Can you smell it in the air?
College football's best game is fast approaching, and in less than 72 hours, the college football world should have a better idea of who could be representing the SEC in this year's National Championship Game.
LSU vs. Alabama.
The top two teams in the nation's top conference will square off on Saturday in Baton Rouge.
Last season, LSU defeated Alabama in Tuscaloosa during the regular season in what was an ugly football game. But the Tide gave Les Miles' team some serious payback in the National Championship Game, shutting out the Tigers 21-0.
Now, one year later, these top teams meet again on LSU's home turf.
Alabama is the top team in the country, but does LSU have what is needed to top Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide?
Let's go ahead and break down five keys to LSU's game vs. Alabama.
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