Alabama Football: A Quick Look at LSU, Mississippi State and Auburn Games

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Alabama Football: A Quick Look at LSU, Mississippi State and Auburn Games
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Come on boys, we have heard all the noise. It is time produce if the team has the juice. Alabama is fresh off its midseason vacation to heal and get ready for the final push. The Tide will face a very formidable LSU team this week.

Let’s take a look and see how much Alabama needed to improve during this off week to catch and possibly overcome the remaining opponents on their schedule. Alabama is now essentially a nine-win team as there is little doubt that it will handle Georgia State.

LSU, Mississippi State and Auburn remain on the schedule and these are the teams we will take a look at.

There is some great information about these teams available this late in the season. There are several common opponents to compare. This should give football fans a look at where Alabama was coming into this break, and where it will have to be coming out of it to be competitive.

Note: Auburn has played six conference games at this point while Alabama, LSU and Mississippi State have only played five conference games. This must be taken into account in the SEC totals section of the comparison. 

 

LSU vs. Alabama

Statistic

LSU

Alabama 

Passing Offense

224 yards

202 yards

Rushing Offense

161 yards

170 yards

Total Offense

385 yards

372 yards

Scoring Offense

33 points

31 points

 

 

 

Pass Defense

154 yards

202 yards

Rush Defense

89 yards

79 yards

Total Defense

243 yards

281 yards

Scoring defense

29 points

6 points

 

 

 

SEC Totals

 

 

Passing Offense

776 yards

1278 yards

Rushing Offense

942 yards

721 yards

Total Offense

1718 yards

1999 yards

 

 

 

Pass Defense

617 yards

1026 yards

Rush Defense

842 yards

545 yards

Total Defense

1459 yards

1571 yards

 

The one thing this comparison does not show is how much better LSU’s special teams are. In my opinion this gives LSU the slight edge this weekend. LSU -4


Mississippi State Vs. Alabama

Statistic

Mississippi State 

Alabama 

Passing Offense

33 yards

202 yards

Rushing Offense

212 yards

170 yards

Total Offense

245 yards

372 yards

Scoring Offense

10 points

31 points

 

 

 

Pass Defense

210 yards

202 yards

Rush Defense

151 yards

79 yards

Total Defense

361 yards

281 yards

Scoring defense

7 points

6 points

 

 

 

SEC Totals

 

 

Passing Offense

537 yards

776 yards

Rushing Offense

800 yards

942 yards

Total Offense

1337 yards

1718 yards

 

 

 

Pass Defense

900 yards

617 yards

Rush Defense

710 yards

842 yards

Total Defense

1610 yards

1459 yards

 

This should be a low scoring slugfest that will be entertaining for fans of hard hits and good defensive football. Alabama has the edge in every respect however. My pick is Alabama -7.

 

Auburn Vs. Alabama

Statistic

 

 

Passing Offense

169 yards

242.66 yards

Rushing Offense

335.66 yards

121 yards

Total Offense

504.66 yards

363.66 yards

Scoring Offense

50.33 points

22.66 points

 

 

 

Pass Defense

307.33 yards

222.66 yards

Rush Defense

145 yards

102.33 yards

Total Defense

452.33 yards

304.99 yards

Scoring defense

33.66 points

21.66 points

 

 

 

SEC Totals

 

 

Passing Offense

981 yards

776 yards

Rushing Offense

1948 yards

942 yards

Total Offense

2929 yards

1718 yards

 

 

 

Pass Defense

1405 yards

617 yards

Rush Defense

777 yards

842 yards

Total Defense

2182 yards

1459 yards

 

This is a rivalry game and it is simply too soon to put a number on it.

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