Week 11 Key Matchups…
On Wednesday, people in the south wake up to gloom over two things. The election turnout and there’s only 3 and 1/2 weeks of regular season SEC football left.
There is some good news though. There are a lot good games ahead this season. Like this weekend, Alabama hosts Texas A&M at 2:30 on CBS. Mississippi hosts Vandy at 6 on the U. And, then there is Mississippi State at LSU. Georgia at Auburn. So, there are a lot of good match ups this weekend.
So cheer up Dixieland.
On Saturday at 7:00pm, the re-match of the 2011 National Championship will be played in Death Valley. Number 1 ranked plays number 5 ranked LSU, at LSU, and under the lights. Will it be a replay of the national championship game? If, so Alabama has nothing to worry about. If it’s a replay of last years regular season game, it will be a long fought down to the wire game.
Here is Alabama’s Advantages
• They lead the nation in rush defense.
• They lead the nation in scoring defense.
• They lead the nation in total defense.
• They run the ball.
• They control the clock.
• They are plus-17 in turnover margin.
• They are second in the SEC to Alabama in rush defense, pass defense and total defense.
• The Tigers are #3 in the league in scoring defense.
• The biggest advantage is something so simple. LSU will be playing at home. They hold a 22 game win streak at home. And it’s also an even better advantage that it will be played at night.
Nevertheless, it will be a good game. My prediction is Alabama will win by a few possessions. 27-17 sounds like a good score. Alabama will come out scoring strong and defend and maintain in the 2nd half. They will control the clock on offense and the defense will hold strong.
What are your predictions of Alabama at LSU?
- Mr. Gridiron
This week’s player of the week in the SEC has to go to Ole Miss QB Bo Wallace. Ole Miss beat Auburn Saturday, to snap a 16 game losing streak in conference games. A streak that dates back to after the Kentucky game in 2010.
Bo Wallace, did something in the Auburn game, that rarely happens in a quarterback’s career. He passed a touchdown, ran a touchdown, and a caught a touchdown pass in a single game. He had over 77% completions for 226 yards.
So, congratulations to Bo Wallace and the Ole Miss Rebels for their win over Auburn.
Roll Tide Roll! Alabama is officially number one on top of the premier BCS Standings. After a weather delayed win over the newly SEC Missouri. Alabama continues to prove their dominates across the nation.
But, is it a tough road ahead for the tide. If there is, it will be the next three weeks. This coming Friday they play Tennessee at Knoxville. Then a week and a day after that they play the undefeated Mississippi State at home. Then it’s the anticipated Nation Championship rematch against LSU at Baton Rouge.
Which game do you think will be the toughest for the tide?