6:45 LRN Sportscast January 2nd

LSU is Fiesta Bowl champs after outscoring Central Florida 40-32 on New Year Day. Quarterback Joe Burrow had a career day with 394 yards passing and four touchdowns. A short-handed Tigers defense also played well, despite several injuries, suspensions and losing a couple of players because of ejections. They held U-C-F to 250 total yards. Defensive end Rashard Lawrence had two of the Tigers five sacks…
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LSU’s defense also forced two turnovers. The Tigers get to enjoy their first 10-win season since 2013.

At the Sugar Bowl last night, Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger ran for three touchdowns as the Longhorns upset Georgia 28-21. The sophomore Q-B had 64 yards rushing and threw for 169 yards. Longhorn players say the once proud Texas football program is back. They’ll open next season by hosting Louisiana Tech and LSU.

The Saints are getting ready to host either Dallas, Seattle or Philadelphia on January 13th in the NFC Divisional round. Defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins says they will spend this week focusing on themselves after finishing the regular season with a loss to Carolina…
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The Pelicans are in Brooklyn tonight to face the Nets.