Can the LSU/Alabama game live up to the hype this year? It will be hard to top the overtime 9-6 win by LSU at Tuscaloosa last year, but this year’s game could have just as much on the line.
Sports fans across the great SEC nation seem to believe the LSU/Bama contest is the game to watch again this year.
With more than 10,000 votes cast in our SportsNation poll, the Alabama-LSU game drew 42 percent of the vote. The Georgia-South Carolina game on Oct. 6 in Columbia, S.C., was second with 27 percent of the vote.
Alabama’s visit to Arkansas on Sept. 15 was third with 15 percent of the vote, meaning the Crimson Tide were involved in two of the top three must-see games.
Given the recent history between Alabama and LSU, it’s hard to pick a game that would rise above their Nov. 3 meeting this coming season. LSU won 9-6 in overtime last season in Tuscaloosa, and Alabama came back in the BCS National Championship Game to spank LSU 21-0. Each of the last five regular-season meetings between Alabama and LSU has either gone into overtime or been decided in the final few possessions.