Football squares off against Mississippi State in TaxSlayer Bowl

By on December 3, 2017

By Jordan Shim —

For the seventh straight season, football is going bowling. The Cardinals will play No. 23 Mississppi State in the TaxSlayers Bowl.

TaxSlayers announced on Twitter that the Cards (8-4) would take on Mississippi State (8-4) on Dec. 30 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. Louisville played in this bowl when it was known as the Gator Bowl in 2005, losing to Virginia Tech.

Two-time ACC Player of the Year and ACC Offensive Player of the Year Lamar Jackson returns to his home state to play possibly his final game in college football.

Before the start of the season, the Cards and the Bulldogs swapped defensive coordinators, sending Todd Grantham to Starkville and Peter Sirmon coming to Louisville. But the Bulldogs head coaching situation is in limbo after Dan Mullen accepted the Florida head coaching position, and hired Grantham away from the program.

Mississippi State is the fourth SEC team Louisville has played in bowl games in the last five seasons.

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About Jordan Shim

Jordan is a senior at the University of Louisville and beat writer for the men and women's soccer team. He does side work covering Louisville City FC for The Coopers. Outside of work he enjoys puns, wearing animated snapback hats, The Office banter, and playing fighting games.

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