With a victory over Arkansas, LSU will most likely be headed to Dallas for the second time this year, to play in the Cotton Bowl. LSU opened their season with a 37-27 victory over TCU in Cowboy Stadium.
If LSU receives the invite they will be faced with one of four Big 12 schools, Oklahoma State, Baylor, Oklahoma, or Texas. Baylor appears to be the heavy favorite to earn the invite. It will be a step down for the Bears, who were in position to receive a BCS Bowl bid before being stomped by Oklahoma State in Stillwater.
Cotton Bowl President Rick Baker has expressed great interest in the Tigers.
“The LSU fans have always come here. Having them twice in a short time doesn’t impact us at all. We love having LSU. We love Les Miles. Whenever LSU is a possibility for our bowl, we’re going to take a good hard look at them. LSU has never lost in this building.”
LSU last played in the Cotton Bowl three years ago, when they blew out the Texas A&M Aggies 41-24. Since that game, LSU has won two other times in Cowboy Stadium, in the 2011 season opener against Oregon and in this year’s season opener against TCU.
LSU was considered for the Cotton Bowl last year, but lost out on the bid to a red hot Texas A&M team. The Tigers’ were ranked ninth in the country but barely escaped their final two regular season games with victories over weak competition.