Thursday, December 20, 2012

2012 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Preview

Date: December 22, 2012 12:00 PM ET
Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
Payout: $500,000 per team
Played: 2001-present
Former Names: N/A
Broadcasters: Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway
Sideline Reporter: Quint Kessenich

East Carolina: East Carolina is led by quarterback Shane Carden, who threw for 2,838 yards and 21 touchdowns. His top target in the passing game is Justin Hardy who hauled in 83 catches for 1,046 yards and 10 touchdowns. East Carolina is on a 3-game winning streak, but currently riding 3-game losing streak in bowl games.

Louisiana-Lafayette: The Ragin' Cajuns finished 8-4 again and will return to New Orleans for its bowl game like last season. Louisiana-Lafayette hopes for an ending much like last season, when the school dialed up a 32-30 victory over San Diego State in the final 35 seconds of the 2011 edition of New Orleans Bowl. The Ragin' Cajun fans will caravan down I-10 and make this a proxy home game.

East Carolina Louisiana-Lafayette
Overall Record 8-4 Overall Record 8-4
Conference Record 7-1 Conference Record 6-2
Bowl Record 5-7 Bowl Record 1-0
Last Bowl Win 2007 Hawaii Last Bowl Win 2011 New Orleans

All Time Series: 6-4 Louisiana-Lafayette
Line: Louisiana-Lafayette by 5

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