LSU vs Alabama 2015: Storylines for a classic in the making

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Nov 9, 2013; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; LSU Tigers head coach Les Miles and Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban greet each other midfield before the start of their game at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

The stakes are high for the 2015 edition of the SEC rivalry game between the LSU Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide. Here are four storylines to watch this Saturday. 

On November 7th in Tuscaloosa, the Alabama Crimson Tide will play host to the undefeated LSU Tigers, in what should be yet another exciting chapter in a heated rivalry.

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The teams are fully rested, as both are coming off of bye weeks entering Saturday’s showdown. With an overall record of 49-25-5 over the 79 total meetings between the two schools, Alabama has reigned supreme. Especially as of late.

The Crimson Tide have won the past four meetings after an all-time classic that LSU won nearly four years to date. The four-game losing streak for the Tigers began with a loss in the BCS National Championship, and has featured two blowouts and a pair of heartbreakers for the Bayou Bengals.

LSU enters Saturday’s contest atop the SEC West, however, and the Tigers are looking for more than just a win against the Tide. Les Miles and his team have aspirations of hoisting trophies and writing their names in record books by the end of this season.

Alabama may have a loss on its schedule, but make no mistake, these two teams are as evenly matched as they come. And as always, all bets are off when it comes to this rivalry game.

With potentially the greatest game of the 2015 college football season just days away, we take a close look at a few of the major storylines heading into Saturday’s pivotal matchup.

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