LSU vs Alabama Rematch: 5 Reasons the Tigers Will Win Again

Sean LansingContributor IDecember 4, 2011

LSU vs Alabama Rematch: 5 Reasons the Tigers Will Win Again

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    Short of a miracle, the SEC Champion LSU Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide are going to meet again this season for the BCS Championship. 

    In early November, the Tigers beat the Tide 9-6 in overtime. 

    Here are five reasons that LSU will win its rematch with Alabama and claim its second national title under head coach Les Miles

LSU Is the Better Team

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    No team—including Alabama—has proven more this season than LSU. 

    The Tigers already beat the Tide, they beat Pac-12 champion Oregon and Big East champion West Virginia and they are champions of college football's best conference after beating Georgia Saturday. 

    LSU is, hands down, the nation's No. 1 team. 

Explosive Offense

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    Unlike most teams, LSU has proven they can flip a switch and turn things on. 

    Take, for example, the SEC championship game.

    After becoming the first SEC team since 2002 to get to halftime without registering a first down, the Tigers ripped off 28 points on offense in the third and fourth quarters. 

    When it wants to be, this offense is scary good. 

Defense

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    Say what you want about Alabama’s defense, but the Tigers might have the most skilled unit in the nation.

    The line is scary fast and the secondary is always around the ball.

    In a low scoring game, the edge goes to LSU, just like in round one. 

Tyrann Mathieu

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    Is there a more dynamic player in college football right now than LSU's Tyrann Mathieu? 

    The sophomore corner that nobody wanted out of high school is a threat to score every time he touches the ball on special teams and he makes play after play on defense. 

    Expect to hear his name called all night long against the Tide in January. 

Les Miles

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    He's anything but orthodox, but Les Miles wins games. 

    His players love him, he's fun to watch and he's one of the best coaches in the country. 

    Even if the Mad Hatter doesn't always make it easy, he usually comes out on top. 

    There's a reason Miles has already won a national title, and he's going to get his second at season's end.