Yes! This is the most rationale and evidence-based thread I’ve seen in ages. Apart from the game taking place in Death Valley (which is huge), it’s hard to discern an obvious edge for either team.
As a lifelong Gator fan, LSU has always occupied a funny place in the rivalry hierarchy for me. Sure, it’s always a huge win or a bitter defeat, but I’ve never felt the “hatred” that accompanies match-ups against Tennessee, UGA, FSU, or (occasionally) Miami. It’s mostly just respect for a great program that we have the misfortune of being slated against as permanent cross-conference opponents. And here we are again: another huge game under the lights. It’s going to be a good one.