The LSU Tigers took their spot atop the kingdom Saturday.
In their 37-10 demolition of the Georgia Bulldogs, the Fighting Tigers attained a 13-0 run through a heck of a gamut put in front of them this season. Wins over the Texas Longhorns, Florida Gators, Auburn Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide were certainly sweet. Especially the last one. But the win over Georgia cemented their status as kings of the SEC, and perhaps will provide a gateway towards a #1 seed in the 2019 College Football Playoff.
What is almost assured at this point is that Joe Burrow is the Heisman Trophy winner. Yes, I know about the trio that the Ohio State Buckeyes possess. Yes, I also know about all the talent that the Clemson Tigers have, too. I know how good Jalen Hurts is, and CeeDee Lamb. It does not matter. Joe Burrow is the Heisman winner. Burrow threw for 349 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. He went 28-for-38 on pass attempts, as he continues to flaunt his accurate ways.
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Another standout for LSU shined brightly over on the other side of the ball. Derek Stingley Jr. proved why he is one of the best defensive players in the nation, freshman or not. Stingley locked down many a Georgia receiver who tried him, and came away with two interceptions off the arm of Jake Fromm. Each of them were impressive, and showcased the kind of talent that the 18-year old (yes, the 18-year old) already possesses. He is only likely to get better. So, like, good luck with that and stuff.
There’s not much else to really say here. Georgia will likely head to the Sugar Bowl unless Florida usurps them in the final CFB Playoff Rankings. Which, hey, it could happen. If so, alas. If not, well, they’ll be fed the Baylor Bears and we’ll go from there. LSU? Well, the Tigers have big things on their mind, and they’re certainly attainable things. They are likely to head right back to Atlanta for the Peach Bowl, which will of course be a semifinal game in this year’s playoffs. And if they win that?
Well, then NOLA awaits them. Funny how that works, right?