In before someone complains about this game as if it has any effect on anything whatsoever.
Not true! It has an effect on the perception of LSU as a program, which directly effects recruiting. Did blasting Miami and ND not have any effect? Did blasting Georgia Tech after a less than stellar year not have an effect? Although it seems a lifetime ago, did Miles undefeated record and blow out wins in bowls games not have an effect. I beg to differ. That is the attitude of losing teams that a game does not matter. Especially one with a national tv audience.
If LSU, ranked 14th in the nation, loses to an unranked Big 10 team and continues it dismal bowl performances over the last 5 years, it WILL have an effect on Miles and LSU. And a negative one at that.