The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs delivered the first shutout in Independence Bowl history, as they blanked the Miami Hurricanes 14-0.

That shutout wasn't the only I Bowl 'first' in yesterday's game, the two teams set a new I Bowl record for punts in a game with 18. With each team punting 9 times.

Tech ended up reaching the 10 win mark for the first time since they joined the FBS in 1985 with the win over Miami, while the Hurricanes dropped to 6-7 on the year, their first losing season since 2014.

Photo - TSM
Photo - TSM

Louisiana Tech quarterback J'Mar Smith struggled, going 13-28 for 163 in the air, with one interception and one touchdown. He also ran for a late score to finish off the game. Tech running back Justin Henderson ran for 95 yards on 22 carries.

The Hurricanes used a rotation of three quarterbacks, with Jarren Williams doing the bulk of the work. He went 9-20 for 94 yards and in interception.

Miami had 3 turnovers in the game, while Tech only gave up one turnover.

The announced attendance for the game was 33,129.

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