The LSU football team continued its undefeated season on Saturday as they narrowly defeated another top-10 team in the Auburn Tigers.
The LSU football team has a huge game in two weeks against the Alabama Crimson Tide that is going to decide who is ranked first in the nation as well as who may represent the SEC in the National Football Playoffs.
LSU had a perfect appetizer to this massive matchup against Alabama on Saturday as they took on the Auburn Tigers in Baton Rouge. The game was closer than Tiger fans would have hoped for but the LSU football team still got the job done, 23-20.
Joe Burrow was yet again fantastic as he completed 32 of 42 passes for 321 yards, a touchdown and an interception. That interception is not enough to hamper Burrow’s game and his quest to the Heisman Trophy.
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More importantly, the LSU defense was great in this game. The Tigers were held to just 287 total yards, opposed to LSU’s 508, and only had 16 first downs opposed to LSU’s 30. On paper, this game should not have been as close as it was.
It is now impossible to deny the top ranking in the country to the LSU football team. LSU has passed all the tests and has checked all the boxes this year. There is no reason why they shouldn’t be the top-ranked team in college football.
Yes, Alabama has not lost a game and if we are being perfectly honest, it does not really matter who is ranked first right now as the winner of the game in two weeks will be the first-ranked team regardless.
However, Alabama has nowhere close to the resume that the Tigers have. Even after a mauling over Arkansas without their starting quarterback, it is really easy to critique Alabam’s wins this year.
Their best win came against 25th-ranked Texas A&M, who is no longer ranked in the top-25 and has lost all three games against ranked teams this season.
Meanwhile, LSU is the only team in the nation with three wins against top-10 opponents. The Tigers went into Texas and outgunned them, sucked the life out of the Florida Gators in the second half and thoroughly outplayed Auburn in a game that had no business being as close as it was.
What else is there to prove? I guess beating Alabama is the only real answer to that question, but LSU has proven that they can beat Alabama and maybe we should we asking if Alabama can beat LSU.