College football analyst, Phil Steele joins Matt to preview the biggest game of the weekend in LSU at Alabama. Matt and Steele touch on some other games around the country as well. Why can LSU score against Alabama?
“To put it easily it’s the different offense,” Steele said. “I think LSU can challenge them with the spread offense.”
Is Alabama’s defense not as good as years prior?
“I think it is definitely not up to Alabama standards,” Steele said. “They’ve been getting better the last couple of games, but that might have something to do with the opponent as well.”
How does LSU stop Alabama’s offense?
“The key to this game in that respect is the tackling in LSU’s secondary,” Steele said.
How does Steele see this one going on Saturday afternoon?
“I think it is going to be an extremely close game,” Steele said. “I find it difficult to go against Alabama at home. With the line movement it’s tough to not go with the underdog in LSU. Whoever has the ball last could win this game.”
Penn State at Minnesota
“I’m going to call for Penn State to go on the road and get this one done,” Steele said. “I like Penn State to win it by a touchdown or more.”
Steele sites the lack of challenges on the schedule of Minnesota, as well as the big games Penn State has played in this season already as the reason for his pick.
Baylor at TCU
“This is a dangerous spot for Baylor,” Steele said. “Teams playing with that unbeaten pressure tend to struggle. TCU’s defense is holding their opponents to 120 yards under their season average. I like the Frogs to pull the upset there.”
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