The college football season is still months away, if it returns on time, but Texas Governor Greg Abbott isn’t taking a break from the smack talk.
In responding to an LSU football fan on Twitter, Abbott predicted that in-state schools Texas and Texas A&M would beat the Tigers in 2020.
LSU beat both schools in 2019 en route to an undefeated season and the program’s first national championship since 2007.
You heard it here first.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) May 30, 2020
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In Week 2 last season, the Tigers won a thrilling 45-38 road game against the Longhorns in a top 25 matchup.
LSU continued its winning streak into the regular-season finale, in which it beat the Aggies 50-7 in a revenge win from LSU’s seven-overtime loss in 2018.
Yes, it’s far, far too early to put any stock in projections for the 2021 NFL draft.
However, Texas and Texas A&M aren’t the only teams from the Lone Star State that the Tigers face this season.
LSU’s scheduled season opener is Sept. 5 against Texas-San Antonio. The next week, Texas travels to Tiger Stadium and in Week 3, LSU travels to Houston for a neutral site game against Rice, which is located in Houston. The game is scheduled to be played at NRG Stadium, home of the NFL’s Houston Texans.
The Tigers are slated to end their regular season Nov. 28 at Texas A&M.
Of course, because of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s still no guarantee college football will return in 2020, what the schedule will look like and how many fans will be allowed in the stands.