LSU versus South Carolina—this is SEC football at its best.
The ninth-ranked Tigers will host the Gamecocks on Saturday evening in what promises to be an entertaining football game between two of the top programs in the country.
After a 14-6 loss to Florida last week, this game is a must-win for Les Miles' LSU team if the Tigers are going to stay in the National Championship picture.
For South Carolina, this is a chance to prove they are among the best, not only in the SEC but throughout the nation. A win here could ultimately propel the Gamecocks to the top-ranked team in the country.
Will LSU be able to get that dominant run game back on track here?
Let's find out and go ahead and break down five keys to LSU's SEC showdown against South Carolina.