Following a record-breaking career, Troy quarterback Brandon Silvers is headed to the Reese's Senior Bowl. It marks the second-straight year for a Trojan in the premier all-star game after offensive lineman Antonio Garcia played in the game last season; Garcia would go on to be selected in the third round of the NFL Draft by the New England Patriots.

A familiar opponent awaits Appalachian State at a different Alabama bowl site.

Led by Most Valuable Player Conner Manning and a record-setting effort by the defense, Georgia State earned the first bowl victory in school history with a 27-17 win over Western Kentucky in the AutoNation Cure Bowl at Camping World Stadium.

Brandon Silvers accounted for five touchdowns and Troy's defense recorded six sacks as the Trojans systematically dismantled North Texas, 50-30, Saturday at the Mercedes-Super Dome in the R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl.

With back-to-back 10-win seasons and a Sun Belt Conference title in tow, Troy gears up for its fourth appearance in the R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl looking to set the school's FBS record for wins in a season.