Game of the Century. The Immovable Object Meets The Unstoppable Force. Superlatives like these have been used for years to describe the hype surrounding much anticipated college football games. These matchups have national title implications and often seem like a championship game.
The upcoming LSU-Alabama game (Saban Bowl IV) on Nov. 5 has a similar feeling. It's by far and away the biggest regular season game of 2011. The cheapest ticket on StubHub! is going for about $400 (plus service and shipping fees). Forget the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta. This SEC West matchup is seen by many as the de facto BCS National Championship Game this year.
The winner of this game could face the winner of the Bedlam Series or Big Ten in New Orleans for the BCS National Championship. There might even be a rematch after Oklahoma and Wisconsin's recent losses. It will be the 23rd regular season matchup of all-time between the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the AP Poll. Saban Bowl IV has a build up and expectation similar to these historic college football games.