We here at the Dweller are not oblivious to what is going on this weekend. That’s right, it’s Kentucky vs. Ole Miss Week! Ok, ok. . . . it’s Tennessee-Martin at Mississippi State Week!? Fine, I’ll get serious. . . the only game that anyone cares about this weekend and a game with more hype than many in recent memory (outside of possibly the Florida/Alabama SEC Championships of ’08 and ’09), is this weekends #1 vs. #2 matchup in Tuscaloosa. In anticipation of the matchup, we’re going to give you what we’re calling 3 Days of Hype.
LSU and Alabama come into this weekend being two of the most dominant SEC teams that I can remember in my lifetime. Fans of other teams can get mad at that statement all they want but it’s the truth. Alabama, for example, has won every matchup this season by at least 16 points, while LSU has won all of their matchups by no less than 13 points. LSU beat defending National Champion Auburn 45-10 two weeks ago while Alabama beat the current #7 team in the nation Arkansas by 24 points.
While some will argue that the league is in a down year (and they are right, to a point), there is no denying the dominance that both of these teams have shown through the season’s first eight games. Both teams feature defenses with multiple players who will start in the NFL next year and offenses that are efficient and meticulous. While LSU may have the edge at wide receiver, Alabama has the edge at runningback and while LSU may have the most talented secondary in the country, Alabama puts possibly the nation’s most talented linebacker group on the field each week.
People can try all they want to break down this matchup (and we will also over the next couple of days) but the fact of the matter is that no one really knows which way this game is going to go. If Trent Richardson ran for 2 touchdowns and the Tide won by 10 points, no one would really be all that surprised. If Tyrann Mathieu and the LSU secondary returned two pick-sixes and won by 10 points, no one would be surprised, either. What I can say for certain, though, is that this game has the makings of one of the most epic games the SEC has ever seen, so get your mind right.