There wasn’t a ton of an anxiety present after Oklahoma’s win over Baylor for the Big 12 championship. The Sooners were virtually certain about their chances to qualify for the College Football Playoff.
Who OU might face was another story.
That was revealed Sunday, as OU (12-1) was given the fourth seed and will face No. 1 LSU (13-0) in the Peach Bowl in Atlanta at 3 p.m. Dec. 28. It's the third straight season the Sooners have reached the national semifinals and fourth time in five years — but they have yet to win a game there.
OU and LSU have met just twice. The Sooners beat the Tigers in the 1950 Sugar Bowl. LSU beat OU in the 2004 national title game with the Tigers claiming a 21-14 victory over Bob Stoops’ Sooners.
LSU is led by Heisman Trophy frontrunner quarterback Joe Burrow.
No. 3 Clemson (13-0) will meet No. 2 Ohio State (13-0) in the Fiesta Bowl at 7 p.m. Dec. 28.
OU seemed like a lock at No. 4, but after the Big Ten and SEC championship games there was debate about who it would face at No. 1. LSU was dominant in its 37-10 victory over Georgia for the SEC title, while Ohio State had to claw back for a 34-21 win over Wisconsin late Saturday night.
OU has never played in the Peach Bowl.
LSU opened as a 9.5-point favorite according to SuperBookUSA.com.