Winner Of Oklahoma vs LSU Is Obvious, Says Matt Rhule
The winner of Oklahoma vs LSU is obvious, says Matt Rhule.
If there is one person out there who knows just how unexpectedly strong Oklahoma can be, it is Rhule.
The Baylor head coach faced off against the Sooners twice this year and came up short both times.
During a recent appearance on ESPN Radio’s Golic and Wingo, Rhule suggested that Oklahoma may surprise a lot of people when it players LSU.
Many have said that No. 1 ranked LSU earned itself something of a lay-up game against the No. 4 ranked Sooners, but Rhule does not believe that to be the case at all.
“With Jalen Hurts, CeeDee Lamb, they have a great offense and they’re an offense that is going to run the football,” Rhule said.
“They’re going to run the quarterback. Lincoln Riley is going to find a way to move the ball against anybody — I truly believe that — and defensively, they are way improved from last year.
“Alex Grinch has done a great job. They’ve got twitchy, athletic guys up front. They have a great linebacker in Kenneth Murray, who’s sideline to sideline,” he continued.
“But I think anytime you have a great quarterback like Jalen Hurts, you put him on the national stage — they always have a chance. I think Oklahoma will play a great game.”
Baylor came very close to stealing away Oklahoma’s spot in the College Football Playoff.
The first time the two programs met Baylor was up on Oklahoma by 21 points, before ultimately coughing that lead back up.
Both teams faced off again in the Big 12 Championship game, but it ended the exact same way.
Oklahoma enters the College Football Playoff as the only team with a loss on their record. Does that mean they are the worst team? That remains to be seen.
Clearly Rhule is not writing them off, though.