For this game both teams feature a top 5 scoring offense and a Heisman candidate quarterback. It will all depend on Tua Tagovailoa's status, if he plays and is his usual self, the Tide should roll. If he doesn't, they'll be singing "Neck" on University Boulevard.
Tua’s ankle is fine, but Terrell Lewis and Anfernee Jennings are better. They force LSU to be the first offense to blink in this (relative) shootout, and if there is any worse position to be in than forced to play catch-up with Alabama’s offense, I’d like to see it.
There actually is a game being played Saturday even if it has been relegated to secondary status by celebrity-watching. By the point in the second quarter when fans settle in their seats, things should be getting exciting. History favors Alabama.
Game of the Century II will be nothing short of a classic. This will be a contest decided by whoever has the ball last. Tua Tagovailoa comes back from an ankle injury to lift the Crimson Tide to victory and, just maybe, has his Heisman moment.
Tua Tagovailoa is reportedly close to full health, which could set up a shootout with both national championship and Heisman Trophy implications. Both offenses will hit on several big plays and the game will go down in Alabama-LSU lore despite being vastly different from previous matchups between the two
I don't think Tua Tagovailoa will play the entire game and that's a problem for the Alabama offense. LSU is ranked fourth in offensive production and I expect more of the same from Joe Burrow, Ja'Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson.
So between three polls (Coaches, AP, CFP), Alabama is ranked first, second or third. The ranking won’t matter since this is Alabama’s first opportunity to really make a statement against a high-caliber opponent. A healthy Tua Tagovailoa is needed to keep up with the firepower LSU brings to the table this year.
This will be unlike any Alabama/LSU game we’ve seen in recent memory. Obviously a lot depends on the health of Tua Tagovailoa, but it appears he will be ready to go. This is the biggest home game for Alabama in years, and the home field advantage will help push the Tide over the Tigers