Tuesday's college football bowl games

Tuesday's college football bowl games
Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire, getting brought down by USC linebackers J.R. Tavai and Scott Felix (47) will make his first career start in the Music City Bowl on Tuesday when the Irish try to snap a five-game losing streak. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

A look at Tuesday's college football bowl matchups:

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl



Time: Noon, PST. Location: Nashville. TV: ESPN.

The buzz: It has been a brutal second half of the season for Notre Dame, which hasn't recovered from a 31-27 loss to Florida State. Notre Dame started 6-0 but has dropped five of its last six games and four in a row. Everett Golson, who passed for 3,355 yards and 29 touchdowns, has had 14 passes intercepted and has been sacked 29 times. He'll be benched in favor of sophomore Malik Zaire, who will make his first start. Louisiana State defeated nationally ranked Wisconsin and Mississippi, but losses to Mississippi State, Alabama and Arkansas knocked the Tigers out of contention in the Southeastern Conference West Division. The Tigers ranked No. 3 nationally, giving up only 16.4 points per game. Anthony Jennings has passed for 1,460 yards and 10 touchdowns, with seven interceptions and 20 sacks.

Belk Bowl

No. 13 GEORGIA (9-3) VS. No. 21 LOUISVILLE (9-3)

Time: 3:30 p.m. PST. Location: Charlotte, N.C. TV: ESPN.

The buzz: Georgia won three of its last four games and came up just short of winning the SEC East title. Freshman Nick Chubb rushed for 1,281 yards and 12 touchdowns, and averaged 6.9 yards per carry. Hutson Mason has 2,019 yards passing and 20 touchdowns. Georgia is ranked eighth nationally in scoring at 41.7 points per game. The Bulldogs rank No. 23, giving up 21.3 points per game. Louisville won four of its last five games. Louisville ranks 19th nationally in points given up per game (20.5). The Cardinals will count on receivers DeVante Parker (735 yards, five touchdowns) and Brandon Radcliff (648 yards, 11 touchdowns).

Foster Farms Bowl


Time: 7 p.m. Location: Santa Clara, Calif. TV: ESPN.

The buzz: Maryland won four of its first five games but had trouble with the heart of its Big Ten Conference schedule, falling to Ohio State, Wisconsin, Michigan State and Rutgers. C.J. Brown leads the Terrapins in passing (2,083 yards, 13 touchdowns) and rushing (569 yards, seven touchdowns). Stefon Diggs is his top target, averaging 12.6 yards per reception. Stanford had reached Bowl Championship Series bowl games in four consecutive seasons. The Cardinal had trouble moving the ball consistently in the high-scoring Pac-12 Conference. Stanford's defense is ranked No. 2 nationally, giving up an average of 16 points per game. Senior Kevin Hogan has passed for 2,603 yards and 17 touchdowns, with eight interceptions.