VIDEO: Badgers 16, LSU 14 in first-ever major college game at Lambeau

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Posted at 1:42 PM, Sep 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-03 21:09:13-04

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For the first time in 59 years, the main sight is not green and gold for a game with a sellout crowd at Lambeau Field.

It's cardinal red and white for Wisconsin, and purple and gold for LSU - the Badgers and Tigers in the first-ever major college football game here.

The sights before the game are of camaraderie, fans of opposite teams high-fiving, grilling out and tailgating - a wonderful combination of cheesehead and southern hospitality.

The smells: Bratwurst, cajun sausage and, of course, beer.

The sounds: A lot of "On Wisconsin" sung and "Geaux Tigers" yelled. No, not "Go Tigers." "Geaux Tigers"...the French-influenced pronunciation of "go" that is a bit of the Louisiana flavor.

This combination of Madison and Mardi Gras descending on the not-so-frozen Tundra is not just a fantastic atmosphere, but a huge boon to the Green Bay economy. Officials estimate that will be greater than Packers regular season gamedays.

LSU is the prohibitive favorite as a top 10 team. Wisconsin has somewhat embraced, somewhat ignored the underdog role, simply deciding to focus on their game in hopes of pulling off an upset.

By a very unofficial eye test, it is a slight majority Wisconsin crowd, but LSU will be very present for this incredible atmosphere on the not-so-frozen tundra of the most historic stadium in pro football, Lambeau Field, holding its first-ever major college game.