Louisiana Tech: QB Ryan Higgins, 4,208 yards, 37 TDs, eight interceptions passing; 284 yards, three TDs rushing.
Navy: The Midshipmen were contractually obligated before the season to play in the Armed Forces Bowl, if they were bowl eligible. Navy lost the American Athletic Conference championship game to Temple, and still has its annual game against Army to play next Saturday.
Louisiana Tech: Had a seven-game winning streak before losing their regular-season finale at Southern Miss and then at Western Kentucky in the Conference USA championship game.
Navy 37, Louisiana Tech 23, Sept. 18, 2010.
Navy: This is the 13th bowl in 14 seasons for Navy after a 17-year postseason drought. Also 22nd bowl overall, including an Armed Forces Bowl victory over Middle Tennessee three years ago.
Louisiana Tech: Third consecutive bowl, and ninth overall.
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