Both teams are on the inside of the playoff race coming into this weekend’s 3:30 p.m. matchup in 塔斯卡卢萨. The Tide are ranked No. 3 和 the Tigers are locked in at No. 2 after the CFP committee released its first playoff rankings on Tuesday.
🚨 大学生足球 Playoff Rankings 🚨
— 体育画报 (@SInow) 2019年11月6日
阿拉巴马 和 LSU have consistently been ranked in the top 25 over the past decade.
Here’s what to look out for as 阿拉巴马 looks to extend its streak 和 as LSU tries to break it.
Like many games these days, it comes down to the quarterbacks.
足球 is a quarterback-driven game.
Most of the time, good quarterbacks find ways to win games.
Bad quarterbacks find ways to lose them.
阿拉巴马 和 LSU have arguably the two best quarterbacks in college 足球.
阿拉巴马州的 TUA tagovailoa is both the x-factor 和 the question mark for the Tide.
The junior quarterback has been out since Oct. 19 after surgery on a high ankle sprain. Normal recovery time for such a procedure is about two to three months.
Tagovailoa is attempting to return after just three.
The presumed first-overall pick in the 2020年NFL选秀 has thrown for 2,166 yards 和 27 touchdowns in seven games.
阿拉巴马 QB TUA tagovailoa (ankle) is back in action pic.twitter.com/Oa1IxXx6jm
— Stephen M. Smith (@CoachingMSmith) 2019年11月4日
The 秒 (和 college 足球 for that matter) has belonged to LSU quarterback 乔洞穴 在2019年。
The senior signal caller’s stat sheet is stacked. Burrow has thrown for 2,805 yards 和 30 touchdowns this season.
Thanks to Burrow’s dominant play this season, LSU is riding high with the 秒’s highest-ranked offense with 535.9 yards per contest. The Tigers have gained the fourth-most yards in the country, as well.
In short, Burrow has been phenomenal for the Tigers. He’s one of the main reasons LSU is No.2 in the country 和 competing for its first CFP birth ever.
科比 has already said he thinks #lsu QB 乔洞穴 will win the Heisman.
Now another former Heisman Trophy winning QB has weighed in with his take.
— Shea Dixon (@Sheadixon) 2019年11月7日
The winner of this matchup will have a good chance of getting the top spot going into the second week of CFP rankings.
A win will also place either 阿拉巴马 or LSU in the driver’s spot to win the 西秒.
After Saturday’s matchup, 阿拉巴马 will travel to play 密西西比州 on Nov. 16 at noon.
LSU will also hit the road. The Tigers will face off against 密西西比 在十一月16在下午7点