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LSU football finished the 2020 season with an underwhelming 5-5 record on the heels of their undefeated, national championship winning season.
It’s safe to say the Tigers are ready to put all of that behind them. Moving forward will start with the team’s Week 1 road matchup against the UCLA Bruins on Sept. 4.
There seems to be a lot of confidence the Tigers will come out on top, but UCLA will not be a cupcake opponent that LSU can use to ease into the season.
The competition will be real, and it will serve as the first test to just how much the Tigers have grown since last year.
The writers over at 247Sports made their predictions recently, with Sonny Ship predicting the game to be close at halftime before the Tigers pull out the 34-20 win.
Shea Dixon has the Tigers recording a 33-24 victory, while Billy Embody predicts LSU will win 38-31.
Regardless of where you stand with these exact predictions, fans should expect this game to potentially be decided at the wire.
Final score: LSU 30-21
“It’s never easy to open the season on the road and Chip Kelly had the Bruins playing very solid football last year. UCLA also returns several talented players from the previous year.
This game should mark the beginning of LSU showing how much it’s grown over the offseason, but it will not be easily won.”