Oklahoma football: Breaking down the Sooners' matchup with the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

The Sooners’ season opener will be in Norman at 6 p.m. Saturday.
by Jason Kersey Published: August 24, 2014

NO. 4 OKLAHOMA VS. LOUISIANA TECH

When: 6 p.m. Saturday

Where: Gaylord Family — Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, Norman

TV: Pay-per-view; The game will be available on a dedicated pay-per-view channel on participating Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas program providers, and nationwide via participating satellite and Telco distributors. In the Oklahoma City area, the game will be available on Cox Communications on channels 610/611. Viewers outside the state of Oklahoma can purchase a live stream webcast on SoonerSports.tv for $54.99.

Radio: KOKC-AM 1520, KRXO-FM 107.7

Scouting Louisiana Tech

Last year’s record: 4-8, 3-5 in Conference USA

Best player: Junior running back Kenneth Dixon has rushed for 2,111 yards and 31 touchdowns in two seasons with the Bulldogs. He set an NCAA record for freshmen with his 27 rushing touchdowns in 2012.

The case for Louisiana Tech: The Bulldogs are well-coached under Skip Holtz, and anything can happen if a heavily-favored team like Oklahoma gets complacent.

The case for Oklahoma: The Sooners have the overwhelming talent advantage and are playing at home. An Oklahoma loss on Saturday would be cataclysmic.

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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