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Louisiana Tech has reached what could become the turning point of its season.  By losing at Kansas last Saturday on a 52-yard field goal as time expired, the Bulldogs gave the Jayhawks their first win against an FBS team after 22 consecutive losses.  With two critical turnovers the Dogs have reason to feel like they gave the game away.

At his weekly news conference on Monday Skip Holtz told reporters he challenged his team to do something about where they are and the way they feel.  They can keep their heads down or pick them up and work harder in preparation for this week.

The task at hand for the Bulldogs is a big one as they will travel to Dallas to face Army.  The Black Knights run the triple option, which is extremely hard to defend for teams that do not face it very often.  Louisiana tech linebacker Daniel Cobb says when he went to college he told himself there were two teams he never wanted to play, Navy and Army because they run the triple option.  Coach Holtz made it clear that going against the triple option forces defensive players to go against every instinct they have to go after the football.  Playing the option means playing "assignment football."  Defenders must keep their gaps and keep option pitches from turning in to big plays.

Considering how much last week hurt, this week could help turn things around for the Bulldogs, or add more pain to a team that already hurts.

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