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2010 New Orleans Bowl Game: Time, Location, History, And More

We're revving our engines for the first day of the 2010 college football postseason. To help prime you for the first, decidedly lackluster slate of games, we've compiled this handy list of fun factoids concerning the 2010 New Orleans Bowl.

Setting: The hallowed, hollow Louisiana Superdome, a forbidding venue for the chilly of feet when it's not full.

Traditional conference pairing:
Conference USA vs. Sun Belt

2010 matchup: Ohio Bobcats (8-4) vs. Troy Trojans (7-5)

Neatest fact:
The chairman of the bowl is either an actual sheriff or is named Sheriff, but either way, don't mess around under the watchful eye of Sheriff Paul Valteau.

Closest finish:
Southern Miss took Troy to overtime in the 2008 tilt and came away with a 30-27 win.

Most lopsided finish: The inaugural contest between Colorado State and North Texas, which saw the Rams run away 45-20.

Historical tidbits:
The 2005 game was played in Lafayette at Cajun Stadium thanks to damage to the Superdome during Hurricane Katrina, and was referred to as "The New Orleans Bowl At Lafayette," which we're sure went over well with locals campaigning to have the school rebranded as the University of Louisiana. And have you enjoyed the antics of eighth-string quarterback Rusty Smith at the helm of the Tennessee Titans this season? You're looking at the 2007 New Orleans Bowl MVP!

The 2010 New Orleans Bowl kicks off at 9 p.m. EST, Saturday, December 18. The game will be televised on ESPN. Browse our complete 2010 college football postseason schedule, and connect with MAC fans at SB Nation's Hustle Belt.