The tradition of football in the state of Louisiana is strong. From LSU to Tulane to Southern, this sport runs deep within the state’s blood.
LSU is lucky in the sense that it doesn’t have a natural rival in the state. There’s not another Power Five school in Louisiana.
However, there are 11 Division I programs in the state that play football (New Orleans is the lone school to not have the sport), including five at the FBS level.
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