Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Senior defensive end Jermauria Rasco, center, and other LSU players file past fans, as they enter the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center late Saturday afternoon, after the football Tigers arrived at the team hotel for their stay leading up to Dec. 30th matchup against Notre Dame in Nashville, Tennessee's Music City Bowl.

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LSU and Notre Dame took part in a hot chicken eating contest during the Music City Bowl’s welcome party on a riverboat Saturday night, and the winner might surprise you.

The Fighting Irish won 25-19, according to the school’s Twitter account. The individual award, though, went to LSU redshirt freshman offensive lineman Alex Cheramie, a Texas native.

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