Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs. Oklahoma Sooners
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs finished last season with a 4-8 overall record and a 3-5 mark in Conference USA. The Oklahoma Sooners completed the 2013 campaign with a 45-31 victory over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, capping off an 11-2 season.
Details for Saturday's game are below:
Kickoff: 7 p.m. ET
Live stream: The game can be live streamed here.
TV coverage: Pay-Per-View only
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs facts
Louisiana Tech quarterback Cody Sokol is a fifth-year transfer from Iowa. He beat out sophomore Ryan Higgins for the starting job.
The Bulldogs and Sooners have never met in football.
Louisiana Tech returns eight starters on defense. Five of the top six tacklers return, with the lone exception being leading tackler Daniel Cobb.
Running back Kenneth Dixon earned freshman All-America honors in 2012, and he followed that up with a 917-yard season in 2013 despite battling injuries.
Head coach Skip Holtz enters his second season with the program, but the former Notre Dame assistant holds a 92-79 career record as a Division I head coach.
Oklahoma Sooners facts
Starting quarterback Trevor Knight returns after a breakout performance in the Sugar Bowl win over Alabama, emerging as a potential Heisman candidate.
Oklahoma returns 16 starters from last season, including nine on defense.
The Sooners play just two opponents ranked in the top-30 of any major poll this season.
Ninety-four percent of Oklahoma's running back carries exited via graduation or defection after the 2013 season.
Bob Stoops, who has won 160 games as the head coach at Oklahoma, passed Barry Switzer for the program's record for career victories during the 2013 season.
- Brad Rowland