Payback time? LSU players looking forward to welcoming Texas A&M to Death Valley
Every SEC football fan remembers LSU and Texas A&M’s thrilling regular season finale in 2018. In a game that lasted seven overtimes, Texas A&M managed to come out on top of a 74-72 shootout for the ages in College Station.
That game dropped LSU to 9-3, and the Tigers missed out on the opportunity for a 10-win regular season.
Now at 11-0 and as the top-ranked team in the country, it’s safe to say LSU players have had this game circled.
Following a dominant win over Arkansas, LSU running back Clyde Edwards Helaire made it clear that this game was on everyone’s mind immediately after the final whistle.
“You have guys in here immediately after the game it’s like, it’s already redemption time as far as next week,” said Edwards Helaire.
“Starting on Monday it’s back to it, because we owe those guys a lot from last year.”
LSU quarterback Joe Burrow is playing with an extraordinarily high confidence level at the moment, at the height of the Heisman race. He gave a coy response to reporters on Saturday, when asked about his excitement level for the rematch.
“It’s a chance to go 12-0,” said Burrow, with a slight grin that drew some chuckles from reporters.
Last season’s matchup included over 1,000 yards of total offense, and the most combined points ever scored in an FBS football game. Lasting five hours, the length of the game even helped prompt new overtime rules to come to college football, ensuring a game of that like will never happen again.
Texas A&M and LSU face off at 7 pm EST on Saturday. Although rivalry week always provides a multitude of must-see matchups, this is certainly one that should be on your list regardless of your fan hood.
Here are a few clips from last year’s game if you missed it:
One year ago today, @AggieFootball beat LSU 74-72 in SEVEN overtimes.
The highest scoring game in FBS history. pic.twitter.com/tCx2460v4X
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) November 24, 2019