After beating Georgia in the SEC Championship Game on Saturday, LSU earned the No. 1 seed in the College Football Playoff. They will play Oklahoma in the Peach Bowl in one national semifinal.
The Sooners earned the fourth and final playoff spot by beating Baylor in the Big 12 Championship Game. That result, coupled with Georgia and Utah’s losses, moved OU into the fold.
We’re still almost three weeks away from the CFP, but ESPN has already put out its early predictions for both semifinals, using the company’s Football Power Index (FPI).
Below is the prediction for LSU-Oklahoma. Not surprisingly, the computer favors the Tigers.
LSU has a 67.4 percent chance of beating the Sooners, per the FPI.
Oklahoma is 0-3 in its previous College Football Playoff games. The Sooners lost in the semis last year, as well as in 2015 and 2017.
LSU has never made the playoff. The Tigers last played for a national championship eight years ago.
Oklahoma and LSU will kick off at 4 p.m. ET on December 28 on ESPN.