Dec 17, 2013 7:20 PM by Kari Beal
While some people are scrambling for last minute Christmas gifts, UL Football Ragin Cajun fans are swarming for football gear.
"We are purchasing some items for the red bowl game this weekend, maybe some red shirts to show out support," said Ragin Cajun fan Andrea Laviolette.
This is because the New Orleans Bowl 2013, Tulane vs. UL, is just days away. More than 100 fans gathered today outside the UL Athletic Department sending the team off to the Superdome. Many were excited and confident for the team.
"We're going to bring that house down with nothing but red and white," said Ragin Cajun fan Gail Savoie
These fans have know exactly how to prepare.
"Just party and cheering them on. We know they got it," said Ragin Cajun fan Barbara Jenluis.
More than fifty-thousand people have bought tickets for the bowl and with energetic fans come energetic players.
"I love our fans, I love them and I appreciate them and I look forward to seeing them at the dome," said UL Football OL Andre Huval.
I'm just trying to savor the moment and this time with my teammates. it's going to be a fun week and then obviously we want to get a victory on saturday," said UL Football LB Justin Anderson.
This is the third consecutive year the team will be at the bowl and the coach has nothing, but positive thoughts.
"We're going to have a great fan base down there, I hope everyone can make it. and I'm just awfully proud to say that I'm their coach and hopefully we'll go down, play well and get us a win," said UL Football Coach Mark Hudspeth.
A full list of New Orleans Bowl events are listed on our website.