LSU Hosts Alabama
Alabama head coach Nick Saban (left) and LSU head coach Les Miles (right) meet for the seventh time on Saturday night.
It’ll be another “Game of the Century” on Saturday night, when the 5th-ranked LSU Tigers play host to the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide, in SEC action, at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge.
The two teams have lost a grand total of three games, combined, since the beginning of the 2011 season, and two of those have been to each other.
Last year, LSU defeated Alabama, 9-6, in overtime, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama during the regular season, before the Crimson Tide defeated the Tigers, 21-0, in the BCS title game.
This year, Alabama is a perfect 8-0 overall, and 5-0 in SEC play. The Crimson Tide has trailed for only 15 seconds of action this year, outscoring their opponents, 325-65.
LSU is 7-1 overall, and 3-1 in league play, with their only hiccup of the season being a 14-6 setback to Florida back on October 6.
Alabama, who leads the nation is most of the important defensive categories, is led offensively by junior quarterback AJ McCarron, who has thrown for 1,684 yards, with 18 touchdowns, and still no interceptions, while running back T.Y. Yeldon and Eddie Lacy have combined for 1,545 rushing yards, and 14 touchdowns.
LSU who ranks in the top ten in most major defensive categories, is paced offensively by the running back trio of Kenny Hilliard, Michael Ford, and Jeremy Hill, who have combined to rush for 1,099 yards, and 14 touchdowns.
LSU has the nation’s longest home field winning streak at 22 straight. The Tigers haven’t lost at home since a 13-3 setback to then-No. 1 Florida in 2009.
Alabama leads the all-time series, 46-25-5, and has also been successful in Baton Rouge, leading the series, 24-9-3.
Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban and Tiger head coach Les Miles are 3-3, head-to-head, against one another.
Kick-off time is scheduled for 7:06 pm.