Kirk Herbstreit explains how Oklahoma can pull off upset of LSU in Peach Bowl
On Saturday, Dec. 28, the No. 1 LSU Tigers will meet up with the No. 4 Oklahoma Sooners in the Peach Bowl with a spot in the national championship game on the line.
The Tigers are favored to win, and it all starts with likely Heisman-winning QB Joe Burrow. However, the Sooners have plenty of talent, too.
On Saturday morning’s “College GameDay” on ESPN, analyst Kirk Herbstreit explained that Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts will be the biggest key for a potential Sooners upset (via 247Sports):
“He has to take care of the football,” Herbstreit said. “LSU is an offense that has not been slowed down by anybody. You have to think, with three weeks to get ready, Joe Brady and Joe Burrow will come up with a plan. It’s up to Jalen Hurts to match LSU’s offense. He’s done a great job of running the football. He’s capable of making throws. They have to win 1-on-1 matchups against a very-talented LSU secondary. I would say the biggest thing is possess the ball, keep the sticks moving and keep Burrow on the sideline. They have had an issue turning the football over, Jalen himself, late in the year. If they want to have any chance of winning this game, pulling off a major upset, he’s going to have to have one of those games that we talk about and say, ‘wow Jalen is on fire.’”
That will be easier said than done, but anything is possible when it comes to the College Football Playoff.
Whatever happens, it should be an exciting game in Atlanta.