RUSTON, La. – Louisiana Tech was selected to finish third in the Western Division of Conference USA in a pre-season vote conducted by a panel of media members including C-USA schools.
The organizers forecast the rematch of the 2020 C-USA Championship Game, choosing Marshall and last year’s tournament champion, UAB, to win their respective divisions.
Louisiana Tech posted an overall 5-5 in the 2020 season, including a 4-2 difference in the C-USA game. The Bulldogs made their seventh consecutive appearance at the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. Tech returns 55 letter winners from the 2020 lineup, including 17 starters.
UAB was on the pre-season favorites list in the West Division, followed by UTSA, Louisiana Tech, Southern Miss, Rice, North Texas and UTEP.
Marshall was selected to win the Eastern Division, followed by Florida Atlantic, WKU, Charlotte, Middle Tennessee, FIU and Old Dominion.
The 17th annual Conference USA football championship game, featuring the champions of the East and West Blocks, will be held the first week of December. The 2021 C-USA Football season kicks off on Saturday, August 28.
Louisiana Tech opens the 2021 season at Mississippi State on Saturday, September 4, at 3 p.m. PT. Tech will then open a home game against Southeast Louisiana on Saturday, September 11, at 6 p.m. inside Joe Aillet Stadium.
Tickets for the 2021 Louisiana Tech football season are on sale. Fans can purchase season tickets online at LATechSports.com/tickets or call the LA Tech Box Office at (318) 257-3631.
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C-USA MEDIA MEMBER TESTED ORDER TO END
1. Marshall (17)
2. Florida Atlantic (6)
3. WKU (1)
5. Middle Tennessee
7. Old Dominion
1. UAB (15)
2. UTSA (9)
3. Louisiana Technology
4. Miss South
6. North Texas
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