The TaxAct Texas Bowl is LSU’s 53rd appearance in a bowl game. With a little over 40 scholarship players available, the Tigers concluded the season 6-6. Specifically, Chris Klieman, the head coach of Kansas State, has replaced his offensive coordinator. Tigers coach Mike Jones says: “I’m not going to make any excuses about the roster.” After losing their final two games of the season and missing quarterback Skylar Thompson due to injury, the Wildcats (7-5) appear to be back at full strength. Right now, we’re up against a very talented Kansas State squad that is out to beat us,” he remarked.