College Football Open Thread: #1 LSU vs. #2 ALABAMA ~ Who’s Going to Win? UPDATE-GAME ON!
posted at 8:43 pm on November 4, 2011 by Rovin
Welcome College Football Fans!
The long awaited game is finally here: LSU takes on Alabama in Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa this Saturday evening. Game time is 8:00 pm (EST) 5:00 pm on the West Coast on CBS.
Unfortunately, (or fortunately, if your team’s on the outside), one of these teams will likely be dropping out of the BCS National Championship game. The team that looses will probably drop down in the BCS rankings to the number six or seven spot, depending on the outcomes of other top ten teams.
For you betting fans the Crimson Tide is favored to win, -4 and a half.
Other important Saturday games include #14 Kansas St. at #3 Oklahoma St. and another SEC powerhouse game pitting #9 South Carolina @ #7 Arkansas. It would be real shockers if #’s 4, 5, & 6 Stanford, Boise St. or Oklahoma lost this weekend.
I’ll be doing some updates as the day unfolds—comments welcome.
(p.s. I’d pick a winner for this “big game“, but I seriously have no idea who’s going to win this one. That said, living on the west coast, there‘s still a chance for Stanford to get into the Championships, but the Cardinals will need some more “Luck“.)
Update: OK, After further analysis, (and a good night’s sleep), under commenter radjah’s scenario of “a close game”, I’m revising/amending my statement that the loser will drop to six or seven spot. In a close game, the loser will most likely drop to the #4 spot behind Oklahoma St. and Stanford, (who would move up to #2 & #3 providing they win). Any final score that indicates one team “handled” the other team convincingly, then the loser could drop to the 5, 6, or 7 spot, again depending on the outcome.
Update: Final score LSU 9 ~ ALABAMA 6
Gem of a defensive game, but opportunities by both teams got away in a sloppy game that was supposed to be billed “the game of the century”. Ok, I’ll give em’ a B+, (and you all know what that means around here). Game ball to LSU for pullin’ out a mild upset in hostile country.
Round-up in the morning.