No the title isn’t misspelled this time. Pick is singular. There is only one game that matters this weekend. This is certainly the game of the century. Yeah, I know it is early in the century, but to this point in the new century, there has not been a regular season college football game more important than the LSU-Alabama game this Saturday.
The old cliché’, defenses win championships, is spot on. Both LSU and Alabama have two of the best defenses in the nation. And of course they are ranked 1 & 2. With the winner headed to the BCS Championship game, if they win out the rest of the way.
I’ve read just about every article that has been online about the game…. and been to the Tidefans forum and read what fans there have said. There have been some great stories from both sides about individual players, their families, coaches, preparation for the game, etc. A few not so good tweets from an LSU player, that has been removed, but will provide some good bulletin board material for Bama. LSU tight end, DeAngelo Peterson tweeted Bamas linebackers are slow and big. My advice to Mr Peterson is stay away from Dont’a Hightower.
With all of that said, I see a low scoring game. Defense from both sides will play superb. Thus, causing both offenses to adjust, readjust and adjust again. The game will be won at the line of scrimmage. If Bama can get a running game going, they have a chance. If not, it could be a long day. Neither team can become one dimensional and win. Three things will play a major role other than the line of scrimmage. Turnovers, penalties and the kicking game. The winner will need an almost perfect game, minus the turnovers and penalties. It is a home game for Bama, that’s a plus, LSU has a great punter to help the Tigers with field position. That could take away Bamas plus….. This is another one of those games my head says LSU, but of course my heart says Bama,… LSU, heads, Bama tails. The toss is in the air, its tails. Bama 16 LSU 14,……. Roll Tide!