In a game with College Football Playoff implications and a showdown that could possibly decide the SEC West, No. 2 LSU will take on No. 4 Alabama Saturday night in Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Ahead of the SEC showdown, SEC Country polled a handful of LSU and Alabama commits and targets to see who they think is going to come out on top.
Check out their predictions below.
Ben Davis, 2016 nation’s No. 1 inside linebacker and son of Alabama’s all-time leading tackler, Wayne Davis (uncommitted) — “Alabama wins 24-21. I think it’s going to be a low-scoring game. It’s going to come down to which defense plays the best.”
Mecole Hardman, 2016 nation’s No. 1 athlete (uncommitted) — “I got Alabama over LSU. I believe Alabama’s run defense is going to be the difference, and LSU is run heavy.”
DeAngelo Gibbs, 2017 5-star cornerback (uncommitted) — “Bama wins by 14. Defense wins games and Bama has been playing great defense lately.”
Nate McBride, 2017 4-star linebacker (uncommitted) — “I’m not sure. It’s going to be a single-digit game, though. I’m excited to watch it.”
Jaden Hunter, 2017 4-star linebacker (uncommitted) — “It’ll be a good game, but I don’t know who will win.”
Patrick Surtain, Jr., 2018 4-star cornerback (uncommitted) — “It’s going to be a good defensive battle and it’s going to come down to the wire. I’ll say the game is going to play out how it did in 2011. LSU wins, 9-6.”
B.J. Emmons, 2016 4-star running back (Alabama commit) — “I don’t have a prediction. It’s just going to be a good game.”
Miller Forristall, 2016 3-star tight end (Alabama commit) — “Bama will win 24-14. Bama’s ability to control the line of scrimmage will be the deciding factor.”
Jake Fromm, 2017 4-star quarterback (Alabama commit) — “I think it’s going to be a great game with an unreal atmosphere, and I believe if (Jake) Coker has a good game Alabama, will pull it out by a touchdown.”
Cam Akers, 2017 4-star running back (Alabama commit) — “A win is a prediction. I don’t have a specific score, though.”
Xavier McKinney, 2017 4-star safety (Alabama commit) — “21-17 Alabama. LSU has a great offense, but I think Alabama has one of the best defensive cores that’s in the game. I think all they have to do is shut down (Leonard) Fournette and then LSU will run out of options.”
Netori Johnson, 2017 4-star offensive lineman (Alabama commit) — “ ‘Bama will win 38-35 because I know they can stop to pass, but I think they may have a problem with the run but Leonard Fournette won’t be able to do everything, and when they shut him down, they will win.”
Tre Swilling, 2017 3-star defensive back (uncommitted) — “’Bama 21-14.”
Bruce Jordan-Swilling, 2017 4-star athlete (uncommitted) — “LSU, 21-19”
Devonta Jason, 2018 4-star wide receiver (LSU commit) — “LSU, 17-10”
Chuck Kingsbury also contributed to this report.