Crimson Tide-Tigers: Keys to the Game and Key Matchups as Alabama battles LSU

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Crimson Tide-Tigers: Keys to the Game and Key Matchups as Alabama battles LSU
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Though much of the country will focus on the BCS buster matchup between TCU and Utah, another game with huge BCS implications will be played in Baton Rouge.  Sixth-ranked Alabama rolls into town to play 10th-ranked LSU.

Both teams still have BCS title aspirations, although 'Bama has a little bit more control.  With the toughest remaining schedule of any team, Alabama must win out to have a shot at the title.  

They must first beat LSU, then go on and best top-ranked Auburn and a ranked Mississippi State team.  After that, they'll have to win the SEC title game for a shot at the BCS title game.

LSU needs just a little more luck.  They too must win out and then hope that Georgia or Alabama beats Auburn to give them a  spot in the SEC title game and a chance to make it to the BCS title game.

Both teams are 7-1 and 4-1 in SEC play.  Let's take a look at some of the keys to victory and some of the key matchups.

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