Monday, December 24, 2007

Bowl-O-Rama: The BCS Title Game

I bet that Coach Cheaty McSweatervest can't wait to hear about that "SEC speed" again.

Teams: LSU & Ohio State
Location: Superdome, New Orleans, LA
Miles Traveled By Each Team: LSU(80), Ohio State(909)
Related Cereal: Tony’s Turboz(It’s going to look like someone’s hitting the turbo button when we to this Ohio State/SEC rematch).

Breakdown: LSU heads into this game with the #12 ranked rushing offense(218yds/gm, 34TD's), and the #53 ranked passing offense(229yds/gm, 25TD's). Overall, their offense is ranked #21 in the nation. On defense, the Tiger’s defense is ranked #14 against the run(103yds/gm, 13TD's), and #9 against the pass(180yds/gm, 17TD's). Their total defense is ranked #1, and surrenders an average of 225yds/gm and has allowed 15 total touchdowns.

Their opponent, Ohio State, comes into the game with the #20 ranked rush attack(201yds/gm, 20TD's), and the #87 ranked passing offense(195yds/gm, 24TD's). Their total offense is ranked #58. The Buckeyes’ defense is ranked #3 against the rush(77yds/gm, 2TD's), and #1 against the pass(148yds/gm, 9TD's). Their total defense is ranked #3, and allows an average of 283yds/gm and has given up 32 total touchdowns.

Signature Wins: LSU-Florida. Ohio State-Michigan.

Common Opponents: None.

Prediction: Both of these teams bring in top notch defenses. They’re ranked #1 and #3 in the nation in terms of yards allowed. However, LSU has allowed a little less than half as many touchdowns as Ohio State has. The Tigers also bring in a better offensive attack. There’s been some reports stating that one of Ohio State’s starting cornerbacks, Donald Washington, will be suspended for this game. If that’s the case, then watch for LSU’s receivers, Doucet, Byrd and LaFell to attack whomever is starting in his place. I think that SEC speed will be too much for Ohio State to overcome once again, and that LSU wins this game 31-21.

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