#13 LSU Tigers 7-2 (3-2 SEC) vs. #1 Alabama Crimson Tide 8-0 (5-0 SEC)

This is a critical SEC battle in the SEC West. Both teams are coming off a bye week and looking for a big victory this weekend. LSU's offense is led by quarterback Zach Mettenberger who is having a great season. On the year, Mettenberger has completed 65.4% if his passes with 19 touchdowns and 7 interceptions.

Alabama is led by the most under rated quarterback in the nation in AJ McCarron. McCarron has already won two National Championships and is in a position to win his third, however, he must lead the victory against LSU on Saturday. McCarron has completed 69.4% of his passes with 16 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. 

Key Stats:

-LSU is averaging 279.4 passing yards per game (28th in the nation).

-LSU is averaging 200.6 rushing yards per game (32nd in the country).

-LSU is averaging 40.2 points per game (16th in the country).

-LSU is giving up 21.9 points per game (31st in the nation).

-LSU RB Jeremy Hill has 922 rushing yards 7.2 avg. 12 touchdowns on the season. 

-LSU's WR's Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry have combined 106 receptions with 1,891 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns. 

-LSU is -2 in turnover margin on the year.

-Alabama is averaging 252 passing yards per game (52nd in the nation).

-Alabama is averaging 210.8 rushing yards per game (26th in the country).

-Alabama is 11th in the nation in scoring offense putting up 41.3 points per game.

-Alabama is giving up 9.8 points per game in scoring defense (1st in the country).

-Alabama's RB's TJ Yeldon and Kenyan drake have a combined 17 touchdowns.

-Alabama defense has held their last 6 opponents to 10 points or less. 

-Alabama is +5 in turnover margin.

-Alabama is giving up 101.8 rushing yards per game.

Check out the prediction and more in depth analysis with Joe Lisi and former UGA WR Corey Allen on breakdown Friday Nov. 8th.

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