NEW ORLEANS (Dec. 4, 2016) – University of Southern Mississippi and University of Louisiana at Lafayette accepted invitations today to compete against one another in the 16th Annual R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The game will kick off at 8 p.m. CST and will air on ESPN and ESPN Radio.
“This will mark the fifth time that both Louisiana and Southern Mississippi have competed in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, but this marks the first time they compete against each other. Our committee and staff are happy to welcome back both universities coaches, student-athletes, alumni and fans for what promises to be a spectacular weekend in New Orleans,” said R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Chairman Sherriff Paul Valteau.
Led by Head Coach Jay Hopson, the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles finished the regular season with a 6-6 overall record and a 4-4 record in Conference USA. This will be the Golden Eagles’ fifth appearance in the New Orleans Bowl.
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