College Football's Highest-Scoring Team Turned Down A Bowl Bid Because They Wanted A Better One That Never Came

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Louisiana Tech led the nation in scoring with 51.5 points per game. But according to Paul Myerberg of USA Today, despite receiving an offer to play in the Independence Bowl, the Bulldogs will be home during the bowl season after their athletic director decided to wait for a better offer that never happened.Louisiana Tech athletic director Bruce Van De Velde told USA Today that he received the offer from the in-state Independence Bowl on Friday night, but that he wanted to wait to see what happened in some other bowl games which had yet to make formal offers. And when the Independence Bowl called back on Saturday looking for a yes or no, Van De Velde again said he wanted to wait. That is when the Independence Bowl decided to go in another direction and La. Tech was left without

Instead, the 9-3 Bulldogs will not play in a bowl game despite 13 teams with a 6-6 or 6-7 record receiving invitations.

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