This Saturday a clash between two of the best in the South Eastern Conference will take place. Alabama is currently ranked No. 1 in the nation with no signs of slowing down. LSU is a team that something to prove after losing in a close game to Florida. LSU is ranked fifth in the nation but can they pull off the upset and beat Alabama?
In order for LSU to win many of things must happen. LSU must be precise on both offense and defense. LSU's quarterback Zach Mettenberger can't have any turnovers against Alabama after already throwing four interceptions this season. Mettenberger needs to buy himself some time in the pocket by moving around and creating plays with his legs and connecting with Odell Beckham.
Kenny Hilliard and Michael Ford need to lead the way rushing the ball. The key factor to LSU's running game is J.C.. Copeland. Copeland needs to have a paramount game by creating holes that both Hilliard and Ford can run through. LSU has a rotation of running backs that can tear down Alabama's defense.
Alabama has plenty weapons on offense starting with AJ McCarron. McCarron has been exceptionally prodigious as Alabama quarterback by throwing 18 touchdowns with zero interceptions connecting with his main target Amari Cooper 32 times this season. LSU's defensive ends Sam Montgomery and Lavar Edwards must get to McCarron and make every possession uncomfortable for him. Alabama's running backs are going to be substantially important to stop. Eddie Lacy and T.J.. Yeldon proven themselves as two of the top running backs combining for 14 touchdowns this season. LSU's linebacker Kevin Minter needs to lead the defense and have another game like he had against the lost to Florida with 20 total tackles.
What hasn't been questioned is if Alabama can handle the atmosphere at Tiger Stadium. Alabama has seven first time starters that haven't been in at this magnitude. Everyone looks at Alabama as a team that is undefeatable but in reality they haven't been in a game against a team like LSU away from their home. Tiger Stadium will be louder than ever and possibly shaking as rumors say to be when its at its loudest. LSU can absolutely pull off the upset and beat undefeated Alabama.846039