Alabama Football: Four Bold Predictions for Tide in November

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TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 21: Henry Ruggs III #11 of the Alabama Crimson Tide runs for a 45-yard touchdown. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

The month of November provides Alabama football its most stringent tests for the season. Head coach Nick Saban understands the Crimson Tide playing at its top form is the only way to make it through the month unscathed.

The Alabama football program is on notice November 9 as the top-ranked LSU Tigers roll into town. All year, pundits have wondered regularly if the Crimson Tide is the top team in the country. LSU and Ohio State are two teams the media has praised. LSU beat three Top 10 teams, and the Buckeyes seem to be the only complete team in the nation.

The records of all teams Alabama has faced so far are 25-39. Here is one critic’s assessment of Alabama’s schedule, Joel Klatt:

As one of eight unbeatens left in the FBS heading into Saturday’s games, Alabama is gaining strength heading into next week’s monumental showdown. The road to success is always under construction. Looking ahead, the Tide is right on schedule to ramp up for a likely SEC championship and hopeful playoff run.