Scouting the Peach Bowl: LSU Tigers vs Oklahoma Sooners

The first CFP semi-final game features number one versus number four in the Peach Bowl. Oklahoma should be able to score points against LSU, but I see no way the Sooners defense can stop Joe Burrow and company.

The 2019 Peach Bowl and the first of two College Football Playoff semi-finals feature the top-ranked team in the nation going up against the fourth-ranked. However, I don’t expect this to be much of a contest. While Oklahoma should be able to score points against LSU, I see no way the Sooners defense can stop Joe Burrow and company.

What scouts are watching

Obviously, the match-up at the forefront has Jalen Hurts and CeeDee Lamb facing off against the incredibly talented LSU secondary.

Hurts has grown in every aspect of the quarterback position while Lamb has moved from the shadow of Marquise Brown to prove he’s not only a legitimate number one receiver on the college level, but a terrific next-level prospect. While the duo torched Big 12 defenses all season long, the LSU secondary they’ll be facing is another story altogether.

The Tigers defensive backfield is NFL ready and possesses two players who will be first-rounders in 2020, as well as a third that will be an early pick in 2022. They are deep, talented and will be the toughest test of the year for Hurts and company.

Prediction:  Oklahoma may keep the Peach Bowl close in the early stages but in the end, LSU wins by at least 21 points. The Sooners offense will be pressing to keep the team in the game and mistakes are inevitable, something Burrow and the LSU offense avoided this year.

LSU vs Oklahoma

Grade Rnd Full Name School Pos # Yr
4.21 1st Joe Burrow LSU QB 9 5Sr
4.18 1st Grant Delpit LSU S 7 3Jr
4.09 1st CeeDee Lamb Oklahoma WR 2 3Jr
4.04 1st Kristian Fulton LSU CB 22 4Sr
3.97 1-2 Kenneth Murray Oklahoma ILB 9 3Jr
3.93 2nd Jalen Hurts Oklahoma QB 1 4Sr
3.84 2nd Creed Humphrey Oklahoma C 56 3So
3.83 2nd Kary Vincent Jr. LSU CB 5 3Jr
3.82 2nd Jacob Phillips LSU OLB 6 3Jr
3.80 2nd Justin Jefferson LSU WR 2 3Jr
3.68 3rd Neville Gallimore Oklahoma DT 90 5Sr
3.64 3rd Rashard Lawrence LSU DT 90 4Sr
3.62 3rd Austin Deculus LSU T 76 3Jr
3.58 4th Clyde Edwards-Helaire LSU RB 22 3Jr
3.42 5th Tre Norwood Oklahoma CB 13 3Jr
3.40 5th K’Lavon Chaisson LSU OLB 4 3So
3.37 6th Damien Lewis LSU G 68 4Sr
3.35 6th JaCoby Stevens LSU S 3 3Jr
3.35 6th Trey Sermon Oklahoma RB 4 3Jr
3.30 6-7 Dee Anderson LSU WR 11 4Sr
3.25 FA Stephen Sullivan LSU WR 10 4Sr
3.25 FA Parnell Motley Oklahoma CB 11 4Sr
3.21 FA Glen Logan LSU DE 97 4Jr
3.20 FA Michael Divinity LSU OLB 45 4Sr
3.05 FA Derrick Dillon LSU WR 19 5Sr
3.05 FA Breiden Fehoko LSU DT 91 5Sr
3.03 FA Kenneth Mann Oklahoma DE 55 5Sr
3.00 FA Tre Brown Oklahoma CB 6 3Jr
2.98 FA Caleb Kelly Oklahoma ILB 19 4Sr
2.80 FA Mykel Jones Oklahoma WR 3 4Jr
2.71 FA Badara Traore LSU T 74 4Sr
2.60R FA Grant Calcaterra Oklahoma WR 80 3Jr


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