Panda Chooses Sooners to Beat LSU

Posted at 6:49 PM, Dec 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-16 19:54:33-05

A panda bear from Zoo Atlanta has chosen the #4 Oklahoma Sooners to beat the #1 LSU Tigers in the College Football Playoff Semifinal.

Yang Yang, a 22-year-old male giant panda at Zoo Atlanta, predicted the winner of this year’s College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl between No. 4 Oklahoma and No. 1 LSU.

The No. 4 Oklahoma Sooners and the No. 1 LSU Tigers will meet on Dec. 28 at 4 p.m. ET in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The winner of the game will advance to play for the College Football Playoff National Championship in New Orleans on Jan. 13.

Oklahoma will be making its first trip to the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, while this will mark LSU’s seventh appearance in the game, tying the Tigers for the second most appearances of any team in the Bowl’s history.

The Tigers currently have more wins in the Bowl than any other team, posting a 5-1 record to date, with their last appearance coming in 2012 against Clemson.

This year’s matchup also represents only the second Big 12 vs. SEC matchup in the Bowl’s 52-year history, and the first since 2014 when No. 6 TCU defeated No. 9 Ole Miss.

LSU will be making its first-ever College Football Playoff Semifinal appearance, while Oklahoma will play in its third consecutive Semifinal and fourth overall.

This will mark only the third time the Sooners and Tigers have faced off and the first time since the BCS National Championship Game in January 2004 when LSU defeated Oklahoma 21-14.

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