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LSU Tigers' big BCS question

LSU might not have the kind of offensive problems that would negate a title run

Updated: September 19, 2011, 1:45 PM ET
By Jeff Dooley | ESPN Insider
Jarrett LeeRonald Martinez/Getty ImagesLSU QB Jarrett Lee is having a solid season in place of Jordan Jefferson.

Every Monday during the season, ESPN Insider will be looking at the biggest myths coming out of the weekend in college football, and explaining why you shouldn't be buying them.

Here is our examination of Week 3.


Myth 1: Jarrett Lee and LSU's offense aren't good enough for the Tigers to win a BCS title

Putting too much stock in early-season stats can be risky business in college football, because the sample size is small and because teams play varying levels of competition in the season's opening weeks.

This is less of an issue, however, in studying the 2011 LSU Tigers -- they've already played two top-25 opponents in their first three games. The season is still young, and it's too soon to give a definitive verdict on LSU or any other team at this point, but the early numbers indicate that the Tigers will do well enough on offense this season to be considered a legitimate national title contender.


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