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No. 11 LSU (9-3) will face undefeated No. 8 UCF (12-0) in the 2019 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, AZ on New Year's Day. Kickoff is set for noon CT (11 a.m. local).

The matchup will be the first-ever meeting between the programs and LSU's first appearance in the Fiesta Bowl. Per LSUSports.net:
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“What an honor for our football team,” LSU head coach Ed Orgeron said on Sunday afternoon. “Our team deserved the very best reward at the end of the season that was possible. We feel that we got that with a chance to play in the Fiesta Bowl. What a prestigious matchup on New Year’s Day in a New Year’s Six Bowl against UCF.

“It’s a reward for our young men that worked very hard. I thought we had a good season. These guys started off unknown and had some very big wins throughout the season. This is a great reward for our football team, a very well-deserved New Year’s Day Six Bowl. It’s a great step for the Tigers.”
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43 Comments
Last year when I saw Auburn playing against UCF, I thought UCF was going to get demolished. I didn't really watch the game but was astonished with the score. I hope LSU doesn't take UCF lightly.
Reply10 days
We need to win and finish top 10. It's the stepping stone to a great 2019 season....
Reply10 days
Lose/lose for the Tigers
Reply11 days
Stupid comment
10 days
Silly thing to say. It's a great venue and will be great for the program.
10 days
Not if we win.
10 days
with McKenzie Milton out at QB, UCF will have this as their excuse.
Reply11 days
Who cares? Win, celebrate 10 wins, and move on.
10 days
Well lets see how many LSU fans want to throw away their money to this shitty bowl game!!!
Reply11 days
Me! If you call us making our first major bowl game since when..shitty then go put on your roll tide shirt
10 days
@skullopener...you do realize this is the most significant bowl appearance than 2011?
10 days
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY. It’s all about the money.
Reply11 days
Can ANYONE explain how Texas beat-out LSU to the Sugar Bowl??
Reply11 days
Because the Sugar takes the highest ranked SEC team and the highest ranked Big 12 team... Alabama and Oklahoma are both in the playoff leaving Texas and Georgia as the next-highest ranked teams in their respective conferences.
11 days
Because we lost to Texas a&m, Georgia, and Florida. Had we beat a&m and Florida we would have been in the Sugar Bowl.
10 days
Thanks for the explanation, kingbob
10 days
Great job, coach O!
Reply11 days
Best coach in the SEC.
11 days
Keep sleeping on UCF and end up like Auburn.
Reply11 days
We’re not the Barn. Don’t you remember? “F*** DEM!”
11 days
Can’t wait the Renaissance by the stadium gonna be packed!
Reply11 days
LSU needs win by 20 pts. A win like that would help recruiting.
Reply11 days
We will do the College Football world a favor and humble these arrogant Florida boys. Their claim to prominence and bragging rights stems from beating a banged up Auburn team in last year's Peach Bowl... but we are NOT Auburn and we will prove so on New Year's Day in brutal fashion.
Reply11 days
So we still have a chance to be national champs!
Reply11 days
lmao
11 days
Well played!
11 days
Via transitive property, yes.
10 days
Great matchup! Good opportunity for LSU to get publicity in a different region. West coast media market is good for future recruits.
Reply11 days
Inside FL, UCF is a big deal. Google the size of their student body.
Reply11 days
IS UCF 25 and O or not? We need to win this game.
Reply11 days
I like this game and this match up. Lots of prestige and money for LSU
Reply11 days
UCF's rushing defense is weak. Also ESPN interviewed one of their Olinemen and was asked about LSU twice and he changed the subject both times...seemed arrogant.
Reply11 days
All booked. Pull their diapers down and spank that ass. GEAUX TIGERS
Reply11 days
with their quarterback hurt this is a no excuses game
Reply11 days
Did you see what the backup did yesterday? 300 passing. 2 tds passing and 4 tds rushing.
11 days
yeah, against a team that gave up 41 points and lost to tulane
11 days
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