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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Louisiana-Lafayette Athletic Director Scott Farmer, Preident. E. Joseph Savoie and coach Mark Hudspeth hoist the trophy after the Ragin' Cajuns won the New Orleans Bowl. UL-Lafayette beat Tulane 24-21.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --Fans celebrate in Champion Square before the start of the Tulane-UL-Lafayette R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Saturday in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Phyllis Villien, right and June Decuir, left, both of Lafayette, leave the festivities in Champion Square to get in line to enter the stadium before the start of the Tulane-UL-Lafayette R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Saturday in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- New Orleans may get a chance to host another NCAA men's Final Four, possibly as early as 2017,

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Jennifer Jones celebrates the spirit of Louisiana and New Orleans before the start of the Tulane-UL-Lafayette R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Saturday in the Mercedes Benz Superdome. Jones, a graduate of Tulane, said she wanted to stay neutral and just celebrate the event.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- UL-Lafayette fans Aimee Mire, left, and Sunnie Mire, both of Lafayette, flip over an Advocate special section over to show the Ragin' Cajuns Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, before the Tulane Green Wave played the UL-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Zachary James, a saxophone player in the Tulane band, noticed that nearly two-thirds of the Advocate special sections covering the seats were showing the red UL-Lafayette side and not the white and green Tulane side. A group of band members turned sections near the band to the Tulane side and though it would be funny to make a large white 'T' in the UL-Lafayette stands. Ragin' Cajuns fan Chad Matthieu, seeing the redecoration, assembled his own posse to returns the sections to red.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Derrick Breaux, center, and Royal Obelton and workers unveil an end zone logo for the UL-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, before the Tulane Green Wave played the UL-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Fans check out an Advocate special section Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, before the Tulane Green Wave played the UL-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- A fan checks out an Advocate special section Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, before the Tulane Green Wave played the UL-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane quarterback Nick Montana (11) warms up Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, before the Tulane Green Wave played the UL-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Fans make their way to their seats and newspapers prior to the first half of the New Orleans Bowl.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Copies of the New Orleans Advocate featuring UL-Lafayette and Tulane are placed on seats before the start of the Tulane-UL-Lafayette R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Saturday in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Koby Carrigee, left, and Coy LeBlanc, right, UL-Lafayette alumni, fire up the fans prior to the first half of the New Orleans Bowl on Saturday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The crowd of 54,728 was the largest in New Orleans Bowl history.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Copies of the New Orleans Advocate featuring UL-Lafayette and Tulane are placed on seats before the start of the Tulane-UL-Lafayette R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Saturday in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Copies of the New Orleans Advocate featuring UL-Lafayette and Tulane are placed on seats before the start of the Tulane-UL-Lafayette R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Saturday in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Karl and Susan Guidry wave to their son UL-Lafayette long snapper Jake Guidry (40) prior to the first half of the New Orleans Bowl.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD --Tulane linebacker Zach Davis (57) pulls the face mask of UL-Lafayette kicker Hunter Stover (45) but is not called for a penalty during the first quarter Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane running back Josh Rounds (25) picks up yards against UL-Lafayette cornerback Sean Thomas (24) and UL-Lafayette safety T.J. Worthy (27) during the first quarter Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- UL-Lafayette quarterback Terrance Broadway (8) passes against the Tulane during the first quarter Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- UL-Lafayette cornerback Sean Thomas (24) intercepts a pass intended for Tulane wide receiver Justyn Shackleford (80) during the first quarter Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELDUL-Lafayette cornerback Sean Thomas intercepts a pass intended for Tulane receiver Justyn Shackleford during the first quarter of Saturday's New Orleans Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane quarterback Nick Montana (11) throws against UL-Lafayette linebacker Justin Anderson (34) during the first quarter Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane running back Rob Kelley (28) is forced out of bounds by UL-Lafayette safety Trevence Patt (4) after a catch during the first quarter Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- UL-Lafayette cornerback Sean Thomas (24) intercepts a pass intended for Tulane wide receiver Justyn Shackleford (80) during the first quarter Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- UL-Lafayette cornerback Sean Thomas (24) is tackled by Tulane offensive tackle Arturo Uzdavinis (68) after intercepting a pass during the first quarter Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- UL-Lafayette cornerback Sean Thomas (24) celebrates intercepting a pass against Tulane during the first quarter Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- UL-Lafayette cornerback Corey Trim (7) returns an interception for a touchdown during the second quarter Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- UL-Lafayette cornerback Sean Thomas (24), joined by UL-Lafayette safety Trevence Patt (4) and UL-Lafayette cornerback Corey Trim (7), celebrates intercepting a pass against Tulane during the first quarter Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Allen Toussaint plays the piano as John Boutté sings the National Anthem prior to the first half of the New Orleans Bowl.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Tulane quarterback Nick Montana (11) scrambles for short yardage during the first half of the New Orleans Bowl.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Fans in the stands cheer on their team during the first half of the New Orleans Bowl.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Youngsters in the end zone cheer on their team during the first half of the New Orleans Bowl.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Tulane receiver Devin Boutte is wrapped up on a punt return by UL-Lafayette's Jake Molbert (59), Ricky Johnson (9) and Brandon Nash (30) during the first half of the New Orleans Bowl in December.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane's football team takes the field Dec. 21 before playing the UL-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns in the New Orleans Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- John Boutte´, right, sings the national anthem as Allen Toussaint plays a grand piano painted with the Blue Dog by artist George Rodrigue, who died this week, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, before the Tulane Green Wave meet the UL-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- UL-Lafayette cornerback Corey Trim, from Redemptorist, returns an interception for a touchdown during in front of a crowd of Ragin' Cajuns fans in the second quarter of the Ragin' Cajuns 24-21 win over Tulane on Saturday in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. It was the longest interception return in the history of the bowl, breaking the mark of 62 yards set in 2004 by Southern Miss’ Michael Boley against North Texas. The crowd of 54,728 was the largest in the bowl's history.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Tulane running back Orleans Darkwa (26) scores Tulane's first TD in the second quarter of the Tulane-UL-Lafayette R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Saturday in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Tulane wide receiver Ryan Grant (3) pulls in a long pass deep in UL-Lafayette territory in the second quarter of the Tulane-UL-Lafayette R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Saturday in the Mercedes Benz Superdome. Defending on the play is UL-Lafayette cornerback Simeon Thomas (2).

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane head coach Curtis Johnson argues a call during the first quarter Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane running back Orleans Darkwa (26) picks up yards against UL-Lafayette safety T.J. Worthy (27) during the second quarter Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Tulane comes takes the field for the first half of the New Orleans Bowl.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIGUL-Lafayette quarterback Terrance Broadway hands off to running back Alonzo Harris (46) who picks up good yardage during the first half of the New Orleans Bowl.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- UL-Lafayette running back Elijah McGuire (22) shakes off the tackle by Tulane safety Sam Scofield (35) to score on the play, which was reviewed, during the first half of the New Orleans Bowl.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Tulane head coach Curtis Johnson has an animated discussion with the referee during the first half of the New Orleans Bowl.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- UL-Lafayette head coach Mark Hudspeth celebrates a touchdown with an assistant coach during the first half of the New Orleans Bowl.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- UL-Lafayette running back Elijah McGuire (22) pulls in a pass between Tulane cornerback Lorenzo Doss (6), left, and Tulane linebacker Nico Marley (20) during the first half of the New Orleans Bowl.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Tulane running back Dante Butler scampers for yardage as UL-Lafayette linebacker Justin Anderson (34) and linebacker Trae Johnson chase during the first half of the New Orleans Bowl in December.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Tulane running back Rob Kelley (28) pulls in a long pass at the sideline for a first down as UL-Lafayette cornerback Sean Thomas (24) defends during the first half of the New Orleans Bowl.