MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — LOCATION: Mobile, Alabama.
Louisiana: RB Elijah Mitchell, 1,092 yards, 15 TDs.
Miami: QB Brett Gabbert, 2,163 yards, 11 touchdowns, 8 INTs.
Louisiana: Fell to Appalachian State 45-38 in Sun Belt championship game. Is 4-2 in bowl games.
Miami: Won first MAC championship since 2010. Gabbert is MAC freshman of the year. PK Sam Sloman is second in country with 25 made field goals.
Louisiana 29, Miami 28. (Sept. 11, 1993).
Louisiana: First appearance in the newly re-named Lending Tree Bowl, seventh bowl appearance.
Miami: Third appearance in Mobile's bowl game, 12th bowl appearance in school history.
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