NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tulane has accepted an invitation to play against Louisiana-Lafayette in the New Orleans Bowl.
The Green Wave's confirmation of the bowl bid Tuesday marks the program's first chance to play a postseason game since the Hawaii Bowl in 2002.
Tulane had 10 straight losing seasons before second-year coach Curtis Johnson led the Green Wave to a 7-5 record this season.
Tulane was in contention to win Conference USA's West Division until falling 17-13 at division-winner Rice on Saturday.
Louisiana-Lafayette, which accepted its bowl bid after losing to Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday night, has won the past two New Orleans Bowls.
The game is played in the Superdome, which has been Tulane's home field since 1975.