What will it take for LSU to snap a seven-game skid to Alabama and upset American’s best team on Saturday night at Tiger Stadium?
Focus, playing with energy and big plays in the passing game according to College GameDay analyst Kirk Herbstreit, who has opined on this rivalry as much as anyone during the Crimson Tide’s decade of success under Nick Saban.
The Tigers are a double-digit underdog at home for the first time since 2007 and are tasked with slowing down the nation’s top-scoring offense, orchestrated by Heisman frontrunner Tua Tagovailoa.
With storylines abundant, Herbstreit previewed Saturday night’s showdown in detail during this week’s Herbstreit & Fitzsimmons ESPN podcast.
Here’s what he said ahead of a matchup with major College Football Playoff implications: