Troy ready to make history in New Orleans

Troy ready to make history in New Orleans
(Source: WSFA 12 News)

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WSFA) - We are just three days away from the New Orleans Bowl at the Superdome in Louisiana as the Troy Trojans are taking on the North Texas Mean Green.

The Trojans haven't played a game at the Superdome since 2010 when the Trojans knocked off Ohio in the 2010 New Orleans Bowl.

Last year was a big one for the Trojans who reached ten wins for the first time in FBS history. This year, the Trojans look to take that a step further and hope to finish the 2017 season with 11 wins.

"There's never been a team at the Division One level at Troy to win 11 games," said head coach Neal Brown. "We have an opportunity to be New Orleans Bowl Champions, we already won the conference championship, and we have a huge win over LSU. This is a game that can really separate this team from all the previous Division one teams in Troy's history."

"We want to make sure the seniors go out with a bang," said linebacker Hunter Reese. "Troy's never had an 11-win season, so that would go down in the history books. That's a big thing for us. It would mean a lot."

"We've worked this hard to get to where we are now," said running back Josh Anderson. "It would be devastating if we don't finish it now, especially for myself if I don't finish. It will be devastating."

The Trojans will hold another practice on Thursday morning before taking part in media day that afternoon. The Trojans and the Mean Green will kick off in the New Orleans Bowl on Saturday at noon.

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