The LSU Football Tigers had a great, all-around win over seventh-ranked Florida that is going to have a ripple effect in the college football standings.
There are no more doubters of the LSU football team. Anyone that was not convinced of the Tigers should have been fully convinced on Saturday. LSU proved that it is capable of winning a National Championship and that the entire country should take notice.
The LSU football team hosted the Florida Gators in what was the matchup of the week. Not only was there the natural rivalry of two SEC teams, but the teams were battling to prove which team was the real “DBU”.
More importantly, LSU entered the contest as the fifth-ranked team in the nation. Florida seventh. This game has National Championship implications for both teams.
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LSU rallied in the second half to walk away with the 42-28 victory. Florida jumped out to a 28-21 victory early in the second half only for LSU to score 21 unanswered points. Joe Burrow was yet again great in this game, completing 21 of his 24 passes for 293 yards and three touchdowns.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire picked up 134 yards on 13 carries with two touchdowns. Derek Stingley Jr. delivered the huge interception in the fourth quarter, which led to a two-possession lead for the Tigers.
LSU football fans are excited to see how this win affects the rankings. While there is still a lot of season left to play and a lot of time for it to continue to shake up, it is nice knowing that the team will get what it deserves after floating in the six-five spot all year long.
Fans of this football team have known for weeks now that this is a team that belongs in the College Football playoff.
Heck, LSU has two wins over ranked opponents that were ranked in the top-10. They defeated 10th-ranked Texas and now have a win over a hot seventh-ranked Florida team.
Some would say that this is deserving of the number one spot. And while LSU might get that spot one day, it won’t be after the Florida win. In fact, I don’t even think LSU gets to the top-two with Clemson holding firm as well.
The top-two spots are Alabama and Clemson’s to lose. It would take a loss or a near-loss against a lesser opponent for those two teams to give up their top-two spots, even though they do not have the resume that LSU has thus far. That is just the way the voting works.
However, Georgia losing its game to South Carolina opens the door for LSU to get into the top-four. Not only will they get into the top four, but they will leapfrog Ohio State into the third spot, who will somehow dip a spot in the rankings because of Georgia’s loss.
While Ohio State has looked good, they do not nearly have the resume that LSU has and has more questions to be answered than Alabama and Clemson. Ohio State has played a bunch of cupcakes this year, with the most challenging game being a home game against Michigan State.
The biggest game of the year and the one that is going to ultimately decide whether or not LSU makes the College Football Playoff is against Alabama in four weeks.
It may not really matter where the team is ranked right now, but still, it will be nice seeing LSU finally getting the recognition it deserves as being one of the absolute best teams in the nation.