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LSU-Alabama to be held in prime time on CBS

Posted on: October 23, 2011 3:33 pm
 
Posted by Adam Jacobi

It's the game of the week. It's the game of the regular season. Heck, it may even be better than the upcoming BCS Championship. It's No. 1 LSU at No. 2 Alabama, and it's going to be held under the lights on Bryant-Denny Stadium, in prime time on CBS.

CBS Sports announced on Sunday that it would televise LSU-Alabama starting at 8:00 E.T. on November 5, with the lead announcing team of Gary Danielson and Verne Lundquist in the booth. Tracy Wolfson will be the lead reporter.

Fans not near a television can also catch the game streaming live here at CBSSports.com.
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Since: Aug 4, 2011
Posted on: October 24, 2011 12:57 pm
 

LSU-Alabama to be held in prime time on CBS

You missed our Arburn game a word Kenny Hillard Was listed as a full back. Spencer Ware enough said that pushes it to a slight edge for the Tigers in the power.
Trent Richardson is 989 with 17 td's.
Eddie Lacy is 465 with 5 td's.
Jalston Fowler is 329 with 3 td's

Spencer Ware is 512 with 6 td's
Kenny Hilliard is 85 yards with 2 td's

Hilliard is a massive guy with a low center of gravity but if you compare these ground stats there is nothing there to support LSU having and edge as your post suggests.



Since: Jun 30, 2010
Posted on: October 24, 2011 12:56 pm
 

LSU-Alabama to be held in prime time on CBS

For the most part these are all excellent posts with the exception of Rolltide 10.  You are brain dead. No college teams can beat a pro team. This will be the game of the year.  It is a pity that one of these teams will be out of the National Title hunt.  These are the two best teams in College football.  I would give a slight edge to LSU but the margin is slim.



Since: Jan 8, 2010
Posted on: October 24, 2011 12:54 pm
 

LSU-Alabama to be held in prime time on CBS

There is so much hype around this game that I can't foresee it living up to ALL the expectations. Alabama starting slow could be a huge factor against the Tide? The possibility of a Les "brain fart" looming could be a huge factor against the Tigers? We'll call that one a push. Alabama seems to be the better team at making adjustments, but my prediction is one team makes a huge mistake and it snowballs on them for a brief period causing them to lose by 2 scores. Remember, at the end of the day; these are still just college kids playing a game. Whomever wins...I hope they get Boise in the championship and hang 80 on them (Les is probably more likely to do that). Roll Tide!



Since: Jan 4, 2007
Posted on: October 24, 2011 12:39 pm
 

LSU-Alabama to be held in prime time on CBS

what  a game this is going to be, Alabama has a great team, great coach, and great fans. I can't wait it's going to be a slug fest for sure, I'm a tiger fan but I think bama has a little better team, good luck to both teams.



Since: Aug 4, 2011
Posted on: October 24, 2011 12:36 pm
 

LSU-Alabama to be held in prime time on CBS

Lets Qualify that thing that jumps off the page, 4 of the teams the Tide has played offences are ranked worst than 90th, translated "little or no offence" LSU has played two offenses Oregon and West V that are rated in the top 10, translated high-powered offences. Mates that state kind of stay on the page like a ink blot. You missed our Arburn game a word Kenny Hillard Was listed as a full back. Spencer Ware enough said that pushes it to a slight edge for the Tigers in the power. Tigers are plus 14 in turn over ratio had 0 give aways against Arburn.Something like 6 plus sacks. DE's  That run a legit 4.5 40. AJ, Nick, and the Tide have not coached or played against a defense like this Come on over after the game to the LSU tailgating we'll give you a plate of gator sause picante.


That's the reason I said that it doesn't mean very much. LSU has had a very tough OOC schedule and deserve the #1 ranking. However, I'm still not sure which of these teams is better. As far as the LSU tailgating section, I'm sure I won't miss it. I have many friends who are LSU fans as I used to live in Baton Rouge.

As far as Alabama not having played a defense like they will see on Nov. 5; ditto for Miles and company.



