The LSU football team arrived in Tampa, Fl. late yesterday morning (Dec. 26) for the Outback Bowl and got right down to business with an afternoon practice session.
The Tigers will face the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Outback Bowl on New Year's Day, marking their 14th bowl appearance in LSU football history. The Tigers have a 5-3 record in bowl games under the direction of head coach Les Miles. They are looking to up the score to 6-3 in the Outback Bowl.
The Tigers arrived at 11:30 a.m. and went directly to the University of Tampa for practice. They were on the field for 2:00 p.m. for a practice session that lasted for two full hours before taking a break before dinner.
The Tigers and Hawkeyes were treated to an "all you can eat" dinner by the sponsor of the bowl game, Outback Steakhouse. The amount of food reported to be consumed by both teams was remarkable, weighing in at a total of 5,000 pounds of food. The two teams feasted on steaks, chicken, ribs, shrimp, and bloomin' onions for the appetizer.
The Tigers returned to the field for a morning practice today before heading to Bush Gardens for some recreation during the afternoon.
The Tigers will be led in the Outback Bowl by freshman quarterback Anthony Jennings after Zach Mettenberger's season ending injury in the last regular game of the season against Arkansas. Jennings led the Tigers to a comeback win against Arkansas with in the final two minutes of play.