The SEC is loaded with intense rivalries. Some, like the Egg Bowl and Iron Bowl, pit in-state foes against each other in blood feuds. Others, like the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party, see border rivals meet up and lock horns at a neutral site.

For whatever reason, LSU vs. Arkansas, also known as the Battle of the Boot, doesn’t get the same kind of hype as the other border rivalries in the SEC. That’s the rest of the conference’s loss, as it’s become one of the most intense annual meetings out there.

The Razorbacks and Tigers went three-plus decades without seeing each other, from 1966 until Arkansas joined the SEC in 1992. Since then, the two schools have met every year, and since 1996 it’s been in Battle for the Golden Boot, a 175-pound gold-plated trophy comprised of the two states that, you guessed it, resembles a big boot.

LSU holds the all-time edge, 37-21-2, and owned the Razorbacks during their early SEC days, winning 10 of the first 15 matchups as divisional foes.


  • LSU leads, 6-4
  • Seven of 10 games decided by a touchdown or less
  • Arkansas’ 2014 shutout was the first in the rivalry since a 28-0 LSU win in 1995
  • The Golden Boot trophy has changed has five times over the last 10 years

Memorable moments of the last decade

  • 2014: Arkansas snapped a 17-game SEC losing streak with a shutout win over LSU. The win was also Bret Bielema’s first in the SEC. Arkansas held LSU to its lowest yardage total (123) in nearly 40 years.
  • 2013: After LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger went down with a torn ACL, freshman Anthony Jennings came in to save the day. After leading the Tigers to a field goal on his first drive, he hooked up on a deep pass to Travin Dural to cap off a 99-yard game-winning drive for LSU in Baton Rouge.
  • 2010: With both teams ranked in the top-15, the winner of this one was almost sure to go to the Sugar Bowl. The Hogs hung 464 yards on the SEC’s best defense, with both Knile Davis and Cobi Hamilton having huge games for Arkansas to get the win at home.
  • 2007: In a triple-overtime slugfest, Arkansas knocked off the eventual national champion Tigers, 50-48, in Houston Nutt’s final game, handing LSU its only home loss of the year. Darren McFadden ran wild, going for more than 200 yards, and called Les Miles out after the game for mispronouncing “Arkansas” in the days leading up to the game.