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Pre Sugar Bowl: Notre Dame vs LSU

January 3, 2007

The Sugar Bowl presents a challenge for both teams as both Notre Dame and LSU want to win it. Although Notre Dame contains an outstanding offending; LSU’s defense is just as good, maybe better. With Heisman candidate Brady Quinn as QB for Notre Dame, and the athleticism of the Tiger’s defense it will be a tough obstacle for the Fighting Irish to conquer.

The statistics state that LSU will easily conquer the Irish in this bowl game; but if Charlie Weiss’ Irish are on their game, then this will be a must- watch game.

Statistics (Courtesy of MSN Sports) :

LSU Notre Dame
Total Offense
18th 404.17 ypg 22nd 398 ypg
Total Defense
2nd 238.75 ypg 45th 320.5 ypg
Scoring Offense
10th 33.08 ppg 12th 32.42 ppg
Scoring Defense
4th 12.5 ppg 57th 22.42 ppg
Run Offense
37th 159.17 ypg 76th 124.25 ypg
Run Defense
15th 93.25 ypg 50th 127.83 ypg
Pass Offense
3rd 145.5 ypg 10th 273.75 ypg
Pass Defense
3rd 145.5 ypg 50th 192.67 ypg
Turnover Margin
61st 0.00 32nd 0.42

As you can see, LSU leads in basically every category and is the sure favorite for this year’s Sugar Bowl.

My Preditcion:

LSU: 38 ND: 14 in Favor of the Tigers.

EDIT: I was only 3 off in my predictions =[

LSU: 41 ND: 14

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