Thursday Dec. 26, 3 p.m. CST on ESPN from Shreveport, Louisiana
Louisiana Tech (9-3, 6-2 Conference USA) vs. Miami (6-6, 4-4 ACC)
Louisiana Tech: The Bulldogs have won their five most recent bowl games while averaging 34 points and 445 yards per game. They played in the only tie in Independence Bowl history against Maryland.
Miami: The game is pitting Manny Diaz's past against his present. The Hurricanes coach was the Louisiana Tech defensive coordinator in 2014. LB Shaquille Quarterman leads Miami with 96 tackles, including 15.5 tackles for loss.