The UL-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns and East Carolina Pirates will get together on Saturday afternoon in the Superdome for the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. The Ragin' Cajuns are looking for their second consecutive win in this bowl game, after they beat San Diego State, 32-30, last December.
This game should feature a lot of yards and points. Both of these offenses averaged over 30 points per game this season, and the ECU and ULL defenses rank 78th and 88th in total defense, respectively.
The most important single player in this game is probably Ragin' Cajun quarterback Terrance Broadway, who has scored 24 total touchdowns this season, while averaging over 210 passing yards per game. ECU will have a difficult time dealing with him, and some of the other offensive weapons like running back Alonzo Harris could slip through the cracks.
The Pirates have a dangerous quarterback themselves in sophomore Shane Carden. While not the same kind of running threat as Broadway, Carden combined for 29 touchdowns this season, and threw for over 236 yards per game. Carden threw for a school-record 439 yards in ECU's season finale vs. Marshall, which they won, 65-59, in overtime.
Here is the important information you need to know for the 2012 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl:
Game date and time
Saturday, Dec. 22, 12 p.m. ET
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
UL-Lafayette is favored by 5 points, according to Oddsshark.com.
The game can be seen nationally on ESPN.
The game is available online on WatchESPN.com and on the WatchESPN app.
The game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN Radio. Check here to find your local affiliate.
Last year’s game
UL-Lafayette 32 - San Diego State 30
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