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Notre Dame Heads to Nashville For Music City Bowl

Notre Dame and LSU have played 10 times previously and both teams have five wins in the series.

Dec. 22, 2014

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Music City Bowl Guide Get Acrobat Reader | Bowl Central | Ticket Info

The Last Meeting
Notre Dame14
LSU41
January 3, 2007
New Orleans, LA
No. 11 Irish Fall 41-14 to No. 4 LSU In Sugar Bowl
Notre Dame finished the 2006 season with a 10-3 record.

DATE
* Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014

TIME
* 3 p.m. EST (2 p.m. CST in Nashville)

SITE (CAPACITY)
* LP Field (67,000); Nashville, Tennessee

TELEVISION
* ESPN national telecast with Mark Jones (play by play), Rod Gilmore (analysis) and Jessica Mendoza (sideline).
* Notre Dame will be making its first appearance of the year on ESPN. The Irish last appeared on ESPN in the 2013 Pinstripe Bowl, a 29-16 victory over Rutgers.

RADIO
* IMG College Sports is the exclusive national rights holder for Irish football radio broadcasts. IMG College manages, produces and syndicates the Irish national football radio network. Notre Dame games are broadcast on up to 117 affiliates by Don Criqui (play by play), former Irish great Allen Pinkett (analysis) and Jeff Jeffers (sideline). This broadcast can be heard live on SiriusXM Satellite Radio (channel 129).
* The broadcast will be preceded by a one hour pre-game show hosted by Tony Castricone with Criqui, Pinkett and interviews conducted by Jack Nolan.
* The Music City Bowl can be heard on 890 WLS-AM in Chicago, 960 WSBT-AM in South Bend, and 94.9 The Game 2 in Nashville, along with most other regular-season Notre Dame IMG Sports Network affiliates.
* ESPN Radio will also air a national broadcast of the game with Mark Neely (play by play), David Diaz-Infante (color) and Dawn Davenport (sideline).

TICKETS
* Tickets for the game can be purchased at either UND.com or MusicCityBowl.com. More information is available either online, or by calling the Notre Dame athletic ticket office at (574) 631-7356.
* Notre Dame has played in front of sellout crowds in 274 of its previous 322 games (.851) overall. The Irish have played before 645 sellouts in 923 total games (.699) since 1930. Notre Dame has sold out each of its last 243 home games and 291 of its last 292 overall.
* Each of the 10 previous games between Notre Dame and LSU has attracted a sellout.

WEB SITES, SOCIAL MEDIA
* Notre Dame (UND.com...@NDFootball), LSU (LSUSports.net...@LSUfball)

POLLS
* Notre Dame did not receive any votes in the final regular-season Associated Press or Amway Coaches' polls. LSU is ranked No. 22 by the AP, No. 23 by the coaches and No. 23 by the College Football Playoff. The Tigers will be the fourth ranked team the Irish have faced in 2014.

SERIES INFO
* Notre Dame and LSU have split their 10 previous meetings (5-5).
* This is the third meeting between the Irish and Tigers in a bowl game and the first outside of Louisiana. LSU beat Notre Dame in both the 1997 Independence Bowl and the 2007 Sugar Bowl.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR
* Notre Dame's only previous appearance in Nashville came in 1996 when the Irish defeated Vanderbilt, 14-7, in a season-opening Thursday night game on the Commodores' campus.
* Notre Dame bowl games garnered record television ratings at the Sugar Bowl (28.8 on NBC in 1973 vs. Alabama), the Hawaii Bowl (3.7 on ESPN in 2008 vs. Hawai'i), the Independence Bowl (4.5 on ESPN in 1997 vs. LSU) and the Pinstripe Bowl (3.2 on ESPN in 2013) .

 

 

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