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College Football Playoff: #4 Oklahoma Looks to Knock Off #1 LSU

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In the first of the CFP semifinals, Jalen Hurts will look to beat Heisman winner Joe Burrow and the LSU Tigers.

NCAA Football: Heisman Trophy Presentation
LSU Coach Ed Orgeron and QB Joe Burrow pose with the Heisman Trophy.
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This afternoon, the two College Football Playoff semifinals will be played. In the first game, the Oklahoma Sooners square off against the LSU Tigers in the Peach Bowl at 1 pm PT.

I may be one of the few people who still don’t think that the LSU Tigers will win the CFP, but I’m just not convinced yet. I am a big believer in what Lincoln Riley has done at Oklahoma. Maybe that’s because I’ve watched the Sooners dismantle the Bruins the past two seasons. I’m not sure.

I do think that Jalen Hurts is an amazing quarterback.

That’s not a knock on Joe Burrow. After all, Burrow led his team to a perfect 13-0 mark so far this season. It earned him the Heisman Trophy as the best player in college football.

I just think that Hurts is dynamic.

How dynamic? Dynamic enough that I think that he will lead the Sooners past the Tigers this afternoon.

It won’t be a blowout. It will definitely be a close game, but I think that Oklahoma comes out ahead at the end.

Join your fellow UCLA football fans discussing today’s first CFP Semifinal in the comments below.


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Go Bruins.