New Orleans Bowl Matchup
By The Associated Press
North Texas (9-4, 7-1 C-USA) vs. Troy (10-2, 7-1 Sun Belt), Dec. 16, 1 p.m. (ESPN)
LOCATION: New Orleans
North Texas: QB Mason Fine. He's thrown for 3,749 yards, 28 touchdowns and 13 interceptions this season. Seven different receivers have caught at least 24 passes.
Troy: LB Tron Folsom. He leads the team with 77 tackles and also has nine tackles for a loss and an interception.
North Texas: The Mean Green set several single-season program records, including scoring, total offense, passing yards and passing touchdowns. They won eight of their last 10 games.
Troy: The Trojans' biggest moment of the season was when they beat LSU 24-21 on Sept. 30.
Troy beat North Texas 14-7 in 2012. Troy has won eight of 10 vs. North Texas.
North Texas is in its 10th bowl game and has 3-6 record in previous bowls.
Troy is in its seventh bowl game and has a 3-3 record in previous bowls.
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Updated December 3, 2017