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Louisville will play LSU in the 2016 Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl

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After losing its final two games of the regular season, the Louisville football team slipped out of both contention for the College Football Playoff and a New Year's Six Bowl Game, and will instead finish its season squaring off against LSU in the 2016 Citrus Bowl.

The game will kick off on New Year's Eve at 11 a.m. inside the Camping World Stadium in Orlando. ABC will have the broadcast.

Louisville had been in line for a trip to the Orange Bowl before its regular season-ending loss to Kentucky. Instead, that spot went to Florida State, which finished two spots ahead of Louisville in the final College Football Playoff Rankings.

Here are those final rankings:

While playing a top-tier SEC team on New Year's Eve isn't exactly a disappointment, the game does provide a conflict for Cardinal fans, as the baksetball team will be playing one of its showcase games at the same time. Rick Pitino's team will tip-off against Indiana in Indianapolis at 12:30 p.m. That game will be on CBS.

This will mark the seventh straight season that Louisville has played in a bowl game, and will be the Cardinals' 21st all-time bowl game appearance. U of L is 6-2 in its last eight bowl games, and 10-9-1 in bowl games all-time.

Here's Louisville's all-time bowl history heading into this year's game:

Season Bowl Opponent Score W/L
1957 Sun Drake 34-20 W
1970 Pasadena Long Beach 24-24 T
1977 Independence Louisiana Tech 14-24 L
1990 Fiesta Alabama 34-7 W
1993 Liberty Michigan State 18-7 W
1998 Motor City Marshall 29-48 L
1999 Humanitarian Boise State 31-34 L
2000 Liberty Colorado State 17-22 L
2001 Liberty BYU 28-10 W
2002 GMAC Marshall 15-38 L
2003 GMAC Miami (Ohio) 28-49 L
2004 Liberty Boise State 44-40 W
2005 Gator Virginia Tech 24-35 L
2006 Orange Wake Forest 24-13 W
2010 Beef 'O' Brady's Southern Miss 31-28 W
2011 Belk N.C. State 24-31 L
2012 Sugar Florida 33-23 W
2013 Russell Athletic Miami (Fla.) 36-9 W
2014 Belk Georgia 14-37 L
2015 Music CIty Texas A&M 27-21 W

After LSU will carry a 7-4 record into the bowl game. The Tigers had to cancel a game against South Alabama in order to play a game against Florida that had to be rescheduled because of Hurricane Matthew. The Tigers fired head coach Les Miles after the team's 2-2 start, and recently gave the full-time job to former assistant Ed Orgeron, who had been acting as the team's interim coach since.