Alabama Begins Preparing for LSU

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Tuscaloosa, Ala. (WHNT) The SEC West race always seems to take shape during the first week of Novemember. Alabama and LSU once again meet as top ten teams with SEC and National Championship implications on the line. The Tide and Tigers will play for the 80th time with Alabama leading 49-25-5, dating back to the 1895 season. Seven of the last ten match ups have been decided by a touchdown or less with four overtime games mixed in that time frame.

Nick Saban knows all about this rivalry as a head coach on both sides, "We've had some great games with LSU through the years, this has turned out to be a great rivalry. I think it's a great rivalry because of the quality of the programs."

LSU brings it's undefeated record to Tuscaloosa riding it's best player, Leonard Fournette. Fournette has over 1,300 yards and 15 touchdowns already which is getting the attention of Alabama's defense. "He's probably the best player in college football," Reggie Ragland said Monday. "You still got to do your job at the end of the day, you have to wrap him just like everybody else out there."

Kickoff is at 7:00 Saturday night from Bryant-Denny Stadium but our coverage begins at 6:30 with a live pregame show.