BOTR Game of the Week: Week 10

To hear the sports media and blogosphere tell it, there are no games this week, save for the 1-2 matchup of LSU and Alabama. I really wanted to make this my game of the week as well. After all, if both bands were present, this game has it all: The top two teams in the nation, a heated rivalry, an SEC night game, and two high performing, Sudler Trophy winning bands. Sadly, this is not to be. After chasing this information all up and down the internet, I got confirmation of what I knew from the beginning of the season but hoped had changed: LSU is only sending a pep band to this game. Since I give the strong edge to games with both bands in full attendance, sadly, LSU-Bama is off the list.

I set my sights instead on the only other (to my knowledge) game this week featuring two Sudler Trophy winning bands: Texas Tech's Goin' Band from Raiderland at Texas' Showband of the Southwest. While Texas' band has never impressed me much, I'm a big fan of the Goin' Band. Let's take a look at this showdown in the Lone Star State: