LSU begins workouts ahead of Cotton Bowl date with Texas A&M

Staff reports
LSU defensive tackle Drake Nevis was a second team AP?All-America selection. His teammate Patrick Peterson was on the first team as a cornerback.

LSU players practiced in full pads on Wednesday for just over two hours in their first workout ahead of their match with Texas A&M.

LSU will face the Aggies in the 75th AT&T Cotton Bowl on Friday, Jan. 7 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.  

It will be the 50th meeting between the teams, but the first since a 33-17 Texas A&M victory in 1995.

LSU goes into the Cotton Bowl with a 10-2 overall mark, while the Aggies are 9-3 after winning six straight games to close out their regular season.

IT’S OFFICIAL: Zach Mettenberger, the nation’s top junior college quarterback in 2010, officially signed with LSU on Wednesday, LSU head coach Les Miles announced.

Mettenberger sent his National Letter of Intent to LSU on Wednesday, the first day that junior college players could pledge to four-year institutions. Mettenberger recently completed his only season at Butler Community College where he led his team to the national junior college championship game.

PETERSON, NEVIS?HONORED: LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson was named to the AP All-America First Team on Tuesday, while defensive tackle Drake Nevis was on the second team.

Peterson, who received the Thorpe and Bednarik Awards this past week, became the school’s 56th first-teamer.

The Southeastern Conference had 19 players receive All-America honors, including five earning first-team mention.