A 2022 linebacker from Texas was particularly impressed with a feat that LSU football accomplished in 2019.
LSU football’s 2019 season could go down as the greatest season ever for a college football team.
Not only did LSU go 15-0 and win the national championship, they did it in dominating fashion.
The Tigers only scored less than 40 points on three occasions. LSU only played in three games in which they didn’t win by at least double digits.
But there was a particular feat that LSU accomplished in 2019 that stood out to 2022 linebacker Harold Perkins, a Texas native.
Perkins recently spoke to 247Sports about his recruitment and pointed out that he was impressed by how LSU beat Alabama and Clemson, the two giants of college football entering 2019, in the same season.
“What stood out the most was beating Alabama and Clemson in the same season. Those two teams have played for almost every national championship since the playoffs started. So for LSU to beat both was amazing”, said Perkins.
Beating the two teams that were responsible for the previous two championships, in the same season, while also winning a national championship, isn’t a feat that happens often.
In fact, the only other time in recent history that I can remember it happening was when Clemson beat Alabama and Ohio State in 2016 (Clemson beat Alabama in the championship game).
Somehow, this feat has been lost on me over the last several months, since LSU’s championship win in New Orleans. There’s been so much focus on Joe Burrow’s greatness, and the Tigers’ perfect season, that I didn’t even think about the fact that LSU took down the two mammoths of the sport in the same season.
I know we’re three months removed from LSU’s win against Clemson, but every day it feels like I’m reminded just how special the 2019 season really was.
It’s true that we may never again see a team dominate like the Tigers did this past season.