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Five LSU players Alabama must stop in SEC West showdown

Quarterback Jayden Daniels runs the ball as the LSU Tigers take down Alabama 32-31 at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, LA ,Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. Lsu Vs Alabama Football 3 2100
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It has consistently been one of the most intense rivalries in college football since Nick Saban came to Alabama in 2007.

Fans of Louisiana State University still burn with frustration that Coach Saban left after five seasons. He guided the Tigers to a BCS National Championship in 2003; however, Saban has had more success with the Crimson Tide. The matchup between Alabama and LSU holds significance for conference championships, national championships, and recruiting wars.

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Brian Kelly defeated Saban in 2022, earning his first win over the seven-time national champion. Kelly took the Tigers to the Southeastern Conference Championship Game, but he wants his second win over Alabama. The game returns to Bryant-Denny Stadium and CBS will have Saturday’s contest. ESPN’s College Football GameDay will be in attendance as the winner will represent the West in Atlanta for a conference title opportunity. A College Football Playoff shot is on the line as well.

LSU’s offense averages 47.4 points per game.

The Tigers have five players Alabama must stop if it intends to win. A breakdown of each player is below.

Jayden Daniels, QB

Alabama fans remembered Jayden Daniels sticking a knife in their hearts last year.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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