And they meet again.
The LSU Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide will square off for the third time in two years when Nick Saban and company put their undefeated record on the line in Tiger Stadium.
Despite the Tigers losing earlier in the year, LSU remains a Top Five team in the BCS rankings. And the Tigers could once again start thinking about a national championship if they manages to squeeze out a victory.
This annual matchup has turned into a rivalry between two SEC powerhouses, and six of the last eight meetings have been decided by single digits. The SEC West title is on the line in this matchup, and the national championship picture will be that much clearer at the end of the contest.
Here are five things that must go right for either one of these teams to earn such an important victory this Saturday.