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2015 Schedule
9-4, 2nd in C-USA - West
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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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McShay: La Tech's Butler "a monster of a man" (0:54)

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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Dixon's four TDs lead Louisiana Tech to bowl win (1:26)
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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)
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Lou Holtz comes down to the Louisiana Tech sideline to congratulate his son Skip Holtz (0:18)
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Arkansas State's special teams strikes

Blaise Taylor took a kickoff back 98 yards for the score. Louisiana Tech has a 44-28 fourth-quarter lead on ESPN in the New Orleans Bowl.

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Louisiana Tech RB Kenneth Dixon has scored 4 TDs to become #1 on the all-time NCAA career TD list. Dixon, who wears #28, changed into #1 after he set the record. He was able to change jerseys because Louisiana Tech WR Carlos Henderson dislocated four toes on one foot in the first quarter. Here they sit together on a trainers table.

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How is a football jersey made?

Trying to figure that out during a bowl game probably isn't the best time, as Louisiana Tech staff tries to fix Kenneth Dixon's jersey on ESPN.

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Dixon reclaims top spot without numbers

Louisiana Tech RB Kenneth Dixon ran in from 8 yards out for a TD, passing Navy's Keenan Reynolds as the all-time career leader in TDs on ESPN.