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New Orleans Bowl 2011: San Diego State Vs. Louisiana-Lafayette

San Diego State will meet Louisiana-Lafayette Saturday (9 p.m. ET/ESPN) in the 2011 New Orleans Bowl. The game will be finale of a tripleheader of games Saturday that open the college football FBS bowl season.

Louisiana-Lafayette is making its first-ever appearance in an FBS bowl game, and will get to do so in front of a largely home crowd at the Superdome in New Orleans. The Ragin' Cajuns (8-4) play in the Sun Belt Conference.

San Diego State (8-4) plays in the Mountain West Conference. The Aztecs will be traveling across the country for the event.

San Diego State is favored by 5.5.

Game: R & L Carriers New Orleans Bowl 

Date/Time: Sat., Dec. 17, 9 p.m. ET

TV: ESPN

Betting Odds: San Diego State by 5.5

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