It was one of the best games of last year. LSU, after being down 14 points came screaming back with a 99 yard TD drive with 2 seconds left and then this
The game should be just as exciting. The loser will still be in the hunt for a conference title while the winner will be in the conversation for a national title.. Last year, both teams built off the game FSU went 10-3 while LSU ended up in the SEC championship game.
Last year they played in the SuperDome. This year they face off in Orlando in the Camping World Bowl. Strangely, both teams ended up here during bowl season too. The Seminoles defeated Oklahoma 35-32 in the Cheez-It Bowl on Dec. 29. Four days later, LSU defeated Purdue 63-7 in the Citrus Bowl.
And it's actually third straight year that LSU HC Brian Kelly and HC Mike Norvell have faced each in their opening game. Back in 2021 while in South bend, Kelly's Notre Dame team beat Norvell's FSU 41-38 in OT
Vegas is expecting it to be just as exciting game as last year, setting the line at LSU -2.5 and the over/under at 56.5
LSU -2.5 @ Florida State - Both teams are loaded with NFL talent. Each offense features a dynamic quarterback -- Jayden Daniels of the Tigers and the Seminoles' Jordan Travis, both of whom threw two touchdown passes in last year's meeting.
Two elite quarterbacks that can run, throw and are elusive," Kelly said. He's right. Watch this run by Jordan Davis against Florida
Each team has a flaw that viewers should keep an eye out for. FSU dropped from 19th to 91st in opponents scoring inside the 40, primarily to the inability to stop the run. If Daniels can keep the chains moving and get to the other side of field - advantage LSU
For LSU, its the rehaul of their secondary. The Tiger nickel and safety combo of Major Burns and Sage Ryan forced just seven incompletions on 51 targets in 2022. Former MSU WR Keon Coleman is licking his chops to get after those two.
This is rated as a pick 'em game so I hate to give the points. But I'll go with LSU to extract revenge from last year. Put me in for a quatloo.
For the other games today I'll go with
Oregon State -16. vs San Jose State - Going with the bet against the week 0 team here. Oregon State. SJSU just let up 56 point to USC. Not that Oregon State is that good but the other Spartan defense is bad. The Beavers just picked up DJ Uiagalelei from Clemson. He should have no problem
Oregon State's actually has a defense. Oregon State should be able to own the trenches on both sides of the ball.
Put me down for a quatloo for OSU to cover.