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2018 Week 1 Analysis- LSU vs. Miami (Arlington,TX)

ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 01: Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback Ian Book (12) is sacked by LSU Tigers nose tackle Ed Alexander (95) during the first half of the Citrus Bowl game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the LSU Tigers on January 01, 2018, at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, FL. Notre Dame leads 3-0 at half. (Photo by Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire)

LSU vs. Miami-(Arlington, TX):

Notes:
Since 2006, LSU is 11-1 on week one of the college football season. The Tigers have won those 11 games by 19.2 ppg.
LSU won 9 games in 2017 against 8 FBS opponents (BYU, Syracuse, Florida, Auburn, Ole Miss, Arkansas, Tennessee & Texas A&M) with a combined overall record of 43-56 or .434%. The Tigers won those eight games by a total score of 254-130 or 15.5 ppg.

 

 

 

LSU also defeated FCS opponent-Chatanooga by a score of 45-10.

 

 

 
LSU lost 4 games in 2017 to FBS opponents (Mississippi State, Troy, Alabama and Notre Dame) with a combined overall reocrd of 43-10 or .811%.

 

The Tigers lost those games by a total score of 106-55 or 12.7 ppg.

 
Since 2007, Miami is 9-2 against FCS & FBS opponents on week one of the college football season. The Hurricanes won those nine games by a total score of 397-98 or 33.2 ppg.

 
Miami won 10 games in 2017 against 9 FBS opponents (Toledo, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Syracuse, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame & Virginia) with a combined overall record of 62-52 or .543%.
The Hurricanes won those nine games by a total score of 296-164 or 14.6 ppg.

 
Miami lost 3 games in 2017 to FBS opponents with a combined overall record of 30-10 or .750%. The Hurricanes won those games by a total score of 96-41 or 18.3 ppg.

 

 

 

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Joseph Lisi is a member of the FWAA (Football Writers Association of America), the Maxwell Football Club and the National Football Foundation. He is the owner of the website: www.goforthe2.com and hosts a weekly college football radio show on SB Nation Radio and FNSTY Sports Radio from 10-12pm EST every Saturday morning. Listen live at: www.sbnationradio.com or www.fntsy.com/radio. Joseph is a former college football researcher for ABC Sports and has been featured on: SportsXRadio with Ken Thomson, ESPN Radio, Sirius XM Radio, FNTSY Sports Network, the Sid Rosenberg Show (640 AM Sports-South Florida), 1560 AM CBS Sports Melbourne, FL and multiple media outlets throughout the nation. Joe appears every Friday with Ken Thomson on SportsXRadio for the Football Fiasco in which every game on the college board is broken down during the show. Follow Joe on Twitter: @goforthe2

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