A year after the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs won the Western Athletic Conference Championship and played in the Poinsettia Bowl in San Diego, the 'Dawgs will be sitting at home for this 2012 bowl season.

After rejecting an offer to play in the Independence Bowl, the lights have been shut off on Tech's season.

It has been stellar season where the Bulldogs scored 51.5 points per game (the best in the nation), and star quarterback Colby Cameron had a record season throwing for 444 yards, and no interceptions. The sun will not set on Louisiana Tech's final year in the WAC conference as everyone hoped.

With the loss of Hawaii, Fresno State, and Nevada to the Mountain West Conference, the WAC was only left with seven teams, and one guaranteed bowl, the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

That bowl slot was swiftly occupied by WAC Champion Utah State. The San Jose State Spartans, who finished one game above Tech in the WAC standings accepted an invitation to the Military Bowl.

However, the Bulldogs were given the option to face off against the ULM Warhawks in the Independence Bowl on December 28th. But, according to Roy Lang III, the Bulldogs declined.

After rejecting the I-Bowl invite, Tech inquired into playing in either the Heart of Dallas Bowl, or the Liberty Bowl, both bowls decided to invite teams from the Big 12 Conference.