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Irish spoil LSU's record-setting Music City Bowl

Source: Jeff Braud Source: Jeff Braud

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NASHVILLE, TN - LSU's Leonard Fournette had 143 rushing yards and added a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, but Notre Dame broke a tie with a 32-yard field goal with 4 seconds to play to win the Music City Bowl, 31-28, on Tuesday at LP Field.

LSU (8-5) took its first lead, 28-21, late in the third quarter when Fournette broke off a Music City Bowl and LSU bowl-record 89-yard touchdown run. However, Notre Dame (8-5) answered on its following possession with a 50-yard touchdown run that tied the game until the final seconds.

The Irish blocked LSU's 40-yard field goal attempt with just less than 12 minutes left in game and later put together a 14-play, 71-yards drive to win the game.

Along with the missed field goal, LSU had a fumble in Notre Dame territory midway through the third quarter and had a fake field goal ruled to be down short of the goal line to end the first half.

Fournette led LSU with 11 carries for 143 yards, and finished with 264 all-purpose yards that included the longest kick return in school history (tie) and the longest rush in LSU's bowl history. His 89-yard run was the fourth-longest in school history and the longest by a Tiger since 1952.

Following a dramatic ending to the first half, LSU wide receiver John Diarse tied the game at 21-21 with a 75-yard catch and run for a touchdown on the first play of the third quarter.

LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings was 7-of-14 passing for 151 yards with the touchdown to Diarse. Tight end DeSean Smith had his first catches of the season and finished with four grabs for 66 yards. Though he didn't catch a pass, wide receiver Travin Dural had four rushes for 61 yards.

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