I’ve often wondered what the answer to my question is : How far back do you need to go for today’s best college teams to beat NFL teams ? If you need me to be specific : one of tonight’s teams - LSU/Clemson is the competition. How far back in time do we need to go for one of them to be a winner in the NFL ? Would LSU beat 1970s teams ? 1960s ? I don’t mean “a fluke win vs the worst ever NFL team”. I mean “LSU would be a competitive team” in the League.