Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/1/12
Saturday night the Alabama Crimson Tide roll into Death Valley to meet the LSU Tigers. The Tigers are a 9.5 point underdog at home. Will this be the game of the century? Or just another roll of the Tide? Here are three bold predictions.1. Alabama's Defense Will Outscore LSU's OffenseAlabama's defense will outscore LSU's offense by two touchdowns. This may not be as bold as it sounds. LSU's quarterback Zach Mettenberger has just seven touchdown passes this season. Last season in two meetings the Tigers never got to the end zone against  the Crimson Tide. This year the Tigers' offense will continue this stat, they will not find the end zone. Saturday night Bama's defense will show the Tigers how to score a touchdown.2. The Tigers' defense will do what hasn't been done against the TideLSU ranks eighth nationally with 13 picks as a team. Saturday night they will show their prowess by intercepting Tide's quarterback A.J. McCarron once.McCarron hasn't thrown an interception all season. Saturday night he will throw his first interception of the season. That interception will be returned for a touchdown. 3. Alabama will double LSU's defensive averageThe Tigers rank fourth in the nation allowing just 148.5 yards per game through the air. Their defense is as heralded as the Tide's defense. However while the Tide's defense will hold up, the Tiger's will crumple under the pressure. Tide's receiver Kenny Bell and the rest of the receiving corps will help amass 303 passing yards through the air.In the last eight quarters the teams have played against one another they have combined for one touchdown. The Tigers' have the nation's longest home winning streak at 22 games. They haven't lost a home game since being beaten by then No. 1 Florida in 2009. The Crimson Tide will roll on. Defeating the Tigers in Death Valley, 23-7.All kinds of statistics will fall in this game. This will be good for Tide and bad for the Tigers. Follow me on Twitter @neverenoughglt
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