?Freshman Amik Robertson a bright spot for Louisiana Tech in loss

September 11, 2017 GMT

A lot went wrong for Louisiana Tech in their loss to Mississippi State, but there were a few bright spots.

Head coach Skip Holtz said that as discouraged as he was, he was encouraged by individual play. True freshman defensive back Amik Robertson was one of those guys who impressed Holtz in the loss. The Thibodaux High product made several stops on the field and even picked off Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald for a 62-yard interception.

“True freshman, second college football game. I think everybody saw his athleticism, not only no his interception, but having the opportunity to scoop the blocked extra point and score to put two more points on the board. I thought he played aggressive. They tried to throw a couple of those mouse screens to the corner. He’s quick, he saw it, shot it, no gain. I thought he played for a freshman to go out there, he made some mistakes, too. But I’ll live with the mistakes right now when you look at the positive plays he’s making. When I talked about how I thought out pass defense would be better, one of the things I thought that would make us better was our personnel and he’s definitely one of the bright spots for what we did defensively tonight,” said Holtz.


The Bulldogs will begin conference play this week against Western Kentucky.