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Two Sun Belt schools in bowls

Troy is in the GMAC Bowl
Middle Tennessee is in the New Orleans Bowl
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Two Sun Belt schools in bowls

Troy is in the GMAC Bowl
Middle Tennessee is in the New Orleans Bowl
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It makes me sick knowing that MTSU is in a bowl game. Ya I know we should be happy for the Sunbelt,but as bad as our team was this year, we should have been second in the Sunbelt had it not been for a few key plays in each game. We should have beaten ULM and MTSU. Oh well, I'm not going to keep saying "we should have done this and that…" but it still is dissapointing knowing that we very easily could have been back to New Orleans. Go OWLS!
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It makes me sick knowing that MTSU is in a bowl game. Ya I know we should be happy for the Sunbelt,but as bad as our team was this year, we should have been second in the Sunbelt had it not been for a few key plays in each game. We should have beaten ULM and MTSU. Oh well, I'm not going to keep saying "we should have done this and that…" but it still is dissapointing knowing that we very easily could have been back to New Orleans. Go OWLS!
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Nice! ;D

Here's the SBC release…….


Troy, Middle Tennessee Selected to Bowl Games

NEW ORLEANS- The Sun Belt Conference will send multiple teams to postseason bowl games for the fourth time in the conference’s brief nine year history as Troy and Middle Tennessee have accepted bowl invitations.  It marks the third time in the last four years that the Sun Belt Conference has had two teams in postseason bowl games.

The Troy Trojans will play in the GMAC Bowl on January 6 against Mid-American Conference Champion and 25th-ranked Central Michigan.  Troy ’s invitation to the in-state bowl game makes the Trojans the first team from the state of Alabama to ever play in an Alabama bowl game.

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders will play Southern Mississippi in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl on December 20.

Troy will be making its second consecutive bowl trip and fourth total bowl since joining the Sun Belt Conference in 2004.  The Trojans completed a perfect conference season with an 8-0 record and tallied a 9-3 record on the year.  The Trojans have now won four consecutive conference titles and back-to-back outright championships.

Middle Tennessee will be making its second bowl appearance as a member of the Sun Belt Conference.  The Blue Raiders played in the 2006 Motor City Bowl in Detroit .  MT also recorded a 9-3 record on the year and was 7-1 in Sun Belt play.

The nine wins for both Middle Tennessee and Troy tied the conference mark for wins in a season as the 2003 North Texas squad was previously the only other team to record nine wins in a year. The nine wins also makes Troy and Middle Tennessee two of just 25 teams nationally to own at least nine wins this season and two of just 10 non-AQ teams.

Over the last three seasons the Sun Belt Conference has represented itself well in the postseason.  In fact the Sun Belt Conference boasts a winning record of 3-2 in its five bowl appearances in the last three seasons.  Of the 11 FBS conferences the Sun Belt Conference is one of only six to have a winning bowl record over the last three seasons.  In fact, the Sun Belt Conference ranks fifth of out the 11 FBS Conferences for bowl win percentage in the last three seasons.

2006 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl – Troy 41, Rice 17

2006 Motor City Bowl – Central Michigan 31, Middle Tennessee 14

2007 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl – Florida Atlantic 44, Memphis 17

2008 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl – Southern Miss 30, Troy 27 (OT)

2008 Motor City Bowl – Florida Atlantic 24, Central Michigan 21

Source: Sun Belt Media Relations
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Nice! ;D

Here's the SBC release…….


Troy, Middle Tennessee Selected to Bowl Games

NEW ORLEANS- The Sun Belt Conference will send multiple teams to postseason bowl games for the fourth time in the conference’s brief nine year history as Troy and Middle Tennessee have accepted bowl invitations.  It marks the third time in the last four years that the Sun Belt Conference has had two teams in postseason bowl games.

The Troy Trojans will play in the GMAC Bowl on January 6 against Mid-American Conference Champion and 25th-ranked Central Michigan.  Troy ’s invitation to the in-state bowl game makes the Trojans the first team from the state of Alabama to ever play in an Alabama bowl game.

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders will play Southern Mississippi in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl on December 20.

Troy will be making its second consecutive bowl trip and fourth total bowl since joining the Sun Belt Conference in 2004.  The Trojans completed a perfect conference season with an 8-0 record and tallied a 9-3 record on the year.  The Trojans have now won four consecutive conference titles and back-to-back outright championships.

Middle Tennessee will be making its second bowl appearance as a member of the Sun Belt Conference.  The Blue Raiders played in the 2006 Motor City Bowl in Detroit .  MT also recorded a 9-3 record on the year and was 7-1 in Sun Belt play.

The nine wins for both Middle Tennessee and Troy tied the conference mark for wins in a season as the 2003 North Texas squad was previously the only other team to record nine wins in a year. The nine wins also makes Troy and Middle Tennessee two of just 25 teams nationally to own at least nine wins this season and two of just 10 non-AQ teams.

Over the last three seasons the Sun Belt Conference has represented itself well in the postseason.  In fact the Sun Belt Conference boasts a winning record of 3-2 in its five bowl appearances in the last three seasons.  Of the 11 FBS conferences the Sun Belt Conference is one of only six to have a winning bowl record over the last three seasons.  In fact, the Sun Belt Conference ranks fifth of out the 11 FBS Conferences for bowl win percentage in the last three seasons.

2006 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl – Troy 41, Rice 17

2006 Motor City Bowl – Central Michigan 31, Middle Tennessee 14

2007 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl – Florida Atlantic 44, Memphis 17

2008 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl – Southern Miss 30, Troy 27 (OT)

2008 Motor City Bowl – Florida Atlantic 24, Central Michigan 21

Source: Sun Belt Media Relations
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Although I dont think either will be favored best of luck to both of them they earned it
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Although I dont think either will be favored best of luck to both of them they earned it
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Troy v. CMU should be interesting

Florida Atlantic University Owls
2007 Sun Belt Football Champions 2007 New Orleans Bowl Champions 2008 Motor City Bowl Champions 2011 Sun Belt Basketball Champions No Bowls without Owls
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Troy v. CMU should be interesting

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2007 Sun Belt Football Champions 2007 New Orleans Bowl Champions 2008 Motor City Bowl Champions 2011 Sun Belt Basketball Champions No Bowls without Owls
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