The Southeastern Conference even threw in a trophy for the LSU-Arkansas game after the Razorbacks joined the SEC in 1992. But “The Boot” has not exactly made the blood boil between border schools that seem more like casual neighbors.
The only opponent that really gets LSU seeing red is Alabama.
“It’s a rivalry,” LSU sophomore cornerback Morris Claiborne said. “Everyone’s going to be there. We’ve lost two in a row to them. In my eyes, it’s just bigger than the others. I haven’t been around much, but since I’ve been here I’ve been hearing the talk and people pumping it up.”
This game has been highlighted on LSU’s calendar since the spring.