New Orleans Bowl: Ohio vs. Troy

Written December 17th, 2010 by Jay

The bowl game previews continue with…

You can always tell a good wide receiver from his excellent jazz hands

Ohio (8-4, 6-2 MAC) vs. Troy (7-5, 6-2 Sun Belt)
December 18, 2010 9:00 PM ET ESPN

History: The New Orleans bowl marks its 10th anniversary this year by welcoming the Ohio Bobcats and the Troy Trojans to the Big Easy.  The Trojans are no strangers to this particular bowl setting, having competed in the New Orleans Bowl in both 2006 and 2008, winning in their first trip and losing in the second.  The universities from North Texas and Southern Mississippi are the most familiar participants in the bowl game, with both having made visits on four occasions.  North Texas played in the first four New Orleans bowls but was only victorious in one of the contests.  Interestingly, the “estimated economic impact” of the game is $15 million, and I’m sure New Orleans continues to appreciate every bit of it.

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