Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
Payout: $500,000 per team
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.
|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