The R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Committee is excited to announce the two teams that will be playing against each other in one of this year's most highly anticipated collegiate football games: the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and the South Alabama Jaguars. The game is set to take place on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at the world renowned Caesar's Superdome starting at 8 p.m., and will be live streamed on ESPN and ESPN radio.
R+L Carriers has been a sponsor of the New Orleans Bowl Game since 2001, as part of one of the most extensive and longest-running traditions in the history of college football in America. In addition to providing fans with the opportunity to support their favorite sports teams in the iconic Caesar's Superdome, the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl also greatly supports the New Orleans tourism and hospitality industry by attracting fans from across the country each year.
"The R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl committee, staff, and volunteers are delighted to welcome the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and the South Alabama Jaguars to New Orleans. The committee is looking forward to celebrating the successful seasons of these two teams with their coaches, student-athletes, alumni, and fans," said R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl chairman and executive committee member of the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation Sheriff Paul Valteau.
Two Great Teams Coming to New Orleans
With the help of their Head Coach Tyson Helton, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers finished third this season in the Conference-USA standings with an astounding overall record in conference play. Under the direction of Head Coach Kane Wommack and led by Quarterback Austin Reed, the South Alabama Jaguars have ranked tenth in the nation for total defense. Reed is coming to play in New Orleans with an astonishing history of accolades, and has ranked second in the country in passing yards and points responsible, fourth in passing touchdowns, and has been named a Davey O'Brien award semifinalist.
"We are so excited to be a part of the New Orleans Bowl. This game that has great prestige in the college football landscape," said South Alabama Head Coach Kane Wommack.
This will be the first time either team has played in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Game. To learn more about the R+L Carrier New Orleans Bowl, visit their website here.