So, which game is our game of the week this week? Click to find out.
Game of the Week: Oregon vs. LSU @ Cowboy Stadium
|LSU QB Jaret Lee|
The battle will come from Oregon's offense vs. the LSU defense. Namely, can Oregon's offensive line (with 3 new starters) hold a very large and experienced LSU defensive line. This will be the key to the game because if Oregon can get Heisman trophy finalist LaMichael James open space he has the potential to be a game breaker. into the back 7 continuously they will be able to put points on the board. A second battle will be the Oregon secondary vs. the LSU offense. Oregon will be without their starting MLB and will have little experience along the back 7. If LSU can push the ball into the backfield continuously they will have many chances to score against a very green group of Oregon defenders.
Even with these battles and potential defensive liabilities I expect this to be a fairly close, low scoring game. Oregon and LSU are both missing players but neither side will have the right to complain when all is finished. If everything pans out this should be the marquee match up for the college football season as a whole.
Final Prediction: Oregon 24, LSU 17