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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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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.
Reply3 months
We need to win and finish top 10. It's the stepping stone to a great 2019 season....
Reply3 months
Lose/lose for the Tigers
Reply3 months
Stupid comment
3 months
Silly thing to say. It's a great venue and will be great for the program.
3 months
Not if we win.
3 months
with McKenzie Milton out at QB, UCF will have this as their excuse.
Reply3 months
Who cares? Win, celebrate 10 wins, and move on.
3 months
Well lets see how many LSU fans want to throw away their money to this shitty bowl game!!!
Reply3 months
Me! If you call us making our first major bowl game since when..shitty then go put on your roll tide shirt
3 months
@skullopener...you do realize this is the most significant bowl appearance than 2011?
3 months
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY. It’s all about the money.
Reply3 months
Can ANYONE explain how Texas beat-out LSU to the Sugar Bowl??
Reply3 months
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.
3 months
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.
3 months
Thanks for the explanation, kingbob
3 months
Great job, coach O!
Reply3 months
Best coach in the SEC.
3 months
Keep sleeping on UCF and end up like Auburn.
Reply3 months
We’re not the Barn. Don’t you remember? “F*** DEM!”
3 months
Can’t wait the Renaissance by the stadium gonna be packed!
Reply3 months
LSU needs win by 20 pts. A win like that would help recruiting.
Reply3 months
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.
Reply3 months
So we still have a chance to be national champs!
Reply3 months
lmao
3 months
Well played!
3 months
Via transitive property, yes.
3 months
Great matchup! Good opportunity for LSU to get publicity in a different region. West coast media market is good for future recruits.
Reply3 months
Inside FL, UCF is a big deal. Google the size of their student body.
Reply3 months
IS UCF 25 and O or not? We need to win this game.
Reply3 months
I like this game and this match up. Lots of prestige and money for LSU
Reply3 months
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.
Reply3 months
All booked. Pull their diapers down and spank that ass. GEAUX TIGERS
Reply3 months
with their quarterback hurt this is a no excuses game
Reply3 months
Did you see what the backup did yesterday? 300 passing. 2 tds passing and 4 tds rushing.
3 months
yeah, against a team that gave up 41 points and lost to tulane
3 months
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