After defeating Arkansas last Saturday, LSU players sprinted across the field to reclaim the Golden Boot. Fittingly, the Tigers have taken good care of the rivalry trophy since bringing it back to Baton Rouge.

Well, half of it, at least.

The trophy derives its name from the shape of Louisiana and Arkansas, which appears to be a large boot. LSU interim coach Ed Orgeron joked Wednesday that LSU polished just the lower half of the trophy, but it turns out he was serious.

The Tigers dominated the Razorbacks 38-10 last weekend in an SEC West rivalry that had given them trouble in recent seasons. LSU had lost to Arkansas by 17 points each of the last two years as part of late-season slides that ultimately contributed to Les Miles being fired.

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