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LSU vs Alabama: Winner leads the SEC West

The game is finally here. The most anticipated regular season football game week has finally arrived and college football needs this. LSU has played, without a doubt, the hardest schedule in college football. It would hard to say that you believed that LSU would have only 1-loss coming into this weeks game against Alabama you would be lying.

As for Alabama, you expected nothing less from the team that is defending a national title and who has two quarterback who has started in big games. Alabama is the cream of the crop, and the only drop of cream at the top of college football. Some say that Alabama is making college football boring to watch. Alabama has crushed each and every team they have played. The games have been so bad that Tua Taguvloa, Alabama’s star quarterback, hasn’t played a full 4 quarters yet.

But that will all change come Saturday in Baton Rouge. LSU is not your ordinary team. LSU is a prestigious school that has competed well against Alabama, and have a defense that rivals Alabama’s defense year after year. LSU was  only missing one piece that has held them back since Matt Flynn lead the tigers to their last national championship years ago. LSU scoured the college football land scape in the off-season looking for graduate transfers who might be able to come in a compete for the starting job immediately. Behold the Tiger savior, a tall blond kid looking for his opportunity to shine; Joe Borrow is the guy LSU has been looking for.

Joe Borrow

(The Associated Press)

Joe Borrow transferred in from Ohio State this past off-season after losing realizing he was not going to beat out Dwayne Haskins. He was barely favored to win the second string job. Myles is an athletic quarterback that has pocket presence. His job for LSU is to protect the ball and allow the plethora athletes around him to shine by keeping the ball in play. Borrow has thrown for only 1544 yards, 6 passing 4 rushing touchdowns. Borrow has turned the ball over only 3 times.

That’s just it, LSU is a team that is ready to win and win now. They don’t need a Heisman trophy candidate, all the need is a run of the mill quarterback who doesn’t get rattled when the game is on the line. He will going up against the #1 3rd down defense in the country.

On the other hand, Tua Taguvaloa will be going up against LSU’s #5 passing defense in the country. The Tigers have a set of studs on the defense. Greedy Williams has been given the tag as the best cover corner in the country, while on the other side of the field, Kristian Fulton is not a drop off in talent either. The Tigers also have Kelvin Joseph who is a stud in his own right. Maybe the biggest breakout player of all of these future NFL players is sophomore safety, Grant Delpit. Grant has been all over the field since the season started.  Delpit has 54 total tackles and 5 interception, and he is just a sophomore. The Senior safety beside Delpit is a beast as well, John Battle. Battle has 37 total tackles and 3 interceptions.

LSU will be without future first-round draft pick, Devin White. White will have to sit the first half against Alabama due to a targeting call that he got against Mississippi State. It was possibly the worst call in that game. White has a total of 76 tackles so far this season. He will be missed, but LSU has the talent to make up for his absence.

Alabama’s #5 ranked offense will come in with a strong running game, but the match-up we all want to see is Tua vs LSU star secondary, Alabama’s Jerry Judy vs Greedy Williams, and DeVonte Smith vs Kristian Fulton. This is without a doubt the best match-up in the country, and it is about time we see Alabama challenged by a team who matches up against them at seemingly every position.

(Feature Photo Credit: Bet Labs)

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