NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 7 — All season, Louisiana State had the nation’s most charmed team, winning tight games with gutsy fourth-down conversions and one inexplicable last-second heave into the end zone. On Monday night, LSU won the national championship with an uncharacteristically decisive victory that left little doubt about who is the nation’s best and most resilient team.
LSU’s dominating 38-24 victory over Ohio State provided vindication for its coach, Les Miles, and validation for the powerful Southeastern Conference, which can now claim the past two national champions. Much of the Louisiana Superdome crowd of 79,651 chanted “S-E-C! S-E-C!” during the final seconds.
This is going to lead to a lot more Big Ten bashing for sure.