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Bulldogs matured with Hawaii game

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Home loss to Warriors started Tech turnaround

Louisiana Tech University’s worse loss of this season might have been the best thing to happen to the Bulldogs.

If an unofficial poll was taken of Head Coach Sonny Dykes, his staff and players, they would all likely point to a 44-26 drubbing by Hawaii at Joe Aillet Stadium on Oct. 1 as the turning point in the campaign.

“It’s a little weird, but the way Hawaii handled us, it really became the turning point of our season,” Dykes said. “Everybody on the team realized that (the game) was so out of character for us. We realized we had to start changing some things and improve as a team.”

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