11:40 LRN Sportscast January 2nd

There is no talk of a national championship at U-C-F today. LSU ended the Knights 25-game winning streak with a 40-32 win in the Fiesta Bowl. Quarterback Joe Burrow bounced back from an early pick six and a crushing hit to throw for 394 yards and four touchdowns…..
cut 15 (10) “….keep working”
The Tigers had 555 yards of total offense. Kicker Cole Tracy made four field goals and set the school record for most field goals in a season with 29. LSU also celebrates its first ten-win season since 2013.

The Tigers avoided the upset, but Georgia did not in last night’s Sugar Bowl as 15th ranked Texas beat the fifth ranked Bulldogs 28-21. It’s the Longhorns first ten-win season since 2009 and they open next year by hosting Louisiana Tech and LSU.

After losing to the Carolina Panthers 33-14 in the regular season finale, the Saints say they will use the extra week before their January 13th playoff game to focus on fundamentals. New Orleans defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins says the mistakes they made against the Panthers are fixable
Cut 19 (15) “…from there”
The week off allows Saints assistant head coach Dan Campbell to interview for head coaching vacancies. Campbell will reportedly speak with the Browns, Packers and Cardinals later this week.

In the NBA, the Pelicans begin a two-game road trip tonight in Brooklyn. The Nets have won six of their last seven game homes.