LSU has already crushed preseason expectations, dominating en route to an SEC Championship. The Tigers blew out SEC East champion Georgia in Atlanta today, 37-10.
Heisman favorite Joe Burrow had yet another incredible outing. He completed 28-of-38 passes for 349 yards and four touchdowns, and added 41 yards on the ground. He even caught his own pass on a deflection and turned it into a 16-yard first down.
LSU has plenty to be proud of today, but head coach Ed Orgeron made things clear after the game. Things don’t end here for the Tigers.
His team will likely be one of the top two seeds in the upcoming College Football Playoff, and one of the favorites to take home a national championship, something the Tigers haven’t done since 2007.
Coach O: “This isn’t our final destination.”
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) December 8, 2019
The major debate now is whether LSU retakes the No. 1 spot, or stays at No. 2 below Ohio State.
That means a lot this year, as Clemson is expected to stick at No. 3, assuming the rest of tonight’s conference championship games are all chalk. Clemson is seen as the much more difficult semifinal opponent than likely No. 4 seed Oklahoma, which struggled past a Baylor team playing a third-string quarterback for much of today’s Big 12 title game.
Whatever happens, Ed Orgeron’s team shouldn’t lack any motivation. They’ve stared down some serious opponents this fall, between the likes of Auburn, Florida, Alabama, and Georgia, and haven’t blinked yet. If anything, the team has gotten stronger down the stretch.
However the four team field shakes out, college football fans should be in for a treat later this month.