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.
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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|