06:45 Sportscast December 31, 2014

Kyle Brindza’s 32-yard field goal as time expired lifted Notre Dame to a 31-28 victory over LSU in yesterday’s Music City Bowl in Nashville. However, Tiger Freshman running back Leonard Fournette did impress. Fournette rushed for 143 yards and two touchdowns, including an 89 yarder. He also returned a kickoff 100 yards for a score. LSU ends their season with an 8-5 record.

The game may not be the only thing LSU loses as it’s also possible they are losing their very successful defensive coordinator. Reports indicate that John Chavis will leave LSU for the same job at Texas A-and-M. Chavis spoke with reporters after the game, but didn’t want to talk about his future…

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But it’s been reported the Aggies are willing to give “Chief” a 400-thousand dollar raise.

The Pelicans held off the Phoenix Suns last night, 110-106. Tyreke Evans lead all scorers with 24 and Jrue Holiday added 21 as the Pels end the Suns six game winning streak. The Pelicans travel to take on San Antonio tonight.

In college basketball, McNeese State shot 52-percent from the field, including 8 out of 17 three pointers, as they upset Mississippi State last night 66-47. Senior Desharick Guidry pumped in 20 points as the Cowboys win for the first time the ever in Starkville. McNeese improves to 6-5 and will host Stephen F. Austin Saturday night.

In the Sun Belt, UL-Lafayette opened their conference schedule with an 83-79 overtime win over Arkansas-Little Rock. Junior Shawn Long scored 23 and guard Kasey Shepherd threw in 20 for the Ragin Cajuns, who never trailed in overtime. UL-Lafayette improves to 7-5.

ULM’s Sun Belt schedule started off a little rocky as the Warhawks were crushed by Georgia State, 65-45. Not a single ULM player scored in double figures, as they were lead by Jamaal Samuel’s nine points. The Warhawks sit at 6-6 on the season.