LSU and SU fans prepare for competitive weekend

Two universities in the Capital City are facing off to a legendary experience. Fans of both Jags and Tigers are getting ready for the historic game.
Published: Sep. 7, 2022 at 6:53 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 7, 2022 at 7:01 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Two universities in the Capital City are facing off to a legendary experience.

Fans of both Jags and Tigers, young and old, are getting ready for the historic face-off.

“For all of us and especially students, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Gordon Monk, CEO of LSU Alumni Association. “Our universities have been around and played football for a very long time and this is the first time that we will get to play each other on the field.

Judy Martin-Davis, also known as “Lady Jag,” has been to every Southern University football game for the past few decades.

“It’s like a good gumbo; little-by-little, things were going into it,” said Martin-Davis. “Planning went into it, money went into it, time went into it, and now, it’s time to stir the pot.”

Students say they are taking advantage of the atmosphere, opportunities, and relationships.

“We’re both dealing with fresh coaches, fresh players, but what we’re not dealing with are fresh fans,” said Jayda Jeffery, an LSU student. “We are all seasoned vets. So, we’re here to cheer both sides on.”

“The energy and everything is going to be on a hundred that day,” said Christopher Toler, a Southern student. “It’s going to bring everybody together, from the bands to everybody tailgating. We are going to be one whole family out there.”

Both universities are fired up and ready to root for their favorite teams.

Several organizations are hosting events for both schools showcasing what each university has to offer.

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