Arkansas State (9-3, Sun Belt) vs Louisiana Tech (8-4, Conference USA), Dec. 19, 9 p.m. EST
LOCATION: New Orleans
Arkansas State: RB Michael Gordon, 1,055 yards rushing, nine touchdowns.
Louisiana Tech: QB Jeff Driskel, 3,575 yards passing, 24 touchdowns.
Arkansas State: The Red Wolves clinched an outright Sun Belt Conference title on Saturday with a 55-17 win over Texas State. Arkansas State was 8-0 this year in conference games.
Louisiana Tech: RB Kenneth Dixon has scored 498 career points, which is the second most in NCAA history.
Louisiana Tech 69, Arkansas State 21. (Nov. 7, 1998)
Arkansas State: Second appearance in the New Orleans Bowl, fifth straight season in the postseason.
Louisiana Tech: First appearance in the New Orleans Bowl, 12th bowl appearance in school history.
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