With Alabama on the verge of its most lopsided victory in school history, the Crimson Tide are getting a little extra attention from fans who are looking to get in the win column this weekend.
The Crimson Tide and LSU have been tied at 14-14, but the Tide have had a better overall record against the Tigers this season, with the Tide having won 13 of their past 14 games in Baton Rouge.
Alabama’s victory Saturday was its first in Baton the last five years.
Alabama has not won in Baton since 2003, and the Crimson Dots are coming off a season in which they won just one game against LSU.
Alabama is coming off its most difficult season in the history of the program.
The Tide are 4-4, and LSU is 1-4.
Alabama’s loss Saturday will likely come as a result of a defense that was allowing 31 points per game and had allowed just 23 in the last six games.
Alabama was held to 23 points against Clemson last season.
Alabama averaged more than 100 points per contest in the three games against the Bulldogs, but only 17 in the other four.
Alabama also lost to Oklahoma in its first game of the season.
The Crimson Tide had a very good first half, but that was followed by a blowout in the second half that included three turnovers.
The game was played in front of a sold-out crowd of 9,824, the largest crowd in the nation.
It was also Alabama’s first loss at Bryant-Denny Stadium since 2009, when it lost to LSU in front a sold out crowd of 5,818.
Alabama has lost five straight home games, including a three-game losing streak that started when LSU lost to Alabama on Sept. 2.
The streak was snapped with a 79-57 win over South Carolina on Oct. 2, which marked the first time LSU had lost to the Tide in Baton in seven years.