Louisville is making its seventh consecutive bowl trip and 21st overall

Cardinal Authority takes a look at Louisville's bowl history

Louisville is making its seventh consecutive, which is the nation's 16th longest such streak, and its 21st overall bowl appearance this postseason.  It is the first trip to the Citrus Bowl and the 16th different bowl for the Cardinals program.

Louisville has won five of its last seven post season contests and has compiled a 10-9-1 overall record during the bowl season.

The meeting with LSU will be the first meeting between the two programs. The trip will be the third Citrus Bowl for the Tigers program, which is 1-2 in the prior visits.  This is the 47th bowl and 17th straight appearance for LSU, which holds an overall record of 24-22-1.

While the New Year's Eve meeting will be the first between U of L and LSU, it will be the fifth time that the Cardinals have faced a program from the SEC in a bowl game.  Louisville downed Alabama in the 1991 Fiesta Bowl 34-7, defeated Florida in the 2012 Sugar Bowl and upended Texas A&M 27-21 in the Music City last December.  The Cardinals lone loss against the SEC in the post season came against Georgia in the 2014 Belk Bowl.

LSU has amassed an 8-2 record against ACC programs during bowl season, with the last such meeting coming in 2008 against Georgia Tech in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl.

The Tigers will be the third top-25 team that the Cardinals have faced this season.  U of L dominated No.2 Florida State 63-20 at home, but fell 42-36 at No. 5 Clemson. 

Consecutive Bowls
Virginia Tech 24
Georgia 20
Oklahoma 18
LSU 17
Boise State 15
Wisconsin 15
BYU 12
Clemson 12
Alabama 11
Oklahoma State 11
Florida State 10
Nebraska 9
Pittsburh 9
Stanford 8
Texas A&M 8
Louisville 7
Baylor 7
Kansas State 7
San Diego State 7
Washington 7

Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino is compiled a 5-4 record in bowl games, including 3-3 at Louisville. He defeated Wake Forest in the 2007 Orange Bowl, Boise State in the 2004 Liberty Bowl and Texas A&M in the 2015 Music City Bowl.  The Citrus Bowl will serve as the first as a head coach for LSU's Ed Orgeron.

Louisville Bowl History
2015 Music City Bowl Louisville 27, Texas A&M 21
2014 Belk Bowl Georgia 37, Louisville 14
2013 Russell Athletic Louisville 36, Miami 9
2013 Sugar Bowl Louisville 33, Florida 23
2011 Belk Bowl NC State 31, Louisville 24
2010 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Louisville 31, Southern Miss 28
2006 Orange Bowl Louisville 24, Wake Forest 13
2005 Gator Bowl Virginia Tech 35, Louisville 24
2004 Liberty Bowl Louisville 44, Boise State 40
2003 GMAC Bowl Miami (OH) 49, Louisville 28
2002 GMAC Bowl Marshall 38, Louisville 15
2001 Liberty Bowl Louisville 28, BYU 10
2000 Liberty Bowl Colorado St. 22, Louisville 17
1999 Humanitarian Boise State 34, Louisville 31
1998 Motor City Bowl Marshall 48, Louisville 29
1993 Liberty Bowl Louisville 18, Michigan St. 7
1991 Fiesta Bowl Louisville 34, Alabama 7
1977 Independence Bowl La. Tech 24, Louisville 14
1970 Pasadena Bowl Louisville 24, Long Beach 24
1958 Sun Bowl Louisville 34, Drake 20

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