You may be less aware of Louisiana-Lafayette football than you are of that other Louisiana school's team, but let there be no mistake that the state's second biggest university is every bit as Bayou State:
As somewhat of a preview of the night to come Thursday, the Paint the Quarter Red parade started off with a dance-off between the Ragin' Cajuns mascot and man wearing a "UL Dad" T-shirt.
The UL Pride of Acadiana Marching Band played as a crowd of several hundred gathered at the team hotel on Canal Street, blocking off an entire lane of traffic.
They're gonna do it again Friday night, too.
Most fish-out-of-water fans this bowl season: San Diego State fans in New Orleans, or Iowa State fans in the Bronx?