First place in the West Division of the SEC is at stake when Alabama travels to Baton Rouge, La., to face a resurgent Louisiana State squad under the lights. After losses to Florida State and Tennessee, first-year coach Brian Kelly has led the Tigers back to respectability and a top-10 ranking. Both teams are coming off bye weeks. LSU last played against a ranked Mississippi team and won 45-20. The Crimson Tide stopped Mississippi State, 30-6. Alabama is favored by 12½ points.
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