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Ian Book Leads Notre Dame to Comeback Win over LSU in 2018 Citrus Bowl

It's been over a month since Notre Dame last took the field. The Irish were a college playoff contender until they were blown out in Miami late in the season. Still, the season provided a much-needed turnaround from last year's 4-8 disaster.

LSU: After a 24-21 loss to Troy dropped the Tigers to 3-2, they have won six of their last seven. Along the way, the Tigers registered an upset of Auburn and scored more than 30 points in four of their last five games. Orgeron reportedly wants to go in another direction. Since the Wake Forest game where Adams didn't play a lot because he didn't feel right, he has not been a huge factor for the Irish. If the Irish can get back to their winning ways and run the ball behind the best offensive line in the country, they'll be in a great spot. Book, who entered the game in the second quarter, was 14 of 19 for 164 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.

Long's most important assignment from now until next September is helping Wimbush become a different quarterback than the one that completed 49.8 percent of his throws and averaged 165.3 passing yards per game in the regular season. He leaves the Irish with three eligible running backs, led by Josh Adams with 1,386 yards. This could be his final game in an LSU uniform, too.

There are some notable players to watch for in the matchup.




Notre Dame's Mike McGlinchey (left) and Quenton Nelson are the one-two punch that could take down LSU in the Citrus Bowl. The Citrus Bowl is also a rematch of the 2014 Music City Bowl. "We're just going to keep working hard to get back to these games".

WHAT'S ON THE LINE: LSU won at least 10 games in seven of Les Miles' first nine seasons with the program, but the last time it happened was 2013. Now, he has a chance to end his career with another bowl win over the Tigers.

"If you can come away with 10 wins with the Notre Dame schedule that we play, I think that's a pretty damn good season for us", Irish quarterback Brandon Wimbush said earlier this week. I think most Notre Dame fans would be pleased with 10 wins, especially after going 4-8 previous year.

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