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ESPN senior writer Mark Schlabach unveiled his 2016 predictions for every Power Five Conference and included LSU in one of his "Three bold predictions for the SEC."

Schlabach says LSU will lose only one game this season, a home loss to Alabama and will play in the Sugar Bowl at the end of the season.
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1. LSU coach Les Miles will survive another Alabama loss: Once again, the Tigers will roll through September and October before meeting a familiar stumbling block in November: Alabama. The Tigers will fall to the Crimson Tide, 21-20, at Tiger Stadium on Nov. 5, which will be their sixth straight loss in the series. This season, though, LSU will recover to win its last three games and will finish 11-1. Alabama will win the SEC West, but the Tigers will be the second-highest ranked SEC team and will be invited to the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
More predictions from Schlabach:
Offensive player of the year: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU
Coordinator on the rise: Dave Aranda, defensive coordinator, LSU
Conference game of the year: Alabama at LSU, Nov. 5
Biggest potential upset: Texas A&M over LSU, Nov. 24

You can see his complete SEC predictions here.
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Blind Zebras94 months
A&M? That's ridiculous
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Lsu4life4294 months
Spears and McFarland say we beat BAMA and lose to Razorbacks on SEC. 11-1 year.
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eugene1928LSU94 months
sick of the gumps, the media thinks they can pull someone out of the stands at qb and continue to win. not this year, young qb, ain't gonna happen. hope usc stomps their cocky arse. screw the gumps
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touchdownjeebus94 months
GFY and frick the gumps.
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RaginRed94 months
Sorry, not this year. Let's not forget that the last two times BAMA stepped foot in Death Valley they escaped with a victory like a thief in the night. They aren't escaping the clutches of Death Valley this season. No more TJ Yeldon to save their hide, no AJ McCarron or Blake Simms to lead them down the field on a last minute drive.
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Hugo Stiglitz94 months
frick him
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austintexastiger94 months
if this scenario happened, LSU would be in the Final 4 but what really is going to happen is the Tedious Tide loses 3 or 4 and Saban retires after becoming frustrated with the wrath of the Afbamastan fans
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Datbayoubengal94 months
If LSU is good enough to be a 1 loss team ( I believe they are good enough to be undefeated), I'd bet a grand the one loss wouldn't be to Bama at home. It'll most likely be Florida or Arkansas.
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blueboy94 months
Florida is a far more likely "surprise upset" than A&M. A&M's offensive line cannot handle LSU's talent and depth, and their RB's are not good enough to take up the slack. They have the best WR core in the league, but that doesn't mean much when your QB is running for his life the whole game. Don't even get me started on their shitty defense.
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Number 3194 months
A&M will be better than Florida.
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Swamp Angel94 months
I'm every bit as in the know as this goof ball and I say we geaux 12-0 regular season, win the SECCG, then win two more to take the championship. Alabamastan gets romped in Baton Rouge this year. Yup, 15- 0 for the year. Lesticles will do it.
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Laman197894 months
If we had to lose one game, I'd prefer we lost to anyone on our schedule but Bama. ANYONE. I'd trade a loss to Bama for a loss to aTm in a heartbeat.
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JOHNN94 months
If we lose any game we need to lose early in the season. Gives us time to climb back up the polls.
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Laman197894 months
11-1 and the SEC champion will get us into the playoff no matter when the loss takes place. I see your point though. Earlier is better.
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Mouche33794 months
I been saying this since last year. If Les Miles just steps back and allows Cam to do what he's paid to do (Run the offense) and allow Aranda to do what he's paid to do (run the defense) we beat Bama. No question. Let them smash the throttle. Stop trying to sneak close wins. Bury not just Bama, but everyone one the schedule. Send a message to the voters that LSU is the strongest teams in the College football world so they can do anything but vote us in. Les, your job literally depends on it.
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Jon Ham94 months
I know right? Every coach should try to win by as much points as possible. I've been saying that for years!
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timm697146394 months
Mouch you are so powerful , you have Coach Miles shaking in his nikes
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DoubleDown94 months
@catnip, it would depend on how the other 3 of the 4 schools did record wise to set the top 4. However, as a Bama fan, I'd expect LSU in the top 4 in that scenario (a 1 point loss to Bama who'd only have 1 loss themselves).
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catnip94 months
So with a 1 point loss to Bama and an 11-1 record eliminates us from the playoffs? Unlike the 3 point win in Bama and the plan right after the whistle of that game to have Bama get a second chance.
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Lsu4life4294 months
If we lose a game I say the Razorbacks. IMO
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Corch Urban Myers94 months
LSU is not losing to Alabama this year.
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biglego94 months
No way. No way does a Les offense score 20 on Bama.
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Barbellthor94 months
Fair assessment. It's the most likely loss on our schedule. Would still be a "great" season by general standards. It's just not a game we can lose this year. We just can't let that happen.
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nickbear94 months
If LSU loses to both Bama and A&M like he predicted, how can it possibly finish 11-1?
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Emiliooo94 months
There different. He says the biggest potential upset, it is a different scenario than his write-up.
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nickbear94 months
So the biggest potential upset won't happen as he predicted and we can have a upset free SEC season.
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El Campo Tiger94 months
If LSU ends up in the Sugar Bowl, I'll be there, and I'll be happy. F*ck your downvotes.
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