The 2005 New Orleans Bowl will feature a first-time Division I-A bowl participant against the reigning New Orleans Bowl champ. Sun Belt champ Arkansas State (6-5) will try to dethrone Southern Miss (6-5), but it won't be easy. The Golden Eagles have a significant edge in overall talent.
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