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Louisiana Tech is not getting much time to celebrate its first win of the new season as the Bulldogs get a short week before playing their first conference game in their new conference.  The Tulane Green Wave will be in Ruston Thursday night for the Bulldogs' first Conference-USA match-up.

Head coach Skip Holtz said Monday that x-rays in running back Kenneth Dixon's injured knee were negative which, of course is a positive for the Dogs.  But Holtz said Dixon would not practice Monday and called him "questionable" for the game Thursday night.

In addition to being Louisiana Tech's first Conference-USA game, Holtz said having a team from Louisiana come to town makes it a rivalry.  The fact Tulane will be leaving next year for the new American Athletic Association makes this conference rivalry a "one and done" right now.

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