Alabama Football: 3 keys for Tide to dominate vs. LSU

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What will it take for Alabama football to destroy the LSU Tigers.

Last season, LSU came into Tuscaloosa and handed Alabama football their first loss of the season. They went on to win a title, and the Crimson Tide have been plotting revenge for over a year. They will finally get a chance on Saturday, but a win won’t be enough.

These teams are on opposite trajectories. Alabama is on a revenge tour, and they are playing their best football of the season. LSU started the year with a shocking loss to Mississippi State, and things have only gotten worse for the Tigers.

LSU went from the White House to the outhouse, and Alabama is looking to go from devastation to domination. With the Crimson Tide clearly favored, Alabama needs to win this one easily. If the backups don’t get to play, this game would feel like a loss.

With that in mind, what does the Crimson Tide need to do to dominate vs. the LSU Tigers? Here are their keys to a resounding victory.

3. Young guys need to keep improving

For the past few weeks, the underclassmen on the Alabama football team have been stepping up. Malachi Moore has been a star, and he just might win the Thorpe Award. Brian Branch is seeing more time at safety. Tim Smith is improving on the defensive line, and there are multiple guys on offense who are stepping up. This is all great, but they need to keep improving this week.

Alabama had a long streak of wins against the Tigers. This Saturday, they want to show that they are about to start another streak. If the freshmen and sophomores shine, LSU will have to worry about them for the next few years. That’s the best way to make a statement.