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Can LSU’s year turn with the Tide?

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the ninth in the series previewing the 2018 football season.
Alabama has won seven straight over LSU and the Crimson Tide should still be undefeated when it makes the Nov. 3 trip to Tiger Stadium.
The last two years, the Tide was the top-ranked team but LSU battled before falling 24-10 last year and 10-0 in 2016.
This year, LSU is predicted to have only a 22.2 percent chance of a win.

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LSU battles Bulldogs, Cajuns head to Boone

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the seventh in the series previewing the 2018 football season.
No. 10 Auburn, Ole Miss, Florida and No. 4 Georgia are LSU’s first four SEC opponents in the 2018 season.
Then No. 18 Mississippi State visits Tiger Stadium on Oct. 20.
Joe Moorehead was hired after Dan Mullen left for Florida and the cries of Hail State could be in full force as the Bulldogs adapt to the new system
Mullen managed to lead MSU to eight straight bowl games while going 69-46 during his tenure.

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Tigers could be limping by Georgia game

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the seventh in the series previewing the 2018 football season.
2018 could be a great years for LSU or if the experts are correct – the Tigers could 3-3 when the Georgia Bulldogs visit on Oct. 13.
Georgia is predicted to be undefeated heading to Tiger Stadium with wins over Austin Peay, South Carolina, Middle Tennessee, Missouri, Tennessee and Vanderbilt.
The No. 4 Bulldogs should face a tough challenge from LSU.

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Tigers visit Gators again in must-win game

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the sixth in the series previewing the 2018 football season.
The Tigers could be undefeated at 6-0 with upset wins over Miami and Auburn – if so that would be the story of the year to that point.
But if LSU enters the sixth week of the season with a 3-2 record and 1-1 in the SEC, then the trip to the Swamp will become even a bigger game against the Gators.
The rivalry between LSU and Florida increased around the way the events of Hurricane Matthew was handled in 2016.

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Cajuns visit Tide, Tigers face Ole Miss in fifth week

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the fifth in the series previewing the 2018 football season.
I understand from a money perspective why teams from the Sun Belt Conference play SEC teams.
But historically, the Sun Belt is 9-143 against the SEC.
Everyone in Louisiana remembers Troy’s 24-21 win last year over LSU.
Troy has upset then-Big 12 Conference’s Missouri at home in 2004, throttled Oklahoma State in Troy in 2007 and beat Mississippi State in Starkville in 2001.
In 2016, South Alabama stunned Mississippi State as the Jaguars won 21-20.

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