LSU and Oregon will kick off their college football season against one another a week from Saturday in Arlington Texas. Both schools have national championship aspirations for the 2011 season, and the winner of the game will take their first step in that direction. Which team can lose the game without seeing their BCS title hopes dashed?

Tom Dienhart of Rivals.com breaks down why LSU can afford to lose their opener more than Oregon can. You can check out that analysis here.