Alabama Football: Tide are on a revenge tour vs. LSU

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Alabama football can get revenge on an SEC rival.

Last year, Alabama lost to the LSU Tigers for the first time since 2011. Joe Burrow propelled his Heisman campaign, and the Tigers went on to win the national championship. Alabama is now in a similar situation, and they will be looking to avenge last year’s loss.

LSU could not be more different than who they were in 2019. They lost practically every starter, and more players have opted out since the summer. They lost their offensive mastermind and their defensive coordinator. Injuries have plagued their season, and they will almost certainly have a losing season. To add insult to injury, their star receiver Terrace Marshall Jr. has declared early for the NFL Draft, meaning he will not be available for this game.

Alabama football is coming off of a massive statement game against the Auburn Tigers. Auburn also beat Alabama last season, so the Crimson Tide could get revenge from both of their losses in two straight weeks.

In the Iron Bowl, we learned that Alabama’s defense is good enough to win a title. Freshmen stars are stepping up, and the defensive line has improved over the course of the 2020 college football season. This will make it hard for the Tigers to get things going. Despite playing at home, LSU will have to rely on fluke plays and mistakes from Alabama football. Considering that Alabama is one of the most efficient teams in college football, these errors will be few and far between.

Plenty of veterans decided to come back to get revenge in 2020. This is the next chance to do so. It will mean more to these seniors, and they will be ready to deliver. Specifically, look for Dylan Moses to shine. Moses is from the state of Louisiana, so the LSU game is always personal. He will be ready to show his state just how much he’s improved in Tuscaloosa.

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This is going to be a tough game for LSU to win. Expect Alabama football to complete the 2020 revenge tour this Saturday.