In a sold-out game billed as the Texas Kickoff, the 13th ranked LSU Tigers met the number 14 Wisconsin Badgers in Houston’s recently renamed NRG Stadium last night. It wasn’t pretty, but the boys from Baton Rouge scored the last 21 points of the game to win 28-14. That took their non-conference winning streak to 46, the longest in college football.
Since they are just down I-10, most Houston fans consider the Tigers to be the home team. Most, that is - except for Texans star J.J. Watt who is clearly a Wisconsin fan. He has two younger brothers –junior fullback Derek and freshman tight end T.J.- who play for his alma mater.
Neither Watt brother had much to do with last night’s outcome. Maybe if they lined up on the other side of the ball….