December 17, 2017

North Texas headed to NOLA for the New Orleans Bowl

04 December 2017, 12:51 | Silvia Roy

North Texas headed to NOLA for the New Orleans Bowl

New Orleans Bowl 2017: Troy vs. North Texas location, date, and more

The Sun Belt Champion Troy Trojans now know their bowl destination.

North Texas (9-4) won the Conference USA West Division this season and lost to Florida Atlantic 41-17 in Saturday's conference title game.

The Troy Trojans are ranked 39 on offense, averaging 428.4 yards per game.

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North Texas played in the Heart of Dallas Bowl previous year and lost to Army in overtime 38-31.

After recording back-to-back 10-win seasons, Neal Brown and his team will be headed to New Orleans to play in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. "I have heard so many stories about how great the New Orleans Bowl experience was from our fans, staff and former players who were there from 2001-04". The 2016 Mean Green got in by way of high Academic Progress Report scores and became the rare bowl team to finish the season with eight losses. "This is a bowl game that our fans have circled every year and we're looking forward to seeing a strong Trojan presence in New Orleans". Troy is 8-2 all-time against North Texas, winning the last meeting between the two 14-7 in 2012.

Troy finished the regular season with a 10-2 record, which included a win over LSU on September 30.

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The Trojans won a share of the Sun Belt title with Appalachian State, capping a regular season that included a signature non-conference win at LSU.

The 2017 New Orleans Bowl kicks off at noon Central Dec. 16 at the Mercedes Benz Superdome.

"The R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Committee, staff and volunteers are delighted to welcome back Troy University and the University of North Texas to New Orleans", said R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Chairman Sheriff Paul Valteau.

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