College Football Preview: Alabama Takes on LSU

Jack Petrucci   Staff Writer

As we head into week ten of the College Football season, we have a plethora of playoff deciding games that are in store for the next couple of weeks.

We’ll start in the SEC East, where the division title could be decided when #8 Georgia takes on #6 Florida at Everbank Field on Saturday. Kyle Trask has been very reliable at QB for the Gators as a starter after Feleipe Franks went down with a season-ending leg injury against Kentucky in September. Third-year Georgia Quarterback Jake Fromm is trying to lead the Bulldogs to a third straight win against the Gators. With both teams having one loss thus far, their College Football Playoff fate could be on the line this Saturday.

  However, the game of the year and quite frankly maybe the game of the century could be taking place next Saturday, when the top 2 teams in the country in #1 LSU and #2 Alabama go head to head in Tuscaloosa. Two of the top Heisman favorites in Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa are trying to get a step closer to a championship. These two teams faced back in 2011 in a battle of the elites when LSU was #1 and Alabama #2, where both high-powered offenses were silenced in a 9-6 LSU victory. Even though this feels like an elimination game, it would not be surprising to see both these teams square off again later in the playoffs.  Considering a scenario where the winner of this game is more than likely to win the SEC Western Division, and the favorite to win the SEC Championship. With that being said, it is a good possibility that the winner of this game could go 13-0, which is almost an automatic bid into the College Football Playoff.

But what about the loser of the game? If the loser of this game wins out and goes 11-1, the committee had a tough decision to make. Especially considering the following teams that are undefeated in the top 5:

#3 Ohio State (8-0) (Plays #5 Penn State on 11/23)

#4 Clemson (8-0)

#5 Penn State (8-0) (Plays #3 Ohio State on 11/23)

And other teams who could be on the playoff bubble as well:

#6 Florida (7-1)

#7 Oregon (7-1)

#8 Georgia (6-1)

#9 Utah (7-1)

#10 Oklahoma (7-1)

#12 Baylor (7-0)

#13 Minnesota (8-0)

  With just about 5 weeks left before the Conference Championships, the rest of the College Football season has excitement in store.

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