LSU will make its first trip to the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl on Dec. 30 when the 23rd-ranked Tigers face Notre Dame in Nashville, Tenn.
Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. on ESPN in what will be the first meeting between LSU and Notre Dame since the 2007 Sugar Bowl. The game will be played at LP Field, home of the NFL’s Tennessee Titans.
LSU, which ran its streak of consecutive years with at least eight victories to 15 straight with its 23-17 win over Texas A&M in the regular season finale, is 8-4 overall. Notre Dame brings a 7-5 overall mark into the contest.
“We are very excited to bring our football program and the great LSU fan base to Nashville to play Notre Dame in the Music City Bowl,” LSU coach Les Miles said. “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.
Nashville is a great city to play and the opportunity to play in an NFL venue makes this a very attractive bowl destination for us.”
The LSU-Notre Dame matchup will be the 11th meeting between the two teams with the series standing at 5-5. It will also mark the third bowl matchup between the Tigers and Fighting Irish. In addition to the 2007 Sugar Bowl, LSU and Notre Dame met in the 1997 Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La.
“We are delighted to be heading to Nashville for the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl,” LSU vice chancellor and director of athletics Joe Alleva said. “This is a fantastic bowl destination against the historic Notre Dame football program. We are excited about the opportunity to bring our incredible Tiger fans and football program to the great city of Nashville for what should be one of the most attractive matchups of the bowl season.”
LSU will be making its school-record 15th straight bowl appearance and 46th overall. The Tigers are 23-21-1 overall in bowl games, which includes a 6-3 mark under Miles.