New Orleans Bowl

Troy vs. Rice

December 22, 8PM, New Orleans


You've heard Troy's name all season. As the Heisman Trophy-winning quar—wait… oooh, we're talking about the Sun Belt school in Alabama, huh?! Gotcha. Quietly, it's worth mentioning, too, looking at the way the overachieving Trojans almost conquered Florida State back in September and simply marched through it conference sked in November and December. Know who else is worth some ink? Rice wideout Jarrett Dillard. The kid had five 100-yard receiving games and caught 20 touchdowns in '06. He'll likely pad those numbers handsomely in a rout of out-of-its-league Troy, 28-10.

Interesting Fact: Cut the Rice Owls some slack if they appear wide-eyed down in the Crescent City. This is the school's first bowl appearance in 45 years!