Throughout college football history, Alabama vs. LSU has always been a huge rivalry. This game is always one of the most highly anticipated games every season. This rivalry is entirely lopsided in Alabama's favor. The overall series record is 55-26-5, Alabama leading.

The Crimson Tide started facing the Tigers on an annual basis starting in 1964. On the road in Baton Rouge, Alabama is 29-9-2 with LSU. From 1965-98, Alabama went 16-1-1.

Starting in 2007, the rivalry got a little more heated when Nick Saban left the Tigers for the Tide. This is when Alabama-LSU games also became known as the "Saban Bowl."

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During the 2011 Alabama-LSU regular season game, No. 1 LSU beat No. 2 Alabama in overtime at Bryant-Denny Stadium 9-6. During the same year's post season, these teams were selected to face each other again in the 2012 BCS National Championship. This was the first time since 1986 that they played in a location outside of Tuscaloosa or Baton Rouge. Alabama redeemed themselves this game, beating the Tigers 21-0. It was the first shutout of any BCS bowl game in their 14-year history.

In 2012, No. 1 Alabama traveled to Tiger Stadium to face No. 5 LSU. Alabama had a 14-3 lead going into halftime, but LSU running back Jeremy Hill ran for a touchdown to shorten Alabama's lead to 14-10. LSU scored again, putting them in the lead 17-14. With 51 seconds remaining, Alabama running back TJ Yeldon blitzed through the tough LSU defense for a game-winning touchdown. Alabama won 21-17.

One of the biggest recent matchups between the two teams was in 2015 when Alabama won 30-16. In this game, Alabama struck first with a field goal from Adam Griffith, making them 3-0. Following this, Derrick Henry scored, making the Tide lead 10-0. LSU fought back when wide receiver Travin Dural scored a 40 yard TD making Alabama's lead smaller, 10-7. LSU tied the game with a 39 yard field goal. Right before the half, Alabama kicked a 55 yard field-goal, making them lead 13-10. To open the second half, LSU quarterback threw an interception to Dillon Lee. Henry ran the ball to bring the Tide up 20-10. The teams kept going back and forth, but LSU never recovered, finishing the game with another Alabama win.

The Crimson Tide travels this Saturday, November 5, for another exciting matchup in the Bayou. Kickoff is set for 6:00 p.m. CT.

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