As we near kickoff of #2 LSU vs. #3 Alabama, the buzz swirling around the game both on the field and with the spectacle of events surrounding it grows.

ESPN's Laura Rutledge joined The Game with Ryan Fowler to preview the Alabama -LSU game inside and out just two days before the big game.

Rutledge discusses the buzz surrounding the game nationally, if the Heisman Trophy will be decided Saturday night, managing the hype for the players mentally on both sides, and if the game will be an offensive shootout.

For more of Laura Rutledge's thoughts on the Alabama-LSU game, check out the video above the article. Don't miss The Game with Ryan Fowler weekday afternoons from 2-6 p.m. for all the latest news, breakdown and analysis surrounding the Alabama Crimson Tide.