The invitation marks the third consecutive bowl appearance for the Wolfpack, and the fifth in head coach Dave Doeren's six-year stint as a head coach. NC State has posted a 6-6 record in 2016, facing eight teams that have earned bowl bids.
"We are thankful for the opportunity to play in the Independence Bowl," said Doeren, who has now coached bowl eligible teams 12 of the 15 years he's been a full-time D1 coach. "I'm proud of our team for achieving this goal. We are looking forward to playing a great opponent from the SEC conference."
The Independence Bowl will be the Pack's 29th postseason appearance (15-13-1) and its 12th bowl game since 2000.
Wolfpack Club members and NC State fans can reserve tickets via by clicking HERE. The priority deadline for fans to order bowl tickets is Wednesday Dec. 7.
Ticket prices range from $45 - $50 and can be ordered on-line at the GoPack.com Ticket Center or by phone through the NC State Ticket Office at (919) 865-1510 during regular office hours (Monday - Friday, 8:30a.m. - 4:30p.m.). Seating assignments will be determined by Wolfpack Club priority rank and if a price level is sold out, fans will automatically be assigned to the next lowest-priced ticket by priority and refunded the difference in cost. Any Non-Wolfpack Club member that places an order is subject to availability and seated after all Wolfpack Club orders are filled.