LSU eager to test run game vs. stout 'Bama front
BATON ROUGE, La. - LSU fullback Connor Neighbors figures there may be no greater challenge for the Tigers' power running game than the big, fast defensive front fielded by fourth-ranked Alabama.
Neighbors also confidently predicts that No. 14 LSU's bludgeoning offensive line and fearsome foursome of running backs can handle it.
Neighbors says "when you're playing Alabama, they're one of the top defenses in the nation ... so they're going to hit hard, but you've just got to hit harder."
LSU's ground game has gotten stronger during the season, amassing 567 yards in the Tigers' past two games.
Alabama's defense allows 78 yards rushing per game. Crimson Tide defensive lineman Jonathan Allen says he and his defensive teammates are excited for the physical match-up everyone expects in Death Valley on Saturday night.
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