Last year’s regular season game between Alabama and LSU in Tuscaloosa was dubbed the ‘Game of the Century.’ Because both teams had an open week before the game, the hype was suffocating. The game, for the most part, lived up to expectations with LSU taking the win 9-6 in overtime.
This year, the dynamic is a bit different. As of now, Alabama is the only national contender of the two (although, the Tigers can put themselves in a decent position with a win).
Alabama has seemingly been on a separate planet than the rest of college football this year. The closest game for the Crimson Tide thus far was a 19-point victory over Ole Miss. To continue the roll, though, ‘Bama must travel to the planet known as Tiger Stadium on a Saturday night.
Consensus is that LSU will have to take some chances to create an opportunity to win, but since when has that been a problem for Les Miles? Remember when he went for it five times on fourth down against Florida? That was a Saturday night in Death Valley on CBS.
Les Miles has had his moments against Alabama. He is the one SEC West coach that Nick Saban has not completely dominated. If the formula is just right, I can see an upset happening in Baton Rouge.
I say LSU leads Alabama 9-7 at the start of the final quarter. However, the line play will prove decisive as the Crimson Tide will end up winning 21-9.