First-look scouting report: LSU takes on Alabama _lowres

Alabama coach Nick Saban (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The basics

Kickoff: Nov. 7 at Bryant-Denny Stadium, time TBA


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Series: Alabama leads 49-25-5

Last meeting: Alabama 20, LSU 13, OT (Nov. 8, 2014)

On Alabama

Record: 7-1 (4-1 Southeastern)

Best win: Defeated Georgia 38-10 on Oct. 3

Worst loss: Lost to Ole Miss 43-37 on Sept. 19

Offensive leaders: RB Derrick Henry, QB Jake Coker, WR Calvin Ridley

Defensive leaders: LB Reggie Ragland, SS Eddie Jackson, LB Reuben Foster

Rumblings: Even though it’s 7-1, No. 7 Alabama has struggled in two of its past three games. The Crimson Tide needed a late touchdown Saturday to trip Tennessee.

The Crimson Tide on offense, briefly

While they’ve struggled at times, the Tide, as usual, has a stud running back in Henry, who already has 1,044 yards.

The Crimson Tide on defense, briefly

Alabama is fourth in the FBS in rushing defense and sixth in total defense, posing a big challenge for LSU’s offense.