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|First meeting||September 17, 1994|
McNeese State 21, Central Arkansas 7
|Latest meeting||October 27, 2018|
McNeese State 23, Central Arkansas 21
|Next meeting||October 19, 2019|
|Trophy||Red Beans and Rice Bowl Trophy|
|All-time series||Series tied, 6–6|
|Largest victory||Central Arkansas, 35–0 (2016)|
|Longest win streak||Central Arkansas, 3 (2010–2012)|
|Current win streak||McNeese State, 1 (2018–present)|
|Locations of Central Arkansas and McNeese State.|
The Red Beans and Rice Bowl is the name of the rivalry between the Central Arkansas Bears and the McNeese State Cowboys. The winner of the game receives a bronzed bowl trophy. The name of the game was chosen by the two schools to recognize the importance of the rice industry in Louisiana and Arkansas. The two teams have met twelve times on the football field, with the series tied 6–6.
|Central Arkansas victories||McNeese State victories|
|1||September 17, 1994||Lake Charles, LA||McNeese State||21–7|
|2||November 17, 2007||Lake Charles, LA||McNeese State||41–14|
|3||November 22, 2008||Conway, AR||Central Arkansas||47–30|
|4||November 21, 2009||Lake Charles, LA||McNeese State||21–17|
|5||November 20, 2010||Conway, AR||Central Arkansas||28–24|
|6||October 15, 2011||Conway, AR||Central Arkansas||21–18|
|7||October 13, 2012||Lake Charles, LA||Central Arkansas||27–26|
|8||October 5, 2013||Conway, AR||McNeese State||59–28|
|9||October 17, 2015||Conway, AR||McNeese State||28–13|
|10||October 15, 2016||Lake Charles, LA||Central Arkansas||35–0|
|11||October 28, 2017||Conway, AR||Central Arkansas||47–17|
|12||October 27, 2018||Lake Charles, LA||McNeese State||23–21|
|Series: Tied 6–6|
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