Competing in the Outback Bowl certainly does have its advantages.

The Northwestern and Tennessee football programs got a taste of that during the annual team dinner where the programs were treated to literally tons of food prepared for them by Outback.

The teams will get plenty of protein with these selection of meats:

There wasn't a shortage side dishes, desserts and bloomin' onions either:

When it was all said and done, the Wildcats and Vols combined for more than 5,000 pounds of food.

Northwestern and Tennessee aren't strangers to the Outback Bowl as both have attended in the past. But the feast never gets old.

This season's game is set for New Year's Day at noon eastern on ESPN.

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