If you missed LSU’s victory over Alabama today, you missed a good one. I’m still astonished that LSU figures out how to win these tough, tough games. After the loss to Auburn a couple of weeks ago, I wasn’t very optimistic about this game. But somehow, they did it. Jordan Jefferson actually completed some passes today, and LSU’s offense came up with a couple of bursts when they needed it in the second half. What I saw today proved that if LSU had a consistent quarterback, they would probably be number one in the nation. But then again, if a frog had wings, he wouldn’t bump his bottom when he bounced.
This win makes LSU 8-1 with only two conference games remaining (Ole Miss and Arkansas). This makes for some interesting possibilities in the postseason. Alabama’s loss today effectively puts them out of the SEC title picture. If Auburn wins out or finishes with only one loss, they will go the SEC championship game. If LSU wins out and Auburn loses twice, LSU would play for the SEC title. I think, however, that it is very unlikely that Auburn would lose more than one game. So Auburn is still the favorite to win the SEC west. If the Cam Newton allegations prove to be true, however, all bets are off. The NCAA could nullify all of Auburn’s wins this season, and LSU could very easily enter the title game. We’ll have to wait and see on that one.
What about the BCS picture? It’s possible that Auburn would enter the SEC title game with one loss and then lose the title game. This would make them a two-loss SEC school with LSU being only a one-loss SEC school. How will the BCS rankings handle that scenario? I don’t know. But if it happens, a one-loss LSU team would deserve to be in the title game before any of the other yahoo’s in front of them in the BCS rankings.