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Deke: Tigers-Tide is finally here!

Oh, the painful memory that will never be erased from the minds of LSU football fans will be something that is talked about from here until the end of time.  With that said, a win over the #1 ranked, and defending National Champion, Alabama Crimson Tide would be a nice start in restoring faith to those disappointed Tigers fans.

The most disappointing loss in BCS history went down last January in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, as Alabama beat LSU 21-0…and the game was not as close as the score.  Alabama not only beat LSU in every phase of the game, they embarrassed the Tigers in front of their home crowd.

For the past 10 months, Tiger fans have been waiting for a shot at some type of redemption against the Crimson Tide.  Now, the stakes are clearly not as high, but they could lead to stakes that could be as high.

Alabama comes into the game against LSU as the #1 team in the country with a perfect 8-0 record, including a 5-0 mark in Southeastern Conference play.  Alabama has not allowed any of their last 22 opponents to get 300 yards of total offense.

The Crimson Tide has soundly dominated each of their first eight opponents this season with an average of 19 points per game margin of victory.  The Alabama defense is #1 in the nation in all the major categories, and they play a physical brand of football that also features many mistake-free games.

The Tide brings a seasoned quarterback who is 21-1 as a starter under center.  QB AJ McCarron has thrown 18 touchdown passes...and more Importantly, no interceptions this season.  The Tide are well coached, and perhaps their greatest strength is that they don’t beat themselves.

On the flip-side, the LSU Tigers are 7-1 coming off a week in which they did not play a game.  LSU has shown flashes of greatness this season, but the Tigers have yet to put it all together this year and play a complete game.  A complete game will be needed this weekend in Death Valley if LSU is going to hand Alabama their first loss of the season.  

So the day that LSU fans have been looking forward to for nearly a year is here.  And Saturday night in Tiger stadium we will know if the game is worth the wait.

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11/02/2012 7:31AM
Deke: Tigers-Tide is finally here!
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11/02/2012 8:23AM
Miles can't do any worse than last January
Miles game plan for the BCS Championship was do the same thing over and over even if it is not working - expecting a different result. I think that's a definition of insanity or ultimate stupidity.
11/02/2012 10:55AM
no offense no chance
not really even sure why we are gonna play this game. our offense is only good against bad teams. how can you be so good on defense and special teams...and stay with the same offensive crew that has sucked the past few years......rediculous.....only chance we have is to establish a running game...which we wont..because we will panic like always and go to the air...which alabama knows....
11/02/2012 6:48PM
Miles has ignored quarterback play since he has been at LSU
He has lived and died with the running game and a good defense. This Saturday that won't be enough.
11/04/2012 7:50PM
Can't fix stupid!!!
Goofy ran away from dizzie world, You should have come by sat. morning and retrieved him before game time in Baton Rouge,La. How can u lay down and play dead with 54 sec.left in a game u are winning, and then you leave 6 pts on the field that would have saved the game for you.I guess u really can't fix stupid Saban laughed all the way back to Ala.Sat nite!!!!
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