No. 14 Notre Dame Captures Win In First Citrus Bowl Appearance, Defeating LSU 21-17

Author: Ami Driscoll

Miles Boykin’s 55-yard one-handed touchdown catch give the Irish a New Year’s Day victory.

Jan. 1, 2018

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By Jane Horvat

ORLANDO, Florida -- The No. 14 University of Notre Dame football squad secured their first ever win in the Citrus Bowl at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida, downing No. 17 Louisiana State University by a score of 21-17.

The Fighting Irish and the Tigers made sure their fans were glued to the New Year’s Day game as they kept the score within one possession throughout the entire match and had four lead-changers in the fourth quarter alone.

How It Happened

After Notre Dame struggled to produce in the majority of the first half, QB Ian Book came into the game with two minutes remaining to give new life to Irish offense. As Notre Dame pushed their way up the field, Book kept the drive alive by running for the Irish’s longest third-down conversion of the year, moving the chains after rushing for 21 yards on 3rd and 19.

This march up the field culminated in Justin Yoon’s 46-yard field goal (tying his longest of the season) to put the Irish on the board with 0:04 seconds left in the first half, leading LSU 3-0.

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