New Orleans Bowl

Jason Saul / WWNO

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns won their fourth straight R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl on Saturday, beating the Nevada Wolf Pack 16-3.

Winning in the New Orleans Bowl has become an annual tradition for the Cajuns, who inspire tens of thousands of their fans to come along, making it essentially a home game for UL.

Lafayette is now the first team ever to win the same bowl game in four straight seasons. Eight other teams have three consecutive wins in the same bowl.

The Tulane University football program has undergone a dramatic resurgence in the past two years, spurred by the hiring of former Saints receivers coach Curtis Johnson, the rapid construction of a new on-campus football stadium, and a commitment from a university administration involved in the intricacies of college football management on a national level.

Preview: Tomorrow's R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Dec 21, 2012

The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns will face the East Carolina Pirates Saturday at 11 a.m. in the 12th annual R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

ECU is playing in its first New Orleans Bowl, while ULL is making its second consecutive appearance.

Both teams are familiar with the venue, as ULL defeated San Diego State in a 32-30 thriller in last season’s New Orleans Bowl, and ECU defeated Tulane 28-23 at the Superdome just last month.