New Orleans Bowl Memories: 2013
The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajun football team will take on the Southern Miss Golden Eagles in the 2016 R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, scheduled for Saturday night at 8 pm at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La.
The appearance will mark the 5th in 6 years in the New Orleans Bowl for coach Mark Hudspeth’s squad.
All week, in anticipation of the match-up on Saturday night, we’ll be re-living previous New Orleans Bowl’s that Louisiana played in, from 2011-2014.
On Monday, we went back in time and re-lived Louisiana’s incredible victory in the 2011 New Orleans Bowl.
On Tuesday, we re-lived UL's 2012 New Orleans Bowl victory by the Cajuns over the East Carolina Pirates.
Today, we remember the 2013 New Orleans Bowl, in which Louisiana defeated the Tulane Green Wave, 24-21, for their third-consecutive win in the bowl.
Hunter Stover kicked a 27-yard field goal, the first of his collegiate career, with 9:56 remaining and the Cajuns earned the victory after Tulane's Cairo Santos missed a potential tying 48-yard field goal before an R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl-record crowd of 54,728.
The dramatic victory helped Louisiana claim its third consecutive nine-win season while becoming the first school in New Orleans Bowl history to win three-consecutive games.
After gaining 568 and 591 yards in New Orleans Bowl victories over San Diego State (2011) and East Carolina (2012), Louisiana finished with 325 yards of total offense, including 168 on the ground. The Cajun defense picked off three Tulane passes with Sean Thomas tying a bowl-record with two interceptions and Corey Trim returning an interception 82 yards to set a bowl record.
Terrance Broadway, who returned to the lineup after suffering a broken arm in the Cajuns' home finale against ULM, completed 12 of 19 passes for 143 yards, while Elijah McGuire rushed for 45 yards on 11 carries, while grabbing seven passes for 94. Alonzo Harris also added 74 yards on the ground.
Below, take in the experiences of the Cajuns, from their arrival in New Orleans, until the time they lifted the trophy for winning the game:
Below, watch the Cajuns get set to depart for New Orleans in 2013, with the Cajun Walk:
Below, re-live the entire 2013 New Orleans Bowl: