Louisiana Tech Bulldogs to host Lamar in 2012, play at Kansas in 2013

By Kevin Kelley -

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will host the Lamar Cardinals in 2012 and travel to face the Kansas Jayhawks in 2013, the school announced today.

Tech will open the 2012 season at home at Joe Aillet Stadium against Lamar on September 1. Overall, the Bulldogs will have six home games in 2012. They also host Rice (09/15) and UNLV (10/06) in non-conference games. WAC home games include Idaho, Utah State and UTSA.

The Bulldogs lead the overall series against Lamar 17-6, but the two schools haven’t met since a 39-20 win for Tech in Beaumont in 1986.

Road non-conference games include Houston (09/08), Illinois (09/22) and Virginia (09/29). The Bulldogs will travel to face WAC foes New Mexico State, San Jose State and Texas State.

Louisiana Tech also announced that they will travel to face the Kansas Jayhawks at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence on September 21, 2013. Kansas leads the overall series 2-1. In their last meeting in 2008, the Jayhawks beat the Bulldogs 29-0.

The Bulldogs 2013 non-conference football schedule also includes home games against Southern Miss (09/14), Army (09/28) and Northwestern State (TBA). Road games include Rice (08/31), Houston (09/07) and Kansas (09/21).