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Louisiana Tech, Miami set for Independence Bowl matchup

By The Associated Press

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) Louisiana Tech (9-3, Conference USA) vs. Miami (6-6, Atlantic Coast) , Dec. 26, 4 p.m. ET (ESPN)

LOCATION: Shreveport, Louisiana.

TOP PLAYERS

Louisiana Tech: QB J'Mar Smith, 2,814 yards, 17 touchdowns, four interceptions.

Miami: LB Shaquille Quarterman, 96 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss.

NOTABLE

Louisiana Tech: Has won its last five bowl games. Averaging 34 points and 445 yards per game. Played in only tie in Independence Bowl against Maryland.

Miami:

LAST TIME

Miami 48, Louisiana Tech 0, (Sept. 18, 2004)

BOWL HISTORY

Louisiana Tech: Fifth appearance in the Independence Bowl, sixth straight season in the postseason.

Miami: Second appearance in the Independence Bowl, seventh consecutive postseason appearance.

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Updated December 8, 2019

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