1. A battle royale in Baton Rouge. Nick Saban and Les Miles 3-3 against each other, combined to win three of last five national championships.
2. Advantage Crimson Tide.
3. What it’s like to face the Alabama secondary? Hugh Freeze: “It’s the most disciplined secondary I’ve ever faced.”
4. “If the Tigers play their best game of the season, it still might not be enough.”
5. For the first time in 12 years, LSU a “serious underdog on its home turf.”
6. LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger knows a lot about Alabama – the school and the state.
7. A big game for these two schools – a big game for the SEC.
8. LSU’s performance vs. Alabama in the second game last year – one of the “three great flops in BCS title game history.”