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Miami shutout by Louisiana Tech 14-0 in Independence Bowl

Miami Hurricanes head football coach Manny Diaz
Posted at 5:18 AM, Dec 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-27 05:20:03-05

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) -- J'Mar Smith threw a touchdown pass and had a late scoring run to help Louisiana Tech beat Miami 14-0 in the only shutout in the Independence Bowl’s 44-game history.

Louisiana Tech (10-3) hit double-digit victories for the first time since 1984 and ran its postseason winning streak to six. Miami (6-7) completed its second losing season in 12 years.

Smith connected with Israel Tucker on a 26-yard touchdown strike on a screen pass in the second quarter, capping a 13-play, 91-yard drive.

Smith added an 8-yard scoring run with 1:15 left.