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Football is one of America's favorite team sports, with the first college football game played on November 6, 1869, when Rutgers played against Princeton. The culmination of the modern college (NCAA) football season is the Bowl games played in late December and early January.

Below is information on the history of the New Orleans Bowl, begun in 2001 and held in New Orleans, Louisiana.

2001 New Orleans Bowl: Colorado State vs. North Texas.

Played on Dec. 18, 2001, with the Colorado State Rams defeating the the North Texas Mean Green, by a score of 45 to 20.

 

2002 New Orleans Bowl: North Texas vs. Cincinnati

Played on Dec. 17, 2002, with North Texas Mean Green defeating the Cincinnati Bear Cats by a score of 24 to 19.

 

2003 New Orleans Bowl: Memphis vs. North Texas

Played on Dec. 16, 2003, with the Memphis Tigers defeating the North Texas Mean Green s by a score of 27 to 17.

 

2004 New Orleans Bowl: Southern Miss vs. North Texas

Played on Dec. 14, 2004, with the Southern Miss. Golden Eagles defeating the North Texas Mean Green by a score of 31 to 10.

 

2005 New Orleans Bowl: Southern Miss vs. Arkansas State

Played on Dec. 20, 2005 in Lafayette, Louisiana, with the Southern Miss. Golden Eagles defeating the Arkansas State Red Wolves by a score of 31 to 19.

 

2006 New Orleans Bowl: Troy University vs. Rice

Played on Dec. 22, 2006, with the Troy Trojans defeating the Rice Owls by a score of 41 to 17.

 

2007 New Orleans Bowl: Florida Atlantic vs. Memphis

Played on Dec. 21, 2007, with the Florida Atlantic Owls defeating the Memphis Tigers by a score of 44 to 27.

 

2008 New Orleans Bowl: Troy University vs. Southern Miss

Played on Dec. 21, 2008, with the Southern Miss. Golden Eagles defeating the Troy Trojans by a score of 30 to 27.

 

2009 New Orleans Bowl: Southern Miss vs. Middle Tennessee

Played on Dec. 20, 2009, with the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders defeating the Southern Miss. Golden Eagles by a score of 42 to 32.

 


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ESPN Bowls Page

 

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