2010 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio University 7 0 7 7 21
Troy University 14 24 10 0 48
Date December 18, 2010
Season 2010
Stadium Louisiana Superdome
Location New Orleans, Louisiana
MVP QB Corey Robinson
Favorite Troy by 3[1]
Referee Steve Barth (C-USA)
Attendance 29,159
Payout US$325,000 per team
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN
Announcers: Mark Neely, Robert Smith and Quint Kessenich
Nielsen ratings 1.3 / 2.09M
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The 2010 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl was the tenth edition of the bowl. The game was played at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana on Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 9 p.m. ET. The contest was televised live on ESPN. The game featured the Ohio Bobcats of the Mid-American Conference versus the Troy Trojans from the Sun Belt Conference.

Teams[edit | edit source]

Ohio Bobcats[edit | edit source]

The Bobcats entered the New Orleans Bowl with a record of 8–4. The team was 1 win away from playing in the MAC Championship game before losing their final game of the season to Kent State. Ohio made its first appearance in the New Orleans Bowl. The Bobcats appeared in their 3rd bowl game under head coach Frank Solich, however they were 0–2 in the two prior games, and Ohio had never won a bowl game in school history in four attempts. They were a 21–17 loser to Marshall in the 2009 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.

Troy Trojans[edit | edit source]

Troy entered the bowl game with a 7–5 overall record and won a share of the Sun Belt Conference Championship. The Trojans played in their third straight bowl game. This will also mark the third time in five seasons that Troy will be playing in the New Orleans Bowl. They are currently 1–1 in New Orleans Bowl games with a win over Rice in 2006 and a loss to Southern Miss in 2008. Last season Troy was defeated by Central Michigan by a score of 44–41 in the GMAC Bowl.

Scoring Summary[edit | edit source]

Scoring Play Score
1st Quarter
TROY - Jerrel Jernigan 12 yard run (Michael Taylor kick), 9:52 TROY 7–0
OHIO - Boo Jackson 34 yard pass to Steven Goulet (Matt Weller kick), 4:59 TIE 7–7
TROY - Corey Robinson 31 yard pass to Tebiarus Gill (Michael Taylor kick), 1:57 TROY 14–7
2nd Quarter
TROY - Corey Robinson 16 yard pass to Jerrel Jernigan (Michael Taylor kick), 12:42 TROY 21–7
TROY - Michael Taylor 50 yard kick, 8:33 TROY 24–7
TROY - Corey Robinson 17 yard pass to Tebiarus Gill (Michael Taylor kick), 2:56 TROY 31–7
TROY - Corey Robinson 26 yard pass to Tebiarus Gill (Michael Taylor kick), 0:36 TROY 38–7
3rd Quarter
TROY - Michael Taylor 33 yard kick, 11:58 TROY 41–7
OHIO - Boo Jackson 5 yard pass to Donte Foster (Matt Weller kick), 8:31 TROY 41–14
TROY - DuJuan Harris 2 yard run (Michael Taylor kick), 6:36 TROY 48–14
4th Quarter
OHIO - Boo Jackson 18 yard pass to Riley Dunlop (Matt Weller kick), 5:07 TROY 48–21

Statistics[edit | edit source]

Statistics Ohio Troy
First Downs 14 30
Rushes-yards (net) 30-99 33-220
Passing yards (net) 209 382
Passes, Att-Comp-Int 22-14-2 43-33-0
Total offense, plays - yards 52-308 76-602
Time of Possession 29:57 30:03

Notes[edit | edit source]

The 2010 New Orleans Bowl marked the first time that the 2 schools played each other in the history of their programs.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Tuscaloosa News, December 18, 2010

External links[edit | edit source]

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