NEW ORLEANS – The Sun Belt Conference unveiled its five bowl matchups Sunday afternoon on the heels of Appalachian State defeating Louisiana in the league's second Football Championship Game and earning its fourth-straight conference title.
No. 20 Appalachian State (12-1, 7-1 Sun Belt) faces UAB (9-4, 6-2 Conference USA) in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21 (8 p.m. CT, ESPN). The Sun Belt champion Mountaineers bring an unblemished 4-0 bowl record into this postseason with wins in the Camellia (2015, 2016), Dollar General (2017) and New Orleans (2018) bowls. Appalachian State rolls into its bowl matchup as the first Sun Belt team ranked in the College Football Playoff Top 25 (20th in the Dec.