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Monday, November 19, 2007

Scouting out the opposition

Let's say LSU wins two more football games - and everyone knows that is not a given this season. But for argument's sake let's say LSU defeats Arkansas on Friday and either Tenneessee or Georgia in the SEC title game.

That would put LSU in the national championship game.

But let's look at the teams on the BCS title game radar.

Kansas is currently No. 2. The Jayhawks are in the same shape as LSU. If they win their last two games - against Missouri and the Big 12 title game and they're in New Orleans.

I think LSU would be fine with that matchup.

But if Kansas falters, West Virginia is sitting at No. 3 with home games against Connecticut and Pittsburgh remaining.

After watching what Tim Tebow and Brent Schaeffer have done to the LSU defense over the last month, LSU probably would prefer to see the Mountaineers and quarterback Pat White in another bowl. Few in the SEC can forget what White and West Virginia did to Georgia in Atlanta in the Sugar Bowl in 2006 (following the 2005 season.)

Missouri is at No. 4 in the BCS rankings. A win over Kansas and another in the Big 12 title game could get Mizzou to New Orleans. Chase Daniel has enjoyed a great season but you've got to figure LSU would rather see him than White.

Of course, all of this is moot if LSU doesn't take care of its own business at hand.


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