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LSU rout of Auburn over; time to talk 'Bama

Posted on: October 22, 2011 7:05 pm
 

Who needs synthetic marijuana when you have real depth on your roster?

Such is the case for LSU now that the countdown has officially begun to the Alabama game. The Baton Rouge Tigers beat Auburn's Tigers with, not exactly a skeleton crew, but there was a little less meat on the bone.

Budding superstar cornerback Tyrann Mathieu, backup Tharold Simon and starting tailback Spencer Ware sat out because of reported failed drug tests (reportedly for that synthetic marijuana). The supposition was that LSU had enough talent left over to set up college football's Super Bowl in a couple of weeks. They just had to prove it.

It was a blowout, but it wasn't easy. During a sometimes-dreary first half LSU's faithful actually booed on a couple of occasions. For a while it looked like LSU's season would go, well, up in smoke. Those fans' attitude changed after a pair of matching sideline strikes stretching the halftime lead to 21-3.

Jordan Jefferson (42 yards) and Jarrett Lee (46 yards) threw almost identical bombs to Rueben Randle within four minutes of each other in the second quarter. The game plan following that -- whether stated or unstated -- was to show as little as possible.

You know who's watching.

Two weeks from Saturday the nation's No. 1 team will play a de facto national semifinal in Tuscaloosa. Winner goes to New Orleans for the BCS title. Well, not directly, but the stakes are that high.

Both schools have a bye next week giving the game time to build to a 1 vs. 2 pinnacle. LSU goes in almost with a yawn to this point. For the first time in school history, the Tigers have opened the season with eight double-digit wins. They have trailed for 6 minutes, 33 seconds all season.

Those missing starters were hardly missed. True freshman Kenny Hilliard ran for two touchdowns including the game's opening touchdown on his sixth career carry. Senior Ron Brooks more than compensated for the loss of Mathieu. His 28-yard pick six made it 42-3 in the third quarter.

LSU got satisfaction for last season's 24-17 loss at Auburn. Don't call it revenge because Cam Newton, the difference in a lot of games for Auburn last season, is gone. Let's just call it the No. 1 team in 2011's first BCS rankings beating last season's last No. 1 in the BCS.

Now it's time to bring on Alabama.

Category: NCAAF
Tags: Alabama, Auburn, BCS, LSU, SEC
 
Comments

Since: Oct 26, 2011
Posted on: October 26, 2011 2:22 pm
 

LSU rout of Auburn over; time to talk 'Bama

Sorry, but I had to comment!  "LOVED the IQ comment"!!!!! 



Since: Oct 26, 2011
Posted on: October 26, 2011 2:18 pm
 

LSU rout of Auburn over; time to talk 'Bama

LSU has in fact played a little tougher schedule.  If you don't believe that, then go get a schedule and have a look for yourself.  IF you still don't see it, then you know very little about college football and the teams that play in it.  Do you not think the NFL goes to LSU as well?  It's not an isolated incident.  The NFL scouts go to a lot of different schools!  This will be a great game, it is every year!  LSU won by 3 last year in Baton Rouge, and it was an amazing game to watch.  I don't expect this year to be any less, I expect it to be better, and even more so.  I'm a LSU fan, and I live 1 1/2 hours from Tuscaloosa, I like BAMA, and have watched both teams religiously this season, and based how I've seen them play, BAMA will loose this game, LSU will find a way to win.  It's gonna be great, good luck to both teams.




Since: Sep 8, 2011
Posted on: October 23, 2011 5:47 pm
 

LSU rout of Auburn over; time to talk 'Bama

"Runs over Bama" - seriously? Apparently you missed the second half?  Bama, as usual, kept their opponent to less than 100 yards rushing, caused three turnovers and allowed 6 points and no touchdowns. They also could have scored on their last two possessions but because of Saban's class and his friendship with Dooley, they ran up the middle and chose not to score (including at the end on Tennessee's goal line).



Since: Sep 8, 2011
Posted on: October 23, 2011 5:44 pm
 

LSU rout of Auburn over; time to talk 'Bama

"Runs over Bama" - seriously? Apparently you missed the second half?  Bama, as usual, kept their opponent to less than 100 yards rushing, caused three turnovers and allowed 6 points and no touchdowns. They also could have scored on their last two possessions because of Saban's class and his friendship with Dooley.



Since: Sep 8, 2011
Posted on: October 23, 2011 5:39 pm
 

LSU rout of Auburn over; time to talk 'Bama

Two excellent teams, point spread will likely be Bama by 1 - 2 points since they are playing at home.
Bama's early inconsistency in the past few games is troubling but they have the better balanced offense. If LSU can't run,
they're done. Both of LSU's quarterbacks will cough up the ball in this game = Bama 26 - 19.



Since: Dec 17, 2008
Posted on: October 23, 2011 11:18 am
 

LSU rout of Auburn over; time to talk 'Bama

Correction, LSU was in a dog fight with the mighty Mississippi State Bulldogs at 9-6 going into the 4th quarter.  



Since: Dec 17, 2008
Posted on: October 23, 2011 11:14 am
 

LSU rout of Auburn over; time to talk 'Bama

@You do realize LSU was tied with KENTUCKY at the half this year, don't you?  LMAO!  Get ready to get spanked.



Since: Oct 23, 2011
Posted on: October 23, 2011 5:53 am
 

LSU rout of Auburn over; time to talk 'Bama

 @thamm06

Bama was trailing - I repeat TRAILING Tennessee in the first quarter and then TIED at the half LMFAOLaughing

LSU's game plan is not about preventing rushing yards or passing yards - whereas that is Bama's MO - when that fails - they lose

A one dimensional team will not win over LSU.

LSU's passing game will complement and enable the running game and that will be enough for a 10 point win over Bama.

Have fun for the next two weeks because chances are high that you UAB will drop out of the top 5 after that.


Fucking UT runs over bama - hahaha - vaunted D - my ass.

Awesome Offense scores to tie 3 with UT and then levels at the half LOL!





Since: Oct 23, 2011
Posted on: October 23, 2011 4:15 am
 

LSU rout of Auburn over; time to talk 'Bama

That is a nice article and all, but, Alabama will win. Vegas knows this. The other SEC teams know this. After the LSU game, Bama will still have a double digit margin of victory in every game. The new BCS #1 team Alabama (oh you mean LSU's schedule really hasn't been all that) will beat the new BCS #2 LSU. This team that holds opponents to less than 7 ppg will show the swamp rat fans what an "NFL- like defense" really is. No, not yours. Your defense is a good college defense, but there is a reason the NFL scouts are all over Alabama's defense. I'm so ready for this game to conclude. Sorry, to sound so mean, but I am tired of having to drive through all the hung over, purple and yellow- clad LSU fans on my way to work every morning in the Gulf Shores, ALABAMA area.



Since: Oct 1, 2007
Posted on: October 23, 2011 2:25 am
 

LSU rout of Auburn over; time to talk 'Bama

Maybe you should learn to read first. My comment had nothing to do with any explicit assertion that LSU trailed in this game. It had to do with the assertion that it looked like LSU's season might go "up in smoke." Such a comment can have no justification in a game in which LSU never trailed. Get it? Dodd's later referencing how little LSU has trailed all season is not pertinent.

Nice try sir but based on your response I think you lack the raw IQ necessary to challenge me intelletually.



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