LSU's Defense The Real MVP
Stopping Wells and great coverage reason why Tigers are champs
Jan. 8, 2008
By Brian Jones
Special to CSTV.com
Brian Jones is a football analyst for CSTV and CSTV.com.
CSTV football analyst Brian Jones breaks down the BCS Championship Game and the reasons why LSU won and
Turning Point of the Game: I thought there were a couple. The Brian Robiskie drop in the end zone was crucial. That's a catch Robiskie has to make.
The roughing the punter penalty was the other turning point of the game. LSU wound up scoring on that drive with Matt Flynn's touchdown pass to Early Doucet.
X-Factor: I thought it was Flynn's passing accuracy. Early on he was very accurate. That dude, Ricky Jean-Francois, who hadn't played all season, was tremendous. So was that Harry Coleman kid who played for the injured Craig Steltz. Jacob Hester did what he always does, but Flynn was best player on the field Monday.
Best Coaching Move: LSU offensive coordinator Gary Crowton used all these multiple formations and really threw a lot at
Why LSU Won: The power running. Hester did a phenomenal job. There was precision passing by Flynn. They also limited penalties. They came into this one as one of the highest penalized teams in the country. They played well on special teams, they played great defense, they stopped Beanie Wells and covered great. They just had more talent on the field.
The Real MVP: LSU's defense. Early on it was Flynn and Hester probably could have gotten a nod, too. But overall, you have to give it to the entire defense. They did a hell of a job.