By now you know that Alabama is going to be playing at LSU for the rest of the season, but let’s take a look at some of the other matchups in the schedule.1.
Mississippi State: Alabama is expected to be without a starting quarterback in 2018, which means that there’s a decent chance that Matt Rhule will get a new starting job at the Bulldogs.
This means that we’ll see a lot of offense from the Bulldogs this season, and that’s a good thing.
The Tide has some good young talent in the secondary, and even if they struggle to run the ball, the team has plenty of skill to attack the Bulldogs defense.
The secondary has been solid in 2017, with the top 10 players on the defensive rankings.
They have the fifth-ranked run defense and a top-20 defense in total defense.
The defense will likely have some holes in it, especially in the trenches, but the Bulldogs offense should still be good enough to be dangerous, and the defensive line should be able to make up for it.2.
LSU: The Tigers have a solid offense, but they’ll need to take care of the ball to be competitive against the Tide.
They’ll need an explosive running game to do that, and they’ll have to make the right decisions in the red zone to keep defenses honest.
If the Tide can’t score on them, the Tigers offense will be in trouble.
The defense should be solid enough to stop most of the passing attack, but if they can’t stop the run, the offense won’t have much of a chance.3.
Florida: LSU is a decent opponent, but it’s not quite as good as a good one might be, and this will likely be a tough one for the Gators.
The Tigers will have to score on the Tide offense and protect the ball well, and their defense should have a ton of potential to win games.
The offensive line is a bit inconsistent, but I like the way the Gators offensive line has performed this season.
The defensive line is solid, and I expect a lot from the secondary.4.
Kentucky: The Wildcats should have their hands full against the SEC’s No. 1 offense.
The Bulldogs are the best team in the conference, and while they’ll be facing the SEC champion Tigers, the Wildcats will likely face the best offense in the country.
I expect the Wildcats to play well and be successful, but this is a very tough matchup.
The Wildcats are an offense-first team, and with the offense so good, it should be tough for them to run away from a defense that has a ton to play for.
But the defense will need to be solid to keep opposing offenses honest, and if the offense is not able to get going, the defense could fall apart.5.
Auburn: The Auburn offense is going through a bit of a rough patch, but coach Gus Malzahn will have his hands full trying to stop this Auburn offense.
Auburn has a solid defense, and a good running game.
The offense will have plenty of opportunities to put points on the board, but there’s no guarantee the Tigers defense will be able.
The Auburn secondary will be solid, but we’ll have a lot to worry about in the run game.
If you’re looking for a solid matchup for the SEC, this is one to look forward to.6.
Texas A&M: The Aggies offense has looked good, but their defense is going nowhere fast.
They’re going to need a strong defense to keep teams honest, but an explosive offense is something that has been lacking at the position in 2017.
The Aggie secondary will likely play well, but a lack of running lanes and the fact that the Aggie offense will likely run the majority of its plays on the perimeter makes it tough to play effectively.
I like A&M’s chances against the Aggies, but at this point, this should be a matchup to keep an eye on.7.
LSU Tigers: LSU will need a lot more from the defense than they had last season, especially on the back end.
The team’s offense will need the ball on the ground to be able do its job, but when the Tigers do run the football, they’re going a little bit downhill.
I’m expecting a lot on offense and a lot off the ground from the Tigers, but LSU’s defense is not the kind of unit that can handle a lot going forward.
The Tigers will need more help from the offensive line than they did last season.
If there’s an issue on the line, then LSU will be vulnerable in the passing game.8.
Clemson Tigers: This is a tough matchup, but Clemson has the talent to win the Tigers a game against Alabama.
The Clemson offense will struggle to score and is going in a slightly different direction than last season’s team.
The key for the Tigers is to score points on defense, so