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2017 Schedule
9-5, 1st in C-USA - West

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's the 49ers total haul from the 2017 NFL draft: 1A. Solomon Thomas, DL, Stanford; 1B. Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama; 3A. Ahkello Witherspoon, CB, Colorado; 3B. C.J. Beathard, QB, Iowa; 4. Joe Williams, RB, Utah; 5A. George Kittle, TE, Iowa; 5B. Trent Taylor, WR, Louisiana Tech; 6A. D.J. Jones, DT, Mississippi; 6B. Pita Taumoepenu, DE, Utah; 7. Adrian Colbert, DB, Miami. The Niners also traded for Denver Broncos RB Kapri Bibbs.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers used pick No. 177 on Louisiana Tech receiver Trent Taylor. This is the first receiver the Niners have drafted. Taylor was super productive in 2016, with 136 catches with 1,803 yards and 12 touchdowns. He's not big at 5'8 but should have a chance to compete for a role as a slot receiver and punt returner.

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Broncos pick Carlos Henderson a TD machine

Denver's third-round pick had 19 receiving touchdowns in 2016 for Louisiana Tech.

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55dNathan Forster

Carlos Henderson should go high in draft

The Louisiana Tech WR ranks in the top three of best WR prospects and for good reason. Henderson posted a whopping 19.6 yards per catch, which will be hard to pass up in the second round.

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La. Tech's Dancy cancer-free, wants to play again

Louisiana Tech's Jaqwis Dancy, who was diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin lymphoma in October, says his cancer treatments have been successful and he hopes to return to play for the Bulldogs.

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129dAdam Rittenberg

Source: TCU adding ex-Cal coach Dykes to staff

A source confirmed to ESPN that TCU is adding former Cal and Louisiana Tech coach Sonny Dykes to its staff. Cal fired Dykes this month after completing his fourth season at the school.

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C-USA ties for most G5 bowl wins

Southern Miss, Western Kentucky, Louisiana Tech and Old Dominion won bowl games to give Conference USA a 4-3 bowl record. No other Group of 5 conference earned more wins.

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Troy defense gains takeaway

Antione Barker forces Ohio QB Greg Windham to fumble, recovered by the Trojans' Seth Calloway at the Bobcats' 47-yard line. Troy's subsequent 20-yard field-goal attempt went wide, leaving the Trojans leading 14-10 in the second quarter.

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Jonathan Barnes' field goal gave Louisiana Tech a 48-45 win over Navy. That is its 3rd straight bowl win, the longest streak in school history. Trent Taylor set an Armed Forces Bowl record with 233 receiving yards.

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Breaking Down the high scoring Armed Forces Bowl (2:15)
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Louisana Tech gets presented with the Armed Forces Bowl Trophy (1:18)
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LA Tech head coach Skip Holtz discusses pride in players as LA Tech wins the Armed Forces Bowl (1:27)
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LA Tech wins wild Armed Forces Bowl on last-second FG (0:34)
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Backup QB? No problem for Midshipmen

Malcolm Perry replaced the injured Zach Abey late in the fourth quarter. With a fake pitch, Perry is off to the races for 30 yards and a touchdown. Navy retaliates once more to tie Louisiana Tech 45-45 in the Armed Forces Bowl.

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Navy's Abey goes down hard

QB Zach Abey hits Darryl Bonner for 15-yard pass but takes a serious shot to the ribs. Louisiana Tech's Jordan Bradford delivered the hit with his helmet that resulted in ejection for targeting.

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Tech retakes lead on spectacular play

Carlos Henderson makes an improbable catch over Tyris Wooten for a 4-yard TD after a Navy pass interference call negated an end zone interception four plays earlier. But Navy responded on the next possession to knot the Armed Forces Bowl at 45 late in the fourth.

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Navy takes High road and ties Tech again

Chris High rumbles and stumbles past and off defenders 9 yards for his second TD run of the Armed Forces Bowl. The Midshipmen and Louisiana Tech are knotted 38-38 early in the fourth quarter.

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Scott TD gives Bulldogs lead

Boston Scott, all 5-foot-6 of him, takes the handoff and dodges tackles up the middle for a 12-yard touchdown run. Louisiana Tech leads Navy 38-31 early in the fourth quarter.

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Navy D thwarts Tech scoring threat

Freshman noseguard Jackson Pittman knocks the ball from Louisiana Tech's Jarred Craft on second-and-goal at Navy's 2-yard line, and Brandon Jones recovers at the 7. The Armed Forces Bowl is tied 31-31 going to the fourth quarter.

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High takes it to the house for Navy

Fullback Chris High rumbles through the middle and shakes off a tackle to cap a 14-play, 90-yard drive with a 24-yard score. Navy and Louisiana Tech are tied 31-31 midway through the third quarter of the Armed Forces Bowl.

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Tech retakes lead with Taylor's 2nd TD

Ryan Higgins throws deep over the middle to Trent Taylor, who races 51 yards for the score. Higgins' third touchdown pass gives Louisiana Tech a 31-24 halftime lead over Navy at the Armed Forces Bowl.

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Louisana Tech head coach Skip Holtz discusses explosive offense (1:07)

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