Irish to face LSU in Music City Bowl

Notre Dame looks to end its four-game losing streak and even its all-time bowl record with a Dec. 30 date against LSU.

Head coach Brian Kelly and his reeling 7-5 Fighting Irish look to end the 2014 season on a high note, all-the-while preparing for 2015 with three handfuls of forthcoming December practice sessions -- the result of the program's acceptance Sunday to face Louisiana State University in Nashville's Music City Bowl.

Notre Dame is 16-17 all-time in bowl games including a 2-2 mark under Kelly. The program at one point held the nation's best winning percentage in the sport's annual post-season pairings, winning 13 of their first 19 bowl appearances following a 24-21 Cotton Bowl victory over Texas A&M to conclude the 1993 season.

A nine-game bowl losing steak ensued, one ended by former head coach Charlie Weis on Christmas Eve 2008 when his Irish ripped Hawaii, 49-21 in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl.

Members of the SEC, LSU finished the 2014 regular season 8-4 with its three best wins occurring against Wisconsin (Aug. 30) and Ole Miss (Oct. 25), and Texas A&M (Nov. 27). The Tigers lost to Mississippi State, Auburn, Alabama, and Arkansas.

Kelly will speak with the media Sunday night at 6:15 p.m. (ET) to discuss the matchup and his program's bowl preparations.


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