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Ray Lampe and Beth Peterson

The perfect complement to any gameday is a superior tailgate menu. That's why the Cookoff Before Kickoff crew Ray Lampe, "Dr. BBQ," and Beth Peterson have cooked up a whole season of football and tailgating recipes for everyone to enjoy. The gridiron battles we love occur every weekend in small college towns and big pro football cities, but now Cookoff Before Kickoff will help you take tailgating to a new level.

Follow along each week as new Rivalry Recipes are featured on Cookoff Before Kickoff. Recreate Ray and Beth's easy and great tasting recipes and then decide for yourself who won the rivalry tailgating matchup! You'll be able to get in on the action as well by submitting your own rivalry recipe in our online recipe contest for a shot at winning two tickets to this year's BCS National Championship in Pasadena, CA.