In 1989 we felt shafted
it's ok to admit you had the wrong year.
or are you really saying that at the end of 1988 season in late Nov, the LSU team was fine with the HoF Bowl vs Syracuse. It wasn't until they woke up the morning of 1/1/1989 that they then
suddenly felt shafted. Cool!
btw, you're also wrong that the team was "highly ranked". They'd just been blown out 44-3 by Miami. I was there, in the downpour. That was LSU's 3rd loss. Finished regular season 8-3. LSU was ranked #16 vs #17 Syracuse going into the bowl. LINK
And, again, that team couldn't hold this team's jock, talent or coaching-wise.