The Least-Hyped Inter-Top 10 Game of All-Time

Team stands for the national anthem at Bryant Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, AL on Saturday, Oct 8, 2022.
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By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Hunter De Siver

Since Nick Saban arrived in Tuscaloosa in 2007, the Alabama-LSU rivalry has been among the most anticipated feuds in all of sports. Although the Crimson Tide have won the matchup 12 times since then, the hype between both sides is always potent.

The Tide has generally been ranked significantly higher than the Tigers throughout the rivalry, but they are both ranked in the top 10 for this matchup. The mutual hatred, hype and somewhat even rank makes this game one of the most exciting of the season. However, there’s one issue: fans of both teams are looking closer at the No. 1 Tennessee vs. No. 3 Georgia game at 2:30 p.m.

An unstoppable offense like Tennessee going head-to-head with an immovable Georgia defense makes this matchup the most anticipated in college football since Joe Burrow battled Tua Tagovailoa in 2019.

The Tennessee Vols aim to keep their No. 1 spot after starting the season unranked. Quarterback Hendon Hooker will emerge as a heavy favorite to join the Heisman House if he silences a deafening crowd in Athens, GA.

The Georgia Bulldogs hope to shut down the hottest team in America. Winning this showdown could give them enough momentum to win every game the rest of the season, including the SEC and National Championship.

The Alabama and LSU football teams might even be late to their own game at 6 p.m. Pre-game locker room speeches will likely have players leering towards the TV screens, with assistant coaches discretley telling them to pay attention.

The loser of Tenn-UGA will move out of the top four, giving the winner of Bama-LSU a chance to significantly move up in the ranks.

Alabama is favored to win by nearly two touchdowns, but that isn’t an easy feat. Two-loss LSU just destroyed formerly undefeated and No. 7 ranked Ole Miss 45-20.

LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels has quickly become one of the top QBs in the SEC as the dual-threat has amassed 1,812 passing yards and 524 rushing yards. He’s rushed for nine touchdowns and thrown for 12 with just one interception.

When combining throwing and rushing, Daniels recorded 369 yards and five total touchdowns. This season, he went from being a player the Crimson Tide defense hadn’t really followed to someone that they’ve circled on the calendar.

That date is Saturday at 6 p.m. under the Baton Rouge lights.

The NFL conducts yearly interviews with rookies that includes a question asking what the most difficult stadium to play in is. Tiger Stadium is among the most mentioned.

If the Crimson Tide loses, they will not the College Football Playoff. It’s as simple as that.

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