Notre Dame, LSU, Oklahoma State and Virginia Tech Orlando-Bound for Bowls
Four top-25 teams will spend the holidays in Orlando as the Citrus Bowl presented by Overton’s welcomes No. 14 Notre Dame and No. 17 LSU and the Camping World Bowl hosts No. 19 Oklahoma State vs. No. 22 Virginia Tech.
Bigtime college football has become a 70+ year tradition in the City Beautiful and this year is no exception.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys (9-3, 6-3 Big 12) will play the Virginia Tech Hokies (9-3, 5-3 ACC) in the 2017 Camping World Bowl. This exciting matchup kicks off on Thursday, December 28th at 5:15 p.m. at Camping World Stadium. The game will be televised nationally by ESPN.
Oklahoma State brings the nation’s most potent passing attack to Orlando, and comes in averaging 575.7 total yards and 46.3 points per game, second and third among FBS teams, respectively.
Virginia Tech, meanwhile, boasts the nation’s No 4 scoring defense, allowing just 13.5 points per game, and has held opponents to 305.3 total yards per game this season, good for 12th among FBS programs.
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. on Monday, January 1.
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 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.
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.