The 2011 AT&T Cotton Bowl features two evenly-matched, if diametrically opposed, teams.
For the No. 11 LSU Tigers (10-2), a highly-rated, intimidating defense has overcome many of the troubles of a sputtering offense.
The No. 17 Texas A&M Aggies (9-3) has used its explosive offensive prowess to compensate for an average defense.
The early betting lines have LSU as a one-point favorite, which means the game is a toss-up.
For LSU to defeat Texas A&M, here are the Tigers players who will need to play big games.