Notre Dame snatches late victory over LSU in Citrus Bowl

  • Notre Dame snatches late victory over LSU in Citrus Bowl

Notre Dame snatches late victory over LSU in Citrus Bowl

Zach Von Rosenberg's punt hit an Irish player for a fumble, and LSU snapper Blake Ferguson recovered at the Notre Dame 43-yard line. Wimbush is as dynamic a playmaker with his legs as you'll find at the quarterback position outside of Lamar Jackson, but while he certainly possesses a strong throwing arm, there's a plethora of issues involving his accuracy and decision-making.

Notre Dame got on the board first when Justin Yoon made a 46-yard field goal with four seconds remaining in the second quarter. Book, who entered the game in the second quarter, was 14 of 19 for 164 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Book 18-yard pass to Miles Boykin to the LSU 29. They missed two field goals and muffed two punts (yet managed to recover them).

For Notre Dame, the victory gives the program a double-digit win season for the second time in three years.

Derrius Guice, who was the Citrus Bowl MVP in LSU's win previous year, scored two touchdowns but couldn't lead his team to another victory.

NOTRE DAME: Yoon 49 field goal at 2:47.

NOTRE DAME: Boykin 55 pass from Book at 1:28 (Yook kick).

The Irish offense responded with a 75-yard touchdown drive in 10 plays where on third-and-goal from the six-yard line, with excellent protection, Book scanned the field before scrambling and firing the touchdown to freshman wideout Michael Young crossing near the back of the end zone at the 7:49 mark. If the Notre Dame offense wants to be able to pass the ball adequately next season, it will have to look at Book as the leader.

LSU's final drive ended at its 34 after four straight incomplete passes by Etling while facing good pressure from the aggressive Irish defense.

LSU: Guice 2 pass from Etling at 11:13 (Gonsoulin kick). It capped a 75-yard march in 12 plays that milked 6:34 off the clock.