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Tulane accepts first bowl bid since 2002

Curtis Johnson AP

Coming off back-to-back two-win seasons, Tulane is poised to play in its first postseason game in over a decade.

The Green Wave announced Tuesday that they have accepted an invitation to play in the 2013 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl.  Tulane will face Louisiana-Lafayette in the Dec. 21 game scheduled to kickoff at 9 p.m. ET in the Superdome.

“We are excited about the opportunity to participate in the New Orleans Bowl and to play one more game in the Superdome,” head coach Curtis Johnson said in a statement. “This game is a great reward for the hard work and dedication our coaches and players have demonstrated throughout the 2013 season. We look forward to playing an in-state opponent and cannot wait to begin our bowl preparations.”

At 7-5, Tulane finished a regular season above .500 for the first time since 2002 and just the second time since 1998.  The former was the year they last played in a bowl game, a 36-28 win over Hawaii in the Hawaii Bowl.

The Green Wave has played in 10 bowl games all-time in the 111-year history of the football program.

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5 Responses to “Tulane accepts first bowl bid since 2002”
  1. vtdcfan says: Dec 3, 2013 5:03 PM

    This is why I love bowl games… Yes at times there seems to be far to many but for the kids who don’t play at big schools or for a national championship or in a bcs game this gives them another chance to have fun or show off to scouts. At its core this is a game and should be fun and rewarding for the players. Good luck to them!

  2. 8to80texansblog says: Dec 3, 2013 5:03 PM

    It’s nice to make a bowl, and even nicer that it’s so close for the fans… but I would rather a bowl game at a neutral site somewhere the players would enjoy travelling to….

    It’s like, if you can’t go to a New Year’s day bowl… the Hawaii Bowl sounds pretty nice.

  3. anhil8tor says: Dec 3, 2013 6:23 PM

    nice to see louisiana get some pub on here finally even though the had to piggy back on tulane.

  4. sssjim7 says: Dec 3, 2013 10:28 PM

    I take it Louisiana Tech accepted their first bowl offer this year?

  5. desal2ds says: Dec 4, 2013 12:12 AM

    Happy for Curtis Johnson and his team. Tulane vs ULL is great for state of Louisiana helps promote teams on national level and locally for those kids who don’t get recruited by LSU. I’ll be watching

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