For the first semifinal in the College Football Playoff, No. 4 Oklahoma Sooners (12-1) travel to Atlanta as Big 12 champions to take on No. 1 LSU Tigers (13-0) in an afternoon matchup at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.
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The numbers and tape say it all. If you’ve watched any game with either team, it’s easy to see a high-level offensive explosion. Heisman Trophy–winner quarterback Joe Burrow leads LSU, which ranks third in the country (FBS) in scoring (47.8) and first in yards (554.3). Oklahoma, captained by dual-threat quarterback Jalen Hurts, sits just behind his opponent, with per-game averages of 43.2 points and 554.2 yards.
Fireworks will come early and often. However, the game might be about who is and isn’t available.
On Thursday’s media day, LSU head coach Ed Orgeron said All-SEC first-team running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (1,290 yards with 16 touchdowns) hasn’t yet practiced this week. He remains questionable with a hamstring injury.
“Clyde has not practiced yet,” Orgeron told ESPN. “He ran a little bit [on Wednesday] straight ahead. Medically, I hope he’s cleared today to practice. I don’t know if he will. I think he may try something today, I’m not sure. I think it’s going to be a game-time situation.
“Knowing Clyde, if he can play, he’s going to try. Do I want him to play? Yes. Do I expect him to try to play? Yes. How much he can play, I don’t know.”
Here’s how to watch Oklahoma vs. LSU in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.
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Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
- Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
- Date: Dec. 28, 4pm ET
- Streaming: ESPN
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Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl: Why it matters
With Clyde Edwards-Helaire not likely to get much action, expect LSU to go with a committee approach to include redshirt freshman Chris Curry, Joe Burrow, and true freshmen Tyrion Davis-Price and John Emery Jr.
Oklahoma has its own significant issues with starting defensive end Ronnie Perkins suspended for the game and starting safety Delarrin Turner-Yell out for the season after breaking a collarbone in practice. Turner-Yell’s 75 total tackles rank second on the team. Oklahoma’s 33rd-ranked run defense (FBS) allowed 132.08 yards per game.
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