Music City Champs

Late Field Goal Lifts Notre Dame Over No. 22 LSU, 31-28


The Fighting Irish ended the 2014 season with some good vibes and grabbed some much-needed momentum heading into 2015 with a 31-28 victory over LSU in the Music City Bowl in Nashville, Tenn.

Notre Dame marched down the field with relative ease, and Kyle Brindza kicked a 32-yard field goal with no time left on the clock to lift the Irish to a 31-28 win before a crowd of 60,419 at LP Field. Beating a Southeastern Conference team in southern territory only made it that much sweeter.

“This was a matchup that we had wanted at Notre Dame, and I know LSU felt the same way,” Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said. “We wanted to be challenged. We were disappointed in the way we played obviously at the end of the year, and our guys wanted the opportunity to finish the season the right way.”