Luke Anthony earns Player of the Week honors from C-USA, Louisiana sports writers

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Luke Anthony
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Ruston – LA Tech graduate student quarterback Luke Anthony has been named the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week and the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA) Co-Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Bulldogs to a 66-38 victory over Houston Baptist on Saturday, Sept. 26.

In Saturday’s win, Anthony accounted for six touchdowns after posting five touchdown passes and one rushing touchdown. He became the fifth player in program history to account for at least six touchdowns in a single game and was the first since Cody Sokol against WKU in 2014. It was only the third time in program history that a LA Tech quarterback has passed for five touchdowns and rushed for a touchdown in a single game.

Anthony threw four touchdown passes in the first half against the Huskies to become the first Bulldog QB to do so since Ryan Higgins in 2016. He became the seventh LA Tech quarterback in program history to throw for five touchdowns in a single game and was the first since Higgins in 2016. Anthony threw three passing touchdowns of 40-plus yards against the Huskies with touchdown passes of 44, 43 and 41 yards.

In his first career start for the Bulldogs, Anthony finished the game 17-of-30 for 314 yards and five touchdowns. He has now passed for eight touchdowns in the first two games of the season which is the most by a Louisiana Tech QB in the Division I era of the program. His eight passing touchdowns this season currently rank second in the nation.

This marks the second straight week a Bulldog has earned C-USA Player of the Week honors after redshirt freshman kicker/punter Jacob Barnes was named Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday, Sept. 21.

Tech returns to action Friday when it travels to Provo, Utah, to face BYU. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. (CT) in a game that will be televised on ESPN2.

Season tickets are on sale through the Tech Ticket Office by calling (318) 257-3631.

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