Notre Dame: The Fighting Irish win also breaks a six-game losing streak in bowl games they have played in Florida. A long completion from Ian Book (who replaced starter Brandon Wimbush late in the second quarter) to Chris Finke moved the ball to the Notre Dame 45 and set up 1st-and-10.
Feature Performer: Notre Dame junior cornerback Julian Love had excellent coverage on LSU's first play in which the Tigers went deep, broke up a pass to end the second series, and forced an incomplete pass on third down on the third Tigers possession.
The junior, who saw increased playing time because of suspensions to two Notre Dame receivers, had three receptions for 102 yards and was named the game's MVP. Overshadowed by the game victor was that on Notre Dame's previous drive, Book threaded the needle downfield to Boykin between two defenders for 28 yards on third-and-19 from the LSU 47-yard line with the Irish behind 14-6. Book completed 14 of 19 passes for 164 yards and two touchdowns. Notre Dame took a 3-0 lead at halftime as Yoon booted a 46-yard field goal with four seconds to go in the second quarter.
Guice finished with 98 yards on 21 carries, while Etling was 19 of 33 for 229 yards and two touchdowns.
LSU: The Tigers will have to replace six starters on offense, including Etling and likely Guice, leading into the September 1 opener against Miami in Dallas.
Gonsoulin missed a 37-yard field goal wide left with two minutes to play before halftime.
Connor Culp missed wide right on a 22-yard field goal in the first half, then Jack Gonsoulin was wide left from 37, though he made a 17-yarder with 2:03 left. The Tigers drove 75 yards in 12 plays for the score. LSU had 276 yards to 222 for Notre Dame entering the fourth quarter, and Guice had 64 yard on 13 carries.