Remembering the 1944 LSU/Texas A&M bowl game

By Adam Hooper - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - For the first time in 67 years, the LSU Tigers and the Texas A&M Aggies will face each other in a bowl game when they clash in the 2011 Cotton Bowl.

The last time the two teams played each other in a bowl game was back in 1944 when LSU defeated Texas A&M in the Orange Bowl in Miami.

This rare postseason match up has some dedicated fans feeling a sense of nostalgia. 7News caught up with one family who said back in 1944 one of their relatives played a big role in LSU's win against Texas A&M.

"Texas A&M was favored, heavily favored. Steve Van Buren made two of the touchdowns himself. He threw a touchdown pass to my dad. It's pride, more than anything, to know that a hometown boy and my dad did this. That's a real big deal," said Mark Goode.

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