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Cotton Bowl: LSU vs. Texas

The Cotton Bowl features the LSU Tigers and the Texas A&M Aggies in a battle of longtime rivals.  The latest college football odds for this bowl game as posted by Skybook have LSU posted as one point favorites with the total set at 49.
This game will have more story-lines than normal as LSU head coach Les Miles has emerged as a possible replacement for the Rich Rodriguez for the head coaching gig at Michigan. Before he can decide if he wants that job he has to get his team ready for the Aggies.
LSU and Les Miles had a decent year, but a late loss to Arkansas and playing in the same division with Cam Newton hurt this team. Miles has been to this venue before and is looking forward to the atmosphere. The fans should come out for both sides and the stadium will be rocking as kickoff approaches. Both teams have fan bases that travel well to bowl games.  
Miles will have to try and win without his best player, as running back Stephen Ridley will be sidelined due to an academic violation and he was LSU’s best runner, while the Aggies will have all of their best weapons on display for this game.
Quarterback Ryan Tannehill took over in mid-season and has been a standout for A&M from the start. Their run defense is vastly improved this year improving from 4.6 yards per carry allowed average to 3.3 yards per carry.  
The Aggies have favorable trends in this contest, but LSU has some hurdles they need to overcome.
The Aggies are 5-0 ATS in their last five games following a win and 6-0 ATS in their last six games overall. The Tigers are 1-4 ATS in their last five games as a favorite and 1-4 ATS in their last five non-conference games.
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