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LSU Can't Bounce Back Far Enough

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BATON ROUGE - The best thing you can say about LSU's 37-17 victory over Mississippi State on Saturday is that it's over. The Tigers slogged through a workmanlike performance that didn't generate many BCS style points or SportsCenter highlights before an uncharacteristically subdued sellout crowd of 92,831 at Tiger Stadium.

Alabama's stunning loss to Texas A&M dealt a severe blow to the SEC's chances of winning a seventh consecutive BCS championship. It'll take some help from the rest of the college football for the best college football conference in the country to re-enter the title race, further illustrating the need for a college football playoff.

Think about it. If some form of playoff system existed, these Tigers would still have something to play for down...

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