Oklahoma Will Beat LSU, Says ESPN
Oklahoma will beat LSU, says ESPN.
Coming into the College Football Playoff, the two semi-final games have been very differently.
No. 2 ranked Ohio State versus No. 3 ranked Clemson has been described as a battle of titans. The Buckeyes have beaten all challengers this year in impressive fashion. The Tigers are defending champs.
The storylines for that match-up write themselves.
Unfortunately, the game between No. 1 ranked LSU and No. 4 ranked Oklahoma has not gotten the same sort of respect.
Most people seem confident that LSU will simply roll over the Sooners.
It is somewhat understandable why some would feel this way. After all, LSU has been arguably most dominant program in the nation all year and is emerging from the toughest conference in college football.
Oklahoma, meanwhile, had some luck at its side when it made the College Football Playoff. If LSU had not beaten Alabama and Georgia, and if Baylor had not choked against the Sooners on two separate occasions, there is a very good chance Oklahoma would not even be playing in this game.
Well, ESPN college football reporter Laura Rutledge believes that is the wrong way to think about this game.
In a recent segment, Rutledge made it explicitly clear that she believes Oklahoma has a very good shot of emerging from its game versus LSU victorious.
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) December 26, 2019
Odds makers currently have LSU installed as a two-score favorite into Saturday’s game. Will the Tigers really dominate Oklahoma in that sort of fashion? We’ll find out once and for all this weekend.