The Crimson Tide will look to control an LSU rushing attack that ranks near the top nationally
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama football team practiced in full pads for two hours outdoors on the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields on Tuesday afternoon in preparation for this Saturday’s top-10 matchup with the No. 4 LSU Tigers.
Alabama will be faced with the task of stopping the SEC’s top rushing offense that has put together 309.1 yards a game and leads the conference with 2,164 total despite playing only seven games thus far. Not to be overlooked is the Tigers’ rush defense, which ranks second in the conference behind the Crimson Tide. The two SEC West rivals will square off at 7 p.m. CT on CBS for a primetime matchup inside Bryant-Denny Stadium. The trio of Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson and Allie LaForce will call the game, the trios third Alabama game in as many weeks.
The Crimson Tide holds the series advantage, 49-25-5, and has won four straight games against LSU dating back to the 2012 Allstate BCS National Championship in New Orleans. Most recently, the Crimson Tide produced a last-second drive to force overtime in Baton Rouge a season ago. In that extra period, Blake Sims found DeAndrew White in the corner of the end zone to push the score to 20-13, the eventual final.