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Conference USA's 13 most important players in 2016

Western Kentucky took down Southern Miss to win the Conference USA title last season, and receiver Taywan Taylor put on a show. Who are the conference's other can't-miss players?

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C-USA confidential: Coaches unload on league

How do Conference USA coaches think 2016 will go? Coaches dish on why Southern Miss and Western Kentucky are the teams to beat, Marshall is a dark horse and UTEP has the league's best player.

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Highlights: Jeff Driskel

The 49ers took their first quarterback of the draft in Round 6, grabbing the Louisiana Tech product and former Florida Gator. Check out some of Driskel's best highlights.

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Highlights: Kenneth Dixon

The Ravens nabbed the Louisiana Tech product late in Round 4. Check out some of Dixon's best highlights.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

RB Kenneth Dixon was one of the best players on the field during Senior Bowl workouts. Power, quicks and receiving skills. Showed some burst too. This is a very good pick for the Ravens.

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McShay scouting report: Vernon Butler

Get to know the newest Panther, No. 30 overall pick Vernon Butler. Todd McShay breaks down the former Louisiana Tech defensive tackle.

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Bio Blast: Vernon Butler

Carolina added the defensive tackle at No. 30. Butler is the first Louisiana Tech player drafted in the first two rounds since Troy Edwards in 1999.

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Will the Butler do it?

Vernon Butler is a well-known prospect and a player our Mel Kiper, Jr. liked in 2015. Now, Butler is getting some first-round love, but don't expect him to fall past the mid-second round. Kiper's favorite players (Insider)

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Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Louisiana Tech RB Kenneth Dixon ran an official 4.58 40 and posted a 37.5" vertical jump at 5-foot-10, 215 pounds. Good numbers for a very versatile RB. Dixon impressed at the Senior Bowl. He can accelerate with the ball in his hands and contribute as a receiver out of the backfield.

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Miles lures Juluke to LSU as running backs coach

Jabbar Juluke, the former running backs coach at Louisiana Tech who spent just one month at Texas Tech, will assume the same role on Les Miles' staff at LSU.

Will Texans reach at QB?

Clearly Houston has a need at quarterback, but Todd McShay doesn't see them addressing that issue in the first round. Instead, he has the Texans filling a need on the interior of their D-line. Mock Draft 2.0 (Insider)

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SEC West QBs lead South to Senior Bowl win

SEC West quarterbacks Dak Prescott, Jake Coker and Brandon Allen each led scoring drives to help the South to a 27-16 win over the North in Saturday's Senior Bowl.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Louisiana Tech RB Kenneth Dixon has a pro frame, speed through the hole and a quick burst in the open field. Top RB on the field at Senior Bowl workouts.

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Conference USA off to good start

Thanks to wins by Western Kentucky and Louisiana Tech, Conference USA is leading the way in the early bowl standings.

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Dixon gets a foot down

It was close, but Louisiana Tech RB Kenneth Dixon tightroped in the end zone for a touchdown early in the game. This time, the numbers were actually on his jersey. Best bowl pictures

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Taking the numbers right off of Dixon

Kenneth Dixon scored 4 TDs in the New Orleans Bowl but Waylon Roberson took him down so aggressively that the numbers on Dixon's jersey came off. Louisiana Tech beat Arkansas State 47-28.

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Arkansas State - Louisiana Tech Postgame Breakdown (2:20)
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Kenneth Dixon is named MVP of the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (1:11)
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Skip Holtz and the Louisiana Tech football accept the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Trophy. (0:56)
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Skip Holtz Postgame Interview (1:37)

Team Stats

Passing Yards311.915th
Rushing Yards153.889th
Points For36.8Tied-21st
Points Against26.863rd