Colin Cowherd makes Peach Bowl pick between LSU and Oklahoma
FOX Sports host Colin Cowherd expects a relatively close game in the Peach Bowl between LSU and Oklahoma. Cowherd said he believes Oklahoma will cover the 14-point spread in the College Football Playoff semifinal.
Cowherd said the Sooners will hear a lot about getting “crushed,” but he added, “Do you know the No. 1 seed has never won the College Football Playoff championship?” Add in the Heisman Trophy, Coach of the Year and other awards LSU has won this season, and Oklahoma will hear that it’s irrelevant.
Cowherd noted that Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts is the only quarterback with 30 passing touchdowns and 15 rushing touchdowns.
“They’re going to move the ball on LSU,” he said. “LSU’s defense is good, but was gashed by lesser offenses.”
Conversely, Oklahoma’s defense was “pathetic” last year, but No. 1 in the Big 12 this year, he said.
“We have seen Oklahoma in these big games against SEC teams,” Cowherd said. “They gave Georgia trouble, they beat Alabama years ago. Oklahoma is big boy football, I think this game is going to feel very, very close. I do think LSU escapes.”
Cowherd picked the score at 41-30.
Oklahoma will move the ball, the Sooners will play with fire and their three suspensions, “aren’t going to change anything.”
“Jalen Hurts is going to have a very interesting day because he can beat you with his feet, or he can beat you throwing it,” Cowherd said.
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