The East Carolina football team will play either in the Dec. 22 Beef O’Brady’s Bowl in St. Petersburg, Fla., or the Dec. 21 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, the university confirmed in a statement on Monday.
As expected, the Pirates’ bowl destination will be determined by the outcome of Saturday’s Conference USA championship game between East Division champion UCF and West Division winner Tulsa.
If the Knights win the game, they will accept a bid to the AutoZone Liberty Bowl and the 8-4 Pirates will trek to Tropicana Field, the home of baseball’s Tampa Bay Rays, for the first time against an opponent yet to be named.
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