Helmet-jarring hits and one-handed touchdown catches are just the tip of the surface when it comes to LSU and Arkansas battling for the "boot." With lessons learned in the past decade, LSU vs. Arkansas this Friday afternoon is expected to deliver another instant classic, regardless of both teams' records.
Dating back to 1996, the Tigers and Razorbacks have played for this boot-shaped trophy, outlining both states. Nearly two decades in, classic ballgames, mesmerizing athletic feats and heart-wrenching finales have summed up this SEC West rivalry.
That leaves us with a daunting task four days before these two teams take the field once again, and that is: What's the best moment since the inaugural "Battle for the Boot?" Is it a performance by an individual player? Is it a Hail Mary (we've had plenty between these two)? Or is it simply a game?
From classic performances by LSU greats to a triple-overtime classic to unbelievable last-minute touchdowns by Arkansas, this is the best of the "Battle for the Boot."