By Matt Natali
The last time Ohio State was in a national championship game, LSU cruised past the one-loss Buckeyes, 38-24, in the Tigers’ backyard at the Superdome in New Orleans.
Despite sour grapes, it is time for the Buckeyes faithful to cheer on LSU.
No.13 LSU (6-2, 3-2 SEC) travels to Tuscaloosa on Nov. 9 to play No. 1 Alabama (7-0, 4-0 SEC). Ohio State needs LSU to roll the Crimson Tide. Alabama has won four of the last six meetings between the two schools, including the two most recent editions of the rivalry and the 2012 national championship. Prior, LSU won five straight before Nick Saban took over the Tide and reversed the trend in 2008.
The Tigers have respectable wins this season over TCU (37-27), No. 11 Auburn (35-21), and Florida (17-6). However, LSU has bad losses to Georgia and especially Ole Miss — each have three losses, (ahem) respectively, though two of Georgia's came after a slew of injuries to important skill players.