Rams Bound for New Orleans Bowl

The Colorado State Rams football team has known for more than 10 days that they were headed to a post-season game, but didn't know where until Tuesday. As expected, on Wednesday, the Rams will officially accept an invitation to play North Texas at the Louisiana Superdome Tuesday, December 18 in the first game of the college bowl season.

"We're excited about the prospects of having Colorado State come here to New Orleans," said New Orleans Bowl Executive Director Ron Maestri in a prepared statement. "They have an excellent coach in Sonny Lubick, who has really taken the program to another level. We feel the Rams are a deserving team with great fans, and we look forward to having them here."

The Rams (6-5) will be making their third consecutive bowl appearance, and sixth in the last eight seasons. Colorado State has more bowl appearances in the last eight years than any other team in the Mountain West Conference. After a 0-5 start, North Texas (5-5) has rolled off five consecutive victories and clinched the Sun Belt Conference regular season title with a 50-27 victory over Idaho on November 17. The Mean Green will wrap up the regular season on Saturday, Dec. 1 at Troy State. Even though a loss would put them below .500, North Texas has been granted a special exemption and will compete in the game as Sun Belt Conference Champions.

The New Orleans Bowl will be televised Dec. 18 on ESPN2, starting at 6pm Mountain Time.

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