LSU Tigers celebrate with the 2019 SEC Championship trophy after their win against the Georgia Bulldogs in the 2019 SEC Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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LSU earns top seed in CFP, will face Oklahoma

Amos Morale III
December 08, 2019 - 11:23 am

LSU has earned the top seed in the College Football Playoff and will battle No. 4 Oklahoma in Atlanta Dec. 28 for a chance to play for the national championship in New Orleans in January. 

The Tigers were ranked No. 2 heading into Saturday’s SEC Championship Game, but after a 37-10 LSU win against Georgia and a dominating performance on both sides of the ball en route to capturing their first conference title since 2011, LSU jumped Ohio State for the No. 1-seed.  LSU will face the Big 12 champion Sooners in the Peach Bowl.

The Tigers built a strong resume' this season beating five top 10 opponents and setting several conference records behind the play of Heisman Trophy candidate Joe Burrow. 

The senior set the SEC record for passing yards in a season (4,715), and his 48 touchdown passes on the season are a conference record as well.  Burrow is also on pace to set the NCAA record for completion percentage in a season as he’s currently connecting on 77.9 percent of his passes.

Joe Burrow also helped receiver Ja’Marr Chase tie former Florida receiver Reidel Anthony’s 1996 SEC record of 18 receiving touchdowns.

Ohio State is set to face Clemson in the other semifinal, the Playstation Fiesta Bowl.

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