The build up to LSU's showdown against Alabama has started with the Tide coming in to Tiger Stadium as a 9 1/2 to 10 point favorite and the question being asked, if LSU wins, will the SEC be left out of the BCS Title game? Here is a taste of "What They are Saying":
If ever the Tide are to be tested, it figures to be Saturday in what will surely be the season's most hyped game. No. 1 Alabama (8-0) will travel to No. 5 LSU (7-1) in the latest chapter of a two-year, three-game grudge fest.
It's LSU week in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and the intensity is palpable. At this point in the year, there's no point in hiding it. No. 1 Alabama and No. 6 LSU are playing for keeps. The winner moves on, the loser likely makes reservations for a non-BCS bowl.
A weekly look at the plot lines as the No. 5-ranked Tigers take on their biggest challenge of the 2012 season when No. 1 Alabama comes to town for a showdown that could settle the SEC West Division race.