LSU vs. Texas A&M: Bettors Guide to This Young SEC Rivalry

Megan Rochester

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 8:42 PM GMT

The Texas A&M Aggies are set to meet the LSU Tigers Thursday night, in what could be the start of a new rivalry. What has history shown us to expect when these two teams meet, and what is at stake for both school in this SEC showdown?

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Thursday Nov. 27 @ 7:30 PM ET
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If the Texas A&M Aggies had a connection with one of the SEC teams before arriving into the conference two years ago, it had to be LSU.

Before A&M entered the conference, the 1st time the two met was 1899 and the last time was their 50th meeting in the Cotton Bowl in 2011.

A&M made their move into the West Division of the SEC in 2012 - the same division as the Tigers. One thing is for certain, after a century of inconsistent showdowns between these two, the rivalry is finally here to stay.

Their distance from each other makes for a classic rivalry case.The culture and the fans are all intertwined within each other.  It’s not uncommon to be in Houston and hear a “Go Tigers” or to be in Louisiana and hear the “Gig Em” cry.

Home field advantage has proven to be a huge contribution into victories for both teams, and the series record certainly reflects that. LSU is 23–10–1 in Baton Rouge and A&M is 7–2–1 in College Station.

Here we are in their third game as SEC opponents, and we are in for a good old fashion tight match-up in this game, folks. Both teams are currently 7-4 SU and have a 3-4 record in the SEC Conference. It’ll be a battle of the bettor draft picks this year since both the Aggies and the Tigers have very young teams.

LSU Tigers Coach Les Miles is going to try to win on the road with the running game with the effort of their hotshot receiver Travin Dural, but the Tigers’ quarterbacks have been very inconsistent this season. If A&M can lock down the Tigers’ offense on the ground game, they will have a good chance at winning this thing.

However, the Aggies have struggled to stop the running game all season long. If they are still missing their injured defensive linebacker, Otaro Alaka, they will be in real trouble against a running squad. Fortunately for A&M, they will be gaining back from injury the best player on the roster, defensive end and true freshman Myles Garrett, just in time for the game on Thursday which could make up for their defensive losses.

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