If you're aching to watch the best team in the nation flaunt their skills, then this matchup between the LSU Tigers and Tennessee Volunteers is for you.
No. 1 ranked LSU is once again heading on the road, and even though Tennessee shouldn't be much of a problem, at 3-2, they are still a respectable opponent.
The Volunteers are 0-2 in the SEC, though, which is a recipe for disaster. They've lost at the hands of the Florida Gators and Georgia Bulldogs.
If LSU is really a national championship contender like we think they are, this should be an easy game.
Where: Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, TN
When: Saturday Oct. 15. 3:30 p.m EST
Spread (Bodog.com): LSU -17 1/2
Tennessee may put up a fight, but LSU is just too good.
Over/Under (thespread.com): 43 1/2
LSU can cover this all by themselves, but I expect Tennessee will help out.
LSU: Center P.J. Lonergan probale (leg).
Tennessee: Running back Tauren Poole probable (hamstring), quarterback Tyler Bray out until mid-November (thumb).
BCS/Top 25 Poll Implications:
As the No. 1 team in the nation every team is going to be coming at you with everything they've got, so this is yet another big road game for LSU. Tennessee, on the other hand, can pull off an upset of epic proportions and probably get themselves in the rankings.
Keys To LSU Win:
The running game and controlling the tempo of this matchup will be LSU's team. They are the dominant team, and I expect running back Spencer Ware to impose his will on the Volunteers.
Keys To Tennessee Win:
Wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers needs to step up and be the star of this game. He literally needs to outshine everybody if the Volunteers have a shot.
This would be a great win for the Tennessee program, but LSU is far too good.
Prediction: 49 Tennessee: 10