And a feast it was, as the teams devoured more than 5,000 lbs of food including: 750 lbs of sirloin steak topped with 40 gallons of Diablo sauce, 750 lbs of chicken, and 900 lbs of ribs, all cooked over a wood fire grill. Also 700 lbs of house salad, 400 baked potatoes topped with butter and sour cream, 1,600 coconut shrimp, 160 bloomin’ onions, 1,600 honey wheat rolls, 1,200 lbs of cheese cake, 80 gallons of barbecue sauce and dozens of cases of soda and water.
Well, it would appear that the LSU Tigers and Iowa Hawkeyes were well fed by their bowl game sponsor Outback Steakhouse. This ‘box score’ from the Outback Bowl welcome dinner was recanted in a tweet from Iowa sports reporter Jared Aarons.
While digestion before a New Year’s Day game won’t be an issue, one must wonder how the following day spent riding roller coasters at Busch Gardens worked out.