LSU has a bye this weekend and Bama has to play a tough Miss St team.
Against BAMA, LSU is going to have to rely on thier D to get the win. That's because Bama will place 8 in the box to stop the Tigers run game and make Mettenberg throw the ball. If Mett has a good game the Tigers will win. That and the fact that it is almost impossible for teams to beat LSU at night, at home. If Mett is as inconsistent as he has been for most of the season, Bama wins.
And, a two loss SEC team is better than Oregon, ND or Kansas.
You just never know what's going to happen.
TT shuts down WVU, then lets TCU put up 53 points?
Fla St. gets rocked by NC State then puts up 51 on BC,
A&M puts up 69 points and 500 yds, then well we know what happen,
South Carolina goes on a 2 week slump?
I mean I could go on with stories like this for a dozen more teams. You just never know what the heck mental flub some teams are going to get over or have week in and week out in College Football in OCTOBER!
UGA knows that if they beat the Gators, and finish off Auburn and Ole'Miss they go to the SEC Championship AGAIN!
They also HATE Florida, so it'll be a Rivalry game for the ages if they come to play. They'd love NOTHING more than to end Florida's chances.
UL Ragin Cajun Water Ski Team takes NCAA second place in the nation for 2012!
I hear you, but I am not sure I agree.
It appears to me that, as of this moment, Alabama is simply a better team than LSU. That said, MSU has not beaten us very much, but they have always beaten us up in a very physical football game. While we are doing that, LSU will be sitting at home healing up and getting players back.
You can't throw everything out the window just because the game is at night in BR. You should know that Alabama has historically enjoyed a lot of success down there whether during the day or at night. I don't know of any Alabama fan who trembles at the mention of Death Valley, nor should we. The team that plays there regularly is another story, however.
As I see it right now, LSU is probably one of 2 - 3 teams that can begin to match up physically with Alabama, which of course means the converse is true as well. If both teams play as good as they can play Alabama wins. If Mett pulls a Stephen Garcia, or if Alabama somehow shows up not ready to survive the first 1.5 quarters or so as the residual anger from last January wears off, or if Bama turns the ball over, LSU will win. I am of course assuming no injuries either this week or next, which could change the entire complexion of the game.
I will say this: I am interested to see how our D matches up with your O. Everybody thought UT would be our first real test, but they could not run the ball with any consistency. If LSU can somehow line up and run on Bama it could be a very long evening for Bama fans. If anybody is physical enough to actually do this it would be LSU for sure.
I just wish I was coming down there to eat at Pyrrain's and George's. Not to mention the tailgating before the game in BR.
Does anybody know if/when Middendorf's over in Manchac will be reopening?
Amen Dr. Ed. Don't forget they also went to Morgantown and handed WVA their backside to them on a plate. I am really rooting for them this year with their center coming from the HS team my boy is playing for this year. Their defense just keeps getting better every game. If they keep on winning I am figuring they will be in the big game. Once again Bill Synder has turned the program around to one of the class acts in the country. By the way that center wanted to go to Oklahoma State and they snubbed him. Isaac and he still wrestle with each other when he comes for workouts with the team. Great kid and only a red shirt sophmore.
"Does anybody know if/when Middendorf's over in Manchac will be reopening?"
They have been open for several weeks. When they rebuilt after Katrina it was done with future flooding in mind.