Early November signals one of the great football rivalries in the Southeastern Conference: LSU vs. Alabama.
The Crimson Tide lead the all-time series 45-23-5 and have won the last two meetings.
Entering the 2010 edition on Nov. 6, both squads have identical 7-1 (4-1) records. But LSU comes into this game ranked lower, getting inconsistent play at the quarterback position, and are no longer in control of their SEC West destiny.
The good news for the Tigers is that they have two weeks to get over the Auburn thrashing and prepare for the Crimson Tide. The bad news is Alabama also has a fortnight to get ready for LSU.
For LSU to beat Alabama, here are five things they will need to accomplish.