Being in a college football bowl game is a great experience for student-athletes.

The game is a reward for the players' hard work on the field and the culmination of a solid season for the team.

One of the neat things about going "bowling" is the experiences leading up to the game. There are usually lots of events for the coaches and players along with the fans.

But for the players, one of the really cool things is the swag they get for being a part of a bowl game.

For years now, bowls have been giving gifts to the participants of their respective bowl game.

Let's take a look at some of the goodies players for the UL Ragin' Cajuns and LSU Tigers will be getting this year.

AutoNation Cure Bowl
Dec. 15, 1:30 pm (CBS Sports Network)
Tulane vs. Louisiana

Holloway Force jacket; sunglasses with carry case; Energizer powerbank; duffle bag; Pebble Beach slides; dopp kit; Sportek long-sleeve contender T-shirt; cap

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
January 1, 1:00 pm (ESPN)
LSU vs. UCF

PS4 gift package; Fossil watch with engraved caseback; Ogio X-Fit backpack

Keep in mind that the NCAA allows the bowl committees to provide each participant with gifts totaling a combined maximum value of $550.

To see the complete list of all bowl gifts, click here.