NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl is set to host arguably the highest profile match-up in its history when Notre Dame takes on 22nd ranked LSU.
Notre Dame finished 7-5 after racing out of the game with six straight wins to start the season. LSU finished at 8-4 losing two of its’ last three game.
The Tigers and Fighting Irish have not met since 2007 when LSU routed Notre Dame 41-14 in the Sugar Bowl.
Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly is taking the Irish to their fifth bowl game in five years and said, “When we worked with the ACC to fashion our agreement, part of the attraction for Notre Dame was the ability to provide our program with this type of matchup. In that vein we’re excited to come to Nashville, to play in a bowl in which the University never before has participated and to play in a top-notch NFL venue.”
LSU’s Les Miles is excited to square off with one of college football’s most high profile programs once again, “We are very excited to bring our football program and the great LSU fan base to Nashville to play Notre Dame in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl. Notre Dame is a traditional football power and we are looking forward to renewing what has been a tremendous rivalry between the two programs through the years,”
The Music City Bowl is played Dec. 30 at 2 p.m. at LP Field.