College Football Playoff Preview: LSU

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It’s bowl season bay-bay, which means it’s college football playoff time.  And with no Notre Dame in this year’s playoff, I will be writing a very unbiased preview.  So now that I have said my piece, let’s talk about why I’m here.
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THE Louisiana State University, or LSU, has been the best college football team in the country this season, and coming in ranked first in the final playoff rankings validates my point.  The Tigers of Baton Rouge are coached by Ed Orgeron and have been the best LSU team in his four year tenure since he took over for Les Miles in 2016.  Their semifinal game is in the Peach Bowl against the fourth-ranked team in the country - the University of Oklahoma Sooners.  It is actually a rematch of the 2003 national championship matchup when LSU beat Oklahoma 21-14.

The Tigers have an all-around team with an offense that is led by senior quarterback and 2019 Heisman winner Joe Burrow.  Burrow is a dual-threat quarterback and makes LSU’s Run Pass Option (RPO) offense not only beneficial for him, but also for his key teammates.  Running backs Clyde Edwards-Helaire, and Tyrion Davis-Prince and also wide receivers Ja’Marr Chase, Justin Jefferson, and Terrace Marshall Jr. have given the QB a slew of options to utilize making LSU the number one offense in the country. 
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But like a traditional SEC team, LSU is well represented on the other side of the ball by having a tough as nails young defense that is led by defensive backs JaCoby Stevens, Derek Stingley Jr, and linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson.  They are a top 35 defense, and with a matchup against Oklahoma, who is the #2 offense in the country, this could be the most enjoyable football game to watch as a fan.

But after all that, this what you are here for - my prediction.

LSU 42 - 28 Oklahoma

The game will be close in the first half, most likely tied 21-21 by halftime.  But Coach O will make sure his staff makes the right adjustments that will help the defense hold their own against Coach Lincoln Riley and quarterback Jalen Hurts.  That will punch the Tigers ticket to New Orleans for a shot at the national title against…..spoiler alert Ohio State.



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