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LSU Fans Will Love What QB Joe Burrow Is Saying About Alabama

Joe Burrow prepares to throw a pass for LSU against Miami.

This Saturday, fourth-ranked LSU will host No. 1 Alabama in Death Valley. The primetime showdown could decide the SEC West, and will undoubtedly have a huge impact on the College Football Playoff chase.

With one loss already, LSU needs to win on Saturday to stay alive for the playoff. The Tigers haven't beaten Alabama since 2011, but quarterback Joe Burrow is not intimidated by the Crimson Tide.

Speaking with reporters yesterday, Burrow confidently stated that he and his teammates are not scared of playing Alabama.

"I'm not scared of this game," Burrow said via The Advocate. "I don't think any of our guys are scared of this game. This is the reason you play football. This is why you grow up working so hard for moments like this. If you're timid, then don't come out that locker room because we're going to be ready to go."

Much will be made of Burrow's remarks being used as billboard material by Alabama, but in reality, what is he supposed to say here? Sure, he could be ultra-cliche and not say much of anything, but it is good that the QB is projecting confidence in himself and his team.

After all, that's what LSU wanted when it added Burrow as a graduate transfer from Ohio State in the offseason.

Thus far this season, Burrow has thrown for 1,544 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions. He's also added 250 yards rushing and four touchdowns.

LSU and Alabama will kick off at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday on CBS.