One Tiger win spoils two playoff contenders’ chances
The 2021 College Football Playoff was announced and while your Fightin’ Tigers of LSU didn’t come anywhere close to sniffing the field, they may have played a role in keeping two rival schools out.
We knew Florida’s chances of making the playoff were ruined once the 23-point favorite Gators lost to a pedestrian LSU team two weeks ago in The Swamp. But there was also a ripple effect from Florida’s humiliating loss: that being Texas A&M, who finished on the outside looking in at No. 5 in final CFP Poll, had its best win a 41-38 win over those very same Gators worsened because Florida lost to the worst LSU team of the millennium.
Sucks for Texas A&M! That win over Florida was looking awfully nice for Texas A&M, that was until Gators lost to the JV Tigers at home.
LSU possibly prevented A&M from making the playoffs by destroying the quality of their best win.
The Florida game is the gift that keeps on giving.
— HO HO HO!-seur (@ATVSPoseur) December 20, 2020
Does this redeem LSU’s 2020 season? You’re damn right it does. LSU finishes its season from hell .500, signed a top-five recruiting class, and ruined the seasons of not one but two rivals.
The College Football Playoff Semifinals are set for New Year’s Day. No. 1 Alabama plays No. 4 Notre Dame in the Rose Bowl (in Arlington), while No. 2 Clemson and No. 3 Ohio State have a rematch of last year’s semifinal in the Sugar Bowl. The National Championship is January 11 in Miami.