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Monday, September 10, 2007

Tech/Hawaii game featured highlights

Here's some observations from the Louisiana Tech-Hawaii game last Saturday.

* An unusual sight was seeing the Tech faithful standing and cheering for their team moments after the final bell tolled on a 45-44 overtime loss. The fans were showing their appreciation for the team's 4-plus quarters of effort.

* Shreveport's Dennis Morris got in a couple of plays as a fullback. He cracked out a 20-plus yard run to the Hawaii 1-yard-line, then scored easily on the next play. There aren't many teams who'll be able to stop the manimal in short yardage.

* Quinn Harris took over on one defensive series in the fourth quarter. He slapped down Colt Brennan passes on successive plays, then sacked the Heisman Trophy candidate for a loss.

* Coach Derek Dooley and staff had a number of recruits in the house on Saturday and they had to come away impressed, despite the Bulldog loss. Seeing Dooley call for a two-point conversion and the win is a players' kind of call. A lot of guys want to play for a guy with those kinds of guts.

* While the crowd of 22,000 was loud and boisterous, it's a shame that there wasn't a full house to see what may have been the best college game played in the state this season. It's a slam on Shreveport-Bossier City and Monroe athletic-minded individuals that enough people wouldn't drive one hour pack the stadium and to see a Top 20 team play.

* Bossier City's Weldon Brown had the hit of the game on one of Hawaii's vaunted wide receivers. The former Bearkat hit the player full force on the sideline and knocked him about five feet through the air.


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