New Orleans Bowl, S.D. State vs. UL-Lafayette: Live Scores and Analysis

Drew Laing@@drewrlaingAnalyst IDecember 16, 2011

Ronnie Hillman is San Diego State's biggest offensive threat.
Ronnie Hillman is San Diego State's biggest offensive threat.Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

It is nearly 24 hours until the San Diego State Aztecs and the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns meet in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl.

While this may be a lesser-known bowl game, it still does not lack its share of excitement.

San Diego State offense features one of the nation's best running backs in sophomore Ronnie Hillman.  It's likely you have never heard of Hillman since he plays for San Diego State, but he is a big-time playmaker. He has the third-highest rushing yards per game in the nation and has put up Heisman-like numbers this season with 1,656 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns.

Louisiana-Lafayette relies on quarterback Blaine Gautier for much of their offensive success. Gautier has been on a tear since the middle of October, throwing for 14 touchdowns and four interceptions in six games. He also gives the Ragin' Cajuns a dual-threat option as he has shown the ability to run with the ball.

Offense will be the name of the game in this bowl matchup, so check back to Bleacher Report for the live scores, highlights, and analysis from the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl.