Fans forego shopping to watch LSU vs. Arkansas in Battle for the Boot game

Mike the tiger before the LSU vs. Arkansas game
Mike the tiger before the LSU vs. Arkansas game

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Some Tiger fans gave up the chance for a great shopping deal to get one last tailgate in Tiger Stadium.

"Well somebody had to watch all the campers last night while the women were spending all the money; the credit cards were burning up. We decided to start on the hog a little bit early. Geaux Tigers!" said LSU Tailgater John Lurry.

This is the last home game for LSU this season. It is also scheduled to be the last game with the stadium at its current capacity. The south end zone expansion is supposed to be finished before next season.

The 15th ranked Tigers take on Arkansas at 1:30 p.m. You can watch the game on WAFB Channel 9, CBS.

This game is also the annual "Battle for the Boot" game and Senior day. There are 14 seniors that will be honored at 1:15 in Tiger Stadium.

According to, LSU's group of seniors include: quarterback Zach Mettenberger, linebacker Lamin Barrow, safety Craig Loston, fullback J.C. Copeland, running back Alfred Blue, wide receiver Kadron Boone, wide receiver James Wright, holder Seth Fruge, linebacker Tahj Jones, offensive lineman Josh Williford, linebacker Jarrett Hardnett, defensive tackle A'Trey-U Jones, running back Jarrett Fobbs and defensive back Dexter Alexander.

The Tigers and the Razorbacks will be competing for the 'Golden Boot'; a trophy that is the shape of Louisiana and Arkansas. LSU currently has possession of the boot following last season's win in Little Rock. Since the teams started playing for the 'Golden Boot' in 1996, LSU has won 11 out of 17 games.

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