Regardless of what happens in Tiger Stadium on Saturday (Nov. 17), Rice will be receiving a hefty payout from LSU.
LSU is forking over $1.4 million to Rice for the game, per the game contract. According to the contract, that money is due to Rice on or before Jan. 31, 2019.
The $1.4 million figure is the highest LSU has paid an opponent during the Ed Orgeron era. Though, the contract was signed on Nov. 14, 2015 — well before Orgeron took over as head coach.