clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

2011 Cotton Bowl, LSU Vs. Texas A&M Prediction: Never Bet Against Les Miles

The 2010 college football postseason is hitting the home stretch as it heads to Dallas for the Cotton Bowl. The LSU Tigers and Texas A&M Aggies hit the field on Friday, Jan. 7 and we've got all your odds and predictions needs covered. With Les Miles at the helm, you're gonna need all the help you can get.

The line: LSU by a measly two points. The game opened dead-even, as a pick-em, but the line shifted slightly in LSU's favor.

Notable LSU units: The defense for the Tigers is giving up just 17.8 points per game, ranking them 11th in the nation. On the offensive side of the ball, it's all run and no pass for the Tigers. The LSU passing offense is ranked 107th in the nation, but the running game produces 179.2 yards per game, ranked 30th in the nation.

Notable Texas A&M units: The passing game. The Aggies are throwing for 281.8 yards per game, good for 18th in the nation. The Texas A&M defense also gives up 20.3 points per game, placing them 25th in the nation.

The pick: Pick against LSU and Les Miles? Yeah, right. There's no chance you'll catch me betting against Miles, who seems to snatch victory from the jaws of the defeat in a new and creative way every single game. Miles does it again as the Tigers win and cover.

The 2011 Cotton Bowl kicks off at 8:00 p.m. EST. The game will be televised on Fox. Browse our 2010 college football postseason schedule for a complete list of bowls.