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Tigers Football Team Ready to Head to Big Easy for New Orleans Bowl

The Tigers Football team wraps up the Memphis portion of its' Bowl practice schedule Monday..

The U of M's Gridiron Gang will head to the Big Easy Tuesday to begin on sight preparations for the New Orleans Bowl...

They're facing a Florida Atlantic Team that's a 2-and-1/2 point favorite to beat the Tigers..

FAU is coming off an upset of its' own, knocking off heavily favored Troy to win the Sun Belt Conference Title.

U of M Head Coach Tommy West says:

"It was no fluke. FAU played great and deserved to win that football game. They earned my respect and attention in a hurry."

Wide Receiver Maurice Jones adds.. 

"We're a little rusty but getting back in the groove of things shouldn't be too hard."

Jones is coming off a separated shoulder suffered in the teams' last game of the season.

He's hoping to be ready to go for Kickoff of the New Orleans Bowl, Friday 7pm

at the Louisiana SuperDome.

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