UofL FOOTBALL | Cards to Play in TaxSlayer Bowl

12/03/2017 07:20 PM

The Louisville football team accepted a bid to play in the TaxSlayer Bowl on Sunday.

The Cards (8-4) will face Mississippi St. (8-4) in Jacksonville on Dec. 30 at 12 p.m. ET.

It will be the Cards’ eighth-straight year in a bowl game.

“Playing a bowl game in the state of Florida is a great reward for our players, staff and fans,” said head coach Bobby Petrino in a UofL press release. “We have a large number of players from Florida so I know our players will be excited to make the trip. The TaxSlayer Bowl has a great tradition for being one of the best bowls, and I know our fans will be thrilled for another trip to the Sunshine State and playing an excellent Mississippi State team.”

Last year in the postseason, the Cards fell 29-9 to LSU in the Citrus Bowl.

Unlike last year though, this year’s Cards enter the bowl season on a three-game winning streak.

The TaxSlayer Bowl will be the first time UofL has faced Mississippi St. since 1976.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

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