Monday, October 24, 2011


From the AP via ESPN:

Jordan Jefferson, Jarrett Lee share duties to help No. 1 LSU whip Auburn

It didn't matter who was launching long passes to Rueben Randle and it certainly didn't matter that LSU was missing three key players.

Randle caught scoring passes of 42 yards from Jordan Jefferson and 46 yards from Jarrett Lee, and No. 1 LSU once again overcame off-the-field distractions in style with a 45-10 victory over Auburn (No. 20 BCS, No. 19 AP) on Saturday.

"It just seems like no matter who goes down or who's out, we have guys who are ready to step in ... and not just to fill a spot but to go in and dominate," said LSU center T-Bob Hebert.

LSU was without star cornerback Tyrann Mathieu, leading rusher Spencer Ware and defensive back Tharold Simon -- all suspended one game for violating the team's drug policy. They watched the game on TV, teammates said, after being told to stay away from Tiger Stadium.

Yet LSU continued to make team history with its eighth double-digit win in as many games this season, a streak that started with a season-opening triumph over Oregon without then-suspended Jefferson and receiver Russell Shepard.

More here.

And now all eyes in the college football world are looking toward Tuscaloosa for LSU's big showdown with SEC division rival #2 Alabama. To be honest, I haven't gotten to see 'Bama play this season, so I don't know how good they actually are. I mean, they're undefeated and all that, running up lots of points on their opponents week after week, but I don't think they can beat LSU. That's because I don't think anybody can beat LSU. The 2011 Tigers may very well be the best college football team I've ever seen. For god's sake, they had three bigtime playmakers suspended for the Auburn game and they still totally kicked ass, doing virtually whatever they wanted. The level of talent in Baton Rouge this year is simply astonishing, and it all seems to be clicking on the field.

I've said this multiple times before: if you can go undefeated through the SEC, the national championship is just a formality. Is Oklahoma State, or Boise State, or even Kansas State going to beat them? No fucking way. Alabama's probably the only team that can even come close, which makes this upcoming game something of a de facto national championship. I can't wait.

Football Notes: Texas Tech took down the hated OU Sooners in dramatic fashion. The Houston Texans took possession of first place in the AFC South by kicking the former Oilers' ass. The Saints set all kinds of records in the Superdome last night smearing the Colts around the stadium like so much Crisco. Good weekend!

Ron Brooks #13 of the LSU Tigers intercepts a pass intended for DeAngelo Benton
#3 of the Auburn Tigers during the game at Tiger Stadium on October 22, 2011 in
Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)