The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have completed their 2016 non-conference football schedule, the school announced on Friday.
Louisiana Tech opens the 2016 season at the Arkansas Razorbacks on Sept. 3. LA Tech and Arkansas have met three times on the gridiron, but not since a 1997 matchup in Little Rock. The Bulldogs trail in the overall series 0-3.
The following week on Sept. 10, Louisiana Tech hosts the South Carolina State Bulldogs in their home opener at Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston. The two schools’ first and only meeting came back in 1982 in a Division I-AA quarterfinal playoff game. Tech won that contest 38-3.
Louisiana Tech hits the road again on Sept. 17 to take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders. The Bulldogs and Red Raiders haven’t met since a 40-10 TTU win back in 1933 in Lubbock.
The final non-conference game of the 2016 season for Louisiana Tech is at UMass on Oct. 15 (at Gillette Stadium). The game will be the first ever meeting between the two schools on the gridiron.
In Conference USA play in 2016, LA Tech is expected to host Rice, UTEP, UTSA, and Western Kentucky and travel to FIU, Middle Tennessee, North Texas, and Southern Miss.