BCS Standings 2011: Bowl Outlook for LSU Football

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BCS Standings 2011: Bowl Outlook for LSU Football
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This season, expectations are high for the No. 1 ranked LSU Football team. With a defense that's second to none, two exceptional quarterbacks and a conservative but effective running scheme, the Tigers are primed to make their season-long goal a reality and earn their right to play in the 2012 BCS National Championship Game in New Orleans.

But to get there, the Tigers have to avoid some pitfalls.

Being No. 1 the day the BCS rankings come out is a blessing, but the target on your back resembles a curse. The Tigers now have to play every game as the top dog, ready for action at moment's notice.

Three big games remain: home games against Auburn and Arkansas, and the universally-acknowledged "Game of the Year" on Nov. 5 at Alabama. The Crimson Tide will be the biggest test for the Tigers, but there are many different ways this season can shake out.

It is early yet.

Here are some early bowl scenarios for the Tigers:

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