Joe Burrow and the LSU Tigers are the top team in the land now. As a result, the 1-seeded Fighting Tigers are set to face a familiar foe of theirs down in Atlanta. The Tigers will be squaring off with Jalen Hurts and the Oklahoma Sooners in the 2019 Peach Bowl as part of the National Semifinals in the College Football Playoff.
The Sooners became the 4-seed after they won the Big XII Championship Game on Saturday. OU defeated the Baylor Bears in overtime, collecting their fifth consecutive Big 12 title in the process. That’s quite the feat, especially in this day and age. But the Sooners are still damn good, and possess the kind of offense that can probably stay step for step with the explosive LSU O. Hurts has been wonderful this year, as has wide receiver CeeDee Lamb, who will be one of many great wideouts playing in this game.
By now, you know how LSU got here. The 13-0 Bayou Bengals ran through the gamut and defeated everyone they played this season. They clinched their berth in the CFB Playoff with their 37-10 throttling of the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday. Their offense has just been maniacally good this year, and the defense is rounding into strong form too. Don’t believe me? Well, you can probably consult the 18-year old superstar Derek Stingley Jr. about all that.
This game is set to be very, very good. LSU’s offense is mighty explosive, but the Sooners have the capability to pick up the pace too. A lot of points are likely to be scored in this bad boy, and it should have your full attention come the 28th.
HOW TO WATCH
(All times Eastern)
Time: 4 p.m.
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Spread: LSU -11.5 (Source: BetOnline)