LSU makes its 10th consecutive bowl appearance when they face the Texas A&M Aggies on Jan. 7 in the AT&T Cotton Bowl.
The 11th-ranked Tigers (10-2) finished tied for second in the SEC West division. While the offense struggled mightily, the defense shined. LSU ended the season eighth in the country, although they wore down in the last two games.
The 17th-ranked Aggies (9-3) finished tied for first in the Big 12 South division. After a three-game losing skid at mid-season, Texas A&M won their final six games with Ryan Tennehill replacing Jerrold Johnson at quarterback and Cyrus Gray rushing for over 100 yards each game.
While the Aggies have the momentum heading into the Cotton Bowl, here are five reasons LSU can beat Texas A&M.