On Sunday, it was announced that LSU will be playing in the Citrus Bowl on New Year's Eve against No. 13 Louisville (9-3) of the ACC. The game will be played in Orlando, Fla.

After one of the most turbulent regular seasons in LSU football history, the Tigers now have one final obstacle standing in their way in 2016.

On Sunday, it was announced that LSU will be playing in the Citrus Bowl on New Year's Eve against No. 13 Louisville (9-3) of the ACC. The game will be played in Orlando, Fla.

The matchup will include many intriguing storylines leading up to the contest.

There will be a very familiar face on the opposing sideline as the Tigers face off against Cardinal head coach Bobby Petrino. The history between he and LSU is well-documented.

Petrino was actually interviewed for the Tiger head coaching job back in 2005 after Nick Saban left for the Dolphins. However, LSU ultimately decided to go with Les Miles.

Petrino later decided to follow the path of Saban. He left Louisville to take the vacant Atlanta Falcons head coaching job.

Though, things ended poorly in Atlanta. He left midway through the season to take over as the new head coach at Arkansas after the Razorbacks fired longtime coach Houston Nutt.

With Arkansas, Petrino went against LSU on four separate occasions. He went 2-2 in those matchups.

Before his fifth season with the Hogs, Petrino was embroiled in a scandal in which it was discovered that he was having an affair with a university employee. He was promptly fired.

When Louisville head coach Charlie Strong left for Texas, the school decided to give Petrino another chance. Ever since, he has built the Cardinals back into a contender.

His success led to speculation that LSU would make another run at him for the vacant head coaching position following the firing of Miles, but the Tigers decided to give the permanent job to Ed Orgeron.

The Citrus Bowl matchup between LSU and Louisville will pit the Tigers' outstanding defense against the highest scoring offense in the country.

First-year LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda was recently given a raise. He'll have to earn that extra money come New Year's Eve.

He will be forced to construct a plan to stop the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy, quarterback Lamar Jackson. Jackson put up monster numbers this season, victimizing defenses both on the ground and through the air.

He has passed for 3,390 yards and 30 touchdowns, while rushing for a whopping 1,538 yards and 21 scores.

“The last guy I’ve seen like that was Michael Vick. He’s dynamic; he’s hard to stop. Bobby Petrino is an excellent offensive coach,” Orgeron said.

Behind this duel-threat attack, the Cardinals finished the regular season averaging 45 points per game.

The LSU defense has made drastic improvements from last year under Aranda. After giving up 33 touchdowns and 24 points per game during the 2015 regular season, they only surrendered 16 TDs and 16 points per contest this year.

“It’s going to be a tremendous challenge,” Orgeron said. “I like Dave Aranda and all of our challenges. I like our defense. I know Lamar Jackson and their offense will pose problems, but it’s something we are going to be able to do. We have a very good defense. It ought to be an exciting matchup.”

The Tigers look to be relatively healthy heading into the bowl game.

In the regular season finale against Texas A&M, LSU was missing four starters in running back Leonard Fournette, wide receiver Travin Dural, pass rusher Arden Key and middle linebacker Kendall Beckwith. Safety John Battle also went down with an injury during the victory.

It's expected that Dural, Key and Battle will be ready come Dec. 31. Fournette will still be “day-to-day” as he continues to battle his ankle injury. Unfortunately for the Tigers, Beckwith will be out again due to the knee injury he suffered in the loss to Florida.

LSU will be hoping to change their bowl fortunes. In their past five bowl games, the Tigers are just 2-3.

The last time LSU played in Orlando, they were beaten by Penn State, 19-17, back in 2010.