Alabama vs LSU Game Preview: Everything You Need To Know Before Kickoff
A month ago, Alabama’s game with LSU looked like it wouldn’t mean too much, but the Tigers have rallied after a loss to Troy and find itself right back in the top 20.
Here’s all the info you need to get ready for Saturday primetime game.
No. 1 Alabama (8-0, 5-0) vs No. 19/20 LSU (6-2, 3-1)
When: Saturday, November 4 at 7:00 PM/CT
Where: Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, AL
Weather: Temperatures might reach 80 during the afternoon but should drop to the low 70s by kickoff. It might even dip into the 60s by the fourth quarter, but the skies should be partly cloudy with no precipitation expected.
TV: CBS (Play-by-play: Brad Nessler, color analyst: Gary Danielson, sideline reporter: Allie LaForce)
Radio: Crimson Tide Sports Network (Play-by-play: Eli Gold, color analyst: Phil Savage, sideline reporter: Chris Stewart). Listen on 95.3 the Bear and Tide 102.9/100.9 in Tuscaloosa.
Spread: Alabama is a 21-point favorite over LSU, according to Bovada, and that’s the largest point spread in this history of this series. The Crimson Tide is 4-4 ATS in 2017.
Series History: These two programs will meet for the 82nd meeting on Saturday with the Crimson Tide leading the series with a 51-25-5 all-time record. Alabama has won the past six meetings dating back to the 2011 BCS National Championship Game and four of those have been by double-digits. LSU’s last victory was the 9-6 ‘Game of the Century’ in Tuscaloosa.
Last Meeting: Like many of the recent games in this series, last year’s meeting came down to the fourth quarter. Both offenses were held scoreless until the fourth quarter when Alabama freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts finished off a 90-yard touchdown drive by breaking free for a 21-yard touchdown run. Hurts would finish the night with 107 passing yards and 114 rushing yards. The Crimson Tide defense was the story in Baton Rouge as it limited running back Leonard Fournette to just 35 yards and quarterback Danny Etling to 92 yards passing. Alabama hung onto a 10-0 road win and moved to 9-0.
Last Week: Both teams were on a bye week to end October. Prior to that, Alabama dominated Tennessee, 45-7, for the program’s 11th straight win over the Vols while LSU rushed for nearly 400 yards in a 42-24 win over Ole Miss.