DXL Frisco Bowl: SMU vs Louisiana Tech, hear from the coaches


FRISCO- The field is set and SMU is playing its first bowl game since 2012 by facing Louisiana Tech in the first ever Frisco Bowl.

“It’s been quite a journey for our players to be have an opportunity to be here,” said SMU head coach Sonny Dykes. “It’s been a little bit of a tough situation for everybody but our guys have shown a lot of resilience and couldn’t be more proud of them, I am really excited to coach them on Wednesday and just let them go out and play.”

With the addition of Dykes, it is no secret that he will allow graduate assistant GJ Kinne to call plays for SMU during the Frisco Bowl. Kinne, a former NFL quarterback, worked primarily with the offensive line this year at SMU.

For Louisiana Tech, the story is different. They are a team who is good and has amassed 22 turnovers throughout this season and 16 of those came off interceptions. Not only are they good at forcing turnovers, but at creating opportunities and results. In this case they were able to turn three of those interceptions into touchdowns.

“I think both teams are on the same boat, we are more worried about our team than we are about the opponent” said Louisiana Tech head coach Skip Holtz. “I don’t anticipate them coming out and running the wish bone against us and us seeing a drastic change is schamatics but I do know that we are going against some very talented players.”

Game is set to kick-off at Toyota Stadium at 7 p.m. CT and will be televised by ESPN.