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Intangibles include so many factors it is insane. It stretches from penalties to playmakers. LSU and Alabama have a lot of people who can change the game, and seeing them match up two weeks from now will be exciting.
The Crimson Tide own only 27 penalties through eight games as compared to the Tigers who have been caught in the act 52 times. Penalties could kill LSU if they get into a pattern of committing them.
Considering the game is in Tuscaloosa and not Death Valley, it is a huge leg up for the Crimson Tide. Bryant-Denny Stadium can be extremely hostile. Crowd noise can and will affect Jarrett Lee and the offense, and with such a strong 'Bama defense, it may be the breaking point for the Tigers.
Playmakers is the last thing for intangibles. The Crimson Tide have one big playmaker in Trent Richardson who has not only made Tide fans forget about Mark Ingram, but is also up for the Heisman. LSU on the other hand, has a huge man in Tyrann Mathieu. I'm not saying huge because he's big physically, only standing at 5'9", but because the man knows how to make an impact on the playing field. The Tigers rally around him for support and encouragement and he will play a huge factor for a strong defense.
The Tide hold two of the three measured qualities and even though Tyrann Mathieu plays for the purple and yellow, Alabama has the crowd and the penalty margin.
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