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After tough 2010 season, Tech players appreciate success
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A swarming defense has been one of the trademarks of Louisiana Tech University’s football team this season and it was evident on this second quarter play against New Mexico State on Saturday afternoon. Several members of the Bulldogs’ defensive unit gang up on Aggies’ quarterback Travaughn Colwell (17) to aid a 44-0 victory that wrapped up an outright Western Athletic Conference title for Tech.

There’s an extra swagger and smile being displayed by Louisiana Tech University football players these days.

Who can blame them?

After back-to-back losing seasons, the Bulldogs (8-4) are outright champions of the Western Athletic Conference and headed to the mid-December Poinsettia Bowl in San Diego, Calif.
“Maybe since we had losing records the last two years, some people still haven’t gotten used to what we’ve done this season,” said junior defensive back Chad Boyd at the Bulldogs’ weekly media luncheon on Monday. “But all of us felt we had the opportunity to have a great season and, fortunately, it’s worked out.”

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