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’Dogs defense hopes to be big hit

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Senior linebacker Jay Dudley returns to Louisiana Tech’s defensive unit after leading the Bulldogs’ last season with 94 tackles, including a sack and a forced fumble.

Statistically speaking, Louisiana Tech’s defense has plenty of room for improvement in 2011 and progress is expected to be made especially with the team’s top four tacklers returning. But numbers can be deceiving and Tech’s defense did have several strong aspects to it last year, especially against the run. For the second straight season, Tech held Navy’s potent triple option rushing offense to under 300 yards and kept Southern Miss’ offense in check in a 13-12 nail biter of a game.

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