When the Alabama Crimson Tide take on the LSU Tigers Saturday night at 8 p.m. ET in Tuscaloosa, the war that takes place will go down in history as one of the best games in college football history.
At least we hope so.
The Crimson Tide are predicated on a strong NFL-style defense with a heavy dosage of the running game, and LSU is very similarly built.
This game has all the feel of a 1970s NFL game with two running teams that both have solid run defenses.
While this game will be dictated by defense, it will be the big-play abilities of both offenses that allows the scoreboard to light up something other than 0-0.
The winner will be the team whose defense bends, but doesn’t break under the pressure of the huge national stage.
I know I’ll be watching, will you?