Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, December 28, 2013

How much Outback Steakhouse food can two football teams eat in one sitting? If you guessed 5,000 pounds, you'd be right. That's the estimated weight in sirloin steak, chicken, ribs and a host of sides and desserts that Iowa and LSU football players took down Thursday at the annual Outback Bowl Welcome Dinner. Yikes, right?

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How do you eat 5,000 pounds of food, you ask? Here's how, directly from's story:

The teams devoured more than 5,000 pounds of food, including 750 pounds of sirloin steak topped with 40 gallons of Diablo sauce, 750 pounds of chicken, and 900 pounds of ribs, all cooked over a wood fire grill.

They also consumed 700 pounds of house salad, 400 pounds of baked potatoes topped with butter and sour cream, 1,600 coconut shrimp, 160 bloomin' onions, 1,600 honey wheat dinner rolls, 1,200 pounds of cheese cake, 80 gallons of barbecue sauce, and dozens of cases of soda and water.

Iowa battles LSU in the Outback Bowl at 1 p.m. ET Wednesday. View our full bowl schedule.