The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will face Illinois in the Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl at the Cotton Bowl on Dec. 26.
The LSU Tigers will take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the Music City Bowl in Nashville, Tenn., on Dec. 30.
Kickoff for the Heart of Dallas Bowl is noon (ESPN). Kickoff for the Music City Bowl is 2 p.m. (ESPN).
Tech (8-5) was the Conference USA West champion. The Bulldogs lost to Marshall 26-23 in the C-USA championship game Saturday after leading most of the way. Illinois (6-6) finished fifth in the Big 10’s West Division.
LSU (8-4) finished tied for fourth in the SEC West division. Notre Dame (7-5), an independent, lost its last four games and five of its last six after a 6-0 start.
— Staff Reports