Some stats to keep in mind (also posted in the Analyze LSU thread):
Code:Statistic: LSU Alabama Total offense: 74 41 Scoring offense: 51 11 Passing offense: 106 73 Rushing offense: 25 22 Red Zone offense: 72 1 Total defense: 3 1 Scoring defense: 9 1 Rush defense: 8 1 Pass defense: 4 1 Pass efficiency: 2 1 Red zone defense: 115 1 Penalties/game: 117 24
"Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone." - Walt Kowalski, Gran Torino
Bama makes a statement to the rest of the nation:
Bama - 52
LSU - 3
This is the one game that Saban doesn't let off the gas.
Well, until the Auburn game - remember 28-27 - Saban does too. I truly believe in this years Iron Bowl we could set a record for most points against Auburn. I think we easily top the 70 barrier, especially since we know that when the auburn players get an opportunity to quit on their coach, they do it.
Tebow cried, Cam lied, Trees died, and LSU tried..........ROLL TIDE!
Bama - 28
Who's - 14
LSU has every conceivable advantage when it comes to intangibles and emotion in this game.
Their season basically comes down to this game.
They have the revenge factor.
They have Baton Rouge on a Saturday night.
This is their SEC Championship Game do or die.
This is their National Title Game do or die.
Throw in the fact that they match up with us physically and you got yourself a tough ball game for Bama.
It's going to be very difficult for us to win this game. We will NOT over power them--Forget it. They will be hitting just as hard in the fourth quarter as they will be on the first play. They will blitz and rush AJ like crazy and do everything in their power to take him out--COUNT on it.
It ultimately will come down to which team makes the least number of mistakes and the least number of turnovers. Again, throw all the other stuff out the window. It will be a four quarter game.
Jeremy Shelly kicks a field goal as time expires.
To me, this game will go one of two ways. Bama comes out, smacks them right in the mouth and gets a nice lead on them, demoralizes their crowd and cruises to victory. The second is that it becomes a field position, running the football, Gene Stallings type game to see which team crumbles first. If that is the case, this game will be a four quarter, possibly overtime game. I fully believe Bama is a better team than them but they have a lot of elements on their side. Crowd, night game, everyone rooting for them to win. We're going to find out what we're made out of. Either we're as good as I think we are or we are a pretender. Simple as that.