The College football playoff is kicking off tomorrow. First up is the Peach Bowl between #4 Oklahoma and #1 LSU. Next is the game we have all been waiting for in the Fiesta Bowl between #3 Clemson and #2 Ohio State. Who will be victorious on these marquee matchups and go to the National Championship?
#4 Oklahoma vs #1 LSU
Oklahoma: 35 LSU: 52
Look, this is one the most under looked matchups. I don’t think this is an easy win for the 3rd best offense and Joe Burrow. Oklahoma has the 6th best scoring offense in the league and has Jalen Hurts at QB, a Heisman finalist. It isn’t going to be a struggle scoring for Oklahoma. The problem here is turnovers and defense.
More than half the turnovers for the Sooners are fumbles. This team averages more than one turnover a game and one turnover or possession not scoring for Oklahoma could be the end for this team.
Also, the Oklahoma defense isn’t good enough to get past LSU. They won’t be able to stop the Heisman winner in Joe Burrow. You need a top 10 defense for that.
In the beginning it will be back and fourth. Then, LSU will start to come on defensively and get some stops. Oklahoma can’t stop Joe Burrow and will go down 42-21 going to the fourth. Oklahoma will comeback after a stop but LSU gets a turnover and pulls away.
#3 Clemson vs. #2 Ohio State
Clemson: 20 Ohio State: 27
I believe Ohio State will have trouble because of Clemson’s passing defense, being the best in the league. Ohio State has the second best but I think Trevor Lawrence will get past it better than Justin Fields. The struggle Clemson will have is Heisman finalist Chase Young.
Young is the best player in football next to Joe Burrow. He is a force that cannot be stopped and watching him play is a true honor because he is a freak of nature.
J.K. Dobbins will have to lead the Ohio State defense by running. This is the way I believe the Buckeyes are going to pull off the win.
The game will be 10-10 at the half. Lots of great defense. The third will be dull, but in the early fourth Ohio State will take a 17-10 lead. Then, Clemson will settle for field goal and score late to lead 20-17. Then, Ohio State will score a field goal to go to overtime. In overtime, J.K. Dobbins won’t be stopped and Lawrence will throw a pick to end it.
The National Championship will be LSU and Ohio State.