|BCS Championship TV Capsule|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 02 January 2008 15:40|
BCS National Championship
At New Orleans
No. 1 Ohio State (11-1) vs. No. 2 LSU (11-2), 8 p.m. (FOX)
Opening Line: LSU by 3.
Series Record: Ohio State leads 1-0-1.
Last Meeting: 1987, 13-13, tie
(225.2 yards per game), and third in rushing defense (77.1 yards per game). ... Over the last three seasons, Ohio State has the best winning percentage in the nation at 33-4 (.892). ... Under Jim Tressel, the Buckeyes are 29-9 overall against ranked teams. ... QB Todd Boeckman lead the Big 10 in passing efficiency (150.3) in his first year as a starter. ... Buckeyes' RB Chris Wells is 10th in the nation in rushing (121.9 yards per game). Wells rushed for 1,463 yards this season, the seventh best total in Ohio State history. ... LSU is 19-18-1 in bowl games. ... This is the first time in school history that the Tigers will play in a game featuring the top two teams in the nation. The only other time LSU was part of a matchup between teams ranked as high came in 1959, when No. 1 LSU beat No. 3 LSU 7-3. ... This is only the ninth time LSU has faced the No. 1 team in the nation. LSU is 1-7-1 all-time against No. 1 ranked teams. LSU's only win against a No. 1 team came in 1997, when the Tigers beat Florida 28-21, in Tiger Stadium. That's the last time LSU has faced a No. 1 ranked team. ... LSU is 3-0 in BCS bowl games, all three have come in New Orleans. ... This year's LSU team became the first team in school history to score more than 500 points in a season. The Tigers have scored 503 points in 13 games for an average of 38.7 points per game, which is also a school-record. ... LSU has scored at least 21 points in every game this season. ... Les Miles is 6-3 against top 10 teams, including a 2-0 mark this year. ... LSU is third in the nation in total defense (283.8 yards per game) and passing defense (96.12) and fifth in turnover margin (+1.38). ... LSU has allowed only one 100-yard rusher this season, and only the second since the 2007 Sugar Bowl.