LSU Impresses Like Never Before
LSU played its best football of the season in BCS Championship
Jan. 8, 2008
By Brian Curtis
CSTV Senior Editor
Brian Curtis is a CSTV football and basketball analyst and a regular CSTV.com writer.
Well, that was interesting. LSU just put the finishing touches on an impressive 38-24 drubbing of top-ranked
LSU looked so impressive after the initial 10-0 deficit. When was the last game LSU looked this impressive? I'd have to go back to early September when they routed Virginia Tech at home. Seriously.
The offense racked up yards as quickly as they wanted. The defense gave
You could argue that Flynn was the game MVP, but I have another one. How about LSU offensive coordinator Gary Crowton? With more than a month to game plan for the Buckeyes, Crowton had plenty of time to devise a mix of passes, runs and misdirections. Just look at two of the LSU touchdown passes. They worked because of great calls from the coaches' booth.
As good as LSU looked, OSU looked helpless after relinquishing the lead. The Buckeyes were plagued by dropped passes, poor throws by Boeckman, a defense that seemingly couldn't figure out which LSU player to go after, a field goal unit that allowed pressure that blocked a kick and some silly personal foul penalties.
So was LSU that good or was
Now, about next year. Both the teams could legitimately meet again in the BCS title game in 2009. With so many underclassmen returning,
Congratulations to Les Miles and LSU.