January 4, 2007

LSU hammers its point home

LSU may not have gained ground on the national college football stage in the Sugar Bowl, but the Tigers certainly did not lose stature with their performance against Notre Dame.

During the regular season, the Fighting Irish took on three very good teams - two of which were considered to be elite. Notre Dame handled the very good team, Penn State, by the tune of 41-17.

But, the Fighting Irish showed they did not belong on the same field with the two elite squads - Southern California and Michigan. The Rose Bowl champion Trojans whipped Notre Dame 44-24. The Rose Bowl-losing Wolverines pounded the Irish 47-21.

So, if LSU was really an elite team, particularly in the eyes of national observers, it needed a dominating performance against Notre Dame.

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