The 2007 College Football season was full of twists, turns, drama and upsets.
It was only fitting that the National Champion finished the season with two
losses. Playing in their home-away-from-home, the Louisiana Superdome in
New Orleans, the BCS second ranked LSU Tigers captured the 2008 Allstate
BCS National Championship by rolling over the top ranked Ohio State
Buckeyes 38-24. With the victory, the Tigers became the first two-time
National Champion in the 10 year history of the BCS, adding onto their
Like they had so many times during the season, the Tigers were forced to
come from behind in the biggest game of the year, trailing 10-0 early on.
Led by fifth-year senior quarterback Matt Flynn and two key special team
plays, the Tigers stormed back to score 31 unanswered points and never
looked back. Flynn torched college football?s best defense for four
touchdown passes, earning him the game?s Outstanding Offensive Player
After watching LSU tie the game at 10-10, the Buckeyes seemed poised to
retake the lead. However, following a dropped pass in the end zone, the Ohio
State drive had to settle for a field goal attempt. It was then the game?s
Outstanding Defensive Player, LSU defensive lineman Ricky Jean-Francois,
stormed up the middle and blocked the Ohio State kick. Moments later, the
Tigers took the lead for good, claiming their second National Championship
in five years, and third in school history. For Ohio State, the game marked
their consecutive trip to the National Championship Game, again falling to an
SEC school. In 2007, the Buckeyes fell to the Florida Gators 41-14.