Since: Oct 24, 2011
Posted on: October 24, 2011 11:40 am
 

LSU-Alabama to be held in prime time on CBS

Lets Qualify that thing that jumps off the page, 4 of the teams the Tide has played offences are ranked worst than 90th, translated "little or no offence" LSU has played two offenses Oregon and West V that are rated in the top 10, translated high-powered offences. Mates that state kind of stay on the page like a ink blot. You missed our Arburn game a word Kenny Hillard Was listed as a full back. Spencer Ware enough said that pushes it to a slight edge for the Tigers in the power. Tigers are plus 14 in turn over ratio had 0 give aways against Arburn.Something like 6 plus sacks. DE's  That run a legit 4.5 40. AJ, Nick, and the Tide have not coached or played against a defense like this Come on over after the game to the LSU tailgating we'll give you a plate of gator sause picante.



Since: Oct 20, 2011
Posted on: October 24, 2011 10:14 am
 

LSU-Alabama to be held in prime time on CBS

Nice to read a legitimate opinion. Same age bracket Sly. It's hard for me to imagine LSU scoring that much, or Bama for that matter. I have watched them both play multiple times and am impressed by both. The only real advantage I see either way really, LSU is better in the kicking game and of course Alabama is at home. They both have monsters on defense, well coached and plenty of depth. I have worried that they beat each other up to the point, physically and emotionally, they could become vulnerable down the road. Hard to tell to much from beating out manned teams, which they both have done convincingly. I can't help but remember 71, when Nebraska and Oklahoma were the best teams in college football, that end of the season game was a terrific game. Alabama was good too, but Nebraska hammered them in the Orange bowl. One team will win and one will lose, doesnt't mean they are not still the two best teams in the country. 17-16 pick em....



Since: Aug 4, 2011
Posted on: October 24, 2011 10:00 am
 

LSU-Alabama to be held in prime time on CBS

LSU with their (2) QB system is better than Bama's. LSU by tradition plays better in night games.
LSU also has the better WR matchups, Return Specialists, Kicking, Player Depth, and Pure Speed.

Jarrett Lee has 1250 yards on the season with a 63% completion rate. Jordan Jefferson has 123 yards with a 60% completion rate. Combined that is 1373.

A.J. Mccarron has 1664 yards on the season with a 67% completion rate. Obviously the above statement is not true. LSU is more rowdy in night games but as far as playing better I think that is just an opinion. I'm going to have to disagree with the depth as well. I haven't taken the time to look closely at both rosters but it appears to be pretty even. The main exception is that Alabama has more experienced depth. LSU is a very young team with a lot of Sophomores and Freshmen. Alabama has players in the secondary that were 5 star recruits and are sophomores and Juniors that don't even start.

LSU does have more speed I'll give you that but Alabama has slightly more power. Either way, both teams are equally as physical. Looks like Alabama will be without Cyrus Koundjo (sp?) which creates a situation up front that LSU may be able to exploit.

Not that this means anything but I'm just gonna do it for fun. LSU has score 394 points all year. Alabama has scored 395 points all year. That is even enough.

The stat that jumps off the page at you is that LSU has given up 92 points and Alabama has only given up 49. Suppose hypothetically that LSU had shut out Oregon. That is still 65 points given up.

I think it will be a good game and there is a lot at stake. Alabama 31 LSU 20




Since: Jun 20, 2011
Posted on: October 24, 2011 9:13 am
 

LSU-Alabama to be held in prime time on CBS

Big Time Tiger Fan here. Born in '58 when LSU won their 1st National Championship.

Let's analyze the situation, all things being considered.
In huge top-rated college football games there is NO home-field advantage.

LSU with their (2) QB system is better than Bama's. LSU by tradition plays better in night games.
LSU also has the better WR matchups, Return Specialists, Kicking, Player Depth, and Pure Speed.
 
I give a slight edge to Bama on both lines, assuming nobody gets hurt and all are able to start.
Bama also has an advantage at Running Backs if they can get through the Def Line quickly. 

The differences stated above are based on what I have seen this year watching both teams, and
they are subtle advantages at that.

The team that is able to take advantage of situations and not make mistakes will win.

Good Luck to Both Teams! 

My prediction in probably the best game we've seen in years: LSU 28  BAMA 20

GEAUX TIGERS!!!        
;     &nbs
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Since: Oct 15, 2006
Posted on: October 24, 2011 8:22 am
 

LSU-Alabama to be held in prime time on CBS

Anyone who thinks LUS in gonna win ha a few loose screws. Have you not seen Bama play?! They could beat down 80% of the NFL teams! ROLL TIDE ROLL!!!!!


You are delusional lol.  You could take the worst team in the nfl, and they wouldnt come close to beating them.  Im guessnig you have not seen LSU play at all this year?  Yea they look pretty good also.  


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