Florida will appear in the Sugar Bowl for the ninth time, which is tied for the third-most in history. The Gators went 3-5 in the previous eight appearances in New Orleans, most recently happening with a 51-24 win over Cincinnati in the 2010 game.
After a 6-6 regular season last year to 11-1 this season, the five-game turnaround was the biggest one-year jump for the Gators in 32 years.
It will be the third meeting between Florida and Louisville. The first came in a 13-0 Florida win during the 1980 season, and the Gators recorded a 31-17 win over Louisville in Gainesville during the 1992 season.