Sun Belt Conference Communications
NEW ORLEANS – The Sun Belt Conference announced on Sunday the first two of its 2020 football postseason bowl matchups:
App State (8-3) will take on North Texas at the Myrtle Beach Bowl on December 21, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. CT/2:30 p.m. ET at Brooks Stadium in Conway, South Carolina.
Georgia State (5-4) will face Western Kentucky at the LendingTree Bowl on December 26, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. CT/3:30 p.m. ET at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama.
Both games will be televised by ESPN.
The Sun Belt’s new postseason bowl lineup includes placement in three ESPN Events owned-and-operated bowl games, as well as participation in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl and the LendingTree Bowl on an annual basis.
“We are proud of the football success the Sun Belt experienced this season,” said Keith Gill, Sun Belt Conference Commissioner. “We were able to safely play more than 97 percent of our conference schedule and had many impressive non-conference wins. These post-season opportunities are well deserved and a great reward for our student-athletes and football programs.”
In addition to the league’s five bowl tie-ins, the Sun Belt champion has access annually to the New Year’s Six bowls – managed by the College Football Playoff – should the champion be selected as one of the top four teams overall by the CFP selection committee or ranked by the committee as the top champion among the Group of Five conference champions. The 2020 Sun Belt Football Championship Game will pit No. 9/12 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (11-0) against the No. 17/18 Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (9-1). Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. CT/3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 19 at Brooks Stadium in Conway, South Carolina. The game will be televised by ESPN.