And so, as a two-year-old Bengal
tiger from Indiana acclimates to Baton Rouge – good luck with the heat, big cat
– we break down the 2007 schedule as all eyes point to January 7, 2008, and the
Louisiana Superdome, site of the national championship game.
LSU opens its season on Thursday at
LSU will be 1-0 with a couple of
extra days to prepare for the first of "the biggest game of the season"
Virginia Tech comes to
Regardless, the Hokies will also be
1-0 when the LSU home season begins.
I don't bet on sports, but if I
did, this is a game I wouldn't touch with your money.
This game has strange elements
written all over it for LSU, from the time the Tigers lost their season opener
up there in 2002 to the subsequent rescheduling of this game from 2003 to now.
Of course, that worked out in LSU's favor in 2003, as it won the national title
that season. But LSU's schedule this season is overburdened with "biggest games
of the season."
You have to give this one to the
Tigers, because they're really good and playing at home, but don't be shocked if
Virginia Tech comes away with a victory that jumbles the rankings.
The atmosphere will be nuts and the
stakes high, because the loser will likely have to win out to win its respective
SEC division and make it to the SEC Championship Game.
Conventional wisdom tells you LSU
wins this game because it's at home; but until LSU beats
The Tigers have a bye week before,
regardless of how any of the other games turned out, "THE BIGGEST GAME OF THE
I heard a couple of rabid LSU fans
say recently they'd rather be 10-2 at season's end than 11-1 with the one loss
LSU should be so fortunate as to be
8-0 heading into November 3 in
But that's not going to happen.
LSU might well finish 11-1, but its
one defeat won't be at
LSU has beaten
What does it all add up to?
There are plenty of people who
think LSU can go unbeaten. There are plenty of others who think the Tigers will
lose to Virginia Tech,
Well, I've been thinking the Tigers
go 11-1 all along with the lone loss coming to
But I wouldn't bet on that Virginia Tech game.