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Nov. 26, 2012

IRVING, Texas - Conference USA will have five teams playing in bowl games this season and the league has announced its lineup of games, pending the result of this Saturday's C-USA Football Championship Game. UCF will visit Tulsa in the championship and based on the result of that game, C-USA's bowl lineup will fall into place. East Carolina, Rice and SMU are the conference's other bowl-eligible teams.

If Tulsa wins the championship game, this will be C-USA's bowl lineup:

AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Dec. 31, Memphis, Tenn.: 		Tulsa
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, Dec. 29, Fort Worth, Texas: 	Rice
Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl, Dec. 24, Honolulu, Hawai'i: 		SMU
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, Dec. 22, New Orleans, La.: 	ECU
Beef `O' Brady's Bowl, Dec. 21, St. Petersburg, Fla.: 		UCF
If UCF wins the championship game, this will be C-USA's bowl lineup:
AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Dec. 31, Memphis, Tenn.: 		UCF
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, Dec. 29, Fort Worth, Texas: 	Tulsa
Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl, Dec. 24, Honolulu, Hawai'i: 		SMU
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, Dec. 22, New Orleans, La.: 	Rice
Beef `O' Brady's Bowl, Dec. 21, St. Petersburg, Fla.: 		East Carolina
C-USA Championship Game host Tulsa will be in a bowl game for the fourth straight season, while its opponent, UCF, will be bowling for the third time in four years. After a one-year absence, East Carolina will play postseason football for the sixth time in seven seasons. SMU will be making a bowl trip a fourth consecutive year for the first time in school history. Rice is back in postseason play for the first time since 2008.

Opponents for two of C-USA's bowl games have been confirmed. Air Force will compete in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl and Louisiana-Lafayette will play in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. Opponents for the other games will be announced no later than Sunday, December 2.