Story Lines what Story Lines as 'Bama comes in with another Whip and this game isn't just about winning the game but it is more than that. Recruiting, National Championships, and Prestige as no one does it better than the SEC and in the Last Three to Four Years its been all 'Bama and LSU.
ROLL TIDE to Win: They come in with not 1st Round NFL Picks for April 2013 all over the palce but they have a Few in OG/OT/C Barrett Jones (picture right #75), Backer CJ Mosely, and CB Dee Milliner is #1 CB on Most Draft Boards in 2012 1st Round Pick CB Dre Kirkpatrick's Mold and Bigger) but what they have is SABAN Swag and that is Line Up and Dominate will talk in the Spring.
The Crimson Tide Offense is arguably better than last Seasons as they have Better QB Play from AJ McCarron and they have 2 Different Backs but they same results in Junior Ed Lacey and True Freshman T.J. Yeldon. Look at these Numbers combined...202 Carries 1245 Yards and 14 in your End Zone. They aer Super Powerful and they are running behind the Best O-Line in Major College Football led by OT/OG and now Center Barrett Jones whose Smarts should have landed him in MIT as he is an All-American in and out of the Class Room. They also have the Best O-Line inn 2013 NFL Draft in Chance Womack. Freshman WR Amari Cooper from 305 (and how in CANES, NOLES, and GATORS did Coop get out of Florida) has a Chance to be as good as 2011 Falcons 1st Round Julio Jones. They will impose their will on you and the Tigers up front on that D-Line is No Joke as well.
Defensively they don't have the Names of that 2011 Defense that had Hightower, Kirkpatrick, and Barron but then again the results are nearly the Same. Sound Fundamentally and Bump and Run Corners on the Outside, and Backers playing in Space as well as getting after the Signal-Caller. Names to watch the Aforementioned Mosely and Milliner along with Backer and Captain Nico Johnson, Jesse Williams, Damieon Square, and Highly-Underrated SS Robert Lester. They will Stop the Run and try to force LSU QB Mettenberger to beat them with his Arm and then that's when the Turnovers will start to happen if the Tigers can't execute.
BAYOU BENGAL TIGERS to Win: They have struggle mightily with their Offense and one would Hope if your Tigers Nation that they have figured it out or they will get Ran out and embarrassed by 'Bama in Death Valley.
Offensively it won't all be on QB Zach Mettenberger but at the End of this one if the Tigers re in the Victory Circle drinking 2% he had better made some Big Plays down field. The Tigers will also rely on a Plethora of Backs starting with Ford, Ware, and Hilliard. They will also go to Blue and Hill. Look at the LSU RB Numbers Combined as oppose to Bama RB Numbers from their Two Backs...281 Carries 1624 Yards and 16 in your End Zone. That's Five Quality Backs and the Tigers are also telling a Tale of they would rather Run It then Pass It and that's the Chess Match. Who will win the Trenches and can successfully run the Pigskin. They will hide Mettenberger running the Ball,for as long as they can. WR Odell Beckham and PR/KR/WR/ Russell Shephard will line up everywhere as he is a poor Man's PERCYLand USA Harvin formerly of the gators.
Defensively this is the Tigers Strong Suit as they have Sunday Top Picks at every Level. Led by Ends Barkevious "KiKi" Mingo (pictured Above #49) and Sam Montgomery. The Interior of that D-Line is 5-Star as they have 3 Big Time DTs with True Soph Anthony Johnson and Jr. Bennie Logan leading thew way. The Backers are led by Kevin Minter and Tahj Jones. The Back End has a Top Flight Safety in Eric Reid along with Corner Tharold Simon. The Tigers Offense must be part of their Defense as the Tigers cannot lose the Time of Possession and think they will stop 'Bama's Offense. The D mirrors 'Bama's except the LSU Front has a Slight Edge with the 'Bama Secondary getting the Edge.
Winner: 'BAMA 31-17 as QB McCarron, that O-Line, and in Totality they are a much more balanced team at this Stage...