SEC Championship Football

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow (9) looks to pass against Georgia during an NCAA college football game for the Southeastern Conference championship Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Atlanta, Ga. (C.B. Schmelter/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)

Season record: 13-0 overall, 8-0 in SEC

Coach: Ed Orgeron (54-36 overall, 38-9 in four seasons at LSU)

All-time series vs. OU: Tied 1-1 (last meeting: LSU won 21-14 in the BCS title game in 2004)

Best win: On Nov. 9 in a meeting of teams ranked first in the Associated Press and coaches polls, the Tigers snapped Alabama’s 31-game home win streak with a 46-41 victory. The Crimson Tide got within six points on three occasions in the fourth quarter but couldn’t stop LSU’s efficient offense.

Worst loss: None

Top players

QB Joe Burrow

The Heisman frontrunner whose career started at Ohio State, Burrow has compiled a record-setting campaign, throwing for 4,715 yards and 48 touchdowns with only six interceptions and completing 77.9% of his passes. He also has three rushing touchdowns.

WR Ja’Marr Chase

A Biletnikoff Award finalist as a sophomore, Chase leads FBS with 1,498 yards on 73 receptions and has scored 18 touchdowns, which matches a longtime SEC record. He is averaging 20.5 yards per catch.

CB Derek Stingley

As a former five-star prospect, Stingley has an SEC-best six interceptions in his freshman season. Against Georgia in the conference title game, he totaled two picks, five tackles and a pass breakup.

LSU game-by-game

Aug. 31: Georgia Southern W, 55-3

Sept. 7: at Texas W, 45-38

Sept. 14: Northwestern State W, 65-14

Sept. 21: at Vanderbilt W, 66-38

Oct. 5: Utah State W, 42-6

Oct. 12: Florida W, 42-28

Oct. 19: at Mississippi State W, 36-13

Oct. 26: Auburn W, 23-20

Nov. 9: at Alabama W, 46-41

Nov. 16: at Ole Miss W, 58-37

Nov. 23: Arkansas W, 56-20

Nov. 30: Texas A&M W, 50-7

Dec. 7: Georgia W, 37-10

Kelly Hines


Twitter: @KellyHinesTW

Sports Writer

Kelly has been the University of Tulsa football and basketball beat writer since 2014. She grew up in Moore, was valedictorian at Christian Heritage Academy and graduated from Oklahoma State University. Phone: 918-581-8452