Bulldog playmakers take home POW honors following HC win

November 6, 2008

by Tech Talk sports staff

Two Bulldogs recently received Player of the Week honors from the Western Athletic Conference and the Louisiana Sports Writers Association following the 38-35 Homecoming victory against the Fresno State Bulldogs.

Junior running back Daniel Porter paced the Bulldog offense against Fresno with a career-high 189 yards rushing and two touchdowns on the ground. His final 43-yard touchdown run with only 1:37 left in the game, leading to the game win.

Sophomore Philip Livas proved to be the difference maker on special teams for his team 94-punt return yards and 88-kick return yards.

The highlight of the game came on Livas’ second punt return score of the year from 81 yards out. Livas finished the game with 255 all-purpose yards.

Porter and Livas have continued to be an important part of the Bulldog offense while the passing game has struggled early and often. Porter’s playmaking ability in the backfield and Livas’ ability in the return game has made the Bulldogs potential upset for teams throughout the 2008-09 season.