LSU will face Notre Dame in Music City Bowl
NASHVILLE, Tn. - LSU (8-4) will finish it's 2014 college football season against Notre Dame (7-5) at the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl.
The Tigers finished ranked no. 23 in the College football playoff poll and the coaches poll, and No. 22 in the associated press poll. Notre Dame started the season with 6 straight wins, but finished with 4 straight losses.
This will be the Tigers's 15th straight bowl game and 46th overall. It's the first time LSU will head to the Music City bowl.
The game is a rematch of 2006 Sugar Bowl, when the Tigers defeated the Irish 41-14. Overall, LSU and Notre Dame have each won five times in their 10 total matches against each other.
LSU hopes to build off it's win in their regular season finale against Texas A&M on thanksgiving night. Both sophomore quarterback Anthony Jennings and freshman running back Leonard Fournette ran for more than 100 yards that night.
One of the biggest question fans will ask for this game is will freshman back up quarterback Brandon Harris see the field. He showed promise when he nearly led the Tigers back from a huge deficit against Mississippi State, but had a bad showing when then Tigers got trounced by Auburn 41-7.
Jennings has been criticized for his passing numbers, which ranks last in the SEC among starting quarterbacks. He also has the lowest completion percentage at 48.8.
The game kicks off December 30th at 2p.m. on ESPN.
Other SEC teams in bowl games (all times central):
Allstate Sugar Bowl (national semifinal) - Alabama vs. Ohio State Jan. 1, 7:30 p.m. ESPN
Capital One Orange Bowl - Miss. State vs. Georgia Tech Dec. 31, 7 p.m. ESPN
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl - Ole Miss vs. TCU Dec. 31. 11:30 a.m. ESPN
Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl - Missouri vs. Minnesota Jan. 1, Noon ABC (WBRZ)
Belk Bowl - Georgia vs. Louisville Dec. 30, 5:30 p.m. ESPN
Outback Bowl - Auburn vs. Wisconsin Jan. 1, 11 a.m. ESPN2
TaxSlayer Bowl - Tennessee vs. Iowa Jan. 2, 2:20 p.m. ESPN
AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl - Arkansas vs. Texas Dec. 29, 8 p.m. ESPN
AutoZone Liberty Bowl - Texas A&M vs. West Virginia Dec. 29, 1 p.m. ESPN
Birmingham Bowl - Florida vs. East Carolina Jan. 3, Noon ESPN/ESPN2
Independence Bowl - South Carolina vs. Miami Dec. 27 2:30 p.m. ABC (WBRZ)