...seriously...the liberty bowl isn't sooooo much better than Indy bowl to take such a dumb chance


This. A lot of things had to happen for Tech to get to the liberty bowl. Most of them did but the NIU BCS pick screwed it up. Still it was a bad risk to take. Classic case of risk vs. reward. He risked a guaranteed spot in a bowl for something that wasn't a sure thing.


tigerpimpbot
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re: Someone explain Tech's misfortune to me please
Delusion mixed with unearned arrogance. It's a Tech trademark. They really fricked up this time.

Cheers LA Tech


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TulaneUVA
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/thread. Thanks guys

Although the lingering conspiracy theory about ULM and Tech history is interesting.


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DaSaltyTiger
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re: Someone explain Tech's misfortune to me please
Couple of times LSU played in it, it was like having another home game. Don't remember too many folks complaining.


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windshieldman
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I just dont understand people saying la tech is scared of ulm. When i was at, well, nlu the last few years we played tech we got our arse kicked. Arrogant by AD, but i do feel horrible for these kids playing for tech. I just dont find it funny, especially with seniors who most will never go pro expecting to play at least one more game.


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TigerBrewdaddy
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re: Someone explain Tech's misfortune to me please
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They beat Ok. State there in 2003, I believe.


Tulane, you were closer earlier in the thread...it was 2008 and it was Northern Illinois

Tech also played in the Indy bowl in '77, '78 and '90


TulaneUVA
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re: Someone explain Tech's misfortune to me please
No, there was another game before NIU that Tech played someone. I think it was Okie St


TigerBrewdaddy
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re: Someone explain Tech's misfortune to me please
Game results

Date Winning Team Losing Team Notes
December 13, 1976 McNeese State 20 Tulsa 16 notes
December 17, 1977 Louisiana Tech 24 Louisville 14 notes
December 16, 1978 East Carolina 35 Louisiana Tech 13 notes
December 15, 1979 Syracuse 31 McNeese State 7 notes
December 13, 1980 Southern Miss 16 McNeese State 14 notes
December 12, 1981 Texas A&M 33 Oklahoma State 16 notes
December 11, 1982 Wisconsin 14 Kansas State 3 notes
December 10, 1983 Air Force 9 Mississippi 3 notes
December 15, 1984 Air Force 23 Virginia Tech 7 notes
December 21, 1985 Minnesota 20 Clemson 13 notes
December 20, 1986 Mississippi 20 Texas Tech 17 notes
December 19, 1987 Washington 24 Tulane 12 notes
December 23, 1988 Southern Miss 38 UTEP 18 notes
December 16, 1989 Oregon 27 Tulsa 24 notes
December 15, 1990 [2] Louisiana Tech 34 Maryland 34 notes
December 29, 1991 Georgia 24 Arkansas 15 notes
December 31, 1992 Wake Forest 39 Oregon 35 notes
December 31, 1993 Virginia Tech 45 Indiana 20 notes
December 28, 1994 Virginia 20 TCU 10 notes
December 29, 1995 LSU 45 Michigan State 26 notes
December 31, 1996 Auburn 32 Army 29 notes
December 28, 1997 LSU 27 Notre Dame 9 notes
December 31, 1998 Mississippi 35 Texas Tech 18 notes
December 31, 1999 Mississippi 27 Oklahoma 25 notes
December 31, 2000 [3] Mississippi State 43 Texas A&M 41 notes
December 27, 2001 Alabama 14 Iowa State 13 notes
December 27, 2002 Mississippi 27 Nebraska 23 notes
December 31, 2003 Arkansas 27 Missouri 14 notes
December 28, 2004 [4] Iowa State 17 Miami (Ohio) 13 notes
December 30, 2005 Missouri 38 South Carolina 31 notes
December 28, 2006 Oklahoma State 34 Alabama 31 notes
December 30, 2007 Alabama 30 Colorado 24 notes
December 28, 2008 Louisiana Tech 17 Northern Illinois 10 notes
December 28, 2009 Georgia 44 Texas A&M 20 notes
December 27, 2010 Air Force 14 Georgia Tech 7 notes
December 26, 2011 Missouri 41 North Carolina 24 notes
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TulaneUVA
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re: Someone explain Tech's misfortune to me please
Not just the bowl games dude. Regular season included


TigerBrewdaddy
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re: Someone explain Tech's misfortune to me please
My bad...it was Miami in 2003

Independence Stadium and Louisiana Tech have a long, successful history together as the Bulldogs have played 70 games in Shreveport, including four trips to the Independence Bowl.

All-time the Bulldogs are 45-22-3 (.664) in games played in Independence Stadium. Northwestern State is the most common opponent for Tech in Shreveport as the two programs met 48 times with the Bulldogs claiming a 34-12-2 mark in those games and a 33-12-2 mark in Independence Stadium.

Although the majority of the games that Tech has played in Shreveport came during the old State Fair Games against Northwestern State, starting in the late '30s and ending in the late '80s, Tech has played some other big-time college football games at the site.

In the last two decades, Louisiana Tech has faced Northern Illinois (2008), Houston (1988), Maryland (1990), Baylor (1996), California (1997), Texas A&M (1999), Oklahoma State (2002) and Miami (2003) at Independence Stadium. Thrilling last-minute victories against California (41-34) and Oklahoma State (39-36) highlight the Bulldogs' successful history in Shreveport.

In all, Tech has played 19 different teams at Independence Stadium, and the Bulldogs have appeared in four Independence Bowls, beating Louisville 24-14 in 1977, losing 35-13 to East Carolina in 1978, tying Maryland 34-34 in 1990 and defeating Northern Illinois 17-10 in 2008.

Louisiana Tech opened the 2003 season at Independence Stadium as the Bulldogs played host to five-time national champion Miami on Aug. 28, 2003, in a nationally televised game on ESPN, which saw a Louisiana Tech regular season home attendance record crowd of 43,279. The Bulldogs have the chance to top that when Tech hosts Texas A&M in the 2012 season opener on Aug. 30, 2012.

Independence Stadium originally opened as State Fair Stadium in 1925. It has gone through numerous renovations and expansions over the years with the most recent being the installation of FieldTurf in late 2010.
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TulaneUVA
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re: Someone explain Tech's misfortune to me please
quote:

Oklahoma State (2002)


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Kickadawgitfeelsgood
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re: Someone explain Tech's misfortune to me please
There is no misfortune. The tv ratings will be almost nothing. Hell! BCS schools playing in the game only draw 1.3's.I'm guessing with last year's major drop in tv ratings, a game with 2 Louisiana schools offered nothing to ESPN.

The school will not suffer with in-state recruiting. Recruits from outside the state could not care any less about this issue.

The school may lose 50k, maybe? If the Tech fan base is not enthusiastic about the bowl, neither side wins.

AS for the Dykes comments, take them for what they are worth. Nick Saban stood before the mics and told you how great it was to be in New Orleans for the 2009 Sugar Bowl, The Bama players professed their enthusiasm in being there, Of course, we all know, they didn't show up and Utah rolled them like no other. Coaches have to say thing s they don't believe. Players do the same.

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