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End of the line: Tech still has something to play for

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Louisiana Tech may be out of the hunt for a bowl game, but the team still has plenty to play for.  The Bulldogs travel to San Antonio to face 6-5 UT-San Antonio which has won four in a row to become bowl eligible. 

This now becomes a character game for the Dogs who can either just play out the string, or make the last game of the season something special.  Head coach Skip Holtz is hoping his team shows up for many reasons.  "With one game remaining on the schedule, now that the bowl possibility is gone, we realize this will be the last game for a lot of seniors, 23 to be exact and 17 of those already have their degree. This will be their last opportunity to put on a Louisiana Tech uniform and represent this great university. From that standpoint there is still a lot to play for. There is a lot motivation in this football team. Their attitude and the way they continue to compete even late in that football game Saturday when the end result was inevitable, I think there is still a lot to play for."

The 23 seniors who will be calling it a college career on Saturday have endured a lot, including being part of a nine win team a year ago that did not get rewarded. Tech had a shot at reaching a bowl game this season until losing last weekend to Tulsa.  In San Antonio the Dogs will hope to put together the kind of performance that will have people remember more than the Alamo.

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