BCS Bowl Predictions: Why LSU Is Doomed to Fail vs. Alabama

Kyle VassaloFeatured ColumnistJanuary 1, 2012

AUBURN, AL - NOVEMBER 26:  Trent Richardson #3 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates their 42-14 win over the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 26, 2011 in Auburn, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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LSU may have gotten the best of Alabama the first time around, but those who watched the game know that the Crimson Tide could have easily won that game, if it weren't for four missed kicks by Bama.

These teams are a mirror image of one another. With NFL-caliber talent littering the field and the No. 1 and No. 2 defenses taking the field, this is bound to be yet another defensive struggle and battle for field position.

While it's impossible to say that Alabama will capitalize on every opportunity to put at least three points on the board when the opportunity arises, it's safe to say they aren't going to go two-for-six this time around.

The Crimson Tide's offense may be one-dimensional, but they proved to be unstoppable, even against the vaunted Tigers defense.

Trent Richardson gained 169 yards rushing and receiving. He was kept out of the end zone, but he had his way with the Tigers and with his sights set on the NFL, "the beast" has one more chance to impress scouts before the offseason hits.

LSU has an elite defense, but Alabama's is slightly better. With the best offensive weapon in the country pounding the rock and moving the chains, Bama is going to prove once and for all that they are the best team in the country.

Having less total yardage and significantly less opportunities to score will put LSU at a significant disadvantage. They escaped the first time, but won't be so fortunate this time around.