Jordan Jefferson, throwing against Auburn above, leads the Tigers against Texas A&M in the AT&T Cotton Bowl Friday. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
The Bowl Season continues tonight with LSU and Texas A&M in the AT&T Cotton Bowl in Arlington, Texas. Below is a quick preview of the game with my pick at the end. Along with my pick, I will post the favorite and flip a coin for the game. Whichever method has the most points at the end of Bowl Season, I will use for next year's games.
Cotton Bowl, #11 LSU (10-2, 6-2 in the SEC) vs. #17 Texas A&M (9-3, 6-2 in the Big 12), 5:00 PM on FOX
Why You Should Watch: To see the last Top 25 matchup of the Bowl Season, except of course, for the Natty. Also, whenever Les Miles is involved, you know there is going to be some drama in the 4th quarter.
Breakdown: LSU prevailed 3-1 in my five categories, but this one should be a great matchup. Jerrod Johnson leads the Aggies at Quarterback, while his counterpart Jordan Jefferson leads the Tigers. Both lost close games to Arkansas, their common opponent. The coaching should be pretty even as well, as Mike Sherman has turned around TAMU, and Les Miles is great, even if he is a little risky. The Aggies should have a defacto home field advantage, playing in Dallas, and the Tigers did lose 2 of 3 games they played in hostile environments. TAMU has the better offense, but LSU has the better defense, especially in the all-important points allowed, by almost a field goal per game.
In the end, I like the Tigers. I've got 25 confidence points on them, even though I'm nowhere near as confident as I was a few weeks ago when I made this pick.
Cotton Current Total to Date
Odds LSU 19
Coin LSU 19
Connor LSU (25) 18 (367)