The Cotton Bowl score 2011 provided a win for LSU. Yet although the Cotton Bowl score 2011 was 41-24 LSU, the Tigers fans may not have been entirely focused on the game. Now that the season is over, the main topic of discussion is Les Miles, and his future in Baton Rouge. If his alma mater in Michigan lures him away, this will have proven to be Miles’ last win as a Tiger. Nevertheless, the Cotton Bowl score did give him and LSU a victory over Texas A&M.
As per usual in an LSU game, things got wild and crazy. Texas A&M jumped to a 10-0 lead, as LSU needed a boost to get going. They got it when Jordan Jefferson redeemed himself for an early interception, by throwing a 42 yard touchdown to Terrence Toliver.
After that, the Cotton Bowl score 2011 started to turn for the Tigers. A Jefferson 1 yard run gave them a 14-10 lead, although the Aggies jumped back ahead on their next drive. However, LSU would go back ahead for good, on a 17 yard run by Stevan Ridley.
To cap off the first half, Jefferson connected with Toliver once again. For good measure, the two struck for the third time early in the second half, as Toliver got his three touchdowns in the span of 20 minutes, and three quarters, of game time.
From then on, the Cotton Bowl score 2011 was largely out of the Aggies’ reach. They cut it to 35-24 early in the fourth quarter, but two LSU field goals would cap their victory off. Yet the Tigers had little time to celebrate their 11-2 season, before questions resumed about Les Miles.
For all of Miles’ “Mad Hatter” antics, he took LSU to an 11-2 year, which was only tarnished by losses to Auburn and Arkansas. It was the successful year he needed, after struggling for the last few seasons. But it also made him a more desirable prospect for Michigan, as they look for a new coach.
Therefore, the Cotton Bowl score 2011 was quickly forgotten, or will be shortly, as the Miles’ issue takes over in Baton Rouge. Since he is a “Michigan man” and former Wolverines assistant coach, the fear is that he will jump ship. Fellow Michigan man Jim Harbaugh didn’t go to Ann Arbor, yet he found the 49ers instead.
As LSU barely gets to celebrate their win, Texas A&M still has to be happy with their season, despite the loss. The Aggies got here after six straight wins, and proved they may be on the rise in the Big 12. But this will only fuel higher expectations next year, in a revamped conference.
Following the Cotton Bowl score, the next prestigious game on the schedule is now the BCS championship, between Oregon and LSU’s biggest rival, Auburn.
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