The BCS National Championship Game is just over one week away, and as the bowl season continues to play itself out, the college football world can not help but to get more and more excited about this year's BCS title game.
The two teams played in a memorable 9-6 game nearly two months ago, which resulted in a victory for LSU and left Alabama with its only loss of the regular season. Now the stakes are huge, and the winner will be crowned the best in college football.
So now we ask, what will be different this time around?
Will there be more than 15 combined points scored in the rematch?
Let's break down five bold predictions for the big game!
There wasn't a single touchdown scored the first time these two teams played back in early November.
That won't be the case this time.
It is still not likely that this will be an offensive shootout, but chances are that each of these teams will score two offensive touchdowns.
Don't be surprised to see this game be decided late in the fourth quarter, but it will certainly be close and a lot more exciting than the first matchup.
Anyone who has watched college football this season knows just how good Tyrann Mathieu is.
LSU's explosive cornerback simply has a knack for making huge plays, whether it be on the defensive side of the ball or on special teams.
With that said, the "Honey Badger" always seems to make his biggest mark on the biggest stage, which means that Mathieu should be expected to impact the game in some way or another.
Chances are that Mathieu will either make a huge play on defense or special teams that leads to a touchdown for LSU. If not him, then Morris Claiborne, who is the best defensive back in the all of college football this year.
Trent Richardson was solid the first time these two teams played, but outside of the Tide's bruising back, there wasn't much production on the offensive side of the football for Alabama.
Now, two months later, expect Richardson to have a big game in this matchup.
LSU is exceptional at getting to opposing quarterbacks, and they are exceptional at shutting down opposing wide receivers. But, stopping Richardson will be a tough challenge for this club.
Richardson won't run wild on the Tigers, but don't be surprised to see him reach the 100-yard mark and score at least one touchdown in the BCS National Championship Game.
There has been plenty of widespread media speculation that Jarrett Lee was going to be suspended for the BCSNational Championship Game.
LSU coach Les Miles has confirmed that will not be the case, but even if he is indeed eligible for the game, do not expect Lee to play in the BCS National Championship Game.
Lee was horrible the first time these two teams met this year, completing just 3-of-7 passes for 24 yards and two costly interceptions. Jordan Jefferson relieved him and was much better. Since then, Jefferson has been LSU's go-to man at quarterback.
Miles loves Jefferson, and he has been playing well, so therefore, expect Jefferson to take the majority, if not all, of the offensive snaps at quarterback in the BCS National Championship Game.
LSU has been the best team in college football this season, and there is no one who can debate that.
The Tigers are the only unbeaten team in football, and they got there by beating the best of the best on a weekly basis. LSU beat Alabama at the Tide's own game on their home field back in early November, and Les Miles' team has only gotten better since that point.
LSU has a dominant defense, a dominant rushing attack on offense and exceptional play-makers on special teams. They have every ingredient that is needed in order to complete a National Championship season.
When it is all said and done, the Tigers will be dancing their way to the school's third BCS title over the past decade.
Make it: LSU 24, Alabama 17