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- UL-Lafayette quarterback Terrance Broadway (8) looks for a receiver in the first quarter of the Tulane-UL-Lafayette R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Saturday in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- UL-Lafayette running back Elijah McGuire (22) breaks free for a TD run for UL-Lafayette's first score in the first quarter of the Tulane-UL-Lafayette R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Saturday in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- UL-Lafayette running back Alonzo Harris (46) runs for a TD in the first quarter of the Tulane-UL-Lafayette R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Saturday in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- UL-Lafayette quarterback Terrance Broadway audibles at the line of scrimmage during the Ragin' Cajuns' 24-21 win over Tulane in the New Orleans Bowl in December.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- UL-Lafayette quarterback Terrance Broadway (8) scrambles in the first quarter of the Tulane-UL-Lafayette R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Saturday in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate file photo by PATRICK DENNISUL-Lafayette running back Alonzo Harris scores in the first quarter of the New Orleans Bowl last season.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Tulane quarterback Nick Montana (11) tries to avoid UL-Lafayette linebacker Trae Johnson (38) in the second quarter of the Tulane-UL-Lafayette R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Saturday in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Tulane coach Curtis Johnson appears deep in thought on the sidelines in the second quarter of the New Orleans Bowl on Saturday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Tulane quarterback Devin Powell (1)scrambles while looking downfield for a receiver in the second quarter of the Tulane-UL-Lafayette R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Saturday in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- UL-Lafayette running back Elijah McGuire (22) gets a handoff from UL-Lafayette quarterback Terrance Broadway (8) as Tulane cornerback Jordan Batiste (14) closes in for the tackle in the second quarter of the Tulane-UL-Lafayette R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Saturday in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Tulane wide receiver Devon Breaux (8) makes a key reception in the second quarter of the Tulane-UL-Lafayette R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Saturday in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- A record crowd watches the opening ceremony of the Tulane-UL-Lafayette R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Saturday in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Tulane defensive end Julius Warmsley (92) and Tulane linebacker Zach Davis (57) celebrate Warmsley's sack of UL-Lafayette quarterback Terrance Broadway (8) in the second quarter of the Tulane-UL-Lafayette R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Saturday in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- A record crowd watches the start of the Tulane-UL-Lafayette R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Saturday in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane kicker Cairo Santos (19) misses the game-tying field goal out of the hold of Tulane punter Peter Picerelli (31) during the fourth quarter Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. UL-Lafayatte won 24-21.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane kicker Cairo Santos (19) reacts after missing the game-tying field goal during the fourth quarter Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. UL-Lafayatte won 24-21.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- UL-Lafayette kicker Hunter Stover (45) kicks the game-winning field goal out of the hold of UL-Lafayette long snapper Jake Guidry (40) during the fourth quarter Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. UL-Lafayatte won 24-21.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- UL-Lafayette kicker Hunter Stover (45) kicks the game-winning field goal out of the hold of UL-Lafayette long snapper Jake Guidry (40) during the fourth quarter Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. UL-Lafayatte won 24-21.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Tulane kicker Cairo Santos (19), right, reacts to missing a field goal that would have possibly put the game into overtime as Tulane punter Peter Picerelli (31) watches during the second half of the New Orleans Bowl. UL-Lafayette won 24-21.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- From left, UL-Lafayette head coach Mark Hudspeth and Tulane head coach Curtis Johnson meet at midfield after the second half of the New Orleans Bowl. UL-Lafayette won 24-21.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- UL-Lafayette head coach Mark Hudspeth celebrates the win after the second half of the New Orleans Bowl. UL-Lafayette won 24-21.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- The UL-Lafayette bench celebrates after Tulane kicker Cairo Santos (19) missed a game-tying field goal during the fourth quarter Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. UL-Lafayatte won 24-21.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- UL-Lafayette safety T.J. Worthy (27) celebrates with teammates as Tulane players walk dejectedly off the field late in the second half of the New Orleans Bowl. UL-Lafayette won 24-21.