NASHVILLE – Notre Dame.
Two names synonymous with college football. In 2014, the Franklin American Mortgage Music City was fortunate enough to host the two teams in one of the top billings in the past decade.
And boy did it live up to the hype.
The 23rd ranked LSU Tigers entered Nissan Stadium boasting top NFL talent, including running back Leonard Fournette. Fournette took the hype and ran with it was he racked up 141 yards on the ground along with two touchdowns.
His highlight came early in the first half has he tied up the game at 14 on a 100-yard kickoff return, the longest in the bowl’s history. That was one of several record-breaking performances by the Tigers.
But Notre Dame wouldn't go away as Tarean Folston them up up 21-14 before halftime.
And after both teams returned, things escalated quickly.
LSU scored back-to-back touchdowns to take a 28-21 lead, but a 51-yard run by Notre Dame’s C.J. Prosise evened things up at 28 before both teams entered the fourth quarter.
Both teams wouldn’t give an inch and it all came down to the last possession.
Quarterbacks Malik Zaire and Everett Golson ran 14 plays for 71 yards in a physical drive down the field, ultimately setting up kicker Kyle Brindza with a 32-yard field goal attempt.
As time expired, Brindza’s kick sailed through the uprights and Notre Dame emerged victorious in one of the top bowl games in recent memory.
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