2018 Citrus Bowl

Author: Ami Driscoll

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish (9-3) and the LSU Tigers (9-3, 6-2 SEC) will meet in the Citrus Bowl presented by Overton’s, set to kick off at 1:00 p.m. ET on Monday, January 1 on ABC.

Tickets for the Citrus Bowl presented by Overton’s may be purchased HERE.

The Fighting Irish enter the game with the nation’s No. 7-ranked rushing offense and are led by running back Josh Adams, who has run for 1,386 yards on the season. Notre Dame has also seen the exceptional play from quarterback Brandon Wimbush, who has racked up 2,583 yards of total offense, including 765 yards and 14 touchdowns on the ground. A victory would give head coach Brian Kelly his second 10-win season in three years.

LSU, meanwhile, enters the Citrus Bowl having won six of its past seven games and boasts one of the nation’s top defenses, allowing just 311.7 yards and 18.8 points per game. Offensively, the Tigers are led by reigning Citrus Bowl MVP Derrius Guice, who is just the fifth player in LSU history to rush for 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns in back-to-back seasons.

This year’s Citrus Bowl will be the 12th meeting all-time between the Tigers and the Fighting Irish and the first since Notre Dame’s 31-28 win in the 2014 Music City Bowl. Notre Dame has never played in a Citrus Bowl game, however, the Fighting Irish did appear in the Camping World Bowl in Orlando in 2011. The Tigers have played in Orlando four times previously, including a 29-9 win over Louisville in last year’s Citrus Bowl.

Starting three hours before kickoff is the Mercedes-Benz of South Orlando Hospitality Pavilion. Fans can enjoy this climate-controlled VIP area next to Camping World Stadium featuring lounge seating and all-inclusive food and beverage. Tickets are $85 and may be purchased HERE. Check out the official Citrus Bowl events calendar and other useful fan information at CitrusBowlOrlando.com/Fan-Guide.

Game Day Schedule

7:00 a.m. – Parking Lots open

8:00 a.m. – Downtown Shuttle Service begins

9:00 a.m. – FanFest opens (read more)

10:00 a.m. – Mercedes-Benz of South Orlando Hospitality Pavilion opens (read more)

11:00 a.m. – Stadium gates open

1:00 p.m. – Kickoff

Stadium Info, Clear Bag Policy, Parking, Tailgating, Shuttles, Directions, and more can be found on the Citrus Bowl website

Event Info and Links

Parade - Dec. 30, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

Pep Rally - Dec. 31, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

Fan Fest - Jan. 1, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

Hospitality Pavilion - Jan.1, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Courtesy of the Citrus Bowl presented by Overton's.

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