SEC Football Preview: LSU at Alabama

Alabama-LSU Football game preview

LSU visits Alabama on Saturday in Tuscaloosa. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

Rowan Rehbein, 14Powers.com SEC Football

TEAM SCHEDULES/RESULTS

LSU

3-Sep vs. Florida State* L 24 – 45
9-Sep vs. Grambling State W 72 – 10
16-Sep at Mississippi State W 41 – 14
23-Sep vs. Arkansas W 34 – 31
30-Sep at Ole Miss L 49 – 55
7-Oct at Missouri W 49 – 39
14-Oct vs. Auburn W 48 – 18
21-Oct vs. Army West Point W 64 – 0
4-Nov at Alabama
11-Nov vs. Florida
18-Nov vs. Georgia State
25-Nov vs. Texas A&M

Alabama

2-Sep vs. Middle Tennessee W 56 – 7
9-Sep vs. Texas L 24 – 34
16-Sep at South Florida W 17 – 3
23-Sep vs. Ole Miss W 24 – 10
30-Sep at Mississippi State W 40 – 17
7-Oct at Texas A&M W 26 – 20
14-Oct vs. Arkansas W 24 – 21
21-Oct vs. Tennessee W 34 – 20
4-Nov vs. LSU
11-Nov at Kentucky
18-Nov vs. Chattanooga
25-Nov at Auburn

COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS

Rating LSU Alabama
ESPN FPI 10 3
Sagarin 11 3
Massey Composite 13 7
PiRate Ratings 6 10

KEY STATS

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
3rd Down Conversion Pct LSU
Alabama
1
39
1
5
0.578
0.434
3rd Down Conversion Pct Defense Alabama
LSU
33
98
6
12
0.344
0.422
4th Down Conversion Pct LSU
Alabama
52
66
3
6
0.556
0.500
4th Down Conversion Pct Defense Alabama
LSU
21
65
4
8
0.350
0.500
Blocked Kicks Alabama 8 2 2
Blocked Kicks Allowed Alabama
LSU
1
1
1
1
0
0
Blocked Punts Alabama 6 2 1
Blocked Punts Allowed Alabama
LSU
1
1
1
1
0
0
Completion Percentage LSU
Alabama
10
61
3
11
0.702
0.617
Defensive TDs Alabama
LSU
12
44
3
5
2
1
Fewest Penalties LSU
Alabama
55
67
5
6
47
49
Fewest Penalties Per Game LSU
Alabama
59
74
5
6
5.88
6.12
Fewest Penalty Yards LSU
Alabama
44
53
4
6
379
393
Fewest Penalty Yards Per Game LSU
Alabama
47
55
5
6
47.38
49.12
First Downs Defense Alabama
LSU
16
64
4
11
133
158
First Downs Offense LSU
Alabama
1
97
1
10
217
149
Fumbles Lost LSU
Alabama
11
26
2
5
2
3
Fumbles Recovered Alabama
LSU
87
109
6
10
3
2
Kickoff Return Defense Alabama
LSU
20
61
2
7
16.07
19.50
Kickoff Returns Alabama
LSU
24
44
4
7
23.70
21.67
Net Punting Alabama
LSU
16
32
4
8
42.05
40.73
Passes Had Intercepted LSU
Alabama
6
29
1
5
3
5
Passes Intercepted LSU
Alabama
24
49
3
7
9
7
Passing Offense LSU
Alabama
3
77
1
10
339.9
219.5
Passing Yards Allowed Alabama
LSU
29
88
3
10
197.6
238.5
Passing Yards per Completion Alabama
LSU
4
5
1
2
15.54
15.36
Punt Return Defense LSU
Alabama
18
99
3
11
3.00
11.14
Punt Returns LSU
Alabama
41
101
9
14
10.67
4.92
Red Zone Defense Alabama
LSU
36
127
2
14
0.783
0.963
Red Zone Offense Alabama
LSU
21
26
4
6
0.917
0.907
Rushing Defense Alabama
LSU
21
84
4
12
108.8
156.5
Rushing Offense LSU
Alabama
13
76
2
8
213.0
147.1
Sacks Allowed LSU
Alabama
72
126
7
14
2.12
4.38
Scoring Defense Alabama
LSU
16
73
2
12
16.5
26.5
Scoring Offense LSU
Alabama
1
50
1
8
47.4
30.6
Tackles for Loss Allowed LSU
Alabama
4
106
1
11
3.25
6.88
Team Passing Efficiency LSU
Alabama
2
16
1
5
192.54
160.33
Team Passing Efficiency Defense Alabama
LSU
30
81
2
8
120.40
137.08
Team Sacks Alabama
LSU
8
96
4
13
3.50
1.75
Team Tackles for Loss Alabama
LSU
16
85
4
12
7.1
5.4
Time of Possession LSU
Alabama
46
60
5
6
30:46
30:14
Total Defense Alabama
LSU
17
88
3
12
306.4
395.0
Total Offense LSU
Alabama
1
78
1
9
552.9
366.6
Turnover Margin LSU
Alabama
19
42
2
5
0.75
0.25
Turnovers Gained LSU
Alabama
68
78
5
7
11
10
Turnovers Lost LSU
Alabama
4
24
1
5
5
8
Winning Percentage Alabama
LSU
8
22
2
5
0.875
0.750

PLAYERS TO WATCH

LSU

QB Jayden Daniels, RB Noah Cain, WR Malik Nabers, TE Mason Taylor, OL Emery Jones, LB Harold Perkins, DT Mekhi Wingo, DT Maason Smith, OL Will Campbell, OL Emery Jones, LB Ovie Oghoufu, LB Omar Speights, S Greg Brooks.

Alabama

QB Jalen Milroe, RB Jase McClellan, WR Ja’Corey Brooks, WR Jermaine Burton, OL Tyler Booker, OL JC Latham, OL Amarius Mims, DT Jaheim Oatis, Justin Eboigbe, LB Deontae Lawson, LB Dallas Turner, CB Kool-Aid McKinstry, S Malachi Moore, K Will Reichard.

INJURIES

LSU


Player POS Status
Z. Alexander CB Out indefinitely – Undisclosed
D. Chestnut CB Out indefinitely – Personal
A. Goodwin RB Out indefinitely – Undisclosed
G. Brooks Jr. S out for season – Head
J. Johnson CB Early Dec – Leg

Alabama


Player POS Status
None reported.

Source: Covers.com

LSU vs. Alabama Football Series History

Alabama leads 55-27-5

COMMENTS

This one’s a rivalry game that fans look forward to watching. Last year in Baton Rouge LSU pulled out a win by going for two with the game tied in overtime to secure a one-point victory. I’m picking the Tide in this one because they have a better defense and are playing in Tuscaloosa.

PREDICTIONS

14Powers Preseason Prediction

LSU 27, Alabama 31

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Alabama 34, LSU 31

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 7:45 PM ET. Watch this SEC football game on the CBS Network.

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