LSU vs Wisconsin
(Baton Rouge, La. )
I am an LSU fan and I can remember just about all of the LSU vs Big Ten games.
I particularly remember the LSU vs Wisconsin game at Camp Randle Stadium back in 1972. Boy, what a name to put up when a team from the Deep South comes to play in the old Northern Prison where they mistreated Confederates so badly.
A local Sports Writer in Madison totally unfairly wrote an article that painted LSU with all of the Old South, Dixie, Confederacy, and Segregation stigmas he could think of.
He said things like you could almost hear Dixie as the Lilly White Tigers came out to play the vaunted Badgers. He said the Black Players on Wisconsin's team must have felt so bad knowing the LSU Players didn't think they were good enough to play for them.
It was unreal and ridiculous for someone to act that way, but LSU came out Victorious in Camp Randle Stadium and Bert Jones, the LSU QB went on to become an All-American. LSU had beaten Wisconsin handily in BR the year before when Rufus the Roadrunner Ferguson was playing for the Badgers.
LSU is undefeated against Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan State, and they are 1-1-1 against OSU. I don't recall LSU ever playing Michigan, Purdue, Northwestern and Minnesota. LSU was beaten in the last second by an LSU secondary coverage error and Iowa miracle pass victory in the Capital One Bowl of Nick Saban's last game.
Overall, the SEC has won the majority of the games, but we all acknowledge the Big 10 has great teams too, but they have never shown a willingness to play the SEC until recently. The Northern press has put the SEC down for years over Segregation (now SEC is about 60% or better Black) and the Big 10 is still predominately White. Where is the Hypocracy now?
I think the Big 10 has secretly feared the SEC until lately when we are now playing more. The Rose Bowl has protected the Big 10 and the Pac 10 through the years, while the SEC has played in all of the Bowls. I think it can be said the Rose Bowl has been unfair and sort of disrespectful to the SEC by denying them an opportunity to play.
Let the records speak for themselves.