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One of the most popular college football discussions at the moment is what happens if LSU or Oklahoma State loses a game before the BCS selection.
Oklahoma State only has one remaining hurdle to face, and that is their in-state rival, the Oklahoma Sooners.
I was leaning toward choosing the Sooners in this game before the loss of All-American wide receiver Ryan Broyles. The loss of Broyles will be the demise of the Sooners in this game.
The Cowboys also have a bye before their game versus Oklahoma. If the Cowboys can avoid turnovers, they can win this football game.
LSU, on the other hand, has two hurdles remaining.
The Tigers will finish the regular season at home versus the Arkansas Razorbacks. The Razorbacks have won three of the last four games against the Tigers. This, however, is 2011 and a different team. Without Knile Davis, Arkansas has a one-dimensional offense, and the Razorbacks have looked horrific on the road.
In my opinion, the greater hurdle for LSU is the SEC championship game against the University of Georgia. The Bulldogs have won eight games in a row and are healthy for the first time this season, and it is showing. The Bulldogs have the No. 4 ranked defense in the nation and the best quarterback in the SEC.
I think LSU wins by less than seven. This matchup is ideal because it is the ultimate battle of wills.
Oklahoma State is second in the nation in scoring, putting up 51.7 points per game. LSU, on the other hand, is second in the nation in scoring defense at 10.7 points per game allowed.
LSU would be favored in this game because of their overall resume. However, do not sleep on the Cowboys, who can move the ball like no other team in college football.