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Notre Dame beats LSU 31-28 in Music City Bowl

Field goal as time expired gives Notre Dame 31-28 win vs. Louisiana State in Music City Bowl

Notre Dame beats LSU 31-28 in Music City Bowl

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) -- Notre Dame's Kyle Brindza kicked a 32-yard field goal as time expired to give the Fighting Irish an upset 31-28 win against Louisiana State in the Music City Bowl on Tuesday.

The day's other bowl games were not as close: Georgia running back Nick Chubb led the Bulldogs to a comfortable win against Louisville in the Belk Bowl and Stanford overwhelmed Maryland in the Foster Farms Bowl.

Notre Dame (8-5) stopped a fake field goal just short of the goal line at the end of the first half and blocked a 40-yard field goal attempt by Trent Domingue early in the fourth quarter. The Fighting Irish got the ball with 5:41 left and never gave it back, driving 71 yards in 14 plays before Brindza finished off the win.

Coach Brian Kelly gave Malik Zaire his first career start, but he also played senior Everett Golson, using both quarterbacks on the winning drive.

Louisiana State lost for the first time this season to a team not from the Southeastern Conference's Western Division. Leonard Fournette ran for 143 yards and two touchdowns, and also returned a kickoff 100 yards for a score.

Georgia's Chubb ran for a career-high 266 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs past Louisville 37-14 in the Belk Bowl.

Chubb averaged 8 yards per carry and the Bulldogs (10-3) piled up 301 yards rushing against the nation's second-best run defense.

Georgia's starting quarterback Hutson Mason threw for 149 yards and a touchdown before leaving with blurred vision in the second quarter with the Bulldogs ahead 20-7. He was replaced by Brice Ramsey, whose primary duty was to hand the ball off to Chubb.

Georgia's defense made four turnovers, with Dominick Sanders recording two interceptions.

Quarterback Kyle Bolin made his first career start for Louisville and finished 20 of 40 for 301 yards with two interceptions and one touchdown. Brandon Radcliff ran for 91 yards and a touchdown.

Stanford's quarterback Kevin Hogan threw for 189 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Cardinal to a 45-21 victory over Maryland in the Foster Farms Bowl.

Remound Wright ran for three short scores as Stanford blew past the Terrapins with the kind of complete performance that had eluded them most of the season. The Cardinal outgained Maryland 414 to 222 yards and looked right at home at Levi's Stadium, close to the Stanford campus.

It was the most points scored in a bowl game in Stanford history.

Maryland missed a chance for its first postseason win since 2010.

Updated : 2021-07-31 11:35 GMT+08:00