With three top 10 wins under his belt this season, LSU QB Joe Burrow is among the Heisman Trophy favorites. In two weeks, Burrow will face his toughest test yet.
No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 LSU have a bye next Saturday before the two teams meet on Nov. 9. It's setting up to be the biggest contest in college football this season.
Directly after LSU's win against No. 9 Auburn this afternoon, attention immediately shifted to the Crimson Tide. Burrow gave an early thought on the anticipated SEC contest.
"I think we're a much better football team than last year," Burrow said, per Brian Holland.
He's referencing the Tigers' 29-0 loss to Alabama last season. In that game, Burrow completed just 51.4 percent of his passes for 184 yards and no touchdowns. He also tossed an interception in the defeat.
But Burrow feels LSU is much better this year in comparison to 2018. He may be right.
Either way, LSU vs. Alabama is setting up to be the game of the season. The winner will most likely be on its way to a College Football Playoff selection. The loser will have its work cut out for itself. But it certainly won't be eliminated for the time being.
Unfortunately for college football fans, we'll have to wait another 14 days until these two elite teams battle it out.