The Alabama Crimson Tide (7-1), who ranked No. 6 in the most recent AP Poll, will seek their fourth straight SEC victory when they travel to Death Valley to take on the LSU Tigers (7-2), who ranked No. 19. A win by Alabama will move them one step closer to the SEC Championship Game and perhaps the College Football Playoff. Two weeks ago, Alabama defeated the Tennessee Volunteers, 34-20 in Knoxville. Quarterback Blake Sims threw for 286 yards and two touchdowns while Alabama’s rushing attack produced 183 yards and three touchdowns. Tennessee had no answer for wide receiver Amari Cooper. Cooper, who is arguably the best wide receiver in college football, caught nine passes for 224 yards and two touchdowns. Since its loss to the Mississippi Rebels, Alabama has only allowed 33 points over its last three games. Don’t expect a hostile LSU fan base that is paying above average ticket prices, to make things easy on Alabama.
According to TiqIQ, the average secondary market price for LSU vs Alabama football tickets is currently $382 on the secondary market while the get-in price for the game is $156. This will be LSU’s most popular and most expensive home game of the 2014 season, 189% above the season average.
Two weeks ago, LSU earned their biggest win to-date when it knocked off the Mississippi Rebels, 10-7. LSU’s defense terrorized quarterback Bo Wallace. Wallace completed just 14-of-33 pass attempts for 176 yards. Wallace threw a key fourth quarter interception that gave LSU the victory. LSU’s offense out-rushed Mississippi 264-to-137, which was the key to their victory. True freshman running back Leonard Fournette ran for 113 yards on 23 workmanlike carries.
On top of above average secondary market ticket prices, LSU will look to avenge last year’s 38-17 defeat. Alabama running back TJ Yeldon compiled 133 yards and two touchdowns as Alabama out-rushed LSU, 193-to-43. LSU lost many of its top offense weapons to the NFL draft, so new faces will have to step in order to pull off the upset.