LSU vs. Oklahoma: How to Watch, Live Stream Peach Bowl

History is at stake on Saturday when LSU takes on Oklahoma in the first College Football Playoff semifinal in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Tigers make their first appearance in the CFP since the playoff was first introduced in 2014, while the Sooners return for a fourth time hoping to clinch their maiden appearance in the national title game.

Oklahoma has been among the four teams selected in three of the last four seasons but has never made it past the semifinals, losing to Clemson in 2015, Georgia in 2017 and Alabama a year ago.

For LSU, meanwhile, this is uncharted territory. The Tigers haven't competed for the national title since 2011, when they lost 21-0 to Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game—as it was called then.

As was the case eight years ago, LSU has gone 13-0 this season, sweeping everything in its path, and as this graphic below provided by Statista shows, arrives at the Peach Bowl as the No. 1 team in the CFP rankings, with Oklahoma at No. 4.

The Tigers defeated three top-15 ranked programs in the regular season—Florida, Auburn and Alabama—and Georgia in the SEC Championship game.

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LSU will to the College Football Playoff as the No. 1 ranked team in the country. Statista

Led by Joe Burrow, the Tigers' high-octane offense has systematically torched opponents throughout the season. Ed Orgeron's men rank third in total offense and second in scoring offense with 554.3 yards and 47.8 points per games.

Burrow has enjoyed a breakout season in his senior year, completing 77.9 percent of his passes, throwing for 4,715 passing yards, 48 touchdowns—both SEC records—and just six interceptions.

The quarterback, who transferred from Ohio State to LSU two years ago, won the Heisman Trophy earlier this month by the biggest margin in history and is already being spoken of as a potential first overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft.

Like LSU, Oklahoma has relied on an offense that's fired on all cylinders this season. The Sooners rank second in total offense—just 0.1 yards per game behind the Tigers on average—and fifth in scoring offense.

Like LSU, the Sooners have successfully pinned their hopes on a transfer quarterback, Jalen Hurts.

In his first season in Oklahoma after leaving Alabama, the senior signal caller completed 71.8 percent of his passes, throwing for 3,634 yards, 32 touchdowns and seven interceptions as he led the Sooners to a 12-1 record.

It comes as no surprise then, that the over/under line is set at 75.5 points. A vertiginous line for most games, it's not far-fetched to expect LSU and Oklahoma to turn the first CFP semifinal into a shootout.

Hurts finished second to Burrow in the Heisman Trophy voting, but insisted any disappointment for missing out on the individual accolade would be erased by reaching the CFP title game.

"I think just coming here [is an honor]," he was quoted as saying by The Oklahoman. "I think my whole purpose—we still have opportunities to accomplish and things we want to as a team."

The Sooners are all too familiar with the feeling of falling short in the CFP semifinal and Lincoln Riley is desperate to land a milestone win.

He will, however, have to do so without starting defensive end Ronnie Perkins, running back Rhamondre Stevenson and receiver Trejan Bridges who were suspended on December 18.

The Tigers could have personnel problems of their own, with leading rusher Clyde Edwards-Helaire nursing a hamstring injury.

An All-SEC first-team selection this season, Edwards-Helaire has rushed for 1,290 yards and 16 touchdowns this year, adding 399 receiving yards and a touchdown.

Here's all you need to know ahead of Saturday.

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Joe Burrow #9 of the LSU Tigers celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass to Terrace Marshall Jr. #6 in the third quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs during the SEC Championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 7 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kevin C. Cox/Getty

When and where is the Peach Bowl?

The LSU Tigers take on the Oklahoma Sooners at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the home of the Atlanta Falcons, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Kick-off is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 28.

TV coverage

The game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN.

Live stream

A live stream will be available via ESPN's digital platforms, WatchESPN and the ESPN app.

Series record

The two programs have played each other just twice, with the most recent meeting coming 15 years ago, and the series is balanced at 1-1.


According to BetOnline, LSU is a 13.5-point favorite and is 47/50 to cover the spread, while Oklahoma is a 19/5 underdog.

The over/under line in terms of total points scored is set at 75.5 points.

The Tigers are 8-5 against the spread this season and 2-2 when the spread was between 10 and 20 points.

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