LSU football has the upper hand in the first College Football Playoff rankings. Will the Tigers be able to stay in from of the Crimson Tide on the road?
LSU Football and Alabama have both had fantastic years so far. Each team has started off the year a perfect 8-0 and the quarterbacks for both squads are in Heisman contention. The combination of high powered offenses and elite defenses are a constant with both teams as well. Something we haven’t seen from LSU in recent years, the offense has come up with a whopping 46 points per game in the first eight games.
The leader of the offense for LSU? That would be senior quarterback Joe Burrow. Burrow has been terrific with 30 touchdowns and only two interceptions. Burrow has also thrown for over 3,000 yards and is the frontrunner for the Heisman trophy in 2019. LSU has tapped into their senior quarterbacks’ potential while also showing a diverse group of playmakers on the outside.
One of the main reasons Joe Burrow is leading that Heisman race has been the play of Justin Jefferson. The Wide Receiver has nine touchdowns on the year and accounted for 819 yards receiving. That LSU offense has shown no signs of slowing down going into Tuscaloosa but face their toughest challenge yet.
Alabama gets the LSU Tigers at home on Saturday afternoon. Injury concerns have taken over the headlines as star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa tweaked his ankle and has been recovering over the Crimson Tide bye week. We should still see Tagovailoa on Saturday, but things just got a little more interesting in this top-ranked showdown.
Here are three reasons why LSU will beat Alabama on Saturday.