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New Alabama bowl game will feature Sun Belt team against MAC representative

The Sun Belt and Mid-American Conference will meet in a new bowl game in Alabama's state capitol.

ESPN announced its latest postseason game, the Camellia Bowl, Monday at Montgomery's City Hall. The first one will be in December 2014.

The game will be held at recently renovated, 25,000-seat Cramton Bowl before Christmas day.

The MAC had a record seven bowl-eligible teams last season and has averaged nearly six over the past five years. Temple went 8-4 in 2010 and was shut out of the postseason.

The MAC already had deals to send teams to the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl in Detroit, the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise and GoDaddy Bowl in Mobile, Ala.

The Sun Belt has deals with the New Orleans Bowl and GoDaddy.