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The Journal Gazette

Sunday, December 03, 2017 9:10 pm

Notre Dame facing LSU in Citrus Bowl


Notre Dame is heading to Orlando for its bowl game.

The Irish will play LSU in the Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1. The game is at noon at Camping World Stadium.

“We’re thrilled with the opportunity and excited about the challenge that awaits us with LSU, one of the premier programs in all of college football,” Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said in a written statement. “We had quite a battle with the Tigers a few years ago in a bowl game, and I’d expect a similar contest this time around. “Our university has never participated in the Citrus Bowl, one of the longest-standing bowl games in the nation, and we’re delighted to play in a bowl game on Jan. 1 for the second time in three years.”

Notre Dame (9-3) will look to bounce back after losing two of its final three regular-season games. LSU (9-3) won its final three regular-season games.

Notre Dame holds a 6-5 lead in the all-time series. The Irish won the last meeting, 31-28, in the 2014 Music City Bowl.