Since LSU’s dominant win over Texas, the Tigers are being pegged as national championship contenders. It makes sense too.
For so many years, LSU has fielded some of the best defenses in college football. But it’s the offensive side of the ball that’s been an issue. Insert quarterback Joe Burrow.
Burrow shined in Austin, Texas on Saturday. The former Ohio State quarterback threw for 471 yards and four touchdowns against the Longhorns. Burrow already has nine passing touchdowns in two games.
While LSU still has to plays some elite SEC defenses, the Tigers looks like they’ve finally figured out their offensive issues.
Well, the Tigers have certainly made a believer out of Paul Finebaum. The SEC analyst loves what he sees at LSU.
“He [Ed Orgeron] brought in Joe Burrow, which obviously made a big difference, and then Joe Brady, and you saw the proof was in the pudding Saturday,” Finebaum said on 94.5 WJOX in Birmingham. “They looked like a legitimate national championship contender, because I think they are a legitimate national title contender.”
Too early to be calling LSU a ‘national title contender’? Maybe. Yes, they took down the Longhorns on the road. But remaining games against Florida, Auburn, Alabama and Texas A&M will make life difficult for LSU.
But if they continue to play like they did against Texas, the Tigers have as good a shot as any at the championship.