Out-eaten by LSU by a whopping 170 pounds in the 'protein eating contest' at an Atlanta Brazilian steak house on Friday, Clemson's Tigers will try to hang onto a narrow lead when the Chick-fil-A Bowl's 'Battle for Bowl Week' wraps up on Saturday with two events.
After winning the first two phases of the competition, Clemson holds a 2-1 lead. The last two years, the trailing team has surged ahead to win on the final day of competition - Auburn over Virginia last season, and Florida State over South Carolina in 2010.
In today's competition, the teams will be treated to a mid-day milkshake party, and their respective offensive lines will compete in a start-to-finish 'Milkshake Combine,' in which players will compete against the clock to prepare all the flavors of milkshakes available on the Chick-fil-A menu.
Players will also square off in a football version of the TV game show 'Family Feud.' The Football Feud is a two round game with the team with the highest score at the end of the two rounds (or a tie-breaker) declared the winner for this event.
On the opening day of competition, Clemson easily won the 'Nothin' But Net' basketball video game battle, led by wide receiver Adam Humphries, who set an event record by making 24 free throws in 30 seconds. DeAndre Hopkins added 19, and Corey Crawford had 12, for a total of 55.
LSU made 46 shots, led by Ronald Martin with 18.
On the second day of competition, Clemson edged LSU in the timed go-kart laps held at Andretti Karts. Clemson's average lap time was 40.656 seconds, while LSU's players averaged 41.152 seconds per lap. Long snapper Phillip Fajgenbaum led Clemson with a time of 37.27 seconds.
On the third day of competition, Clemson was no match for the LSU's hungry Bengals, who wolfed down 624 pounds of meat at Sal Grosso Brazilian Buffet. Clemson managed just 454 pounds.
Clemson's schedule on Saturday will also include a press conference featuring coordinators Chad Morris and Brent Venables, along with players Xavier Brewer and Tajh Boyd, from 11:45 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. at the Sheraton Atlanta.
The Tigers will have a two-hour practice at Georgia Tech, beginning at 3:45 p.m.