(BCS) BCS Championship Game - SUperdome - New Orleans, LA (491) OHIO ST vs. (492) LSU 2008 Monday, January 7th - 8:00 PM


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(BCS) BCS Championship Game - SUperdome - New Orleans, LA (491) OHIO ST vs. (492) LSU 2008 Monday, January 7th - 8:00 PM

For the second year in a row, and the third time in six seasons


2007-12-11

For the second year in a row, and the third time in six seasons, head coach Jim Tressel has his Ohio State team playing for the national championship. This year's opponent is LSU, who leapfrogged a host of teams in the final BCS standings to earn a shot at the title…The Buckeyes were a quiet story for most of the year, playing in the shadows of preseason favorites Wisconsin and Michigan in the Big Ten. They won their first 10 games of the season before falling at home to Illinois. The season finale win over Michigan eventually gave them the Big Ten title. In all, OSU was 7 & 4 ATS, while leading the nation in scoring defense, allowing just 10.7 PPG! That figure beat #2 Virginia Tech by 4.5 PPG. Tresell has turned around the bowl fortunes of the Buckeyes, winning four of the L5, both straight up AND ATS. Of course, the only loss in that span was a year ago in the BCS title game to Florida. However, in that game they were favored. In their L3 bowl games as underdogs, they have won outright…LSU was a disappointing underachiever for most of the season, going just 4 & 7 ATS. In fact, the Tigers only covered the spread in one of their L10 games! They are trying to become the first team with two losses to ever win a BCS Championship. HC Les Miles' teams are 11 & 1 ATS in non & conference play, including 2 & 0 straight up AND ATS in bowl games. This is the second BCS championship game appearance for LSU, with the first reSUlting in a 21 & 14 win over Oklahoma in the 2004 SUgar Bowl. The Tigers' best asset is balance, on both sides of the ball. They averaged 221 yards rushing per game and 229 through the air on offense, while yielding just 4.3 yards per play defensively…Ohio State is just 3 & 9 & 1 all time vs. the SEC, while LSU boasts a 5 & 3 & 1 mark against the Big Ten.

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