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Dawgs Wrap Up Season Against SJSU
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Posted Dec 3, 2009
Coming off of their first WAC win, San Jose State will look to get their first road win in the final game of the season for both Louisiana Tech and San Jose State.
Jordan La Secla threw for 154 yards and a touchdown and
rushed for 89 yards on just 17 carries last week as the
San Jose State
New Mexico State
caught 4 passes for 83 yards and senior
caught his first touchdown pass of the season to help the Spartans improve to 2-9 on the season.
intercepted his first pass of the season and helped the Spartan defense hold NMSU to just 51 yards through the air.
Muldrow has rushed for over 500 yards and 3 touchdowns this year to lead the Spartan ground attack. Jurovich has 58 catches for 762 yards to lead the Spartan receivers. La Secla has completed 60% of his passes on the season for a total of 1746 yards. La Secla has thrown 9 touchdown passes and he has been intercepted 10 times.
While SJSU is looking for their first road win of the season,
is looking to get a win after losing five straight. It was the elusive road win that escaped the Bulldogs in four of those five contests.
Louisiana Tech beat both
27-6 and NMSU 45-7 earlier this season. Both games were in Ruston and the Bulldogs will look to have similar success on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m.
Louisiana Tech Head Coach Derek Dooley has used 20 different freshmen players this year.
have taken over starting spots on the offensive line to help block for fellow freshmen Tyronne Duplessis,
as well as senior
jumped to the scout team to the first team a frew weeks ago to take over for injured safety
, Javantay Crowe, and
are also true freshmen that have played in the secondary.
Tech's five straight losses have included an eight point loss at LSU and a ten point loss at home to
. Both teams were ranked in the top ten and the Bulldogs were able to compete for 60 minutes despite playing so many young players.
The other three losses were even closer and all were on the road. The Bulldogs lost at
by a combined 5 points. The close games will help the young players when they hit the field next season. Despite losing a few key starters, Coach Dooley only loses 12 seniors from this year's team.
, Daniel Porter,
, Antonio Baker, and
are the most notable seniors on the team. Other starters or key contributors are
Baker, Young, Porter, and White have all been injured at some point this season, allowing younger players to step in and get experience. The most glaring hole to fill next year will be at defensive tackle. D'Anthony Smith is one of the top defensive tackles in the country and Adrian Logan has come on this year playing next to Smith. Freshmen
took redshirt years this season and will be needed to help veterans
fill the void.
and Philip Longino will also be in the mix for playing time.
Tech fans should come out to honor the seniors this weekend. Saturday will be a time to see the past one last time as well as take a glimpse into the future. Come out and see Porter and Morris make plays and Smith make tackles for the last time. You can also get a look into next year as all of the freshmen will jump out against the Spartans.
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