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- UL-Lafayette quarterback Terrance Broadway (8) tries to get past Tulane linebacker Kyle Davis (21) during the third quarter Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. UL-Lafayatte won 24-21.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane coach Curtis Johnson disputes a pass interference callduring the fourth quarter against the UL-Lafayette Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. UL-Lafayatte won 24-21.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane wide receiver Justyn Shackleford (80) cannot bring in a long pass against UL-Lafayette cornerback Simeon Thomas (2) during the fourth quarter Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. UL-Lafayatte won 24-21.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane wide receiver Justyn Shackleford (80) cannot bring in a long pass against UL-Lafayette cornerback Simeon Thomas (2) during the fourth quarter Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. UL-Lafayatte won 24-21.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Tulane UL-Lafayette's victory over Tulane in the R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Saturday in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Tulane quarterback Devin Powell (1) scrambles from the grasp of UL-Lafayette defensive lineman Justin Hamilton (74) in the second half of UL-Lafayette's victory over Tulane in the R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Saturday in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Tulane guard Rio Mares (72) shows his disappointment after Tulane kicker Cairo Santos (19) missed a game-tying field goal with nine seconds left in the game in the second half of UL-Lafayette's victory over Tulane in the R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Saturday in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --UL-Lafayette head coach Mark Hudspeth, right, signals victory to the crowd as UL-Lafayette president E. Joseph Savoie, center, and athletic director Scott Farmer, left, join in the celebration during the trophy presentation after UL-Lafayette's victory over Tulane in the R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Saturday in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Tulane players sit dejectedly on the bench after Lafayette's victory over Tulane in the R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Saturday in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Tulane players show their dejection after UL-Lafayette's victory over Tulane in the R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Saturday in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- UL-Lafayette offensive linesman Jarad Martin (62), center, celebrates the win with his teammates signaling "three wins in a row" after the second half of the New Orleans Bowl. UL-Lafayette won 24-21.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- UL-Lafayette kicker Hunter Stover (45) kicks the winning field goal in the second half of UL-Lafayette's victory over Tulane in the R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Saturday in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- UL-Lafayette cornerback Sean Thomas (24) is face-masked by Tulane wide receiver Ryan Grant (3) after intercepting a pass during the fourth quarter Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. UL-Lafayatte won 24-21.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- UL-Lafayette offensive linesman Mykhael Quave (70) and UL-Lafayette defensive lineman Brandon McCray (96)celebrate with UL-Lafayette defensive lineman Christian Ringo (92) after a tying field goal by Tulane kicker Cairo Santos (19) was wide-left, ensuring UL-Lafayette's victory over Tulane in the R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Saturday in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane quarterback Devin Powell (1) gets a pass away under a heavy rush by UL-Lafayette defensive end Chris Prater (57) during the fourth quarter Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. UL-Lafayatte won 24-21.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Tulane wide receiver Justyn Shackleford (80) can't pull in the pass reception as UL-Lafayette cornerback Simeon Thomas (2) defends during the second half of the New Orleans Bowl. UL-Lafayette won 24-21.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Tulane quarterback Devin Powell (1) is hit by UL-Lafayette defensive lineman Christian Ringo (92) in the end zone and tosses up an interception during the second half of the New Orleans Bowl. UL-Lafayette won 24-21.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- UL-Lafayette cornerback Sean Thomas (24) grabs the interception that set up the game winning field goal during the second half of the New Orleans Bowl. UL-Lafayette won 24-21.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- From left, Athletic Director Scott Farmer, Pres. E. Joseph Savoie and UL-Lafayette head coach Mark Hudspeth hoist the trophy after the second half of the New Orleans Bowl. UL-Lafayette won 24-21.

  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- John Boutte´, right, sings the national anthem as Allen Toussaint plays a grand piano painted with the Blue Dog by artist George Rodrigue, who died this week, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, before the Tulane Green Wave meet the UL-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.