Cotton Bowl 2011: LSU Tigers vs. Texas A&M Aggies Live Stream (Free Online Video)
Cotton Bowl Live Stream: The Louisiana State University Tigers take on the Texas A&M University Aggies tonight at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas for the 2011 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic.
Tonight’s showdown is the renewal of a bitter rivalry as this will be the 50th time TAMU and LSU have met. This edition of the Cotton Bowl also serves as something of a dress rehearsal for NFL’s Super Bowl XLV on February 6.
The 11th-ranked Tigers of the SEC have had a solid regular season, finishing 2010 with a 10-2 record, and are favored to beat the Aggies of the Big 12 Conference. LSU is 4-1 in bowl games under sixth-year coach Les Miles, which includes a couple of wins in BCS bowls.
Texas A&M, meanwhile, have recovered from a three-game losing streak in October to win six straight, including upsets of Nebraska and Oklahoma. The Aggies don’t have the consistency the Tigers do on special teams, but expect the match to be very physical, as neither side will be able to win without winning the battle up front.
“This is a huge game for us,” said Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill. “If we play well and take care of business, we’ll be all right. But LSU is a very tough opponent. If we can get a win, it will definitely help our push to be a top-tier program.”
Note: The game starts at 8:00 p.m. ET.
A Little Bit of History: TAMU played in the Cotton Bowl on January 1, 1942, only weeks after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. At halftime, Aggies offensive/defensive tackle Martin Ruby emerged from the locker room and was one of nearly three dozen Texas A&M students who enlisted in the service.
UPDATE: LSU rallied for a 41-24 win against Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl on Friday night.