Originally written on Sports-Glory  |  Last updated 11/18/14

LSU No. 2 – What A Crock
By SBRForum.com
 

LSU's Tigers were very popular on the NCAA football picks circuit last year, and why not?  With that lethal defense the Bayou Bengals destroyed most opponents and pulled off a tough trick in covering the  NCAAF betting odds 10 times, despite being big favorites of the linesmakers and betting public alike.   

Ultimately, though, Louisiana State came up just short in its quest for another national championship, losing the BCS title game to rival Alabama. But if there's a better argument for scrapping college football's one-game BCS championship system than what happened last year to LSU, we're not sure what it would be.

The Tigers did basically everything asked of them last year. They played Oregon, the previous season’s national runner-ups, in their season opener on a neutral field, and beat the Ducks pretty good. They went up to West Virginia for a Saturday night national TV game and won that one in convincing fashion.

LSU then proceeded to go unscathed through the Southeastern Conference season. The Tigers covered as 14-point favorites against Florida, as 17-point favorites at Tennessee and as 21-point faves over defending national champion Auburn, won outright as six-point underdogs at Alabama, then covered 30 points at Ole Miss and as 10-point chalk over Arkansas.

Then the Bengals, as 11-point favorites over Georgia in the SEC championship game, spotted the 'Dogs 10 more points, before charging back to win 42-10.

Meanwhile, 'Bama sat back and nursed its wounds that last week, knowing it had a pretty good chance of meeting LSU again in the BCS title game.

That's exactly what happened, and the Tide took advantage, using their own suffocating defense to stifle an admittedly mediocre LSU offense in a boring 21-0 national championship bout.

So all the Tigers did was win 13 games, go 10-4 against the point spreads and split their two games with Alabama, and all they get is a No. 2 ranking in the AP poll? What an embarrassment for college football and especially the BCS.

Will a new two- or four-team playoff cure this type of injustice? Maybe. But it doesn't do anything for the 2011-12 LSU Tigers.

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