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Jacksonville State’s first FBS bowl game will be in New Orleans, will face Louisiana in the Carriers New Orleans Bowl.

By East Alabama Sports Today

Bowl projection became reality for Jacksonville State on Sunday.

The Gamecocks (8-4) will play Louisiana (6-6) in the Carriers New Orleans Bowl on Dec. 16 at 1:15 p.m. in the Caesars Superdome.

Jax State will become the first team since 1997 to play in a bowl game in its first Football Bowl Championship Subdivision season. The Gamecocks are also the eighth team since 1970 to win at least eight games in their first FBS season.

Louisiana will make its seventh appearance in the New Orleans Bowl and has won it five times.

Ticket information

To purchase tickets online, visit JaxStateSports.com/BowlTickets or call the Jax State ticket office at (256) 782-8499. Ticket prices are $80 for sections located at midfield, behind the Gamecocks’ bench, and $60 in all other sections on the sideline.

All seats in the Jax State allotment will be reserved chairback seats.
The Gamecocks’ hotel headquarters will be the Sheraton New Orleans at 500 Canal Street in New Orleans and a room block will be available for Jax State fans beginning on Monday. Information on that block will be shared as soon as all information is finalized.
Jax State is organizing a bus trip to the game that will cost $135 per person and will include travel to and from New Orleans and will also include a Jax State reception event on Friday night. Tickets to the game will need to be booked separately. The bus will leave from and return to campus. For more information on the bus trip and for hotel accommodations, please contact Kaci Ogle at kogle@jsu.edu.

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