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Advantage 'Bama in College Super Bowl on Nov. 5

Posted on: October 19, 2011 3:27 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2011 9:29 pm

Well, that certainly breaks whatever tie existed between the Alabama and LSU defenses.

Which, of course, means we may have a break in the national championship race.

Randy Rosetta of TigerSportsDigest is reporting that at least three LSU players will be suspended for Saturday’s Auburn game. Two of them appear to be All-American cornerback-in-the-making Tyrann Mathieu and leading rusher Spencer Ware. Les Miles would not confirm the suspensions Wednesday night. 

The Tigers can beat Auburn without both. It puts the game more in question but the Tigers should still win. Most of the implications from today have to do with Nov. 5. Will those guys be on the field against Alabama?

If not, hand our first national semifinal game to the Crimson Tide. Mathieu is a shutdown corner, a punt returner, LSU’s best defender. He was the best Heisman contender at his position since Charles Woodson. Take that kind of guy off the field against Alabama, and that makes not only AJ McCarron more dangerous as a thrower. It makes Trent Richardson a better runner.

Remember, Mathieu has forced six turnovers this season while scoring two touchdowns on defense and special teams. This is shocking conduct from a Honey Badger.

The LSU student paper is reporting that Ware and Mathieu failed drug tests. It’s not immediately clear what procedures are in place at LSU, but at many major programs players face three levels of testing -– from the school, the conference and the NCAA.

Category: NCAAF
Tags: Auburn, LSU

Since: Sep 1, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 4:48 pm

Advantage 'Bama in College Super Bowl on Nov. 5

Hog have to be kidding. The Death Penalty? For what?

Are you sour because Ohio State beat Arkansas (despite the vacated win?). Shame on you for posting such nonsense, I can't believe the library lets you use their computer.

Death Penalty? Laughable. You must be from Arkansas.....

Since: Apr 26, 2008
Posted on: October 19, 2011 4:25 pm

Advantage 'Bama in College Super Bowl on Nov. 5

And if not, i'm sure that the would never use that as a excuse, right?   Ha..

Roll Tide...

Since: Oct 14, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 4:24 pm

Advantage 'Bama in College Super Bowl on Nov. 5

I think LSU is already proven #1 off the field. Being #1 on the field is a mere abberation.  I will give credit to the school for dealing with there issues upfront, nothing like Miami or Ohio State programs who should receive the death penalty for their actions and inactions.

Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: October 19, 2011 3:58 pm

Advantage 'Bama in College Super Bowl on Nov. 5

I agree.  If LSU wins with these suspensions there is no doubt they are #1

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