In Week 10 of this 2015 NCAA Football regular season on Saturday the 7th of November 2015 with 2 SEC East rivals facing off, as the No. 4 Tigers of LSU 7-0 play the No. 7 Crimson Tide of Alabama 7-1 with the game being played at the Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama with the kick-off scheduled for 9:05 PM ET and seen on CBS TV.
The betting odds as opened for those that Bet on College football has the Crimson Tide of Alabama favorites at -6 with the underdog Tiger of LSU at +6 with no early totals or money line available.
Presently in the SEC the No. 4 Tigers are the only remaining undefeated teams, and that could change as LSU is on the road against the No. 7 Crimson Tide. Fans are wondering if Alabama can slow down the Tigers Heisman candidate RB L. Fournette to give the Tigers their 1st loss of the season.
The fans of the Tigers of LSU who are 4-0 in the SEC for their last weekend game on the 24th of October blew out Western Kentucky 48-20 and remained undefeated as they prepare for this all important game against Alabama.
The Tide’s star running back and contender for the Heisman this season L. Fournette in that last game carried the ball some 26 times and accumulated 150 yards in their victory. His backup D. Guice also performed well as he had 48 yards on 3 carries and scored a TD. Should the Tide limit the running game of Fournette, the Tigers have several other available offensive weapons as their QB B. Harris in the Western Kentucky game passed for 3 TD’s of 61 yards, 55 yards and 17 yards while accumulating some 287 yards via the passing lanes.
Then they have WR’s T. Dural with 132 yards on receptions, M. Dupre with 85 reception yards and T. Johnson with 61 yards on receptions and each scored a TD in that last game. With these 3 deep threats that should help their QB in exploiting the defense of the Tide who by the way has to date allowed 24 pass plays that gained for their opponents some 20 or more yards on each pass.
On defense the Tigers are not short of stars as they have DL L. Neal who leads the team in pass rushing and has some 7 sacks to date, and they will look for him to get some sacks in this game since the Alabama offense has allowed 1.7 sacks each game this season.
Fans of the Crimson Tide of Alabama who are 4-1 in the SEC West have a good chance to make this season College Football Playoffs even after they lost in Week 3 to the No. 19 Ole Miss and had a close call the next week with the Volunteers of Tennessee, but a late TD for 14 yards by RB D. Henry also a Heisman candidate to give the Tide a 19-17 win.
Their RB Henry has kept the Tide offense alive this season since their QB J. Coker has almost as many interceptions 7 as he does TD’s which are 11. In that last game he carried for 27 time for 144 yards and 2 TD’s while in the previous game he managed to gain 238 yards and 2 TD’s. But the Tigers may slow RB Henry somewhat since the rank 2nd in defense against the rush in the SEC allowing opponents 94 yards rushing in each game to date.
This game should give the Tide QB Coker room to star, since LSU has allowed the most TD’s in the SEC with 14 and has allowed opponents some 223 yards passing each game. His 2 receivers in C. Ridley and R. Mullaney each have scored 3 TD’s this season, while A. Steward has TD’s on 330 yards of receptions. Defensively the Tide has a duo of secondary players in E. Jackson and M. Fitzpatrick who can present problems for the Tigers as they each have 2 interceptions for 6 points this season. But the will be facing the Tigers QB B. Harris who has passed for 9 TD’s this season and without an interception.
If the Tide can increase their pass rush they may cause Tiger QB Harris rushing his passes, since Alabama has the best SEC rushing pass defense that has some 26 sacks to date. Alabama has won the last 4 games against the Tigers of LSU.
The prediction in this game without a score is that the Tigers of LSU will beat the Tide of Alabama and give them their 2nd loss of 2015.A