Week 11 of the 2020 College Football season was projected to feature some exciting matchups, especially in the SEC. The #1 Alabama Crimson Tide (6-0) was supposed to play LSU and were looking to defend the top rank yesterday. Alabama acquired the number one ranking when the Clemson Tigers lost to #4 Notre Dame 47-40 in double overtime. The Tide looks like one of the most consistent and well-balanced teams in the nation after this past weekend. They were looking to showcase this in their next game were supposed to travel to Baton Route to take on their rivals in the LSU Tigers (2-3). This was the case until COVID-19 forces the Tigers to postpone the game. There is an unknown time frame to play this game, but it likely will be fit in somewhere.
Alabama Had Another Bye Week
Alabama Crimson Tide Was All-In for LSU This Weekend
Just coming after their new number one ranking, Alabama was looking to prove their worth this weekend. The Tide was going into the week as a 24-point favorite over the Tigers. Even more important than Alabama’s number ranking is its hunger for winning especially against its rivals. Last season, LSU, led by eventual Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Joe Burrow, defeated the Tide 46-41 in Tuscaloosa. This ruined an eight-game win streak of Alabama over the Tigers. Alabama head coach Nick Saban and his team were determined to beat LSU for their antics on-and-off the field. With the Tide looking to solidify their Heisman Trophy front runner in quarterback Mac Jones, Alabama was looking for the big win especially with the struggle that LSU is experiencing. Now they will have to settle the score for a date to be determined.
Potential Dates for Alabama at LSU
With the game as one of the biggest priorities for the SEC, the conference is determined to make up the date. There have been plenty of discussions of the game being moved to next Saturday when Alabama takes on Kentucky and LSU plays its key rival, the Arkansas Razorbacks. The game between LSU and Alabama would push back both of those games. Another key date for the matchup could be for December 5th, the week after the Iron Bowl. The Tide travels to Arkansas while the Tigers host the Ole Miss Rebels. That would make a game then move to December 12th.
This means that the LSU and the Rebels game would likely be played on December 19th. This is the date of the SEC Championship Game, which the SEC is determined to keep because the Postseason Bowl schedule is determined to be kept by the College Football Playoff Committee. The first postseason bowl is scheduled for December 19th. The threat of COVID-19 continues creating more problems for scheduling and games being played. The College Football Playoff Committee might finally consider pushing postseason games back to a later date.