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Lamar to play Louisiana Tech in 2012
Lamar University football will open the 2012 season at Louisiana Tech, and will earn a $175,000 payout to play there, coach Ray Woodard said Tuesday.
A contract for the season-opening game that will take place Sept. 1, 2012, in Ruston, La. was signed on Tuesday morning.
“I think it’s an exciting way to start the season,” Woodard said.
Woodard hopes to use a portion of the Louisiana Tech payout to get a Football Championship Subdivision (formerly I-AA) team to play in Beaumont.
The Louisiana Tech game will be the first of two in 2012 against Football Bowl Subdivision teams. The Cardinals play at Hawaii on Sept. 15, 2012.