It was announced on Sunday that Notre Dame after a 9-3 season will play in the Citrus Bowl for the first time in school history.
Notre Dame will meet SEC representative LSU (9-3) at 1 PM Eastern on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, in 65,000-seat Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. It will mark the 36th different bowl game in which Notre Dame has played, and seventh for head coach Brian Kelly.
If Notre Dame were to win the Citrus Bowl, the Irish would secure their 18th all-time double-digit win season, and second in three years.
“We’re thrilled with the opportunity and excited about the challenge that awaits us with LSU — one of the premier programs in all of college football,” said Kelly. “We had quite a battle with the Tigers a few years ago in a bowl game, and I’d expect a similar contest this time around.
“Our University has never participated in the Citrus Bowl, one of the longest-standing bowl games in the nation, and we’re delighted to play in a bowl game on Jan. 1 for the second time in three years.”
Notre Dame and LSU will meet for the 12th time and the first time since the 2014 season. The Irish lead the all-time series 6-5. The teams also met three times in bowl games, with Notre Dame only winning one time.