2017 New Orleans Bowl Live will be played on Dec. 16, 2017 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La., between North Texas and Troy.
The game will be the 17th-annual 2017 New Orleans Bowl Live game, which will feature a matchup between a team from the Sun Belt Conference and a team from Conference USA.
Find the date, time and location for the 2017 2017 New Orleans Bowl Live below.
date, time for North Texas and Troy
The 2017 2017 New Orleans Bowl Live will be played on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 1 p.m. ET/noon CT on ESPN.
Date: Saturday, Dec. 16
Time: 1 p.m. ET/noon CT
New Orleans Bowl Live 2017 location for North Texas and Troy
The New Orleans Bowl Live will be played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, home of the NFL’s New Orleans Saints, in New Orleans, La.
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La.
2017 New Orleans Bowl Live History
As previously stated, the game will be the 17th New Orleans Bowl Live game since its first game in 2001.
The 2017 New Orleans Bowl Live is often tied to the Sun Belt Conference and Conference USA, though teams from other conferences have played in the bowl game throughout its history.
There have been 17 programs that have played in the New Orleans Bowl Live, with 13 of them being teams from either the Sun Belt Conference or Conference USA. Three teams from the Mountain West Conference have played in the bowl game, and one team from the Mid-American Conference has competed in it.
At the end of the 2017 New Orleans Bowl Live, a player from the winning team will be awarded the New Orleans Bowl Live MVP.
In last year’s New Orleans Bowl Live, Southern Miss defeated Louisiana-Lafayette, 28-21. Southern Miss wide receiver Allenzae Staggers took home the MVP award for the game, as he finished with 11 receptions for 230 yards and 1 touchdown in the victory.
Southern Miss has played in the New Orleans Bowl Live more than any other team and has posted a record of 4-1 in its five appearances. North Texas has the second-most appearances with four, but has gone 1-3 in the bowl game.
Troy and Louisiana-Lafayette have both played in the bowl game three times and have both gone 2-1. Louisiana-Lafayette would have five appearances in the New Orleans Bowl Live and a record of 4-1, but the program vacated all its wins in 2011 and 2013, including the New Orleans Bowl Live wins, due to major NCAA violations that included ACT fraud. Louisiana-Lafayette won the bowl game four years in a row from 2011 to 2014, but is only credited with two of those victories.
Memphis and Arkansas State have each appeared in the game two times. Memphis has gone 1-1 in the and Arkansas State has gone 0-2. There are 11 other teams that have each made one appearance in the game, with four of them going 1-0 and the other seven going 0-1.
The three teams from the Mountain West Conference that played in the 2017 New Orleans Bowl Live have been San Diego State, Nevada and Colorado State. The latter team gave the conference its only win in the inaugural game. The only team from the MAC to play in the bowl was Ohio in 2010, but it fell to Troy.
The Sun Belt Conference has gone 7-7 in the game (not counting Louisiana-Lafayette’s two vacated wins) and Conference USA has gone 6-6. Conference USA has won the last two 2017 New Orleans Bowl Live games.