The current number 1 LSU (13-0) is going into the semifinal playoffs for College Football against the 4th ranked Oklahoma (12-1). Currently, they’re 2 touchdown favorites and the Tigers are of the opinion that they can control the game from start to finish.
Sportsbook gave LSU a 14-point favorite over their opponents, the Sooners. This game is definitely not going to be a boring one as it’s expected to be a game with a lot of goals.
Oklahoma and LSU will be battling it out at the Peach Bowl, Mercedes-Benz Stadium situated in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia. The winner of the fiercely contested game will face the victor of the other College Football Playoff semifinal between Clemson and Ohio State that would hold in the Fiesta Bowl on Saturday.
Burrow Leads Ruthless LSU Attack
At this time, the over/under total is pegged at 76. The Tigers are a -510 favorite over their counterparts Oklahoma (+380).
For a major part of the season, LSU has been dominant, as they’ve survived the standard season tests against Alabama and Auburn before putting Georgia to the sword in the SEC Championship. According to Casino, the Tigers have an offensive attack that’s been unstoppable so far. They’ve averaged 46.3 points in every game, and are third in the country.
The attack is led by Joe Burrow – a winner of the Heisman Trophy – and he’s being in the form of his life as a quarterback for the Tigers. Burrow has about 48 touchdowns, and he’s leading the log among the FBS quarterbacks. He also has the second passing yardage with 4,715 yards.
Although a number of persons expect their opponent’s defense to keep their talisman in check, the top-rated quarterback is primed for action on Saturday.
“They’re really fast and I think Coach Grinch is a really good coach that’s going to have a good plan for us,” Burrow told reporters. “So, we’re going to have to see what they’re going to do and make in-game adjustments really well.”
Alex Grinch, the defensive coordinator for Oklahoma, acknowledged that there’s no way his team could stop the offense of the LSU. According to him, he believes, they’ll try their best even though Burrow will be on the field.
Grinch told the press that:
“Slow’ is the right word because you’re not going to stop those guys, obviously, from personnel [perspective], they’re as elite as you’re going to have in the country. They’ve got one of everything, and they’ve got multiples of some. And so, in any event, what we need to do is commit to the things that got us here, worry about us, and it’s coach-speak, but it’s true.”
The Oklahoma Offense Can Be Stopped By The Tigers
There’s a possibility that the offense of Oklahoma can keep up with LSU should there be a shootout, at forty-one points per game. The defense of the Tigers is also of the opinion that they could come in handy too. LSU has lost 17 points in their last 2 games. This is a sign that a strong defense may just have what it takes to stand them.
In a statement to the press, Patrick Queen, LSU’s linebacker said:
“The o-line’s not great, the backs are not great, but they make it work, Jalen [Hurts] is a great quarterback, and they’ve got some great wide receivers. I feel like if we can get the ball out of Jalen’s hands and try to make other people make plays, I feel like our defense can make plays in space. I feel like, with this game plan we’ve got, we can dominate them.”